So, once upon a time I was a plane geek and had high hopes and dreams of seeing a Dreamliner, an A380, maybe an Antonov 225 thrown in for good measure. Living in Bangor, Maine, America you don’t think of it as a hotbed of aeronautical activity, I mean the majority of aircraft that visit … More Plane Geekery Bucket List. Revised.
It was a relatively uneventful Sunday morning in Bangor, that is until 8:23 when an email from FlightAware popped up in my inbox saying “Etihad Airways #103 (A388) en route from Abu Dhabi Int’l (OMAA/AUH) has diverted to Bangor Intl (KBGR) for an estimated arrival at 08:27AM EDT”. It wasn’t until an hour later that … More The Mighty Airbus A380 Comes To Bangor
After a 2 year hiatus, the Great(ish) State of Maine Air Show came back to the Brunswick Executive Airport(formerly the Brunswick Naval Air Station) for a Labor Day Weekend extravaganza. Ish. The Blue Angels and their herculean C-130 Hercules dubbed Fat Albert, along with the F-22 Raptor demo team highlighted an otherwise very anti-climactic show. … More The (not so)Great State of Maine Air Show
I’ve been severely lacking with my updates lately. This whole working for a living gets in the way of the fun things. Back in April I visited my parents in Florida, armed with a new 300mm lens I couldn’t wait to try it out. Fortunately I planned some plane geekery at the Fun N Sun … More Travel Blog: TPA
The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona is making the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport home to it’s beautifully restored B-17G bomber, the Sentimental Journey, from July 28th through August 7th. Leaving work a little early I made my way to KBHB to check it out. Having seen several B-17’s at air shows on static display, I’ve … More CAF Sentimental Journey
There hasn’t been a whole lot to post lately as far as new spotting activity goes. Mostly repeat REACH C-17s from McChord and Charleston, the usual Maine~iac KC-135Rs and the ever so popular ERJ/CRJ’s from Delta and US Airways. There have been some others of interest but they’re either after dark or when I’m busy at … More Recent Spotting Activity
The aircraft circle of life continues in Bangor. There have been a couple new American Airlines A319/A321s coming through in the past couple months and there are expected to be more coming soon. Some of the recent flights into Bangor have included retirement flights of Lufthansa and Iberia Airbus A340-300’s along with a Lufthansa Boeing … More Recent Activity in Bangor
With the budget cuts that went into effect earlier this year(aka the Sequester, or here in Maine, Sequestah), one of the federal programs to take a hit were the Blue Angels. Not only were their shows cancelled but other air shows in 2013 were cancelled. The Great State of Maine Airshow at the former Brunswick … More Great State of Maine Airshow Returns
On October 22nd a new era in American Airlines history began with the delivery of their first Airbus A321 aircraft. As with the prior delivery flights for American’s new A319s, the A321s inbound from Finkenwerder, made a pit stop in Bangor for fuel and a customs check before continuing on for Dallas.
I’m sitting here watching the Fall Classic, trying to keep my blood pressure in check while watching the Red Sox in Game 1 of the World Series. I’ve also got Lightroom open going through some photos I’ve taken recently, I stumbled across some pictures from my Florida vacation in April and well, I went to … More Looking Ahead to 2014