Last month when my wife, son and I were in Florida visiting my parents, we made the first trek to an airshow with our almost 2 year old. The first airshow experience in Florida with my wife didn’t exactly go so hot, in fact, she has a pair of shoes now nicknamed “airshow shoes”(also, the … More Living An Airshow 365 Days A Year
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 a stopover in Dunkirk, New York last night, the Berlin Express made it’s appearance in Bangor on Thursday morning. Originally scheduled to land around 6pm Wednesday night, the North American P-51B Mustang touched down on runway 33 at Bangor International around 10am local time. The Berlin Express rose to notoriety in World War II when … More The Berlin Express Makes Fuel Stop in Bangor
Despite the heatwave, aviators and aviation stakeholders across the state gathered in Owls Head at the Owls Head Transportation Museum today for the 9th annual Maine Aviation Forum. The morning started off with updates from 5 Experimental Aircraft Association chapters in Maine and some of the projects they have in the works along with 3 … More 2017 Maine Aviation Forum Held In Owls Head
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
When it was announced that Donald Trump was going to make a stop in the Queen City, the first thing that came to my aviation mind was “PLEASE BRING THE 757!!” N757AF(the tail number for Donald’s Boeing 757-200) is on the photo bucket list of many aviation photographers and enthusiasts alike. The thought crossed my … More Trump Force One Comes to Bangor
I’m sure by now many of you in the Bangor area know there is a political rally for Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. The rally will take place at 4pm at the Cross Insurance Center on Main St in Bangor. While this is a huge, or YOOGE event for Bangor, it’s even YOOGER for … More Trump Rally in Bangor on Wednesday
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.
When you book a trip, you probably look for the cheapest, most direct flights possible. Oh you don’t? Me either. As soon as I log onto various airline websites, my inner plane geek comes out. After the search results pop up, I’m quickly looking at flights and what they are equipped with. Yes, pricing definitely … More Trip Report: Delta’s Boeing 737-900ER
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