F-15 Fini Flight

June 3, 2016 marked the final flight for one of the 142nd Fighter Wing, 123rd Fighter Squadron’s F-15 pilots. I was invited along to help document the occasion by “chasing” the aircraft down the runway in a Robinson R44 helicopter.

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KBFI April / May 2016

Every season brings new interesting traffic to Boeing Field, and the Spring of 2016 was no different. From military detachments to new test flights and unique visitors, there always seems to be something worth catching at BFI. April’s highlights included: a few USAF and USN visitors, an airport tour, a trio of Marine F/A-18Ds, and […]

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The Rise and Fall of Tanker 85

As one of the busiest non-¬≠towered airports in Washington, Thun Field in Puyallup (ICAO code KPLU) regularly sees a variety of aircraft types. Most common are Cessnas from the local flight schools, but also Pipers, Bonanzas, and homebuilts. Rarer, though familiar to the pattern, are bigger twin¬≠-engine aircraft like Cessna 340s, Beech Barons, and the […]

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