world air photography

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Twas the Night Before Christmas (Aviation Style)

This anonymously written aviation version of the classic Christmas Eve poem ‘The Night Before Christmas’ has been floating around the web for some time now. Thought it would be fitting to post it before Christmas Eve:  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and out on the ramp, Not an airplane was stirring, not even a Champ. … Continue reading

SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) Disaster in Milan

In 2001 a McDonnell-Douglas MD-87 from SAS and a Cessna Citation CJ2 collided in thick fog at Milan’s Linate Airport. There were a total of 118 casualties. The Linate Airport disaster occurred on 8 October 2001 at Linate Airport in Milan, Italy, when Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686, a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 airliner carrying 110 people … Continue reading

Air Tanker History in Canada, Part One

The first operational use of air tankers in Canada took place in Ontario in 1945 with a float equipped Noorduyn Norseman. While taxiing, the aircraft could scoop 55 Imp. gallons into each float and the pilot discharge the load over the fire. Because of the limited capacity, further development and use was curtailed. Throughout the … Continue reading

The Story about PWA Flight 314

On 11 February 1978, Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314, a Boeing 737-200 crashed at Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport, near Cranbook, British Columbia, Canada, killing 42 of the 49 people on board. The scheduled flight from Edmonton International Airport to Castlegar Airport via Calgary, Alberta and Cranbrook, British Columbia crashed after its thrust reversers did not … Continue reading

Hawaiian Mars, Waterbomber Action at Sproat Lake, BC

I knew there was something going on at Sproat Lake. Lots of chatter on the Internet about an upcoming flight of the Hawaii Mars, but no information about day/times of the actual flight. On Tuesday night Coulson Air Tankers posted this photo on their FB page showing both aircraft at anchor in the lake. A … Continue reading

Giant Concrete Arrows That Stretch Across America

Ever so often, usually in the vast deserts of the American Southwest, a hiker or a backpacker will run across something puzzling: a large concrete arrow, as much as seventy feet in length, sitting in the middle of nowhere. The Postal Service solved the problem with the world’s first ground-based civilian navigation system: a series … Continue reading