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Spotting at KBOS on Sunday August 15, 2021

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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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About the Lehigh Valley International Airport

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Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley International Airport serves as an important transportation hub for the Lehigh Valley region, including the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. The Lehigh Valley International Airport is the fourth largest in Pennsylvania. The facility encompasses over 2,000 acres, has two asphalt runways of 7,599 ft and 5,800 ft in length, and has a modern terminal building with gates for nine aircraft and a separate cargo ramp with parking spots for six aircraft. The airport also has a modern control tower and a separate ramp with hangars for general aviation and corporate aircraft operations. Lehigh Valley International Airport relies solely on its own revenue and federal and state grants to cover its operating expenses...

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Spotting at Vancouver International’s Seaplane Base in 2009

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August, 2009 was hazy and warm in the Canadian Province of British Columbia . Unfortunately, forest fires contributed to the haze, and stole some of the boldness of the Abbotsford Air Show that year. Still, the northwestern corner of the nation offered some great photographic opportunities. Nearby Vancouver is a great place to watch seaplanes – including amphibians – splash in and out of the waterways on the western side of Vancouver International Airport. Beavers, Otters, Twin Otters and Cessnas all showed up, and a further interesting group of amphibs were on display at the air show too, including a rare Republic Seabee. 

Here’s what I saw, first, the trio of aircraft at the air show (a turbine-powered Otter and Beaver, plus the Seabee), under cloudy and hazy conditions:

And from t...

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