|My love of airplanes almost surpasses my love of fishing! I’ve been through phases of airplane model building (military) and now airliners, prowling airports for photos, as well as taking the controls as a private pilot of multiengine airplanes.|
|Mt Cook HS-748 “Rangitoto” on the ramp at Mt Cook, New Zealand. Mt Cook Line flew these venerable turboprops throughout the country for many years.|
|Chalks Ocean Airways provided direct service to Paradise Island, Bahamas from Miami and Fort Lauderdale with these turbo Grumman Mallards. Flying in these vintage amphibians was an experience not to be missed! Unfortunately, the only fatal accident in the airline’s history grounded the fleet of amphibians indefinitely.For many years, Chalk’s Flying Service was the lifeline between Miami, Bimini, and Cat Cay Bahamas.|
|Wrangell Air flies this Cessna 172L based in McCarthy around Wrangell St Elias NP in Alaska. We recently flew from Chitina to Kennicott with some spectacular views of the Kennicott and Root Glaciers as well as Mt. Logan and Mt. St. Elias.|
American Airlines uses the B-767-300 for HNL-LAX-DFW service. Here one of these airplanes is on short final for 36R at DFW.
The EAA B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” visited Vero Beach Municipal Airport in 2007, but inclement weather prevented any rides to members and guests. The press was lucky to get in an afternoon flight before the scheduled rides to the public were cancelled.
Nose detail on the B-17.
The B-17 faces the early morning sun, but a darkening sky on the ramp next to runway 11R
Nose art of “Aluminum Overcast”
B-25 Mitchell bomber over flies Vero Beach Municipal Airport
An American Airlines B-737-800 departs DFW while a company MD-82 holds short.
A nice WACO visits the Vero Beach Municipal airport
The Blue Angels recently visited Vero Beach and drew a crowd of over 150,000 spectators