Our Mission : Aviation pictures the world needs to see. And some other stuff too.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Mobile Solar Eclipse Tracking Station 2017

K9 Sargent Tucker was first in command until reinforcements arrived in an unmarked Buick Roadmaster Wagon.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

McDonald's Lobster Roll

Latest attempt to destroy what remains of the original McDonald's concept. At least they didn't call it "McLobster."


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Boeing 717 Round Thing

Does anybody know what that round thing is on a 717?


Friday, May 19, 2017

LAX Airport Terminal Realignment May 2017

Delta Air Lines is moving from the Western Airlines terminal to the Pan Am and TWA terminals. Press Release : CLICK HERE .

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Medium Pepperoni Mushroom

To the 8.6% of our readers who only stop by for pictures of pizza, our apologies ~ we'll try harder to supply more new content.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Honolulu International Airport NAME CHANGE

Someone decided to change the name of one of the worlds best known airports to "Daniel K Inouye" instead.


Airport codes HNL and PHNL will still be used. And the Tower callsign will still be "Honolulu Tower".

But they have already put the new name on a revised FAA diagram :

Hawaiian Airlines New Livery

They call it "a more contemporary representation."

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fulcrum Daily Trivia

The Микоян МиГ-29 has always been our favorite enemy interceptor from the Golden Age of the Cold War.

The Russians don't name their planes. But they thought the NATO name "Fulcrum" was cool, so that's what they started calling it too.

The wide spacing between the Klimov RD-33 turbofans allows the body to generate lift and reduce wing loading; improving maneuverability.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Atlantic Aviation Executive Terminal PDX

The redesigned facade evokes a sense of wealth and prosperity because any passenger arriving on a Global Express insists upon seamless reassurance.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Remove Before Flight

We wish to express our sincere thanks to all of the idiots out there without whom this blog might not be possible.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Tomcat Daily Trivia


It's radar system could simultaneously track 24 targets and the AIM-54 Phoenix missile system had a lethal range of 115 miles. It had a chin mounted TV camera so a bogey could be identified from a distance.

The F-14 didn't have ailerons. Instead, it used wing spoilers at low speeds, and differential 'tailerons' at high speed.

Tasmanian Devil Growls

             

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hornet Daily Trivia

It's fleet nickname is Rhino.

The FCS of the Super Hornet selectively modes a rudder toe-in for takeoff and landing. With high AoA at slower speeds, the wing blocks flow over the stabilators affecting their nose authority. The rudders automatically bias to the inside and create downforce, which pitches the nose up.


Photo by DL at the 2017 LA County Airshow.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Robinson R44 Raven

This is how you will normally see one. On the ground, and with a maintenance hatch open.

This particular aircraft is owned by a Swiss Family.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hughes Airport Culver City (CVR) Then and Now

Home of the H-4 Hercules, and a bunch of other really cool stuff back in the day.


How it looks today now that it has transformed into a movie studio and overpriced condos.


Today's photos by E.B.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Convair B-36J Peacemaker USAF PIMA

With "Six Turning, and Four Burning," the B-36 would have been a challenging aircraft in which to make your first solo flight.

LBBC.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

North American F-107A USAF PIMA

They say that test pilots didn't like the F-107A.

Something to do with the relationship of ejection seat and jet intake.