Plane Pron: Cape Air Special Liveries

I was going through the JetPhotos site and came across these beauties.

Cape Air is also the EAS carrier in Eastern Montana, including my hometown of Havre. These beauties are strictly for Caribbean routes though.

Enjoy!

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‘Best Painted Aircraft‘ at Tigermeet: Eurofighter Typhoon: theBrigade

This was in the Sunday Surfing today. This is one awesome looking Typhoon. They have the winner at this year’s Tiger Meet(Bucket List Item).

The stunning ‘Tiger Typhoon’ clinched the international award at the event in Schleswig, North Germany. In total over 60 aircraft from 12 different nations attended the Tigermeet which is a regular event aimed at encouraging nations to freely explore interoperability and joint operations in a informal and flexible environment.
The Typhoon Tiger is one of several Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft in the Luftwaffe’s 74th Tactical Fighter Wing, formerly known as JG 74. The Bavarian Tigers first formed in March 2013 following the restructuring of the Luftwaffe that year. The Fighter Wing is based at Neuburg and Lechfeld Air Base in Bavaria. The tiger tradition was handed over from former Fighter Bomber Wing 32 in Lechfeld to Fighter Wing 74.
Kommodore Frank Graefe, who heads the Fighter Wing, said: “Everywhere we go the Tiger Typhoon has been getting a fantastic reaction. There is no doubt that it is an incredible looking aircraft. We were honoured to have been awarded this prize – especially since we were competing against the world’s best.”
“Although the award may have its light-hearted side, the NATO Tigermeets serve a serious purpose in ensuring pilots from across the organisation can hone their skills to perfection as they practice a number of scenarios in testing and demanding  operational exercises. We were delighted with the way the event went and we were proud to represent a continuing and strong tradition.”

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Read more at http://thebrigade.com/2015/08/07/best-painted-aircraft-at-nato-tigermeet-ef-2000-eurofighter-typhoon-45-hq-photos/#s735taoVFc9OHeJZ.99

Sophistication-Browncoat Style

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No further commentary required……………………………..except for River Tam……………….

Apologies to my good writer friends out there. It’s a Saturday and I have had a bit of a time with the digestive tract today. I needed something to post and someone had the above picture at Facebook……………………..

I loved this show.

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Flygirlpainter got it finished

Simply the best looking helo paint scheme I have ever seen…………

I thought the HSM-35 Magicians one was killer and I saw it at the Miramar Show.

This one is the best.

Scorpion 100 Bureau Number
Bureau Number
Scorpion 100 Dog House
The Dog House
Scorpion 100 nose
The Nose
Scorpion 100 tail 1
Left side of the pylon
Scorpion 100 tail 2
Left side
Scorpion 100 tail 3
Right side
Scorpion 100 tail 4
Tail Surface
Scorpion 100 tail 5
Tail surface close up
Shayne Scott Jim
Signed by the artists
Shayne with HSM-49 CO Bobby Brown
Shayne Meder and HSM-49 CO, Commander Bobby Brown

The Navy Helo Community seems to like Shayne’s work!

 

Flygirlpainter does her thing on a brand new 60 Romeo for HSM-49, The Scorpions

Shayne Meder

Master Sergeant

United States Air Force

Retired

Damn this gal does some seriously awesome work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is doing the HSM-49 MH-60R CAG Bird as she has done all of the Helo Squadron CAG Birds based at NAS North Island.

I asked her if I could blog the progress of this project and she said to take them from Flygirlpainter at Facebook and to go for it. I have done two at http://oldretiredpettyofficer.blogspot.com/ already. Then I realized that not everyone reads that blog, so I am saturation bombing on a less regular cycle here at ATJT………………….

Please enjoy, my friends!

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Masking Off for all those colors
bad assery in progress
Lay out work
hammer time
Detail Stuff
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Business End
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Official Squadron Patch
masked all day
Masking the Pylon
peeps
She brought the Peeps!
scorpion red
Scorpion Red!
Stinger 100
Stinger 100, Factory Fresh!
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The Tease
the nose
The Nose
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The Red Is On

 

The Aviationist » GoPro footage of French Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Operations

Blue Water Ops. French style.

For the record, the wire mentioned in launching the Super Etendard is the bridle…………….It was used our carriers as well in the days of the Phantom, Crusader, Vigilante, Trader and Skywarrior in my early days in aboard the Forrestal Class Carriers Independence and Ranger.

The full story is at the link below.

The Aviationist » GoPro footage of French Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Operations.

The Navy’s EA-6B Prowler Completes Its Final Carrier Cruise

From Jalopnik today.

They are pretty much gone now. I remember when the Prowlers came to The Good Ship Independence in the Spring of 1974. The squadron was VAQ-132, The Scorpions. My good buddy Darryl Hinkle was in that outfit. It was the first of four cruises that we made together over our careers.

The Garudas were the last.

At the end of my career, I was in VAQ-140, The Patriots who still have the distinction of having the most beautiful Prowler CAG Jet that ever served…………………….

Patriot CAG-1

Here is the link to the article………………………….

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-navys-ea-6b-prowler-completes-its-final-carrier-cru-1659101419

A History Lesson, Plane Pr0n and Ship Pr0n all in one.

I came across this on YouTube. HMS Ark Royal R09 in 1975 conducting flight operations in the Mediterranean Sea. I am not sure what time of year it was but in the late Autumn of 1975, when I was aboard USS Independence CV62, we conducted a cross deck with Ark Royal. In 1976, we did it again.

This ship is gone now………………as are the Phantoms of 892 Squadron, the Buccaneers of 809 Squadron, the Gannetts and the Sea Kings and the Turbine H-34……………………………..

The RN Phantoms were amazing with those Rolls Royce Speys and the unique afterburners and the very long nose strut extend for the short cat stroke on The Ark.

Hands To Flying Stations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Plane Pr0n from Tehachapi

The weather was a factor in some scheduled participants not arriving. The Mountains and the Desert awakened to some autumn like weather……………

Classic Airplanes and a rather fine looking gal in period dress all done up………………….does make for a good day, regardless…………………..

3 Bellancas, a Grumman Albatross, an Aeronca, a Stinson and a Mustang! The Stearman was taking passengers up for $99.00.

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Rule 5/Load Heat(Thanks xbradtc!) Sophie Tweed-Simmons goes to work at theCHIVE for a day

This was in the Inbox yesterday. Out and about to Lancaster for a Jethawks Game. Rule 5/Load Heat Blogging with a Dirty Jobs Labour Day Marathon on Animal Plant and a Mythbusters Marathon on Science Channel(Kari Byron!!!!) and Coffee……………………………………..Another Baseball Game tonight. It is the last game of the season. Play off game next Saturday.

Morning Coffee 1 September 14

 

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All the rest is at the following link……………………Keep Calm…………………Chive On………………………

Sophie Tweed-Simmons goes to work at theCHIVE for a day (27 Photos)
Read more at http://thechive.com/2014/08/27/sophie-tweed-simmons-goes-to-work-at-thechive-for-a-day-27-photos/#ciJxW0DyIxObg1x8.99