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N1822M_left_seat.jpg
388 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46FRegistration: N1822MAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: MAY 6, 2011Salmon Ella is fueled up with 2,000 gallons of unleaded fuel for the town of Beluga, Alaska. Waiting for her crew to check for flight and weather details I wander through the bulky fuselage and snap a shot of Air Supply Alaska's Beech 18 taxiing out the window.
Dominicana_OPA_10-29-09.jpg
387 viewsAirline: PAWA DominicanaType: Douglas DC-9Registration: N919RWAirport: OPFCity: Opa LockaState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: October 29, 2009Recently overhauled and awaiting activation for PAWA without engines and any registration. Aircraft flew for Northwest airlines and was put into storage in Mojave, California. Pan Am World Airways Dominicana is a Dominican airline based in Santo Domingo-Las Americas and already has 2 other DC-9's in service, HI-876 and HI-869. They also have another DC-9 N608NW in Miami awaiting service.
E-170_rear_.jpg
387 viewsAirline: TAMEType: Embraer E-170Registration: N/AAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011All approaching aircraft narrow down to the touchdown point about 1,000 feet down the runway as a precaution due to the possibilities of a downward wind shear caused from the nearby mountain winds.
LX-LCV_12-23-10.jpg
387 viewsAirline: CargoluxType: Boeing 747-400Registration: LX-LCVAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: December 23, 2010Rare angle shot for Atlanta is this takeoff angle which actually is a landing go-around. The only thing better would be a gear up go-around.
N5106X_75th_anniversary_fly-in.jpg
387 viewsAirline: unknownType: DC-3 Registration: N5106XAirport: Whiteside County (SQI)City: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 23, 2010One of the evening's possible shots to be taken at this wonderful fly-in of great old DC-3's marking the 75th anniversary of the Douglas DC-3.
EC-HGV_land-rear.jpg
386 viewsAirline: IberiaType: Airbus A340-200Registration: EC-HGVAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Shooting quickly through the fence as we head back to the hotel anticipating a rain shower is probable.
HC-CHM_A318.jpg
386 viewsAirline: Lan ChileType: Airbus A318Registration: HC-CHMAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Not an easy shot; a head-on view with all the spoilers and slats deployed as this 318 exits the runway.
LX-GCV_2009_UIO.jpg
386 viewsAirline: CargoluxType: Boeing 747Registration: LX-GCVAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009Runway 35 departure with an array of aircraft derelict on the East side of the airfield. An F-100, F-27's, and an ex. Tame 727 airframe.
HC-CID_UIO_2009.jpg
385 viewsAirline: TameType: Airbus 320Registration: HC-CIDAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009This is one of two of Tame's Airbuses painted in the new colors. This time next year all the Tame aircraft: E-170,E-190, and A-320's are hoped to be repainted in this livery.
Taken from the six story Savoy Inn which will give you a great shot of the landings from the South with various homes, condos, and businesses in the background.
N836D_return_ramp_CLT_11-18-11_copy.jpg
385 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18 2011The seven returns to the Charlotte aviation museum and parks where she is now resting in need of engine work. A friend was scheduled to be on a scenic flight on December 3rd but as of now all flights are cancelled until further notice as posted on the Historic Flight Foundation website.
N7780B_land_FAI_5-12-10.jpg
384 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N7780BAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 12, 2010Characteristic landing of the four engine propliners is the pulling back of the yoke to keep the nose high thereby losing airspeed and rollout length. The elevators can be seen angled up in this shot.
FAI_depart_5-14-10.jpg
383 viewsAirline: Brooks Air Fuel Type: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Climbing out of Fairbanks the co-pilot reaches down to set props and power for our 90 minute fuel flight to Shungnak Alaska with population of about 270 residents.
Me_at_open_C-46_window.jpg
383 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46FRegistration: N1822MAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: MAY 6, 2011"Ella" lets me grab her controls being more gentle than usual due to her great looks but ageing airframe. Thanks to the Evert's base operations manager who took this shot and put up with me for 2 days.
N731E_ANC_5-9-10.jpg
383 viewsAirline: Alaska Air TaxiType: Shorts SkyvanRegistration: N731EAirport: Lake HoodCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 8, 2010One of the very few aircraft not able to use the lake is this fixed gear Skyvan which will taxi out and use the short airstrip next to the lake.
N276WA_MIA_landing_10-29-09.jpg
382 viewsAirline: World Airways CargoType: MD-11Registration: N276WAAirport: MIACity: MiamiState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: October 29, 2009Previously flown by MAS Cargo, STAF cargo, Malaysia airlines, Phillipine airlines, and Garuda. Now in the company's newest livery.
N555SQ_5-11-10.jpg
382 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N555SQAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010Everts has plenty of room for two aircraft fitting comfortably with floor space to work the removed flight controls and engines.
three_in_air.jpg
382 viewsAirline: N/AType: DC-3 C-47Registration: N/AAirport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 26, 2010Rare view these days! A few of the 27 Douglas DC-3's that showed up at Whiteside County airport in the middle of corn fields for the 75th anniversary DC-3 celebration called "The Last Time".
KN456_7-26-10.jpg
381 viewsAirline: Canadian Warplane Heritage MuseumType: C-47Registration: C-GDAKAirport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 26, 2010Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum based at CYHM. One of the 27 Douglas DC-3's that showed up at Whiteside County airport in the middle of corn fields for the 75th anniversary DC-3 celebration called "The Last Time".
N26210_11-18-10.jpg
381 viewsAirline: Continental Star AllianceType: Boeing 737-800Registration: N26210Airport: LASCity: Las VegasState: NevadaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2010Delivered June 23, 1998 to Continental and painted on January 19, 2010 in the Star Alliance colors.
N720MM_11-18-10.jpg
381 viewsAirline: unknownType: Boeing 737-700Registration: N720MMAirport: LASCity: Las VegasState: NevadaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2010Great location at LAS to catch MGM's BBJ on takeoff with Mandalay Bay in the background on runway 25R.
HC-CFL_closeup.jpg
380 viewsAirline: IcaroType: Boeing 737-200Registration: HC-CFLAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011The only active ship in the fleet of Icaro which has a new paint scheme and additional " La Santa" titles. Due to the approaching regulations on noise restrictions it seems that Icaro's days of 737-200's are numbered. During my stay I noticed that this aircraft was the loudest 737-200 in Quito next to Aerogals' diminishing fleet.
tanker61_memorial.jpg
380 viewsAirline: Tanker 61 Memorial AssociationType: DC-7BAirport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 8, 2012Honoring the memory of airtanker pilots Chuck Sheridan and Leonard Martin the Tanker 61 Memorial / Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge of aerial firefighting techniques and history. The platform offers an unabstructed view of the ramp and daily ANG F-15 operations.
C-FKFA_5-9-10.jpg
379 viewsAirline: Conair Type: General Dynamics Convair 580Registration: C-FKFAAirport: PAQCity: PalmerState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 9, 2010Conair sold several DC-6's to Everts in Alaska and still has a few active alongside a fleet of Convair 580 turboprops. Conair is a Canadian based company and has a contract to base an aircraft at Palmer and Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
C-GYXC_MFR_8-09-12_nose_taxi.jpg
379 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012This year the Canadian airtankers are flying South in support of a dwindling US airtanker fleet. Some types already in action are several Sakatchewan and Conair Convair 580's, the Martin Mars, and a few CL-215's. There soon may even be an L-188 in the upper Washington state region.
E-170_rear_~0.jpg
379 viewsAirline: TAMEType: Embraer E-170Registration: unknownAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Because of the surrounding mountain ranges the airport gets foggy in the mornings and sometimes the dewpoint changes very little throughout the day offering nice vortices.
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