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!

NAS Whidbey Island Open House 2016: Goodbye P-3C Orion & Hello P-8A Poseidon

The NAS Whidbey Island Open House 2016 provided a real changing of the guard type moment, with the static display of a US Navy stalwart, the Lockheed P-3C Orion side by side with its successor the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Variants of the P-3 Orion have served the United States and many nations with pride… Read More NAS Whidbey Island Open House 2016: Goodbye P-3C Orion & Hello P-8A Poseidon

NAS Whidbey Island Gate Guardians

US Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in Washington state has an impressive pair of gate guardians. A Grumman A-6E Intruder attack aircraft from Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) the Swordsmen and a Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic attack aircraft from Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) the Vikings sit proudly on Highway 20 just outside their former base. First introduced… Read More NAS Whidbey Island Gate Guardians

Under the Cowl of the Flying Heritage Collection Bf 109E-3 Emil

When you think of Luftwaffe fighter aircraft during World War Two, the infamous Messerschmitt Bf 109 is an aircraft that generally springs to mind.  Blooded during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the Bf 109 was involved from the early Blitzkrieg of Europe in 1939-1940 to the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Eastern Front from 1941 to… Read More Under the Cowl of the Flying Heritage Collection Bf 109E-3 Emil