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FedEx Fleet Types

Flipping through various shoots looking for something else, I happened to come across a few shots of aircraft from the FedEx fleet.  It occurred to me that I could drag together a post that was focused purely on the FedEx … Continue reading

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Hercules Tankers at Nellis

Red Flag 16-4 was a bit unusual in that tanker support was not what you normally see.  No KC-135s were taking part.  The Israeli Air Force had brought some 707s for tanking there jets.  The rest of the tankers were … Continue reading

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Grand Caravan Go Around – Thank-you

We spent a day in Stanley Park in Vancouver.  This was not a day for photographing aircraft but there are so many operating in the area that it is hard to avoid.  As we were walking along the shore, a … Continue reading

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Have You Been Playing in the Sand?

Red Flag may be well known for the fast jet activity but the jets aren’t the only ones that get to play.  The transports also get to have a role.  One of the exercises earlier this year included the U.K. … Continue reading

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Grand Caravan is Not the Smoothest!

It might seem a bit absurd but, when watching all of the floatplane activity down in the harbor in Vancouver, you can get a bit used to the Otters and Beavers and hope for something a little different.  One operator … Continue reading

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Where Have the Twin Otters Gone?

A few years ago we spent some time in Victoria on Vancouver Island.  Victoria has a lot of floatplane activity and, at the time, an airline called West Coast Air was operating with a large fleet of Twin Otters.  Since … Continue reading

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Otters and Beavers

A trip to the northwest may involve seeing plenty of wildlife but the Otters and Beavers that I was most excited about where slightly different.  These came from the stable of deHavilland Canada.  More importantly, they were on floats.  The … Continue reading

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They Have Painted the HC-27J

When I went up to McClellan for the firefighting conference, I got to see the HC-27J airframes that had been transferred to the Coast Guard.  They will replace the C-130 airframes that they have been using.   I posted about that … Continue reading

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Spooky Metroliner(ish)

If I hadn’t been with Joe who is a bit more familiar with the regular movements at Tucson International, I would not have been too interested in this aircraft.  It looked like a pretty standard C-26 to me.  However, Joe … Continue reading

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RO-6A Lurking Around

A while back a friend of mine told me about a modified Dash 8 that the Army was using that had been flying out of his airport.  It ended up coming to Livermore – a short drive from home.  I … Continue reading

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