Cruising in Heaven above the Aegean as ELY 008 to Tel Aviv from Kennedy. What a great trip on El Al - the planes are old, but the service is good and the people onboard are interesting to talk to,... (more)
Caught this gem RON at Terminal 4 before departing to Tel Aviv. Note the Pan Am Worldport / DL T3 in the back, as well as the AirTrain coming in from Terminal 3.
Alitalia 615 to Rome taxis out on Bravo to Runway 4R. We see DIP or DIR almost daily during some parts of the year, with the occasional 777 or 767 sub on the route.
The pilots concentrate on the centerline for a B20 arrival.
34 BS / 28 BW, Ellsworth AFB Lancer on display at the 2012 Great New England Airshow. The first B-1 I have seen in person.
Shamrock 136 Heavy to Dublin blasts off Runway 9, cleaning up as the pair of GE Aviation CF6-80E1s underwing break the silence of a quiet night in Winthrop.
Front main landing gear on this Barksdale-based BUFF.
At the 2012 Great New England Airshow.
General Electric F101-GE-102 afterburning turbofan on this Ellsworth AFB - based member of the "Thunderbirds" 28th Bomb Wing / 34th BS. [SB-400]
My first Osprey sighting! VMM-263 "Thunder Chickens" at the 2012 Great New England Airshow.
B-2 training aircraft, 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB. 2012 Great New England Air Show.
Left wing of 'Topcat 33,' 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, 55th Operations Group, Offut, NB. According to Wikipedia, this is a unique trainer variant of the RC-135S, used for missile tracking.
Front office of a 1978 classic, still flying but due to be phased out in the near future. It is always a special treat to see 'Golden Age' jets still in service. [SB-400]
The famous Boeing nose, pioneered on the 367-80 and featured prominently on this vintage 1978 bird. Thanks to Fedex for bringing it here to the 2012 Great New England Air Show.
GE J85 afterburner petals on this 509th BW Talon on static at the 2012 Great New England Air Show. [SB-400].