Monthly Archive: July 2011

Photo: Thunder Over Michigan Airshow Provides Thrills

Part of a celebration of 100 years of Naval Aviation at the Thunder Over Michigan airshow.  Photo: Mark Plumley -

This General Motors built Grumman TBM Avenger was just one of many warbirds present at this years show at Detroit’s Willow Run airport (KYIP).  This years show highlighted 100 Years of Naval Aviation and featured an impressive lineup of aircraft.   Two of our photographers were lucky enough to attend the show and have presented …

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Photo: United Arab Emirates 747-433 Visits Cleveland

A6-COM sits on the de-icing pad for an extended visit.  Photo: Ed Jones -

A 747-433 of the United Arab Emirates Dubai Air Wing arrived on the evening of July 24th for a five night stay while a member of UAE’s royal family received treatment at the Cleveland Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic is a big draw for many middle-eastern dignitaries and brings a bit of aviation excitement to Cleveland …

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Hopkins Flooring Project Well Under Way –

Part of the flooring project on the C concourse.  Photo: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. -

(July 20, 2011)  -If you haven’t been to Cleveland Hopkins airport for a while, you are missing out on a remarkable transformation underway.  The transformation takes the form of a new project that will see all the carpeting replaced with brand-new terrazzo flooring complete with dynamic  graphics and vibrant murals. The gray carpeting that was …

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Photo: Fourth of five Dash 8-300’s enters CommutAir service in Cleveland –

The fourth out of an eventual five Dash-8-300's for CommutAir taxies out for departure at Cleveland Hopkins airport.  Photo: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. -

Once an all Beech 1900D operator, CommutAir moved on from the mighty Beech to become an all Dash-8-200 operator. Recently, a demand for extra capacity was realized, and five larger fifty seat Dash-8-300 series aircraft were obtained from Austrian Airlines regional carrier Tyrolean Air. Following conversion to US standards and a repaint, the aircraft have …

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