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Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Airplane Life will be taking some time off for a while.

Until we are back, we encourage you to click this link to see: THESE INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FROM THE AIRPLANE LIFE ARCHIVES .

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dirty Air

North American B-25 Mitchells fly by Mt. Vesuvius during 1944 eruption.

Editors Note: Airplane Life welcomes "unknown quantity" to our contributors. We have been working with "unknown quantity" to identify software issues with additional contributors. The vision of Airplane Life becoming open source is getting closer.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Monday, June 8, 2015

National Guard Civil Support Team WMD

It was slightly unusual to see a WMD response team in the Costco parking lot. Are the $5 rotisserie chickens really that bad? Yikes!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Special D. Livery

Gulfstream owned by German superstar DJ and dance music artist "Special D."

 Creative Commons photo by Alec Wilson from Hampton-in-Arden, UK.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gilster-Mary Lee Trucking

There are so many of these trucks, they even show up on Airplane Life.

Atlanta Bureau file photo.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hawaiian Airlines N484HA Flight 118 Diverted Emergency Landing Maui

Operating as HA118 on 5/12/15, N484HA departed HNL enroute KOA and diverted to OGG after an engine "stopped working."

Engine was smoking upon arrival, and fire crews sprayed it with shaving cream.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dodger Stadium California Drought Photo

It seems that even Dodger Stadium has restrictions about watering the grass.

Thanks to Frederick Dennstedt for use of the photo.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

N253WC, N8566E

Let me guess. You're wife thinks you're a nutcase because every time you see an aircraft in a movie or on TV, you look up the registration number, right?

They neglected to add a digital pilot to this fake jet's fake takeoff: 

I couldn't get the registration on this awesome 1975 livery Speedbird:

Friday, May 1, 2015

N583HA Hawaiian Air Flight 24 5/1/2015 Emergency Landing Kahului Maui

The aircraft that made an emergency landing at Kahului today was N583HA. Shown in Seattle. The same aircraft suffered a broken windshield enroute from OAK to HNL on 1/18/2015.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monaco Formula 1Grand Prix 2015

The grandstands are being put in, and it looks to be on schedule for the race May 24.

Yard Work

I mowed the lawn here at the house. 'Could have used more help.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Vintage LAX Ghost Town Pictures

A reader recently commented about the "Ghost Town" near LAX.

A view of the "Surfridge" area while arriving to the East on the North complex.

I seem to recall an incident in a '63 T-Bird in this area... 

This shot by LBBC shows what was the premier spotting location at LAX back in the day. We spent many hours there. 

A warp in the fabric of time allowed us to briefly revisit the site back '07. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

N587CA Convair CV-580

Aircraft recently flew a nonstop that lasted 11½ hrs. Built in 1957.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cloak and Dagger

We're not sure what these operatives were up to, but we took a picture of the handoff and sent it to the Embassy.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015