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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3555 on: March 26, 2020, 06:48:56 PM »
Crew and flight deck of a Lockheed Constellation.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3556 on: March 26, 2020, 06:58:27 PM »
Lockheed Constellation  :-*

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« Reply #3557 on: March 27, 2020, 01:43:37 AM »
Reduced air traffic at major airports allows for some not-so-standard visitors.

RCAF CC-130J heading north over Toronto's Pearson airport. Photo by the guy in the black boots.

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« Reply #3558 on: March 27, 2020, 01:57:29 AM »
The Boeing Stratocruiser had plenty of room for the pilots to stretch out while they gazed through 15+ large windows.

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« Reply #3559 on: March 27, 2020, 02:23:57 AM »
Nice photo of the airport.

I've kept in touch with a friend or two at YYC, and catching up on news with one yesterday, he told me the airport has just about no movements anywhere, the terminal is completely shut down except for the occasional out of country arrivals. The contractors out & about around the airfield are still active at the moment but he didn't know for how much longer.

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« Reply #3560 on: March 27, 2020, 08:35:30 AM »
Poster says taken over the Rockies.  Date not supplied.





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« Reply #3561 on: March 27, 2020, 09:11:38 AM »
Tom Podolec Aviation @TomPodolec

PHOTOS KLM #KL692 departing Toronto and heading home to Amsterdam.
Performed a wing wave as they lifted off and then took a small detour south for a view of downtown Toronto. Hope we see the #QueenOfTheSkies one more time on Friday before they are said to retire from the fleet.





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« Reply #3562 on: March 28, 2020, 06:41:15 AM »


Bournemouth Airport
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Offline kitnut617

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« Reply #3563 on: March 28, 2020, 06:54:22 AM »
Cor! my own old home town ---- well, Poole was, but Bournemouth butts right up to it. I used to ride the bike around Hurn many atime.

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« Reply #3564 on: March 28, 2020, 09:51:46 AM »
I can usually only see one in ten of these images but I lucked out on Herc 10320 in Reply #3536. Lovely in the old white or NMF scheme  :-*   I wonder if 130320 is still sitting outside Cascade in Abbotsford?
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« Reply #3565 on: March 28, 2020, 06:20:38 PM »
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« Reply #3566 on: March 28, 2020, 06:22:36 PM »
I can usually only see one in ten of these images but I lucked out on Herc 10320 in Reply #3536. Lovely in the old white or NMF scheme  :-*   I wonder if 130320 is still sitting outside Cascade in Abbotsford?

You can do right-mouse-button click (Windows) on the image and "Open image in new tab" feature and see if that allows you to see it.
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« Reply #3567 on: March 28, 2020, 06:46:49 PM »
Airbus Defence @AirbusDefence
Over the last 48 hours, we have flown an @airbus #A330MRTT, from Getafe, Spain to Tianjin, China and back to ferry more than 4 millions masks and medical supplies we'll be donating to governments in Europe. #COVID19

https://airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2020/03/airbus-realises-new-face-mask-supplies-to-support-europes-fight-against-covid19.html





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« Reply #3568 on: March 28, 2020, 07:15:16 PM »

Exhibition of the Boeing 2707-100 OSH model around 1966!

Text: That Class One mockup was completed in September, 1966 per Boeing's SST contract FA-SS-66-5. Boeing went over budget on its Phase 2C mockup which cost nearly $2 million. The B-2707 did not exist before May, 1966. All Boeing variable-sweep SSTs were non-airworthy; all failed in wind tunnel tests. The B2707-100 mockup was destroyed in 1968.

@Jon: Is the text correct?
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« Reply #3569 on: March 29, 2020, 08:14:06 PM »
Via Facebook. Not my text.

Here is an interesting photo of RCAF Cosmo 11156. There are a few things that make it interesting. First this is an earlier version of the aircraft with the old Naiper Eland engines. The Cosmos, that were kept, were re-engined to a version of the T-56 engine (501-D36), similar to the engines on the Herc and Aurora today.

In the background I can see a Caribou, a Dak, an Otter on floats and a Labrador.



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