Monthly Archives December 2020

Random Civil Aircraft #10

By: Category: AirlinersAssorted Aviation PhotosAviation HistoryUncategorized

Honda Jet on display at EAA Airventure Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Well, the year is about over, and here’s our final photos of ten civil aviation scrapbooks. Enjoy!

Cessnas at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Cessna 185 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

PA-47 Piperjet at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Pilatus PC-12 at Wanaka, New Zealand.

Cessna C-206 at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska.

Ryan Navion B at Wiscassett, Maine.

Glasair Sportsman at an unknown airport.

Cessna C-208 Caravan at Sacramento, California.

Lockheed 12A Electra Junior at Lakeland, Florida.

Learjet at Lakeland, Florida.

Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain near Denali National Park, Alaska. 

Conair Firecat waterbombers at Abbotsford British Columbia.

Citation C-510 Mustang at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Cessna Citation S-550 on approach to Dulles International Airpor...

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Mid-Summer Spotting Part #2 A Recent Look at the Freighter Traffic at Chicago O’Hare Airport.

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinesAirports Around the WorldAviation Slowdown

We continue our look into a recent spotting trip to Chicago O’Hare International Airport with a closer look at pure freighter traffic. The downturn in traffic on the passenger side has been very evident since the Covid-19 Pandemic began, but that has not affected air freight in the least, with current demand often exceeding capacity.

O’Hare has always been an important and busy cargo hub, and has seen an increase in traffic with passenger aircraft being pressed into service as freighters carrying cargo in their belly holds. On any given day you will see a wide variety of freighters including numerous Boeing 747’s from Atlas Air and a variety of Boeing 767’s operating by ATSG Holdings for Amazon...

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Looking Back at A Few of the National Biplane Fly-Ins of the 1990s

By: Category: Airports Around the WorldAntiqueAssorted Aviation PhotosAviation HistoryAviation PhotographyFly-inSpecial Event

The 1994 and 1995 National Biplane Fly-Ins were held in the northeastern part of Oklahoma, at Frank Phillips Field in the town of Bartlesville. There’s a lot of interesting history that I learned about during my two visits to these fun-filled and educational fly-ins. Here’s a quick recap of my journeys, including mention of some of the VIPs that attended the weekend-long gatherings, plus a good look at just some of the aircraft that participated.

Kreider-Reisner (Fairchild) KR-31 powered by an OX-5 engine

First, let’s look at some history. Frank Phillips was the man behind Phillips Petroleum – and the Phillips 66 fuel company...

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