Remarks: Head back 5 years with me and here is a typical evening at T3 and the G-concourse. A Virgin America Airbus RONs at the inactive T2, American planes are docked at T3, Skywest was still only using gates 71, 76A-79, 87A for their UAX operation, every last United jet is in the grey colors, a Skywest Brasilia sits at 87A which was essentially a bus stop turned make shift gate for 4 or 5 years before returning to its original purpose, some TED Airbuses rest at 72-75 where they usually operated from, a Qantas 747 is parked on the G side which was most likely a one time occurrence, the gates at the end of the G-concourse are being prepared for the arrival of the first A380 the following month, and an NZ007 rests before the flight back to AKL about 1 week before I started a customer service internship there. Good memories.
Remarks: A late afternoon arrival at the 2007 Reno Air Races, this A-10A is assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron "Dogpatchers," based at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. Aircraft are named after characters from the "Li'l Abner" comic strip, this one being named "Wolf Gal".
Remarks: Pilot John Penney taxis "Rare Bear" to a late afternoon shakedown flight at the National Championship Air Races. Seen here in her short-lived 2007 colors, the Bear went on to win the Unlimited Gold race at a speed of 478.394 mph.