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Island-Hopping Corsairs – Day 6

Update on the Corsairs. It’s a bit tedious at this point. I’m detailing the inside of the starboard wheel. I have some photos of that area that I took but they aren’t at good angles, so I had to find some on the internet – that’s what I have as references. 198 more words



188724_0080 http://ift.tt/1nY671H Canada Forces 188724 McDonnell Douglas CF-18A Hornet 196 YOD CFB Cold Lake 2000 441SQN Checkerboard cs


N608NW_0032 http://ift.tt/1sbnoFO Northwest Airlines N608NW Douglas DC-9-32 47233 ORD Chicago O’Hare Airport 1997

Hawker Hunter F.6 vs MiG-17F "Fresco"

The Hawker Hunter was the RAF’s answer to the swept wing Soviet fighters that emerged in the early 1950s namely the MiG-15 and MiG-17. Both Soviet aircraft were prolific in Eastern Europe and had the Cold War turned ‘hot’ in the second half of the 1950s there is no doubt that RAF pilots would have faced these aircraft in air-to-air combat. 766 more words


Count on the Versatile Challenger 604

The Bombardier Challenger 604 was first certified in 1995 as an
upgrade to previous models in the Challenger family of business jets. The Challenger 604 offers many refinements from earlier… 332 more words



N188AN_8740 http://ift.tt/1sauNoT American Airlines N188AN Boeing 757-223(ET)(WL) 32382 SXM Sint Maarten Airport and Maho Beach 2014