Ugh it is to early in the morning to be thinking without a caffeine drip… so here is some planes

From Seattle Spotting 2015

The Boeing 757 EcoDemonstrator (the thing on its back is a camera)

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A P-3C Orion doing laps at BFI

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An Alaska 737-900ER after a Charter flight heading for the Museum of Flight ramp

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Transavia 737-800

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China United Airlines 737-800

More later in the week!

The Lufthansa Retrojet in all its glory. Spent forever waiting for this thing to fly again, and then it does on a rainy crappy day *sigh*

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In case you were wondering, the livery is based on that of the original 747-200 when they was first delivered to Lufthansa. The only difference is the grey belly was polished aluminum. Not any more!

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The FAA’s Learjet doing some Pattern Work at Paine Field, testing instrumentation

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KLM’s New Livery on a 777-300ER

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Head on with the KLM 777-300ER

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Up close to a Dreamlifter

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Hainan 787 over the Keys

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A Cathay Pacific 777-300ER after a test flight

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KLM New Livery back at Paine

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Head on with the FAA Learjet

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Saudia after its first flight.

It has been a great few days of avgeekery around Seattle and I manged to get a lot of great stuff this week… so here are some for your Sunday night enjoyment:

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A Southwest 737-300 in new Livery

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A United 737-900ER with Scimitars

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Alaska’s new livery

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A Delta 737-900ER with my friend Charles onboard

Stay tuned later in the week for more!

Final Day of Avgeek goodies, more from around Seattle

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British Airways – Boeing 777-200ER

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Alaska Airlines – Boeing 737-700 – Portland Timbers Livery

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Alaska Airlines – Boeing 737-400 Combi

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Delta Air Lines – Airbus A330-300

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Republic Airways – Embraer E190

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Cargolux – Boeing 747-8F

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Cargolux – Boeing 747-8F

And that conludes my first week of march in spotting :D

So here are some more photos from a lot of the spotting I have been doing around Seattle lately!

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Up close with a JAL Boeing 787

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Skywest Airlines – Canadair CRJ-700

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A Rare sight in Seattle is the Horizon Airways – De Haviland Dash 8-Q400 – University of Alaska Anchorage Livery

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Alaska Airlines – Boeing 737-400 – Disneyland Livery

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All Nippon Airways – Boeing 787-8

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US Airways Airbus A320

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jetBlue – Airbus A320 – Fly-Fi Livery

Stay Tuned for more!

I have been meaning to post these photos for a couple of weeks now, but with all of the other photos I have taken lately I have spent more time working on them. I also had a trip to Chicago that came at last second so that pulled me away from home for a day or two. So now enjoy below some of the photos from the SeaTac Airport tour during Aviation Geek Fest 2015. A couple of hours of driving around the ramp at the airport means you get to enjoy lots of great up close photos like these:

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Air Canada – Embraer E190

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Alaska Airlines – Boeing 737-900ER with Scimitars!

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Skywest Airlines – Canadair CRJ-900

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The confusion plane! A US Airways A321 in American Airlines livery…

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Alaska Airlines – Boeing 737-800

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Alaska Airlines – Boeing 737-900ER

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Horizon Airways – De Haviland Canada Dash 8-Q400 – Boise State Livery

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Hawaiian Airlines – Airbus A330-200

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Delta Air Lines – Airbus A330-300

Stay Tuned for more!

It’s Friday.  All over the USA (And some parts of Europe as well) people are hopping onboard aircraft, jetting their way towards Seattle.  I am sure there are many people heading here for business or for the Seattle Food & Wine Expo or for Alton Brown Live this weekend.  But some people are heading their way towards Seattle for some Avgeek time.  This weekend is the Annual Aviation Geek Fest (AGF) and this will be the third year running that I will be helping out.

Although this year I didn’t help as much as the past for planning (since I believe a lot of it was done behind the scenes) I will still be there over the weekend, running around like a crazy person I am sure.  But the weekend is also great for the fact that I get to meet so many people.  I get to share my passion for Aviation with many like minded people, and also get to just be open about all of it.  No need to hide the fact I like planes when everyone else at AGF does too!  Catching up with friends on this annual visit is also fairly handy and I can’t wait to do that.

Although this year I won’t be able to make the social gathering on Saturday night (since I will be at the aforementioned Alton Brown Live.  Heidi & I bought tickets last May) it means that social time with everyone won’t be as great as last year, and my first AGF as a married man will be spent without Heidi around (she will be working most of the time).  It doesn’t change the fact that I will be having a heap of fun but it would have been nice to have her around, so she can experience some things for the first time.

It’s a big weekend, I can’t wait to get up to Everett tomorrow and get on that factory floor again, have a blast with everyone  and just enjoy myself.  Everyone who is coming to Seattle for AGF should have a really good time, and if you don’t, well… take a look at yourself!