Monday, May 31, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Paine Field May 29

LCF N780BA, UPS N340UP, Cathay Pacific B-KPR,
and China Cargo B-2079 at the fuel dock.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Flying Heritage Collection Memorial Day Event

On Memorial Day, May 31, the Flying Heritage Collection will unveil the newest additions to the collection – two fully operational tanks, the Soviet T-34 and the Jagdpanzer 38(t).

The Soviet T-34 tank is widely-considered one of the best tanks ever built and was produced more than any other tank by any other nation during World War II. In total more than 84,000 rolled off the assembly line, with a number of technological advancements and model upgrades. Although it was not the fastest or heaviest tank in the Red Army service, designers struck a winning balance with the T-34, equipping the medium tank with a large cannon and thick, sloping armor while still allowing for mobility and speed. The T-34 tank is painted in the colors of a vehicle that fought in Belarus in January 1945 and the slogan on its side translates “For General Bagramian”—the famous Soviet Marshal of the 3rd Belarusian Front in 1945.

The Jagdpanzer 38(t) tank, also know as Hetzer, was one of the most common late-war German tank destroyers. Its small size made it easy to be concealed. It was available in relatively large numbers and was considered mechanically reliable. The Hetzer’s weaknesses were its very limited gun movement and poor visibility -— the entire vehicle sometimes needed to be turned to track a fast-moving target. The Hetzer is in the paint scheme of a “tank hunter” battalion that participated in the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944.

The Soviet T-34 tank will drive and fire at 12 p.m.; the Flak 88, a famous WWII artillery weapon, will fire at 1 p.m.; the Hetzer will drive and fire at 2 p.m. Following Memorial Day, both tanks will be permanently displayed at the collection.

Along with the FHC’s new tanks, the Memorial Day event will showcase military vehicles and weapons from the Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club. The exhibit will be open from 10 am to 5 pm for Flying Heritage Collection visitors.

WHERE: Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, WA 98204· Free parking is available in the Flying Heritage Collection parking lot.

COST: Entrance to the Memorial Day tank & military vehicle exhibit is included with admission. Veterans receive free admission on Memorial Day. FHC admission prices are: Adults $12, Seniors/Military: $10; Youths (6-15): $8; Children (5 and under) are free; Groups (15 or more) are $10 per person.

Paine Field May 26

N780BA just arrived from Nagoya.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Paine Field May 24

Air India VT-ALT delivery flight to VIDP.

Korean Air 747-8F move from the factory to the flightline. Another Korean Air 747 was moved to the number one position after this airplane was moved out.

Cathay Pacific 777 move from the 40-24 to the paint hangar.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Paine Field May 21

Another Royal Air Maroc 787 is on the flightline today.

AeroLogic D-AALE test flight.

A Cathay Pacific 777 is moved from the 40-25 to the 40-24 next to N787ZA and a LAN 787.

YQ026 touch and go.

First 787 engine run one year ago, May 21, 2009.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Paine Field May 20

AeroLogic D-AALE returning from first flight.

Azerbaijan 4K-BAKU-1

N787ZA and a LAN 787 are moved outside the 40-24 so that a 767 can be moved to the fuel dock.

747-8F N747EX was on the flutter track this evening with T-38 N38FT until 0230z. The chase plane returned to Boeing Field and BOEING 501 went to the north training area for 45 minutes before recovering at Grant County Airport.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Paine Field May 19

May 20 0509z. BOEING 004 787 N7874 operations normal, position 25.34N 121.46W cleared to Victorville KVCV.

Qatar 777 in the 45-01 paint hangar.

Monday, May 17, 2010

787 Update May 17

May 17 0630z. BOEING 004 787-8 N7874 position N26.16 W122.48 cleared to Victorville KVCV.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Paine Field May 15

747-8 N747EX makes a left turn 18 miles north of Paine Field and heads east on the flutter track to the Mullan Pass VOR.
On Sunday morning, May 16, N747EX and T-38 N38FT departed Grant County Airport on a test flight.

747-8 flight test communications May 16 Part I
747-8 flight test communications May 16 Part II

ANA JA786A test flight.

Everett flightline May 15, 2009.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Paine Field May 14

Qatar Cargo A7-BFA ready to depart on a functional check flight.

Returning to the Boeing ramp.

N787FT engine run.

Air China B-5508 low approach.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

General Aviation Day May 15

The Washington Pilot’s Association and Paine Field will host the 15th annual General Aviation Day with the Taste of Mukilteo on Saturday, May 15th. The event is for everyone, with lots of fun, food and activities for all ages. Admission is free.

The morning kicks off with a Firefighters’ Fly Day 5k Run at 8:00 a.m., and the Paine Field Firefighters follow up with a pancake breakfast at 8:30 am. The cost is a donation to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ramp will open at 9:00 a.m., with free Young Eagles introductory flights for kids ages 8 – 17, aircraft displays and local vendors.

Come see the latest in general aviation aircraft as well as many of the airplanes owned and operated by local private pilots. Vintage aircraft and warbirds will be on display thanks to the participation of the Museum of Flight Restoration Center, the Flying Heritage Collection, Historic Flight Foundation and Cascade Warbirds. Among these will be WWII aircraft and many pre-war military and civilian aircraft. Along with these fascinating and historic aircraft, the Tyee Triumph Club will display some of their classic sports cars, and some of Paine Field’s fire engines will also be on hand for kids to get an up-close look. The Blackjack Squadron will participate with exciting formation flyovers.

Local non-profit organizations will have a place at General Aviation Day such as Civil Air Patrol, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FAA Aviation and Space Education, the Ninety-Nines, Kiwanis, Museum of Flight, Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Museum of Flight Restoration Center, Boeing Bluebills, Christmas House, The Short Snorter Project, Medical Reserve Corps, US Power Squadron, Everett Community College Aviation Maintenance School, and more. They will all be on hand with information booths, sharing information about their work in the community.

The Airport’s flight schools will also be on hand – Northway Aviation, and Regal Air.

The Taste of Mukilteo, as well as Kiwanis BBQ will open at 11:30 a.m., with great tastes, available from familiar venues in and around Mukilteo. All proceeds from the Taste of Mukilteo will go to the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

The event will conclude at 3:30 p.m., with a Parade of Warbirds across the field to the Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center, at which time, the public is invited to make their way to the airport west side for the organization’s Open House.

Take a flight, meet the pilots, see one-of-a kind aircraft, talk with the flight schools, enjoy some great food, and watch the thrilling flying demonstrations – all this and more!

The first of 10 Flying Heritage Collection Fly Days begins on May 15, with the P-47 and Fieseler Storch scheduled to fly at noon. The Fly Day events are free, there is a $12 admission charge to visit the Flying Heritage Collection hangar at Paine Field, 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, WA.

The Flying Heritage Collection has two German WWII anti-aircraft guns on display.

And a Russian T-34.

Paine Field May 13

VF941 Azerbaijan Airlines 4K-BAKU-1 first flight.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Paine Field May 11

Initial engine run was completed on N787FT Monday afternoon, gauntlet test should begin soon.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Paine Field May 10

Korean Air HL8208 delivery flight to Incheon.

Additional parking. Boeing Site Services inspects the new 787 parking area at K1.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

787 Update May 8

Two 787s were moved from ATS Hangar 3 to the flightline this afternoon.

Paine Field May 8

L-39 N6175C taxi test.

BOEING 501 747-8 N747EX was expected to land for fuel this afternoon but returned to Grant County Airport without stopping at Paine Field.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Paine Field May 7

ANA 787 move from the 45-04 paint hangar to the flightline.

ANA 777 JA786A move from the flightline to the 45-04.

787 horizontal stabilizers unloaded from N780BA.

Four Dreamlifters on the flightline today.

N747BC, N780BA, and N718BA.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Paine Field May 6

Qatar Cargo 777F Low Approach from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

EVA Air B-16717 Landing from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

N747BC, N249BA, N718BA, and N787FT.

Boeing Everett Flightline from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

American Airlines N837NN touch and go.

Southwest Airlines N318SW to Portland.

UPS N436UP taxi test.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Paine Field May 5

Azerbaijan Airlines 4K-BAKU-1 move to the compass rose for an engine run.

KC-767A prototype, EVA Air B-16716 and B-16715 at the inner ramp.

N249BA, N718BA, and N747BC.

N249BA and N787FT.

Monday, May 3, 2010