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« Reply #780 on: July 03, 2015, 06:10:30 AM »

Pratt & Whitney Boeing 747SP departing for Montreal. 7/2/15.

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« Reply #781 on: July 03, 2015, 09:13:12 AM »

Nice capture Ned.  That plane just looks cool, pretty much from any angle.
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« Reply #782 on: July 03, 2015, 01:16:12 PM »

x2, Hope to catch that one someday. The SPs in general are interesting but this one is even more so.
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« Reply #783 on: July 04, 2015, 07:16:54 AM »

It was work to get Ned, but you nailed it
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« Reply #784 on: July 04, 2015, 01:18:08 PM »

Pratt-Whitney SP-747 engine test platform, departs KTUS, 7-3-15, Walt Thomas

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« Reply #785 on: July 04, 2015, 03:14:44 PM »

Gorgeous Walt. That view really shows off the relative shortness of the SP.
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« Reply #786 on: July 13, 2015, 04:38:17 PM »

TUS 07/13/15
DeHavilland DHC-8-314Q "Gray Ghost - Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconaissance (ISR)" (348) (N8300G)(Dynamic Avlease operates for the US Army)(The Q300s are the aerial component of the counter-IED (improvised explosive device)" Saturn Arch" program. " Saturn Arch" is meant to detect subtle changes in the landscape. By comparing such changes with existing geospatial data, likely IED placements are spotted.


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« Reply #787 on: July 13, 2015, 04:42:51 PM »

Awesome catch, Bill!  The counter-IED mission is one of the most fascinating things out there.
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« Reply #788 on: July 13, 2015, 04:58:13 PM »

Thanks Joe
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« Reply #789 on: July 13, 2015, 05:04:56 PM »

Awesome catch, Bill!  The counter-IED mission is one of the most fascinating things out there.

+1 - very cool Bill. Great work catching this unique airframe.
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« Reply #790 on: July 13, 2015, 05:58:44 PM »

Very, very cool, Bill!
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« Reply #791 on: July 13, 2015, 06:18:19 PM »

Excellent catch Bill! Very unique and cool aircraft.
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« Reply #792 on: July 13, 2015, 06:46:56 PM »

Thanks very much Jeff, Matt & Scott
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« Reply #793 on: August 03, 2015, 04:26:23 PM »

de Havilland DHC-8-315 Gray Ghost. This one arrived today. There are 3 more parked on the ramp at Million Air. Thanks to Bill Word for the tip.

_31A3253 de Havilland DHC-8-315 Gray Ghost (N8300F) by Ned Harris, on Flickr
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« Reply #794 on: August 03, 2015, 06:58:05 PM »

Nice shot Ned and neat looking and an uncommon aircraft
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