Remarks: Brand new! First ERJ-170 jet for Chautauqua (and the 7th one built) spotted just a couple days after arrival from the factory in Brazil, being towed to a hangar. At the time of this photo, the plane was not in passenger service.
Remarks: Very impressive show of condensation as the pilot pulls into a high speed climb demonstrating the Raptor's power and handling. This one represents the 94th Fighter Squadron/1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB. The Raptor is the newest, fastest, most high tech jet fighter in the world.
Remarks: This plane was flown by the 100th FS based in Montgomery, Alabama - the Alabama Air National Guard - and ran off the runway on landing after a flight display. He was unable to stop. The nose and nosegear are broken, but there were no injuries. Right next to it is N400FS, the only flying F-4J Fury, which also ran off the runway hours later after not being able to stop. Damage is unknown.
Remarks: SLC airport as seen from flight 884 at about 9,000 feet heading east. We took off on runway 16R - the one on the right of the photo where there are still 5 planes waiting - and made a climbing loop to the west.
Remarks: This is the only plane that departed runway 22 - others in the background are shown waiting in line for 12R. I'm told flight#19 always uses this runway because it is longer (11000ft) which is necessary for this Tokyo-bound heavy jet. The smoke behind the plane is actually snow being blown off the edges of the runway!
Remarks: For 27 years this jet carried passengers across oceans and continents in this luxurious cabin, but now the time has come for this bird to be scrapped. This is the "Business First" cabin - 28 seats in 2-2-2 configuration.
Remarks: 62nd Airlift Wing/446th Airlift Wing, McChord AFB. The pilot's view of the heads-up display, which is designed to display vital information in the windscreen so that the pilot doesn't have to take his/her eyes off the skies.