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Cook_A330.jpg
1695 viewsAirline: Thomas CookType: Airbus A-330Airport: LASCity: Las VegasState: NevadaCountry: USADate Taken: November 17, 2012One of two A330's into LAS is Thomas Cook and also Hawaiian airlines.
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1580 viewsAirline: AVIOR AIRLINESType: BOEING 737-200Registration: YV1576Airport: MIACity: MIAMIState: FLORIDACountry: USADate Taken: JANUARY 2012Still nice to see 737-200's again and seems like Miami has a regular visit from the Avior fleet of 11 different -200's from Venezuela.
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1334 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2011Entering the Charlotte museum ramp area as the local fire trucks water cannon salute the DC-7 with Captain Sullenberg and F/O Skiles on board. Charlotte museum is home to the "Miracle on the Hudson" A-320 airframe that ditched after bird strikes to both engines.
HP-1310DAE__MIA_landing_10-29-09.jpg
1018 viewsAirline: DHL Aero ExpresoType: Boeing 727Registration: HP-1310DAEAirport: MIACity: MiamiState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: October 29, 2009Early morning arrival of the 727 with a nose logo for "Felix the Cat" and a color fuselage that's impossible to miss!
N401US_8-09-12_CLOSEUP.jpg
919 viewsAirline: BUTLER AVIATIONType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Wasting little time she scoops up the junk and heads out to the Barry fire 90 miles away.
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800 viewsAirline: Walter G. HanniType: Dehaviland Beaver DHC-2 MK.1Registration: N5162GAirport: Lake HoodCity: Anchorage State: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 15, 2013Built in 1953 powered by Pratt and Whitney R-985. Just about to lift off of Lake Hood with 8 seats available. Previous owners: US Army, Civil Air Patrol, Alaska River Safaris, and Walter G. Hanni, Anchorage, AK.
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794 viewsAirline: Cathay Pacific CargoType: Boeing 747-800Registration: B-LJEAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 15, 2013Shooting departures on R33 as they rotate about where the Tango exit and the UPS ramp exit is.
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772 viewsAirline: Neptune AviationType: BAE-146Registration: N471NAAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 1, 2013Back from a drop about 20 miles Northwest of the airport. The BAE-146 is now considered the next generation airtanker. Soon the MD-87 of Erickson Aero tanker will also join the jet fleets.
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659 viewsAirline: Neptune AviationType: BAE-146Registration: N471NAAirport: MFRCity: MedfordState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: July 30, 2013Engine intake covers installed sitting out the night alongside two DC-7's and two P-2's. You can see Neptune tanker 45 in the background parked at a remote location.
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534 viewsAirline: unknownType: Boeing 747-400Registration: unknownAirport: LAXCity: Los AngelesState: CaliforniaCountry: USADate Taken: November 12, 2012Nice evening sunset light broadcasts over LAX as one departs while another lands.California
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532 viewsAirline: UPSType: Boeing 747-400Registration: N572UPAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 15, 2013Great vantage point when you stand on the hill overlooking the new taxiway and they taxi across the active to the departure end of runway 33.
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531 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N747CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 13, 2010Everts has several fuel transports in there fleet of 10 actively flying DC-6's. One of the newest fuelers in the fleet burns some rubber as she keeps the nose high to shorten the runway rollout.

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521 viewsAirline: Cathay Pacific AirlinesType: Boeing 747-400Registration: B-HOW Airport: FRACity: FrankfurtCountry: GermanyDate Taken: September 2009Departing runway 25R on a clear September day in Germany. You can see where Condor loads their winglet 767's at a remote ramp in between two taxiways. Frankfurt utilizes every foot of concrete ramp space!
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508 viewsAirline: N/AType: DC-3Registration: N/AAirport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 25th, 2010View of 16 gooneybirds from perimeter road where a row of vehicles parked on Monday for the mass departure flight to the Oshkosh airshow.
N838D_MFR_8-09-12_edited-1.jpg
504 viewsAirline: BUTLER AVIATIONType: DC-7BRegistration: N838DAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012About 45 minutes after takeoff tanker 60 returns to MFR for another load of retardant. The Barry point fire is located approximately 90 miles East of the tanker base.
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503 viewsAirline: Erikson Aero TankersType: DC-7BRegistration: N838DAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: July 31, 2013Relocating from Medford due to the airport poor visibility as smoke chokes the city with visibility less than a mile.
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500 viewsAirline: USAFType: F-18 HornetRegistration: n/aAirport: FFCCity: Peachtree CityState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: October 10, 2009Fly-by at approximately .98 MACH with the moisture content building up making an awesome photo opportunity at the Great Georgia Airshow. Cincinatti based crew.
N836D_takeoff_with_watermark.jpg
498 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2011Positive rate gear up as number three starts to lose oil on runway 18L and causes the crew to abort the flight, feather the number three prop, and route back to the airfield.
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497 viewsAirline: DeltaType: Boeing 767Registration: N102DAAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: unknownThis is one of several paint schemes that ship "102" carried. This one was the shortest lived. Originally delivered to Delta in the widget scheme, painted in this wavy gravy scheme, then in the 75th Anniversary colors, then back to the original widget colors before retirement to the Delta Heritage Museum.
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495 viewsAirline: Korean Air CargoType: Boeing 747-800FRegistration: HL-7610Airport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 13, 2013Close-up of this -800 showing the sound deadening scalloped fan cowls which help quiet this gentle giant.
N836D_smoking3_11-18-11_copy.jpg
494 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2011Still climbing but now with a heavier stream of oil leaking from number three engine. Soon after the tower alerted Douglas 836D of the situation and the crew responded with a request to return to the field.
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492 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: DC-6 / C-118ARegistration: N100CEAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 14, 2013This well restored cargo ship was purchased in 2010 from Hawkins and Powers aviation where it sat at Greybull, Wyoming for many years. Prior owner was USAF s/n 53-3291 operated by VR-52 Willow Grove.
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486 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Tanker 42 from Canada makes her way to a fire just South of Medford about 12 miles and is soon back for another load follwing a couple DC-7's and a Neptune to the Barry fire farther East.
DC-3-C-17_OSH_2006.jpg
472 viewsAirline: N/AType: DC-3 / C-17ARegistration: N143D / 5144Airport: OSHCity: OshkoshState: WisconsinCountry: USADate Taken: 2006Sometimes it's hard not to be a taxiway hog. Seems like there's a discrepancy on who's supposed to be where. The Boeing C-17A Globemaster III is assigned to the 452 AMW at March AFB, Ca.
N838D_DC-7_RDM_2009.jpg
471 viewsAirline: Butler Type: DC-7BRegistration: N838DAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: 2009Butler DC-7 taking off for an evening test flight on the verge of being called into the busy 2009 fire fighting season. She left for the Redding, California air tanker base the next day.
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