Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bell 206 Helicopter

 While driving around in the prairie, I saw this helicopter hovering very low to the ground, almost on the ground. It then began to move forward very fast, and flew almost directly overhead. Luckily I was able to get out in time and take a few pictures.

I suspect this is a Bell 206, which is a single engine or twin engine twin rotor multipurpose helicopter. They are made by the Bell Helicopter Textron company is Mirabel, Quebec. For more information, look here.

I suspect this one was flying a pipeline.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

C-17 Globemaster III. Click for Larger
This is the C-17 Globemaster III, a larger military transport aircraft.

This specific one, serial 0185, is a  Boeing C-17A Lot XII Globemaster II, and is named "Spirit of America". The "0" in front of "185" may indicate a ten year old aircraft.

For more information about the C-17, go here.

A Note on photographs

Many of these photos are very high resolution. I’ve noticed that  when you click on a photo for a larger size, it may not always be the biggest size. To get the photo on its highest resolution, after clicking on it and getting the photo with a surrounding dark but slightly transparent frame, right click on the photo, and press “view image”. That will open it so it is the only thing on the page, and if the photo is larger, you will be able to zoom.

Thanks, and enjoy the blog!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A couple of flyby's

F-15 & P-51

F-15 & P-51D

F-15 & P-51D

From L-R F/A-18, F-86, and AD-1 Skyraider

A couple of flyby's. All from the same airshow. Click for larger, as always.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

F-15 E Strike Eagle

F-15 E Strike Eagle. Click for Larger

F-15 E Strike Eagle.

The F-15 E is basically the same as the regular variants of the F-15, however the F-15 can be used for ground attack, rather than the regular F-15's, which are "pure fighters".

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cessna 208B "Caravan" Serial Number N765FE

Cessna 208B "Caravan" Serial Number N765FE. Click for Larger.

This is a Cessna 208B "Caravan", a fixed wing single engined aircraft, with a turboprop engine. They typically seat nine passengers with a single pilot, but this one belongs to Federal Express and is used for cargo.

This picture was taken at the same airshow as the below two entries, however this plane actually interrupted the airshow. I actually happen to know the pilot.

For detailed information about this particular aircraft, go here

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


All of these are the same F/A-18-D. CLick for full size.


The  F/A-18 is a modern, supersonic, and Aircraft Carrier capable fighter/attack aircraft (F/A). It is still in service primarily with the US Navy and US Marine Corps, but also with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Spanish Air Force. 

This was at the Natrona County Airport airshow in 2006. I've got a lot more photos from that airshow, but I wont put them up all at once.

Monday, October 24, 2011

P-51C "Betty Jane"

P-51C "Betty Jane"
This is the Dual-Seat P-51C Mustang "Betty Jane". I'm not sure if it has the original Packard engine or not (the Allison wasn't fully introduced until the D model), but I saw it fly in the airshow when it had a fuel system malfunction and had to land to get repaired. It took off again later that day.

Very pretty plane.

Osa's Ark - A strange Plane

Osa's Ark

I was looking through pictures I took to find an interesting picture to start off the blog. I think this fits nicely.

This is a Sikorsky S-38. A quote gleamed from it's Wikipedia Page explains it nicely. 

"The Sikorsky S-38 was an American twin-engined 8-seat amphibious aircraft. It was sometimes called 'The Explorer's Air Yacht' and was Sikorsky's first widely produced amphibious flying boat which in addition to serving successfully for Pan American Airways and the U.S. Army, also had numerous private owners who received notoriety for their exploits."

This particular aircraft (this might actually be a replica, not sure) is the "Osa's Ark", which belonged to Martin an Osa Johnson, two American explorers. There is a whole gallery of original photographs of this plane here.

Interesting indeed.

New Blog

This blog will serve as a site to store my pictures and experiences while airplane spotting. Other people will hopefully look at it, follow it, leave comments, suggestions, discussions, etc., and enjoy it. Hopefully this will be a fun and exciting experience for everyone.

Just gotta figure out this telephoto lens first...