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The Robert A. “Bob” Hoover Celebration of Life Ceremony

By: Category: AirshowsEventsFriendsMilitary

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A pair of F-86s, Hoover’s favorite aircraft, fly formation with an F-22.

Report and Photography by Bob Shane

October 25, 2016 marked the passing of R.A. “Bob” Hoover at age 94. He was one of the most accomplished and skilled aviators of our time. The really good pilots are referred to as a “Pilot’s Pilot.” This characterization is the definition of who Bob Hoover truly was. A fighter pilot, test pilot, flight instructor and air show pilot extraordinaire, Hoover did it all to perfection. Throughout his flying career he played an important role in the achievement of milestone projects such as breaking the sound barrier. He is widely considered the founding father of modern aerobatics...

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CARGO AIRLINES BEEF UP OPERATIONS

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Cargo Airlines Beef Up Operations For Peak Holiday Season

By: Jared Romanowicz

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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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Maho Beach… Been There, Done That, Got the T-shirt!

By: Category: FriendsRoad trips

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I’ve travelled to some truly special places to satisfy my passion for aviation photo opportunities.  I’ve photographed airliners at London’s Heathrow and Amsterdam’s Schiphol airports, from Imperial Hill near LAX, and at a score of other interesting facilities around the world.  One destination that had eluded me for some time was the famous Maho Beach approach to Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten (Dutch spelling) island.  By coincidence this past March, while searching itineraries that would mitigate the effects of a long cold New England winter, my wife Shirl found a cruise from New Orleans LA to Barcelona Spain whose first port of call just happened to be “The Friendly Island” of Saint Martin (English spelling)...

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Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of new Airbus 330

By: Category: FriendsRoad tripsUncategorized

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...

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