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ID 30339 Views: 361
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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: 315
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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: 320
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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: 412
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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: 400
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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: 346
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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: 384
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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 6306 Views: 326
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Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAE (cn 208B640) Parked on the ramp at La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica, the impressive size of the Caravan is made evident by the co-pilot who is standing next to the aircraft. This would be the plane that would take us back to San Jose about ten minutes after this shot. March 13, 2007

ID 6305 Views: 17601
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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) With the passengers still on board and the engines just shut down, this Nature Air Twin Otter is already having its luggage unloaded on the departure end of runway 04 at the exotic little airfield at La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica. March 13, 2007

ID 6304 Views: 400
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Private
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) Pictured at La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica, this Captain gave me the thumb's up when he caught me taking a shot of his plane during a quick five minute stop here. March 13, 2007

ID 3342 Views: 462
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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) Upon arrival from Pavas in San Jose, this Twin Otter is being positioned for deplaning and boarding at the terminal end of the runway at La Managua in Quepos. This festively painted aircraft belongs to the successor of Travelair, whom I first flew to Quepos in 1998. March 13, 2007

ID 3308 Views: 344
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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 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAE (cn 208B640) Lining up for runway 07 on approach to San Jose after our enjoyable twenty minute flight from Quepos. March 13, 2007

ID 3307 Views: 363
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Private
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) Rolling out on LaManagua's narrow runway, this King Air made a very quick turn around and was on its way again in five minutes. March 13, 2007

ID 2981 Views: 347
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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) Getting ready for a runway 04 departure on the ramp at Quepos. March 13, 2007

ID 2963 Views: 323
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAE (cn 208B640) Setting brakes and spooling down, this Sansa Caravan has just arrived with more visitors to Quepos, and will be the aircraft my friend and I will take back to San Jose. March 13, 2007

ID 2959 Views: 336
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Private
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) Rolling out on the runway in Quepos, this King Air made a quick-turn and was back on its way. March 13, 2007

ID 2958 Views: 347
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Private
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) For such a small airport, La Managua at Quepos gets quite a bit of traffic as one of Costa Rica's top tourist spots. This King Air stopped by strictly on business however, and after delivering a parcel, was immediately on its way again. March 13, 2007

ID 2955 Views: 371
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Private
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) A side view of this beautiful King Air as it makes a quick five minute stop at Aerodromo La Managua in Quepos. March 13, 2007

ID 2954 Views: 323
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Private
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) After a five minute stop over to drop off some packages, this King Air turned right around and departed in direction in which it came. March 13, 2007

ID 2953 Views: 349
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
TI-BAE (cn 208B640) Arriving in Quepos, this Sansa Caravan would be the aircraft we flew back to San Jose some ten minutes later. March 13, 2007

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