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On 11/18/2018 at 1:43 AM, Moose135 said:

Took a ride to CLT this afternoon to get a few shots of the Antonov that showed up at 2am.

 

 

 

 

 

While we were shooting the Antonov, I saw something unusual arriving on 36R and I realized it was the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital DC-10!!!  Orbis operates this aircraft in developing countries to provide eye care, as well as to teach local doctors.  It is a state-of-the-art facility with operating rooms and teaching areas.  This aircraft was donated to Orbis by FedEx, who also provide maintenance.  It replaced an earlier DC-10, also donated by FedEx.  In 2009, the older DC-10 was at LGA for several days, and a group of us got to tour it and see the onboard medical facilities.

 

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Talk about right place, right time.  The original DC-10 that this one replaced was the second one off the assembly line back in 1970, guess it was time for an upgrade.

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Some things with wings that take an advanced degree in aerodynamics to create...  After the final race of the F1 season here in the sandbox, the teams stayed a few extra days to do some tire testing with Pirelli.  I took advantage of living very close to the track to dust off my camera & grab some pics since the crowds were all gone .

 

The team formerly known as Force India's pink livery matched well with the pink hypersoft tires.

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Both Red Bull and Renault ran some mystery tires with no sidewall colors.

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Mercedes & Ferrari were the only teams I notice to run the yellow softs

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Renault was the only team to run the mediums that session from what I saw.

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Everyone spent time on the ultrasoft purples.

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Saw an S-64 Skycrane (civilian CH-54 Tarhe) at airport in Sulphur Springs TX today. No camera, so no pics, was unable to stop or get close anyway. 

 

Still an unusual sight.....

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Not today, specifically, but these were all over the past week:
This Miramar-based UC-35 is not an uncommon visitor to my area, but until last week, I'd only ever seen it parked - I got lucky on my way home from work, and happened to catch it on final just before the sun went down.

 

39958737083_2fba08e12e_c.jpgGRIZZLY 39 by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

The next day, I got off work a few minutes early, and made it just in time to catch this KC-46A doing some pattern work on a pre-delivery test flight - I'm hoping this becomes a common sight as production ramps up, since I'm not able to get up to BFI or PAE anywhere near as often as I used to.

 

46938227551_b9c324bf00_c.jpgBOEING 027 (4) by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

31997211197_d53c08cef1_c.jpgBOEING 027 (1) by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

46213688484_acb9a40ee1_c.jpgBOEING 027 (2) by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

39973877173_a5d0f46f95_c.jpgBOEING 027 (3) by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

And last, yesterday I got a pretty awesome opportunity to take a tour of CVN-70, the USS Carl Vinson while it's in port for some renovations and upgrades. I took quite a few photos, but most are strictly for the personal collection. Figured I could share this one though; I got a good chance to poke around the old F/A-18A instructional airframe on deck - best I can tell, this airframe came from the Stennis before she left on her most recent deployment, but I couldn't find a tail number or data plate anywhere, so I'm not sure of the exact identity of this jet. I always like getting to capture aircraft that are considered derelict, forgotten, or out to pasture, since it seems once they stop flying, most people lose interest. I feel like this is still an important stage of their lives to document, if nothing else, to help complete their history.

 

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Nice catch on the -46. And in beautiful lighting. Looks like that very aircraft is enroute for delivery to Altus AFB today. I'm hoping to catch it on arrival in a few hours for the acceptance ceremony.

 

-Jeff

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Beautiful shots of the -46 Josh!

 

Superb.

 

Cheer's,

Jeff.

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we have a few of these hanging around behind the hangar for the foreseeable future.

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On 10/5/2007 at 11:20 PM, Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy said:

Saw an F-16D with the Israeli-style spine; the local Arizona ANG is training foreign pilots, in their own machines apparently.

They train the Iraqi Air Force there using their own Block 52+ jets.

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11 hours ago, dylan said:

we have a few of these hanging around behind the hangar for the foreseeable future.

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To butcher an old saying - if it's a Boeing, I ain't going.   Gonna be sitting there for quite a while by all accounts.   

 

Nice looking paint scheme though, I like the "mask" on the cockpit windows.  

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16 hours ago, dylan said:

we have a few of these hanging around behind the hangar for the foreseeable future.

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Maintenance flights are allowed.... good time for necessary upgrades to the WIFI and IFE which is happening. Hope Boeing gets an upgrade to the auto pilot soon.

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A CV-22B Osprey stopped for fuel at our local airport  (Zanesville, OH) 3/12/19 and the pilot also got to visit his grandfather that lives here.

I asked for a fly by when he left and he was kind enough to grant my request.

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Stopped through Love Field on Friday afternoon, otw home from a business trip. Saw one of the last EA-6Bs sitting at the Jet Center, wings folded on the T-ramp. Then the Collins Foundation B-17 and B-24 landed. 

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P-40N just flew over my house, seems like he comes by once or twice a month, and I'm running outside like a crazy person to see it.

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I will be in the vicinity of Whiteman AFB tomorrow, is it worth looking for B-2s in the pattern?  Do they fly frequently?

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When we were at Whiteman in August, we did two laps around the perimeter of the base and saw a pair of B-2s take off. It's definitely worth your while to go by. There's a nice B-29 at the gate as well.

 

Good luck spotting!

 

Cheers,

 

Scott

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V-22 flew over the other day. I'd never seen one in flight, only static. What amazed me was how quiet it was, I didn't hear it coming, only heard once it was almost right over me, once passed over, quickly became quiet again.....maybe I need to get my ears checked! 

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That Osprey sure has a lot of vortex generators.

 

Was helping my brother move yesterday and spotted a low-flying P-51D over Nowheresville, Texas.  Maybe a private show for the AJ Foyt family?

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Not today, but yesterday... got to see quite a few pretty cool things, including one of the F-16s that was scrambled over DC on 9/11...

 

48209175707_da1afd25d4_z.jpgALOMA 21 by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

48209117396_29ddc6e743_z.jpgWESTERN AIR DEFENSE by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

...And the couple days before weren't too bad, either:

 

48196645817_54b99ce65b_z.jpgVIPER VAPOR by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

48196645562_be760c220d_z.jpgBLACKSHEEP 11 by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

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48209119616_69de170d91_z.jpgF-FOURTH-U by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

...Nor was a couple weekends ago:

 

48161962506_b1fda017d3_z.jpgRAPTOR 1 by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

48179537936_f80ed7448c_z.jpgTRIPLE CRIPPLE by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

48162040767_59db5f8336_z.jpgBUFF by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

48137763053_596a066ea3_z.jpgFORTRESS ON FINAL by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

48137733901_beb9be88d4_z.jpgSWITCH 91 by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

(Sorry about the dump; I've had quite a bit to catch up on... half tempted to just create a dedicated thread to avoid spamming here...)

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Surprised to see Norwegian F-35 at Toledo Air show.

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