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PHX Spotters Day 2011

By: Category: Deer ValleyEventsFriendsPHXRoad tripsSpottingUncategorized

PHX Spotters day 2011 was a complete success. A couple weeks ago, Josh Akbar who is our Program Coordinator emailed me his thoughts about  having our first Phx Spotters Day event sometime during Memorial Weekend. So we came up with a couple of  ideas with our members and  decided to have it on Sunday, May 29th 2011.  Our first visit was to Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX). We all decided to meet at the NW corner of T4. In attendance was Jason Bong, Josh Akbar, Felipe Garcia, Kyle Boyd, Ken Cheung, who flew in from Sacramento, CA, and Joe Kates, and member Ron. So after doing some spotting we moved to the SE corner to get some nice lighted arrival and departure shots. After about a hour of we decided to head over to Terminal 3 to catch the Hawaiian Airlines 767-300 (N590HA)...

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B-29 SUPERFORTRESS “FIFI” visits Deer Valley Airport (KDVT)

By: Category: AirshowsDeer ValleyEventsFriendsMuseumsRoad tripsWarbird

Last Tuesday, April 12, me and some friends traveled down to Deer Valley to watch Fifi, the only airworthy B-29 in the world. We woke up at 5 to get ready for the trip down from Prescott, breakfast and other preparations, and got to DVT around 8:30. Much to our disappointment, all the planes were late; we were informed that the B-17 and B-25 of the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force were going to arrive between 10 and 10:30, and that the B-29, flown by the Texas wing, wouldn’t make it until 11-12. This was a 2 to 3 hour delay from the originally published time. We then headed to the terminal building to ask about the observation deck, and proceeded to the deck to watch planes for a while and to see the WWII planes land...

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Hot Air Expeditions Invites Phx Spotters

By: Category: Deer ValleyFriendsRoad tripsUncategorized

We want to start off by giving the staff at Hot Air Expeditions a Big Thank you for showing us a great time. Our Editor Jason Bong was invited to take a ride with this group on Tuesday. He showed up at 515am and was chauffeured to the launch site were a small percentage of there fleet was waiting for the daily flights.  Jason was paired with Patrick, who is the chief pilot of the company. Capt. Patrick showed Jason how the day to day operations of setting up the Hot Air Balloons. “These guys work harder in three hours then some people work in 8 hours.”

And before we knew it we loaded up our last rider and we are off.  And we have figured out to be a Chief Pilot it is a requirement to have a since of Humor. Because Capt. Patrick is a funny guy...

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