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Floatplanes Coming at You

Standing in Gas Works Park, you have a view straight down Lake Union.  At the other end of Lake Union is one of the bases for Kenmore Air.  They operate floatplanes from there on a regular series of services as … Continue reading

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They Both Float, But…

This is the cruise ship that our family had been traveling on when they arrived in Vancouver.  It was heading back out the same day and we watched it leave port and head out.  As it was turning to head … Continue reading

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Dash 7s Still Exist!

Coming across something old school is fun.  Go back through the Canadian aircraft history and you come to the Dash 7.  This four engine turboprop could achieve some pretty dramatic steep approaches and departures.  It was the first aircraft to … Continue reading

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My First Avanti in Ages

I do love Avantis but, for whatever reason, I have not seen one in ages.  The distinctive sound used to be something I would see quite a bit in the Midwest before Avantair went bust and their frequent appearances abruptly … Continue reading

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Honeywell Test Convair

An older airframe is always a pleasant surprise.  While I was at Everett, Honeywell had some people making a visit to Paine Field and they came in the company’s old Convair.  This is not the sort of plane you see … Continue reading

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Q400 Go Cougs

Medford is not a busy airport for commercial traffic but it does have some regular services.  Horizon seemed to be the most common operator (should I call them Alaska now?).  Their Q400s were coming and going quite often.  Horizon has … Continue reading

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Armee de l’Air A400M

The A400M Atlas is now in service with a number of air forces.  My encounters with them, though, have only involved the development airframes displayed by Airbus.  That changed in Sacramento when The Patrouille de France arrived as part of … Continue reading

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A C-146 But Only in the Distance

This shot won’t win any prizes.  I only show it for relative rarity value (although one of my friends has caught a lot of these near his home).  The US Special Forces have their own choices of equipment and the … Continue reading

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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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