Frontier Airlines Flight 859 “Stu the Rabbit”

By: Category: EventsFly-inRoad tripsUncategorized

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PHXSpotter member Billy Ellison who is a longtime fan of the Airbus A318 had the chance to take a ride on the last ever US airline to operate the A318. On August 5th 2013 Frontier Airlines held its last passenger revenue flight from Denver to Phoenix on “Stu The Rabbit” N803FR. Here is his report

While waiting to board flight 859 to Phoenix I had seen some more Airplane geeks waiting to board the flight. I step over to chit chat with them. Like me they were very excited to be on the last Frontier A318 flight. As the flight crew got to the gate area I asked the Captain if he would mind if I took some photos of the crew and cockpit when we landed in Phoenix. I had explained to the flight crew that this will be the last time the Airbus 318 would depart Denver.

Finally the time came ...

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Throwback Thursday: Yuma Airshow 2013

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This afternoon while clearing my HDD for an upcoming shoot I realized that I never posted the photos from the Yuma and El Centro Airshows. Unfortunately they all ended up in the back burner and sat dormant in my drive for months. I decided to start a “Throwback Thursday” (#tbt, as known on social media) to share these.

 

So here are the photos.

 

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Doce Fire: Days 1 + 2

By: Category: AirtankersWarbird

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I woke up around noon on Tuesday and there were photos of some smoke on my Facebook feed. A small brush fire around Granite or Iron Springs, I thought; the location was right, the size wasn’t. Wednesday night the fire was at over 7000 acres and 0% containment.

As sad and destructive as they might seem, wildfires provide a great opportunity for airtanker aficionados and connoisseurs to gather around the airport perimeter and take photos, it also provides some entertainment for the families who have never seen planes this big at the local airport. Prescott sees only a handful of scheduled flights, and after Horizon pulled out, left Great Lakes and their Beech 1900Ds as the only scheduled passenger planes, and Ameriflight’s daily run with a Metro or a 1900C as the only cargo run.

So on Tue...

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2nd Annual LAX Spotters Weekend

By: Category: PhorocallsRoad tripsSpotting

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The weekend of June 1st will see Los Angeles International Airport play host to, what is an ever increasing, group of aviation and photography enthusiasts also known as “Spotters”, for what promises to be a fun-filled weekend chocked full of photography opportunities of the world’s leading airlines that operate in and out of LAX.

Originally started a few years ago by PHXSpotters, this event has ever increasingly become popular due to the numerous spots for photography (not to mention Helicopter overflights!!!), and the large variety of aircraft and airlines that fly here.  This year’s event is being coordinated in tandem with PHXSpotters and the offshoot organization “LAXSpotters”

This event is open to all aviation enthusiasts and photographers to come meet new people, reco...

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