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T.F. Green Airport/KPVD, Friday July 14, 2017

By: Category: Airports Around the World

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Air Force 2 was an anticipated visitor on a cloudy, hazy day at KPVD, for the National Governors Association Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.   A group of corporate and state government aircraft were expected to arrive and depart during the last day of the gathering, but in the end, the amount of traffic wasn’t overwhelming. Still it was a great time to be outdoors and see a few different types of airliners and corporate transports, as well as the Vice President’s C-32A.

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What Does American Air Power and the Declaration of Independence Have In Common?

By: Category: Special Event

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What? The United States recently celebrated 241 years of independence, and a lot has changed since the fledgling nation began defending itself. In the 1700s, aviation was but a dream by a few imaginative soon-to-be American patriots. Indeed, parts of America’s Declaration of Independence focused on the most important transportation mode of the time… the world’s seas and their ability to support trade. Among the objections the Colonists had over the King of Great Britain were that he had “…plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” Additionally, he was “…cutting off our trade with all parts of the world...

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MIA Propliners From the 1980’s, My Quick Tour

By: Category: Airports Around the World

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After taking in a TICO warbird air show one March in the mid-1980s, I got the chance to tag along with a few friends and spend an hour or two around the cargo and maintenance sides of the Miami International Airport in Florida. There were scores of DC-8s and B-707s being maintained, and more than a handful of propliners still in use as freighters. One of the NOAA WP-3Ds was undergoing an in-depth maintenance check too. Some of the DC-6s and DC-7s looked like they were on their last legs, while others were still going strong. There were Convairs, a pair of Boeing C-97s, a few DC-4s and the odd Lockheed L-188 Electra. Airlift International had a pair of Fokker F-27s on their ramp, one was an ex-Bolivian Air Force airframe.

I was surprised to see a lack of Lockheed Constellations on my Monda...

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Newburgh/New Windsor, New York Has New Airline Service and A New Outlook

By: Category: AirlinesAirports Around the World

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A whole lot of “new” has happened north of New York City. European low-cost air carrier Norwegian has launched a new style and brand of service between the United States and Europe. Beginning on Thursday, June 15, 2017, the airline began service between the Stewart International Airport, located in the Mid-Hudson Valley area of New York State and a number of European destinations. Edinburgh, Scotland is the first of five different cities that will be linked directly with Stewart.

Looking on the surface, the new airline service at the airport will no doubt cut travel times between the two continents, as travelers who live in the area once faced more an hour’s surface travel in any direction just to arrive at one of the major New York City airports that traditionally have held the keys ...

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