It was a busy day for LifeFlight of Maine as they hosted 3 dedication ceremonies to commemorate their 20th anniversary of serving Maine and New England with world renowned air ambulance service. In Bangor roughly 50 people attended the ceremony at the LifeFlight hangar. On hand were several employees of Lifeflight of Maine, SevenBar Aviation, … More LifeFlight of Maine Hosts 20th Anniversary Dedication
It was a windy day but that didn’t stop aviation enthusiasts from Bangor to as far away as Massachusetts from coming to the Queen City to help celebrate Bangor International Airport’s 50th Anniversary. Spectators were treated to a front row view to everything from a Cessna doing pattern work to 6 Finnish F/A-18s heading to … More BGR Hosts 50th Anniversary Open House
Back in June the world was graced with a future aviation geek. Or, someone who out of spite will hate aviation and go Uber spotting rather than plane spotting. But for now, Baby3315 has no choice in the matter, he can like planes or he can like planes. That amazing day in June forever changed … More Traveling With a 9 Month Old. And a Dog.
Mid morning on a frosty New Years Eve morning, a Volga Dnepr Ilyushin IL-76 glided over the Penobscot River and touched down on Bangor International Airport’s runway 33. Typically a fuel stop or an overnight rest for the crew, this time the IL-76’s destination was Bangor. Several weeks in the works with teams from BGR … More BGR Closes 2017 With Another Cargo Operation
Two weeks of coordination between several organizations culminated in an Antonov Airlines AN-124 Ruslan’s front cargo door opening to receive two 53′ shipping containers and other miscellaneous pallets on the ramp at Bangor International Airport. The shipping containers housed a high tech water filtration system manufactured in New Gloucester, Maine by Emerging Compounds Treatment Technologies … More Heavy Cargo Operation At Bangor International
After getting 2 hours of sleep on the plane and then trying to get as much sightseeing done in Venice as humanly possible, we crashed last night. So much that I set 2 alarms, snoozing the first one and then the second. I’m not a morning person, but Elise knew this going into it. My … More Our Honeymoon – Day 2 All Aboard
So for those of you reading who aren’t seeing this on mine or my wife’s personal Facebook pages, it’s a bit of a departure from my usual posts. In June I married an unbelievably amazing woman who embraced my planegasms. Seriously, and she can determine the difference between a KC-135, C-17 and a C-5, she’s … More Our Honeymoon – Day 1 Venice, Italy
Around 5:45 this morning, the skies over greater Bangor came alive with the dull roar of 2 Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 refueling tankers as they sped down the runway at Bangor International Airport. Soon thereafter the first flight of 5 F-16 Viper aircraft took to the sky. The sound of of jet fuel roaring … More Israeli Air Force F-16s Provide Wakeup Call To Bangor Area Residents
This seems like a yearly social media event for me. And by social media event, I mean ripping my beard hairs out one by one when I hear friends around the Bangor area, or within striking distance, yelp about the prices of tickets from Bangor versus fares from Portland. Every year, I type long winded explanations on … More The Great Debate: Bangor vs Portland
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
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