Random Civil Aircraft #9

By: Category: AirlinersAssorted Aviation PhotosAviation History

Douglas DC-8-70 series airliner at Boston, Massachusetts.

Here’s our ninth album of random civil aircraft, enjoy!

Douglas DC-4 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Mohawk 298 at Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Embraer E-175 at Manchester, New Hampshire.

Cessna C-208 Grand Caravan at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Howard 500 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

McDonnell Douglas MD-10 at Manchester, New Hampshire.

Hughes 369HS at Edwards AFB, California.

Cessna 402C at Boston, Massachusetts.

Dallair FR 100 Snap at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Cessna Citation X arriving Las Vegas McCarren International Airport, Nevada.

Lear 35A at San Diego, California.

Embraer Phenom 100 at San Diego, California.

HARS Super Constellation at Avalon, Australia.

Avitat Husky at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Glasair Sportsman at Alton Bay, New Hampshire.

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Last Century Airliners #2

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinersAirlinesAviation HistoryAviation PhotographySpotting

Here’s our second collection of older airliners, liveries and companies that no longer exist. Airliners have been retired, color schemes changes, and companies either merged or ceased operations. Sometimes, all three conditions have been met… how much of their history do you know? 

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The First Airbus A-380 Arrives at KJFK!

By: Category: AirbusAirports Around the WorldAviation History

New York City’s JFK International Airport was the first place an A-380 landed in the U.S.

Airbus’s A-380 super-sized airliner was launched at the end of the year 2000. A little more than four years later, the first flight of a prototype occurred, on April 27, 2005. European and U.S. type certification was completed some twenty months after this first flight. Before scheduled airline service would begin, a series of trial flights were made to the United States. The first two of these trips would occur simultaneously on March 19, 2007. Although an A-380 had already landed in North America before this March date, it was flown to northern Canada for cold weather testing. An A-380 had yet to touch down in the U.S. before these trial flights were scheduled. 

One flight would depart using an A...

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