Category Airports Around the World

MILWAUKEE WELCOMES SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES

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It was anything but sunny when N826SY, a 15-year-old Boeing 737-8F2 touched down on Runway 1 Left at General Mitchell International Airport at 0847 on Thursday August 26th. A few short minutes later Sun Country Airlines flight 123 pulled into Gate D-42, after departing from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport at 0758 on Sun Country’s “re” inaugural of scheduled service to Milwaukee. Sun Country has served Milwaukee for several years flying charters, and also flew scheduled service to Milwaukee from 1999 to 2001. Sun Country announced on April 27th that they could begin scheduled service to Milwaukee with flights initially to Las Vegas and Minneapolis, with service commencing later this year to Phoenix, Fort Myers, and Cancun Mexico...

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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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First Look – EAA AirVenture 2021

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirports Around the WorldAirshowsAntiqueAviation History

Here’s our first report from the EAA’s AirVenture 2021, in the form of photos. After a year off due to the COVID19 crisis, early estimates point to a resumption of the same levels of attendance seen at 2019, with just a few differences.

Some areas of participation were up significantly, like the Antique/Classic aircraft participation which was double from previous high marks in years past.

Some 18,040 air operations were recorded by the control tower through the Thursday of the show, about the same as in 2019.

There was a noticeably larger than normal military presence in 2021. The Air Force’s Special Operations community was well represented though a number of seldom-seen aircraft and aircrew participation.

There’ll be more in-depth coverage here in the few weeks...

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