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Aviation images of Civil and Antique Aircraft
  • The Airbus A380 during a flyover of the San Francisco Bay as part of San Francisco's 2007 Fleet Week activities in October of 2007. The Airbus A380's stopover at the San Francisco International Airport was part of it's flight readiness trials. With two full passenger decks the A380 can be configured to carry as many as 525 passengers. Photographed 10/07
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  • The Airbus A380 is accompanied by a Cessna Citation during a flyover of the San Francisco Bay as part of San Francisco's 2007 Fleet Week activities in October of 2007. The Airbus A380's stopover at the San Francisco International Airport was part of it's flight readiness trials. With two full passenger decks the A380 can be configured to carry as many as 525 passengers.
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  • A Calfire Grumman S2-T Turbo Tracker based in Columbia, California, gets airborne in response to a forest fire. The Turbo Tracker is a civilian conversion of the Navy's S-2 Tracker. The Calfire fleet, formerly California Department of Forestry, includes 23 of the Turbo Trackers located throughout the state. Each aircraft is capable of carrying 1200 gallons of water or retardant and able to reach a fire within 20 minutes. Photographed 06/07
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  • A United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III sits on the ramp with a variety of general aviation aircraft at Charles M. Schulz Regional Airport in Santa Rosa, California. The Globemaster was there as part of the annual Wings Over the Wine Country Airshow, sponsored by the Pacific Coast Air Museum, in August 2007. The C-17 was first delivered to the Air Force in June of 1993. The Globemaster has a maximum payload capacity of 170,900 pounds. Photographed 08/07
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  • A 1943 Boeing N2S in civilian colors sits on the Merced, California, ramp. Restored to flying condition by Jim and Marie Long of Chico, California. this aircraft was awarded the trophy for "Ex-Military Aircraft (no markings)" at the 2007 Merced Antique Fly-In. In the 1930's and 40's there were 8584 Stearman Model 75's produced. Known to the Navy as the N2S and the Army Air Corps as the Kaydet, the ruggedly constructed biplane design was used extensively by both as a trainer aircraft.   Photographed 05/07
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  • Escorted by a San Francisco fireboat a Zeppelin NT operated by Airship Ventures transits through the Golden Gate during its inaguaral voyage to San Francisco. The German manufactured airship differs from a blimp due to its rigid frame allowing for much larger aircraft.
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  • Escorted by a San Francisco fireboat a Zeppelin NT operated by Airship Ventures transits through the Golden Gate during its inaguaral voyage to San Francisco. The German manufactured airship differs from a blimp due to its rigid frame allowing for much larger aircraft.
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  • A Zeppelin NT operated by Airship Ventures passes over the West Tower of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge during its inaguaral voyage to San Francisco. The German manufactured airship differs from a blimp due to its rigid frame allowing for much larger aircraft.
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  • The stars and stripes makes its way down to earth beneath the canopy of a parachutists during the 2008 Reno National Championship Air Races.
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  • C-119 Flying Boxcar (N15501) was manufactured by Fairchild Aircraft Company in 1968 and was formerly owned by Hawkins & Powers of Greybull, Wyoming. Hawkins and Power's, once renowned for their aerial firefighting aircraft, flew N15501 to Africa to film the opening sequences of the 2004 remake of the film Flight of the Phoenix. Three other ex USMC C-119Fs were used in various wreck scenes. <br />
The Air Force C-119 Flying Boxcar (Navy R4-Q) was initially a redesign of the Fairchild C-82 Packet that was built between 1945 and 1948. The C-119 addressed many of the shortcomings of the Packet with more usable cargo space, more powerful engines, and a stronger airframe. The first C-119 was delivered in December of 1949 and saw extensive action in the Korean War as a troop and equipment transport. Later versions would be modified for satellite tracking or as a "Stinger" gunship. and A total of 1185 C-119's were built and were in service with the Air Force until 1973. Civilian-operated C-119s were used as firebombers and transports in the northwest United States.
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  • N59154, a Boeing A75N1 or PT17, flies over Minter Field in California's Central Valley near Bakersfield. Boeing built 8584 of the Stearman's many of which where used as primary trainers for the Army Air Corps. Known both as the Stearman and Kaydet many surplus aircraft were sold and used as sport aircraft or cropdusters.
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  • The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection utilizes the OV-10 Bronco as a lead-in aircraft for the air tankers as well as an aerial platform from which the entire air operation is coordinated. The CAL FIRE Broncos fly with a crew of two, a pilot and the Air Attack Officer, whose job it is to coordinate all aerial assets on a fire with the Incident Commander on the ground.
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  • A Calfire Grumman S2-T Turbo Tracker based in Grass Valley, California, drops a load of water the length of the runway during a demonstration at the Nevada County Airport. The Turbo Tracker is a civilian conversion of the Navy's S-2 Tracker. The Calfire fleet, formerly California Department of Forestry, includes 23 of the Turbo Trackers located throughout the state. Each aircraft is capable of carrying 1200 gallons of water or retardant and able to reach a fire within 20 minutes.
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  • The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection utilizes the OV-10 Bronco as a lead-in aircraft for the air tankers as well as an aerial platform from which the entire air operation is coordinated. The CAL FIRE Broncos fly with a crew of two, a pilot and the Air Attack Officer, whose job it is to coordinate all aerial assets on a fire with the Incident Commander on the ground.
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  • Calfire Grumman S-2T tracker taxies down the Nevada County Airport ramp in Grass Valley, California. The Turbo Tracker is a civilian conversion of the Navy's S-2 Tracker. The Calfire fleet, formerly California Department of Forestry, includes 23 of the Turbo Trackers located throughout the state. Each aircraft is capable of carrying 1200 gallons of water or retardant and able to reach a fire within 20 minutes.
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  • Boeing Stearman Model 75 (S/N 75-603) sponsored by Jelly Belly flies over the Central Valley of California. One of the best known biplanes in aviation over 10 thousand of the model were manufactured for the military as a primary trainer during the Second World War. The Jelly Belly Stearman appears regularly at airshows throughout the western United States.
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  • Boeing Stearman Model 75 (S/N 75-603) sponsored by Jelly Belly flies over the Central Valley of California. One of the best known biplanes in aviation over 10 thousand of the model were manufactured for the military as a primary trainer during the Second World War. The Jelly Belly Stearman appears regularly at airshows throughout the western United States.
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  • Boeing Stearman Model 75 (S/N 75-603) sponsored by Jelly Belly flies over the Central Valley of California. One of the best known biplanes in aviation over 10 thousand of the model were manufactured for the military as a primary trainer during the Second World War. The Jelly Belly Stearman appears regularly at airshows throughout the western United States.
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  • Boeing Stearman Model 75 (S/N 75-603) sponsored by Jelly Belly flies over the Central Valley of California. One of the best known biplanes in aviation over 10 thousand of the model were manufactured for the military as a primary trainer during the Second World War. The Jelly Belly Stearman appears regularly at airshows throughout the western United States.
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  • Boeing Stearman Model 75 (S/N 75-603) sponsored by Jelly Belly flies over the Central Valley of California. One of the best known biplanes in aviation over 10 thousand of the model were manufactured for the military as a primary trainer during the Second World War. The Jelly Belly Stearman appears regularly at airshows throughout the western United States.
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  • Boeing Stearman Model 75 (S/N 75-603) sponsored by Jelly Belly flies over the Central Valley of California. One of the best known biplanes in aviation over 10 thousand of the model were manufactured for the military as a primary trainer during the Second World War. The Jelly Belly Stearman appears regularly at airshows throughout the western United States.
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  • Boeing Stearman Model 75 (S/N 75-603) sponsored by Jelly Belly flies over the Central Valley of California. One of the best known biplanes in aviation over 10 thousand of the model were manufactured for the military as a primary trainer during the Second World War. The Jelly Belly Stearman appears regularly at airshows throughout the western United States.
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  • N308AB, a Gulfstream Aerospace model Gulfstream IV takes off from the Nevada County Airport after a brief stop during the 2005 Nevada County Airfest. The Gulfstream IV was first introduced in 1987 and production ceased in 2003.
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  • N308AB, a Gulfstream Aerospace model Gulfstream IV makes a fly by at the Nevada County Airport during the 2005 Nevada County Airfest. The Gulfstream IV was first introduced in 1987 and production ceased in 2003.
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  • Grass Valley based California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection OV-10 Bronco. CalFire utilizes the North American Rockwell built OV-10 Bronco as a lead-in aircraft for the air tankers as well as an aerial platform from which the entire air operation is coordinated. The CAL FIRE Broncos fly with a crew of two, a pilot and the Air Attack Officer, whose job it is to coordinate all aerial assets on a fire with the Incident Commander on the ground.
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