1st flight of the season
So a bit of a late start to my spring flying season-pictured at left the latest project at Goderich Aircraft Refinishing in Centralia-this one bound for Royal Airlines, yet another Saudi oil Sheik with more money than you can sheik a stick at. I'm told it comes equipped with multiple large screen TVs including at least one 42" TV and standard 10" monitors in all the seats, with of course your standard mahogany trim details. These guys must be doing something right because the jets just keep getting bigger and bigger here-I understand that soon they will be adding yet another hangar to customize the large Boeing jets with the help of a $400,000 government incentive. A great Canadian aviation success story. Author's plane in foreground-TV's not included
Selfridge Surprise or The Last Thing An AlKaeda Courier Sees On His way Home
I just managed to snap off a couple of shots (hey,I didn't say my name was Leibowitz) of these two A-10 Warthogs as they passed over my car on approach to their airfield at Selfridge ANG the other day. I subsequently found out from the gaurd at the entrance to the base that it's forbidden to take photos there but I suspect that aviation nuts are exempt. Selfridge is the largest and certainly one of the oldest (operational since 1917) ANG bases in the US and even Charles Lindbergh spent time flying out of here back in the day. If you're in the neighbourhood, the airbase is just off I-94 on the way to Detroit from Port Huron and worth stopping by the aviation museum there, which has over 26 aircraft on permanent display.
Landing A-10's side by side.