(Unseen) Overhead Today: Lockheed U-2 Reg. N806NA

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Reg: N806NA Aircraft: Lockheed ER-2S Airline: United States РNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Serial #: 1-063 U-2 flying a racetrack pattern over North Texas todat at 55,000 ft (not visible at that altitude). Interesting.

Seen Overhead Today: 1957 North American T-28

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1957 North American T-28, Reg. N649DF at 3400 ft, flying at 201 mph from Dallas Executive Airport to Fort Worth Meacham International Airport at 9:40 AM. Update: Seen again today at 1:10 PM flying at 3900 ft and 184 kt. returning from Fort Worth Meacham International Airport to Dallas Executive Airport. Flight landed at 1:17 […]

Seen Overhead Today: Northrop T-38 Talon

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Northrop T-38 Talon, Reg. 70-1581 seen at;55 PM travelling at 320 kts at 4075 ft altitude from SE Houston, TX to Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport.

Seen Overhead Today: Boeing-Veritol CH-47 Chinook

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Boeing-Veritol CH-47 Chinook, Reg 10-087404 travelling from Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex, flying at 1200 ft altitude.

Seen Overhead Today: Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Reg 164994 seen overhead while flying at 3000 ft, departed from New Orleans, LA, arrived at Fort Worth Alliance Airport at 12:23 PM. Update: Seen overhead again on March 19, flying at 3700 ft, from East Texas Regional Airport in Longview, TX to Fort Worth Alliance Airport at 1:15 PM. Seen again […]

Seen Overhead Tonight: 1942 Douglas DC-3, Reg. N87745

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1942 Douglas DC-3 owned by Douglas 87745 LLC of Cleburne, Texas, flying out of Fort Worth Meacham International Airport. An awesome sound of WW II power in the night sky. Update 1: FlightAware shows almost same exact flight path repeated on December 4, 8, 9, 10 and again on December 11 (today). Update 2: Seen […]

Seen Overhead Today: Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, Reg 61-0020

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Travelling eastbound at 27,000 feet toward Barksdale AFB near Shreveport, LA

Seen Overhead Today: Boeing CH-47F Chinook

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Boeing CH-47F Chinook in flight originating from Dallas Executive Airport.

Seen Overhead Today: 2nd Time Sighting This One

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress. It is one of two B-29s that are currently flying in the world (with Doc being the other B-29). It is owned by the Commemorative Air Force and is based at the Vintage Flying Museum at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas.  

Today’s Overhead Sighting

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Antonov 124 UR-82029 (Image from AirHistory.net) Update: This flight originated at 4:14 PM CDT from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) enroute for 8 hours and 53 minutes to England’s Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK). The following day (9/26/2021 at 7:07 AM BST) it continued for 7 hours and 33 minutes to Dubai, UAE’s Al Maktoum […]

Air Force Sightings in the Last 96 Hours

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8/29 – Six seen (of 12 tracked) C30J Lockheed C-130J Hercules One Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey 8/31 – 9/1 Four Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Also tracked (within 5 miles) but not seen: One Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. Likely hurricane positioning and or ‘other’ logistics in progress.

B29 Boeing Superfortress

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1944 Boeing TB-29-A Bomber spotted at 2,300 ft over Arlington, TX today. The flight originated at 09:45 CDT from Ft. Worth Meacham International Airport en route to Barksdale Air Force Base for the Defenders of Liberty Air Show, a Twilight performance exclusively for base residents, employees and their guests.  

RIP General Chuck Yeager

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  Chuck Yeager, first pilot in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight, has left us at 97 years of age. Rest in Peace with my greatest respect, sir.

Blue Angels – DFW Flyover

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The Blue Angels flew over my backyard today – I saw them just over my rooftop. It was somewhat disappointing that they were so quiet. I expected a thunderous boom, but it was not to be.

Today’s View of the Pentagon Building: Washington, D.C.

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Not my picture but this was the exact view I had departing from Washington Reagan airport (DCA) today.

The Cessna 310B has arrived into her new home – Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY). Just arrived in Texas from Hillsboro, OR.¬† Ready to fly! Less than 3,000 Total air-frame hours. Nice plane.  

Flight Segment #2: 241 mph

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Sat 04:57:41 PM 209 kts 241 mph Altitude: 7,700′

My intrepid friend Rick Romano made the first segment from Hillsboro, OR (KHIO) to Battle Mountain, NV (KBAM) with these comments: “Well this plane is entertaining to say the least I am now in Battle Mountain Nevada the flight instruments are needing attention the directional Gyro does not work the altimeter is pretty far off […]

Very Cool: Every flight plan in the world in 24 Hours – Capitalism Works!

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  Every flight plan in the world in 24 Hours Every plane flight in the world over a 24 hour period, via @washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/MhWNt8lpiH — Max Galka (@galka_max) January 9, 2016

Heavy Topic: Concrete Construction

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My city inspector advised me to build a doorway landing at the hanger for Code compliance. 42″ x 42″ and 7 ” high would be swell, he said. Quick math in the Home Depot aisle said: 35″ x 35″ x 80% of a foot would be about 9 cubic feet “. So far so good. […]

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