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Cargo Airlines Beef Up Operations For Peak Holiday Season

By: Jared Romanowicz


The Thanksgiving meal has finally digested and Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have all come and gone.  Now it’s Santa’s time to shine, although a much different looking Santa than your children, grandchildren, or nephews may believe.  The Santa we’re talking about comes in the form of a freight pilot.  His sleigh comes in many forms, none of them running on magic or getting pulled by reindeer unless, of course, you consider the smell of burning Jet A magic and four GE CF6-80C2 engines reindeer.  The sleigh ranges in size from a Boeing 747 all the way down to a Cessna Caravan...

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NAF El Centro Photocall November 2014

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NAF El Centro Photocall November 2014

By : Sean Moran

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Its November, the holidays are right around the corner which means the sights, sounds and smells of winter, holiday gatherings, just about anything you can think of flavored in pumpkin spice and ……… fighter jets on a military base??

Yes it was that magical time of year again where some of the best photographers around the region gather at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California to get an amazing opportunity to photograph the Navy’s air command up close and personal.

This year the event fell on Thursday the 20th and I was given the chance to attend once again and take part in some amazing photography...

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Avaition Nation 2014

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What do you get when you combine sunshine, fast jets, ageless warbirds, and a large enthusiastic crowd?  That’s right…Aviation Nation!   The weekend of Nov 8-9, also known as the homecoming weekend for the USAF Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, brought together many talented acts as well as over 130,000 aviation enthusiasts and curious spectators to the ramp at Nellis Air Force Base just north of Las Vegas, NV.  This is one show that PHXSpotters never misses, and we were there in full force to take in all the action.

The day started off with the color guard performing the national anthem immediately culminating with the fly-over of an F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II in formation and break for landing...

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Anchorage Alaska – The “Air Crossroads to the World”

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The mission of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport  “is to Develop  – Operate – Maintain The Airport for Anchorage – Alaska – the World”.  That sounds like a very tall order… until one grasps the importance of where the airport sits geographically and understands its importance on local and international levels.  It’s location makes it a prime stop for long-range international air cargo operations; as the largest and busiest airport in Alaska, it’s an important hub for intrastate transportation and commerce.

In 1948, the U.S. Congress appropriated millions of dollars to build an “international” type airport at Anchorage.  The airport opened in 1953, and soon handled about 90% of Alaska’s passenger traffic and two-thirds of the state’s mail...

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