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New York-Jones Beach Air Show 2012

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    While each day may have started out with clouds, fog, and even rain and some acts and displays showed up late it was a great weekend for an air show in New York.  All of Friday’s practice shows were cancelled due to fog and low ceilings, but the main shows on Saturday and Sunday went off without a hitch. The 2012 New York-Jones Beach Air Show was headlined by both the United States Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Snowbirds.  The US Army Golden Knights parachute jump team, F/A-18 Super Hornet, C-130, and F-22 Raptor rounded out the military performers.  Both the F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-22 Raptor flew in their own respective demos.  According to many spectators who attended the show at the beach, the Super Hornet absolutely tore up the skies during the Saturday show...Read More

Kingman, AZ (KIGM) Aircraft Storage

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  Kingman, AZ (KIGM) Aircraft Storage   I had a wonderful opportunity to be able to get inside the fence at the Kingman airport recently (and legally) and was able to walk some of the ramp to admire some old, and some not so old civilian aircraft in storage there.  Much like the better known Marana, AMARG, and Victorville facilities, Kingman is used as a storage location due to the good weather and low humidity.  While not as large as the other storage facilities there are still a good number of aircraft present. The Kingman airport has long been a storage, surplus, and scrap facility.  The airport was originally built as a World War II USAAF training field and housed the Kingman Aerial Gunnery School starting in 1942...Read More

Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of new Airbus 330

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On Thursday, 17 May, Hawaiian Airlines took delivery of their newest Airbus A330 in Austin, TX. The plane flew directly from the factory in France to Austin where it dropped off the CEOs of Airbus, Hawaiian Airlines, and several other airline CEOs. The plane would sit in Austin for three hours while ground crews toured the aircraft and took photos. It departed Austin and was bound for New York's JFK where it will remain for several days. While in JFK, it was be used as a trainer for JetBlue Airways' ground crews. Starting June 5, 2012, Hawaiian will be offering one daily flight from New York - Honolulu. The ground and airport servicing will be completed by JetBlue. Photos and story provided by :  Tim LaBranche All Photos remain the property of the individual Photographers...Read More

April Photo Challenge Contest Winner – Tim LaBranche

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Tim LaBranche has Aprils photo challenge. Please join me in congratulating him. Very nicely done Mr. LaBrancheRead More