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ID 30339 Views: 359
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Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BBG (cn 208B0572) Parked outside the Sansa terminal at San Jose/Alajeula, this Caravan shows off its tail feathers based on the wing feathers of the Scarlet and Blue Macaw, a large indigenous parrot native to the area. Since this time, the planes have been repainted to more closely represent their association with TACA.

ID 30338 Views: 311
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None
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Out Window (Midflight)
Costa Rica , March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) Not the best photo, but this is a view of Puerto Quepos on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Once a sleepy little fishing town, it now plays host to deep sea fishermen and other tourists who are increasingly visiting the region. The town itself is still very much a quaint Central American village...it is the stretch south of here that caters more heavily to the tourism industry with Manuel Antonio State park and it's uncrowded beaches nearby.

ID 30337 Views: 316
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Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Overview
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) An overview of runway 4/22 at Quepos. Now paved with asphalt, on my first visit here in 1998, it was covered in cinders. The runway is 3,609 feet long, 35 feet wide, and 85 feet above sea level. Most operations take place with aircraft landing on runway 22, towards the terminal, and departing on runway 04 as seen in this photo. Although I can find no reference of it being strictly a one-way-in, one-way-out runway, I\\\'ve been there three times and never saw it work any other way, and there aren\\\'t even traces of skid marks on the runway 04 side!

ID 30336 Views: 407
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Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AYQ (cn 422) The captain seems to be checking out the left main tire on this Twin Otter before departing Quepos for San Jose/Pavas. It does appear to be a bit low!

ID 30335 Views: 397
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Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AYQ (cn 422) Rolling out for departure, this angle shows the primitive paint scheme off to good effect. I believe it was designed by the children of the Nature Air sponsored NatureKids program. Nature Air was also the first airline in the world to be declared carbon neutral.

ID 30334 Views: 345
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Sansa
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Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) Welcome to the jungle! The "parking lot" and welcome signs as you walk to the exit at Quepos. From here, we rode in a Jeep taxi to our hotel near Manuel Antonio State Park.

ID 30333 Views: 379
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Business (Corporate Aircraft)
Beechcraft F90 King Air
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AWM (cn LA-76) Landing at Aerodromo La Managua in the Pacific coastal town of Quepos, Costa Rica.

ID 26877 Views: 313
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Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Terminal Internal View
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) A 2007 view of the interior of the open-air terminal building at Quepos/La Managua airport in Costa Rica. On a previous visit nine years earlier, the airport featured a gravel runway and a thatched-roof building smaller than this one.

ID 26876 Views: 399
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZC (cn 433) Photographed out of the side window of Sansa Caravan TI-BAN as we pull up to the terminal at La Managua in Quepos. The Twin Otter is about to depart in the opposite direction from the one that we just arrived on, which is pretty much the norm here at Quepos.

ID 26875 Views: 391
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Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAN (cn 208B0710) On short final to La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica (XQP/MRQP), we pass over palm oil plantations that only stop to make room for the runway. Just beyond the hills lies the Pacific Ocean, a tropical paradise, and the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park.

ID 26874 Views: 421
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAN (cn 208B0710) Four years ago from this very day, I was sitting in the Sansa terminal at San Jose, Costa Rica awaiting my ride to Quepos, an old fishing village situated on the Pacific coast, and an increasingly popular tourist destination. This turned out to be one of the most memorable and best vacations of my life! I shot this photo from inside the tiny Sansa terminal as my friend and I greeted the arrival of the aircraft that would take us to paradise.

ID 25892 Views: 401
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Aloha Airlines
Boeing 737-282 Adv
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 7, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N824AL (cn 23045) Parked outside the Coopesa heavy maintenance facility in San Jose, Costa Rica, this Aloha 737 was a long way from home, and has since been retired to the desert at Mojave following Aloha's demise the next year, in 2008. I always loved their livery.

ID 25884 Views: 409
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American Airlines
Airbus A300B4-605R
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 7, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N14068 (cn 511) Spooling-up and readying for a runway 07 departure back to Miami.

ID 25883 Views: 373
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US Airways
Boeing 757-2B7
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 7, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N937UW (cn 27245) Rolling out on runway 07 in San Jose, Costa Rica, in 2007.

ID 25882 Views: 395
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Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 7, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAK (cn 208B0681) Heading for the Sansa terminal after exiting runway 07 at Alajuela.

ID 25881 Views: 409
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Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March 7, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAP (cn 208B0789) Exiting the runway while we sit off to the side awaiting our gate.

ID 25215 Views: 340
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TACA
Airbus A319-132
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, February 25, 2009
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N477TA (cn 1952) I love spotting in Miami...so many different airlines than we get in Cleveland.

ID 22568 Views: 309
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American Airlines
Boeing 757-223
Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO/MROC)
Costa Rica, March -, 1998
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N601AN (cn 27052) Baking in the hot Costa Rican sun back in March 1998.

ID 18910 Views: 543
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Travel Air
Let 410 UVP Turbolet
Pavas (San Jose) - Tobias Bolanos International (SYQ/MRPV)
Costa Rica, March 21, 1998
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AWY (cn 84.13.13) Not only was this the first (and still only) Let 410 I'd ever seen, I had just had the pleasure of riding it from Quepos here to San Jose! Yours truly is posing in front of it while all the bags are unloaded. While editing this twelve year old picture, I came to a startling realization...I still have those shoes!

ID 18893 Views: 401
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Travelair
Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk 3-3 Trislander
Pavas (San Jose) - Tobias Bolanos International (SYQ/MRPV)
Costa Rica, March 21, 1998
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N414WA (cn 1034) Parked in the hot sun on a Costa Rica afternoon back in 1998.

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