Category Air Freighters

Random Civil Aircraft #8

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinersAirtankersAviation HistoryAviation PhotographyEAA AirVentureQuonset State Airport RI

Hawker Beechcraft Premiere 1 at Sacramento, California.

Here is our eighth  Random Photos album, enjoy!

Bell UH-1H at Sacramento, California.

Marsh S-2F3AT turbo Tracker at Sacramento, California.

Cessna Citation X at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Cessna T-337G at San Diego, California.

Bellance 7KCAB Citabriaat  at Stewart  International Airport, New York. 

Raytheon Beech 1900D at Las Vegas, Nevada.

American Blimp Corporation A-170LS at an unknown location.

Avid Flyer Mk. IV at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Beech B-60 Duke at San Diego, California.

Beech 99 at Manchester, New Hampshire.

Beech F-90 King Air at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

CAP 232 at Pensacola, Florida.

Hawker 400s at Manchester, New Hampshire.

Cessna 208 Grans Caravan at Pensacola.

Steven F. Wolf Cyclone at NAS Pensacola.

Beech...

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Chasing The Dream

By: Category: Air FreightersAviation HistoryTransports

The one-of-a-kind Antonov AN-225 Mriya (which translated means Dream) is a super-sized cargo transport aircraft. A second, partly-completed airframe was known to exist, and every once in a while a rumor surfaces that it too will be completed and put into operation, but there is no concrete evidence of this twin being activated at this time. Since it is a rare visitor to any airport, when (what was once called) the “largest aircraft in the world” is scheduled for a visit, crowds flock to see it. I’ve seen it three times now, in three different decades for three different reasons. A fourth time eluded me, as it flew over my home… and on top of a broken cloud layer. I heard it loud and clear though!

The aircraft was built in Kiev, Ukraine by the Antonov Company specifically to haul t...

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The Queen Takes a Bow

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinersAviation HistoryBoeingClassic Aircraft

Photos in this article come from many of CivilAviationWorld.com team…

On September 30, 1968, an airplane was rolled out of the Boeing factory near Everett, Washington that would change air travel for the world and become one of the most beloved commercial aircraft in aviation history. When it debuted, the Boeing 747 was the largest commercial aircraft in the world and featured revolutionary design innovations that have been incorporated into every aircraft designed since. The prototype, nicknamed the “Jumbo Jet” by the media, flew for the first time in February 1969...

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