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Category Airports Around the World

An Hour at KBOS on the First of November 2017

By: Category: AirlinesAirports Around the WorldSpotting

 

On an overcast, but mild November day, I spent an hour of so along the approach paths to runways 4L and 4R. I tried out a new spot, a bit closer to the runways' threshold. It offers a different view of the aircraft on final... my normal spot is about half a mile further west, and better for side-on photos. Still, variety is the spice of life, and this angle was new to me. The lighting was very tricky, but the overcast negated shadows for the most part, except on the bellies. All in all the selection of aircraft between 2PM and 3PM wasn't bad - a mix on international and domestic arrivals. It was fun to see the enlarged use of "belly advertising", as Delta has joined the fray with their new A-321s emblazoned with their name...Read More

Classic Freighters

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinesAirports Around the WorldTransports

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"Classic", one dictionary definition would be “A thing that is remarkable, and a very good example of its kind.” This perfectly describes the Freighter Aircraft that the IFL Group flies today. The IFL Group is headquartered at the Oakland County International Airport in Waterford MI, which is approximately 40 miles Northwest of Detroit MI. Oakland County International Airport handles a considerable amount of Business Jet and Prop traffic in addition to plenty of Freighter Action. There is also a nice observation area right next to the terminal. The IFL Group provides safe and reliable on demand aircraft charters as well as scheduled service...Read More

Spotting: Pre-Airshow London on Friday

By: Category: AirlinesAirports Around the WorldSpotting

b-737-600 Airshow London has become a Phoenix rising from the ashes, a solid, medium-sized air show that focuses on military aircraft both in the air and on the ground. The Ontario, Canada-based show had a solid history in the 1980s and 1990s as a premiere North American military aviation show, but took a rather lengthy hiatus from the early 2000s through 2016.

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What is surprising is that during the Friday arrival day in the Photo Pit, those awaiting military aircraft arrivals can witness a wide variety of great civilian airplanes too. London has a modest airline presence with Air Canada and WestJet regional airliners, mainly Dash 8s and Q400s as well as a great WestJet B-737-600 flight...Read More

My 2017 Oshkosh Pilgrimage

By: Category: Airports Around the WorldAirshowsEAA AirVentureSpecial Event

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To some it is called AirVenture, others refer to it as EAA, for a few it is just plain Oshkosh. No matter what you refer to it as, to the Aviation Enthusiast it can be summed up in one word, “home”. Oshkosh Wisconsin is located in the Fox Valley and is 89 miles Northwest of Milwaukee or 56 miles Southwest of Green Bay. Oshkosh is a college town with the University of Wisconsin maintaining a huge campus here. In 2016 a little under 67,000 people were permanent residents. Oshkosh’s airport, Wittman Field or Wittman Regional Airport is typical for a city of this size, but looks are deceiving. Wittman has 4 runways, the longest being Runway 18-36 is 8,002 feet long. This allows aircraft as large as the A380, 747-8F, B-52, and C-5 to operate in and out.

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