Monthly Archive: August 2011

Photo: Kalair’s 767-3P6/ER, VP-BKS, visits Columbus in advance of Irene – OPShots.net

A rare visitor graces the pavement at Port Columbus.  Photo:  Stephen Mosley Sr. - OPShots Contributor

Kalair moved its sole aircraft, a 767-300 (VP-BKS) from Newark International to Port Columbus airport in Ohio on August 26th, in advance of Hurricane Irene. The former Gulf Air aircraft can often be seen remotely parked at various east coast airports, but scant information is available about who owns it or what it is used …

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Rare Saudi A340 visits CLE to escape Irene – OPShots.net

A nice capture of this plane on approach to Hopkins.  Photo:  George Mihalek - OPShots Contributor

A Saudi Arabian Government A340 paid CLE a visit, arriving from IAD to escape the wrath of Huricanne Irene. This aircraft seems to be based at IAD and goes out on training flights and returns to IAD. Rarely photographed, great pictures were also taken by other OPShots members(click reg) who caught this beautiful A340 aircraft…An …

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Photo: National Airlines DC-8-71 visits Hopkins – OPShots.net

Parked on the south cargo ramp, this DC-8-71 was a nice visitor.  Photo: George Mihalek - OPShots Contributor

Becoming scarcer everyday, it’s nice to see a DC-8 of any sort these days, and this nicely painted DC-8-71 of National Airlines graced the cargo ramp for several recently. Once with United Airlines as a -61 model, the same aircraft was caught in a similar pose by the same photographer at the same airport thirty …

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Pilot Gets Prison Time in High-Profile Case – Flying Magazine

A challenger 604 at Akron Canton airport.  Photo: Gary Starcher - OPShots Contributor

Former Platinum Jet pilot Francis Vieira, 61, was sentenced to six months in federal prison on Monday for his role in fraudulent activity that led up to the crash of a Challenger 600 charter jet in 2005, which veered off the runway after a failed takeoff attempt from Teterboro Airport. During court hearings last year, …

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