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Special Airliner Color Schemes #9

By: Category: Air FreightersAirbusAirlinersAirlinesAssorted Aviation PhotosAviation HistoryAviation PhotographyBoeingDouglas McDonnell

Enjoy these airliners that wear striking colors and/or special markings. our CivilAviationWorld.com staff have culled their photo libraries to bring you these eye-catching schemes… enjoy!  Photos are from the collections of: Scott Jankowski, Shawn Byers, Corey Beitler and Ken Kula.

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Seventy-Plus Year Old Aircraft Designs!

By: Category: AirlinersAntiqueAviation HistoryBusiness AviationClassic AircraftGeneral AviationLockheedPhoto ScrapbooksSeaplanes

Mooney M-18 Mite – 1947

Yes, that’s right. All of these aircraft were designed at least seventy years ago… in 1950 or earlier. Many examples of these aircraft are are still commonplace at airports around the world, although they might be much younger in years than the original prototypes. Under each photo is the manufacturer and the year that the first prototype of the aircraft flew.  Its hard to believe that some models are approaching three quarters of a century of usefulness!

Ford Trimotor – 1925

Fairchild FC-2-W2 – 1927

Monocoupe 90A – 1927

Fleet 2 – 1928

Bellanca CH300 Pacemaker – 1929

Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4D – 1929

Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4000 – 1929

Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 – 1929

WACO ATO – 1929

Pilgrim 100B – 1931

WACO YKC – 1931

Pitcairn PA-18 – 1932

Junkers 52/3...

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Spotting at KBOS on Sunday August 15, 2021

By: Category: Air FreightersAirbusAirlinersAirlinesAirports Around the WorldBoeingSpotting

Alaska Airlines A-321-253 NEO

Here’s a look at a few of the many arrivals to Boston’s Logan International Airport on Sunday, August 15, 2021. I spent two enjoyable hours on a beach between 5PM and 7PM near the arrival path for Boston’s runway 4R.  

Of note for me: 

United B-737-9 MAX from San Francisco

British Airways B-787-10 from London Heathrow

Icelandair B-767-300ER from Keflavik 

A now rare Delta Airlines B-717-200

An Azores Airlines A-321-253NX (NEO) “Magical”

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