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ID 58436 Views: 55
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USA - Air Force
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, - -, 1982
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63-8039 (cn 18656) Another one from my archives. This was the result of a hydraulic system failure of a USAF Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker during an exercise Elephant Walk on a sunny afternoon at Wurtsmith AFB, MI, in 1982. This was the first KC-135 behind a line of B-52 Stratofortress’s, which took part in the simulated launch. As the aircraft attempted to brake at it approached the B-52, the Pilot realized he had no brakes. His split-second decision to steer the aircraft off of the runway saved many lives. Elephant Walks date back to WWI and were a regular occurrence at SAC bases back in the day. Once all of the fuel, approx. 31,000 gallons, was offloaded, two bulldozers were used to pull the aircraft back on the runway. I believe this aircraft is still in service today.

ID 58435 Views: 56
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USA - Air Force
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, - -, 1982
E. Jones
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63-8039 (cn 18656) Another one from my archives. This was the result of a hydraulic system failure of a USAF Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker during an exercise Elephant Walk on a sunny afternoon at Wurtsmith AFB, MI, in 1982. This was the first KC-135 behind a line of B-52 Stratofortress’s, which took part in the simulated launch. As the aircraft attempted to brake at it approached the B-52, the Pilot realized he had no brakes. His split-second decision to steer the aircraft off of the runway saved many lives. Elephant Walks date back to WWI and were a regular occurrence at USAF bases back in the day.

ID 57251 Views: 67
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Germany - Air Force
Airbus A400M Atlas
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, September 1, 2017
E. Jones
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54+06 (cn 041)

ID 57250 Views: 76
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Germany - Air Force
Airbus A400M Atlas
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, September 1, 2017
E. Jones
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54+06 (cn 041)

ID 57249 Views: 66
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Germany - Air Force
Airbus A400M Atlas
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, September 1, 2017
E. Jones
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54+06 (cn 041)

ID 57248 Views: 88
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Germany - Air Force
Airbus A400M Atlas
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, September 1, 2017
E. Jones
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54+06 (cn 041)

ID 57247 Views: 74
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Germany - Air Force
Airbus A400M Atlas
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, September 1, 2017
E. Jones
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54+06 (cn 041) My first sighting of a German Air Force Airbus A400M Atlas, on short-final just before the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show. This was the first North American airshow appearance for a GAF A400M. 54+06 is from Air Transport Wing 62 – Wunstorf, Germany.

ID 57246 Views: 84
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Canada - Air Force
DeHavilland Canada Dash 8 CT-142
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, September 1, 2017
E. Jones
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142804 (cn 080) A RCAF CT-142 Bombardier DHC-8-100 taxiing to park at KYIP for the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show. A German Air Force A400M Atlas (54+06) can also be seen on final approach.

ID 57245 Views: 83
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Canada - Air Force
DeHavilland Canada Dash 8 CT-142
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, September 1, 2017
E. Jones
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142804 (cn 080)

ID 57244 Views: 79
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Canada - Air Force
DeHavilland Canada Dash 8 CT-142
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, September 1, 2017
E. Jones
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142804 (cn 080) My first sighting of a RCAF CT-142 Bombardier DHC-8-100. The CT-142 arrived at KYIP on 1 Sept 2017 for the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show. This CT-142 is assigned to 17 Wing – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

ID 56370 Views: 154
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USA - Air Force
Boeing KC-135 T Stratotanker
Mount Clemens - Selfridge ANGB (MTC/KMTC)
USA - Michigan, April 5, 2016
Corey Betke
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59-1512 (cn T0415)

ID 56369 Views: 143
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USA - Air Force
Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II
Mount Clemens - Selfridge ANGB (MTC/KMTC)
USA - Michigan, April 5, 2016
Corey Betke
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Unknown (cn Unknown)

ID 56028 Views: 81
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USA - Navy
Boeing P8-A Poseidon
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, August 21, 2016
E. Jones
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168998 (cn 44939)

ID 56027 Views: 113
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USA - Navy
Boeing P8-A Poseidon
Detroit - Willow Run Airport (KYIP/YIP)
USA - Michigan, August 21, 2016
E. Jones
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168998 (cn 44939)

ID 55982 Views: 108
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Evergreen International Airlines
Boeing 747-230B(SF)
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, January 29, 2017
E. Jones
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N488EV (cn 23287) I saw this aircraft several years ago in Qatar. Now it sits awaiting its fate. Also, Wurtsmith was my first assignment in the USAF many years ago. So sad to see it in the condition it is now.

ID 55550 Views: 126
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Southwest Airlines
Boeing 737-7H4
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR/KGRR)
USA - Michigan, November 4, 2016
DJR107
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N490WN (cn 32476)

ID 55549 Views: 202
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Business (Corporate Aircraft)
Raytheon Hawker 800XP
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR/KGRR)
USA - Michigan, November 4, 2016
DJR107
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N875BC (cn 258524)

ID 55548 Views: 134
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Business (Corporate Aircraft)
Gulfstream Aerospace G-V-SP Gulfstream G550
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR/KGRR)
USA - Michigan, November 4, 2016
DJR107
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N999LR (cn 5481)

ID 55547 Views: 119
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American Eagle (SkyWest Airlines)
Canadair CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-701ER
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR/KGRR)
USA - Michigan, November 4, 2016
DJR107
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N776SK (cn 10241)

ID 55546 Views: 131
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Untitled (NetJets)
Raytheon Hawker 800XP
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR/KGRR)
USA - Michigan, November 4, 2016
DJR107
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N821QS (cn 258709)

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