Category Airshows

Random Civil Aircraft #2

By: Category: AirlinersAirports Around the WorldAirshowsAssorted Aviation Photos

This Volpar Turboliner is a Beech C-45H, with a turboprop conversion and tricycle landing gear, once operated by Kalitta Air Services, now based in Anchorage Alaska and operated by TransNorthern LLC

Good Day Everyone! Here’s the continuing feature that we’ll be running for a while in the pages of “Random Aircraft” features two dozen assorted aircraft photos – Commercial, General Aviation, Classics, Experimentals, etc. – on one page, sort of a box of assorted candy for the eyes!

Anything might show up here… retired airframes, retired types, boneyard photos, airshow photos, airlines and manufacturers from the past and present … you name it, as long as it’s a commercial or civilian aircraft...

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Missing Air Shows This Year? Let’s Look Back at the 2019 Atlantic City Show

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryThunderbirds

The 2019 Atlantic City Airshow was held on Wednesday August 21st in the skies above the famed Atlantic City boardwalk. The airshow was re branded after sixteen years from Thunder Over The Boardwalk to the Atlantic City Airshow, A Salute To Those Who Serve.

The show name may have changed however it still remains a world class event. The airshow once again featured the United States Air Force Thunderbirds as the headliner as well as another World Class International Demonstration team. This year featured the Royal Air Force Red Arrows on their North American Tour.

The airshow also featured the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team. The Golden Knights traditionally open the airshow with a National Anthem flag jump and return just before the headliner with their mass exit show.

One of t...

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Looking Back to Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier Airport in the 1990s

By: Category: Air FreightersAir Show PerformersAirlinersAirlinesAirports Around the WorldAirshows

National Research Council’s Convair 580 test aircraft.

Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (CYOW) ranks as the 6th busiest in Canada, as of early 2020. Originally opened in Uplands by the Ottawa Flying Club, it became a training base for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. After the War, it became a joint-use airport, with CFB Uplands on one side of the airport, and a busy civil airline terminal on the other. To the north, the Ottawa Flying Club still operated from a small enclave of a short runway and hangars. Over the years, Royal Canadian Air Force jet fighter and transport squadrons were based here, and airlines such as Trans-Canada Airlines (later Air Canada) and Bradley Air Services (now known as First Air) operated from the same runways. 

Air Canada Boeing B-7...

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