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Taxiway tagged posts

Morning light at KPHX

By: Category: FriendsPHXSpottingUncategorized

In the next couple months, the Valley of the Sun temperatures will be slowing coming down. And when the temperatures come down it make s for some outstanding Aviation Photography. The next couple weeks will be the start of my spotting season. We look forward to seeing all of the Aviation Spotters at our local airports. If you see someone with a camera don't be afraid to walk up to us and say hello. It is a great to be out at the airport taking pictures, but its better when you have great company. Read More

The First CO 762 To Be Retired to KGYR

By: Category: GoodyearUncategorized

The first Continental 767-200 (N68155, 767-224ER, CN 30434) to retire from the new CO/UA fleet and was flown into Goodyear, Arizona (KGYR) today for storage. This aircraft was introduced into Continentals Fleet just over ten years ago and is the first 767-200 to retired from the fleet. Rumors are that is was bought by a Russian Carrier but that can not be confirmed. This aircraft has flown many miles spanning the globe and visiting such places as Zurich, Glasgow, Milan, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, and more.  But I know that this 767-200 will see the be up in the clouds real soon. Pictures by Jason Bong Read More

End of Coolidge Fly-in Season 2011

By: Category: AntiqueEventsFriendsPHXRoad tripsSpecial paintUncategorized

A few weeks ago, when I got a message from Jason telling me about the Coolidge fly-in this Saturday, I wasn't sure if I wanted to go, part of me said yes, part of me said it's a bit of a long drive (Google said 3 hrs 20) for a morning event. Eventually I decided I was going no matter what and made sure I had Saturday free. I left for Coolidge around 5 AM (30 minutes late!) and thanks to the lack of traffic, made it to Coolidge around 7:45 (after getting slightly lost).
I had a completely different idea of the airport and the fly-in, first of all, the hangar is a massive WWII hangar that's still mostly original, and there's no fences. Yes, no fences...
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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...Read More