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.