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
The 2017 air show season in New England is a few months away, but given the snowy forecast for tomorrow, I decided to throw together a list of shows here in New England as well as a few of the major national shows that are among the best of the best. Here they are with … More 2017 Air Show Schedule
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
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
I’m not going to sit here and lie to you, up until the past 3 trips to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, I was never a fan of connecting through there. Typically, I would arrive from New York’s LaGuardia in say Terminal A and need to get to Terminal LL. Ok, so maybe not LL, maybe … More Travel Blog: ATL
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.