US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Search And Rescue (SAR) demonstration on Elliot Bay, Seattle today. This was part of the Seafair Fleet Week celebrations. Although a Coast Guard Cutter blocked my view of the end of the rescue, this was still the best way to see such an exercise, rather than being on the rescuing end!… Read More Seafair 2016: US Coast Guard Helicopter Search And Rescue Demo
Following a lengthy restoration by the Museum of Flight in Seattle in 2012 they had nowhere to display the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber “T-Square 54” (Serial Number 44-69729 on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force) without it being exposed to the elements. As such this 1945 veteran of 37 bombing… Read More Boeing 100: Boeing Bombers at the Museum of Flight
Founded in Seattle, 2016 is the centennial year for the Boeing Company. In June 1916 William Boeing was finishing of his first aircraft design, the B&W Seaplane and on July 15th, 1916 he incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Company for $100,000. On May 9th, 1917 he changed the name to the Boeing Airplane Company which later became the Boeing Company.… Read More Boeing 100: The First 747 Jumbo Jet
Kenmore Air have a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbine Otter seaplane with an orca livery operating from Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. It is dubbed Wild Orca and is one good-looking seaplane! Recently I saw it for the first time, so I waited around for the aircraft to take-off. It must have been on a joy flight as it… Read More Flying Orca!
The Museum of Flight in Seattle hosts the Collings Foundation each year to show off their fantastic collection of World War Two aircraft and to take up many people on joy flights. The key purpose of the foundation is to enable Americans to learn more about their heritage through direct participation (they have aircraft that cover… Read More Collings Foundation at Boeing Field 2016
I always enjoy watching the seaplanes come and go from Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. There is just something fascinating about this form of transportation (seaplanes, flying boats etc.). Kenmore Air conduct passenger and scenic joy flights on a very regular basis during late spring and summer weekends but the really fascinating thing is watching them take off and land… Read More Seaplanes on Lake Union
The US Marine Corps recently took up residence at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington as part of Marines Week (July 26th to August 3rd, 2014). This also tied in with the annual Seafair Boeing Air Show. Aircraft were not only on static display but were also taking of from Boeing Field right next… Read More Marines Week at Seattle’s Museum of Flight