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Hekla Aurora Hekla Aurora

We’re in Dallas-Ft. Worth for Thanksgiving, which always means an evening or two spent at DFW for some plane spotting. The highlight today, and one for my life list, was this absolutely stunning one-of-a-kind Icelandair 757 named Hekla Aurora that I photographed as it was departing on a flight to Reykjavik. This is a…

This Date in Aviation History: November 17 - November 20 This Date in Aviation History: November 17 - November 20

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from November 17 through November 20.

Before the F-35... Before the F-35...

...there was the AV-8B. Like the F-35, most of the time it did what was asked of it, but other times it was just as happy not flying or actively trying to kill its pilots.

P-51D Mustang Crashes in Texas. Two Dead. [Update] P-51D Mustang Crashes in Texas. Two Dead. [Update]

A P-51D Mustang, Pecos Bill, from the group Freedom Flyers and piloted by Cowden Ward, crashed into an apartment building parking lot in Fredericksburg, Texas on Saturday, killing Ward and his passenger. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The aircraft was returning to the airport following a flyover at the National Museum…

This Date in Aviation History: November 14 - November 16 This Date in Aviation History: November 14 - November 16

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from November 14 through November 16.

Miata Of Commercial Aircraft? Miata Of Commercial Aircraft?

Stumbled upon the new toy while out and about at work today. It was headed out on a training flight. The C-Series/A220 is a good looking plane. Pretty sure passengers are going to like it. 

Love That New Hangar Smell! Love That New Hangar Smell!

On Nov. 13, 2018, the B-29 known as “Doc” was rolled into its new hangar in Wichita, KS.

Mods Leaving Work Every Day Mods Leaving Work Every Day

Blatantly stolen from Reddit’s aviation forum

This Date in Aviation History: November 10 - November 13 This Date in Aviation History: November 10 - November 13

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from November 10 through November 13.

This Date in Aviation History: November 7 - November 9 This Date in Aviation History: November 7 - November 9

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from November 7 through November 9.

Guests at Work Guests at Work

Two V-22 from VMM-162 arrived today to be part of our Veterans Day events. We also had two Stearman, c-47, P-63 and a number of trainers. You can also see one of our 737s getting a gear change.

This Date in Aviation History: November 3 - November 6 This Date in Aviation History: November 3 - November 6

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from November 3 through November 6.

This Date in Aviation History: October 31 - November 2 This Date in Aviation History: October 31 - November 2

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 31 through November 2.

The Office

If you were wondering where I hang out. Here you go. 

This Date in Aviation History: October 27 - October 30 This Date in Aviation History: October 27 - October 30

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 27 through October 30.

Lion Air 737 MAX Accident

Early news that Lion Air has lost contact with a flight out of Jakarta. Local shipping is reporting debris in the water.

Planeopnik - "Hornet 1" Planeopnik - "Hornet 1"

If you thought moving a project car was hard, try moving a non-functioning airframe through town.

This Date in Aviation History: October 24 - October 26 This Date in Aviation History: October 24 - October 26

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 24 through October 26.

Maritime Mustang Maritime Mustang

By 1943, the US Army Air Forces were bombing Japan with long-range B-29 bombers, but they (and the US Navy) lacked a suitable escort fighter with range to accompany the bombers. The P-51 Mustang had proven itself in the skies over Europe, and the classified Project Seahorse sought to test the feasibility of flying…

Unusual death, 2018 Planelopnik edition

I didn’t know there were such things as Canadian rappers, but the fact that he’s a white guy playing an acoustic guitar makes some sort of twisted sense.

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