Flying Orca!

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!

Boeing B-1: The seaplane mail runner at MOHAI

The MOHAI museum in Seattle, Washington has a very rare piece of aviation history hanging from its ceiling. The wooden Boeing B-1 seaplane on display (built in Seattle in 1919) was the only one ever built, yet it had a very successful and long career. Boeing designed and built their first aircraft in 1916 (the B&W Seaplane) and by 1919 they had… Read More Boeing B-1: The seaplane mail runner at MOHAI

The Blue Angels & warbirds grace the skies for Seafair 2012

In August each year Seattle hosts Seafair, a huge festival involving many events, but my favourite part is the Boeing Air Show held over Lake Washington. The key performer each year is the US Navy demonstration team the “Blue Angels“. This year I didn’t actually attend the main area of the show which is accompanied with… Read More The Blue Angels & warbirds grace the skies for Seafair 2012

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow

July 14th, 2012 The Museum of Flight in Seattle recently hosted the American Heroes Air Show that is dedicated to showcasing the use of helicopters in the U.S. military, U.S. Coast Guard, law enforcement and civilian roles. Unfortunately in the morning there was widespread low-level fog which delayed some helicopters and prevented others from arriving, despite this there was… Read More Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow

Wings of Freedom Tour 2012

June 24th, 2012 The Collings Foundation a non-profit educational foundation, recently visited Washington state on their “Wings of Freedom Tour” (where you can get a close up look at the aircraft and for a fee also fly in them). This tour showcases World War Two aircraft including a Consolidated B-24J Liberator, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and the worlds only dual-control  North… Read More Wings of Freedom Tour 2012