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When Continental merged with United, there were 36 Boeing 737-700s with Continental with N54711 here being the third 737-700 in Continental’s fleet having been delivered in September 1998 (the first -700 for the airline was delivered in the prior month). #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #dulles #KIAD #IAD #airport #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Boeing #737 #United #instagramaviation #avgeekschoolofknowledge #N54711 #igaviationcontest

When Continental merged with United, there were 36 Boeing 737-700s with Continental with N54711 here being the third 737-700 in Continental’s fleet having been delivered in September 1998 (the first -700 for the airline was delivered in the prior month). #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #dulles #KIAD #IAD #airport #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Boeing #737 #United #instagramaviation #avgeekschoolofknowledge #N54711 #igaviationcontest

1 day ago
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Matt Chapman pulls his mount into a vertical climb during his show routine. I’d read that Matt is also an MD-80 captain with American and has flown with them for over 20 years. #avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KAFW #AFW #FortWorth #allianceairshow #airport #texas #igtexas #fwaas2013 #MudryCAP #CAP580 #MattChapman #ERAU #EmbryRiddle #instagramaviation #igaviationcontest #instadfw #avgeekery #megaplane #instaplane #avgeekschoolofknowledge

Matt Chapman pulls his mount into a vertical climb during his show routine. I’d read that Matt is also an MD-80 captain with American and has flown with them for over 20 years. #avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KAFW #AFW #FortWorth #allianceairshow #airport #texas #igtexas #fwaas2013 #MudryCAP #CAP580 #MattChapman #ERAU #EmbryRiddle #instagramaviation #igaviationcontest #instadfw #avgeekery #megaplane #instaplane #avgeekschoolofknowledge

2 days ago
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N508SW right as she lifts off 13L at KDAL- 508 was delivered to Southwest in October 1990 with the very first 737-500 built, N501SW, delivered to Southwest as the launch customer just one month before 508’s arrival. From what I can tell, 508 is the oldest active -500 at Southwest and in the entire world, there are only 4 active 737-500s that are older than 508- two in Russia, one each in Peru and Bolivia. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdal #dal #lovefield #dallas #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #boeing #737 #southwest #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #N508SW #swapic #avgeekschoolofknowledge  (at Dallas Love Field (DAL))

N508SW right as she lifts off 13L at KDAL- 508 was delivered to Southwest in October 1990 with the very first 737-500 built, N501SW, delivered to Southwest as the launch customer just one month before 508’s arrival. From what I can tell, 508 is the oldest active -500 at Southwest and in the entire world, there are only 4 active 737-500s that are older than 508- two in Russia, one each in Peru and Bolivia. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdal #dal #lovefield #dallas #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #boeing #737 #southwest #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #N508SW #swapic #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at Dallas Love Field (DAL))

1 week ago
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This rabbit does ramp security at Addison Airport. Don’t be fooled. That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! That rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer! Look at the bones, man! #Avgeek #aviation #kads #ads #addison  #airport #dallas #igtexas #instadfw #montypython (at Addison Airport)

This rabbit does ramp security at Addison Airport. Don’t be fooled. That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! That rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer! Look at the bones, man! #Avgeek #aviation #kads #ads #addison #airport #dallas #igtexas #instadfw #montypython (at Addison Airport)

1 week ago
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The big and small at DFW Airport! The tail number of this Skywest CRJ700 caught my attention as the QX was used by Horizon. Turns out N616QX here was delivered to Horizon Air back in 2003 and flew in the Washington State University special livery for Horizon before it was passed on the Skywest in 2011. That’s a bit sad knowing all the people I do in the regional airline industry- there was a time when Horizon was one of the better regionals to work for, but I guess Alaska like most of the  majors is intent on farming out as much flying as possible to the lowest bidder in a race to the bottom of the barrel that only screws the hard working folks at the regional airlines. Yeah, that’s my soapbox, folks, but as a primary care physician in an airline town, I have seen over the years the physical, mental, and emotional wreckage in my patients who work for the regionals. My hat’s off to the regional folks for being every bit as professional and exacting as the mainline under such shitty conditions. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #boeing #777 #american #Bombardier #CRJ700 #Skywest #DeltaConnection #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #N616QX #instadfw #igaviationcontest #avgeekery #avgeekschoolofknowledge #instaspotting (at DFW Founders Plaza)

The big and small at DFW Airport! The tail number of this Skywest CRJ700 caught my attention as the QX was used by Horizon. Turns out N616QX here was delivered to Horizon Air back in 2003 and flew in the Washington State University special livery for Horizon before it was passed on the Skywest in 2011. That’s a bit sad knowing all the people I do in the regional airline industry- there was a time when Horizon was one of the better regionals to work for, but I guess Alaska like most of the majors is intent on farming out as much flying as possible to the lowest bidder in a race to the bottom of the barrel that only screws the hard working folks at the regional airlines. Yeah, that’s my soapbox, folks, but as a primary care physician in an airline town, I have seen over the years the physical, mental, and emotional wreckage in my patients who work for the regionals. My hat’s off to the regional folks for being every bit as professional and exacting as the mainline under such shitty conditions. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #boeing #777 #american #Bombardier #CRJ700 #Skywest #DeltaConnection #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #N616QX #instadfw #igaviationcontest #avgeekery #avgeekschoolofknowledge #instaspotting (at DFW Founders Plaza)

1 week ago
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N841UA lets it all hang out after touchdown on 19C at Dulles. Chronologically, the A319 is the third member of the Baby Bus family after the A320 and A321. Airbus’s initial design studies for an A320 shrink were designated A320M-7 as it was a seven-fuselage frame shrink of the A320; four frames ahead of the wing and three frames behind. With the A320 geared more as a competitor to the 737-800, the A319 competes more directly with the Boeing 737-700.  #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #dulles #KIAD #IAD #airport #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A319 #United #instagramaviation #avgeekschoolofknowledge #N841UA #igaviationcontest

N841UA lets it all hang out after touchdown on 19C at Dulles. Chronologically, the A319 is the third member of the Baby Bus family after the A320 and A321. Airbus’s initial design studies for an A320 shrink were designated A320M-7 as it was a seven-fuselage frame shrink of the A320; four frames ahead of the wing and three frames behind. With the A320 geared more as a competitor to the 737-800, the A319 competes more directly with the Boeing 737-700. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #dulles #KIAD #IAD #airport #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A319 #United #instagramaviation #avgeekschoolofknowledge #N841UA #igaviationcontest

1 day ago
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An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 heads out at sunset at Chicago O’Hare. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KORD #ORD #OHare #airport #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #boeing #American #737 #instagramaviation #igaviationcontest #avgeekery

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 heads out at sunset at Chicago O’Hare. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KORD #ORD #OHare #airport #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #boeing #American #737 #instagramaviation #igaviationcontest #avgeekery

3 days ago
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For some odd reason, of the remaining Southwest Boeing 737-500s I’ve been trying to all photograph, I have the most pictures of N527SW. Go figure. Here she is in reverse thrust on 13L at Dallas Love Field. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdal #dal #lovefield #dallas #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #boeing #737 #southwest #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #N527SW #swapic (at Dallas Love Field (DAL))

For some odd reason, of the remaining Southwest Boeing 737-500s I’ve been trying to all photograph, I have the most pictures of N527SW. Go figure. Here she is in reverse thrust on 13L at Dallas Love Field. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdal #dal #lovefield #dallas #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #boeing #737 #southwest #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #N527SW #swapic (at Dallas Love Field (DAL))

1 week ago
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"Empennage" is one of several French words used commonly in aviation- it comes from the "empenner" which is the term for adding tail feathers to an arrow. In regards to the parts of an aircraft, other French words commonly used include fuselage, longeron, and aileron- all monuments in a sense to the early French aviation pioneers. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kiad #iad #dulles #airport #airplane_lovers #planespotting #airlines #ups #boeing #767 #instagramaviation #N310UP #avgeekery #megaplane #instaplane #avgeekschoolofknowledge

"Empennage" is one of several French words used commonly in aviation- it comes from the "empenner" which is the term for adding tail feathers to an arrow. In regards to the parts of an aircraft, other French words commonly used include fuselage, longeron, and aileron- all monuments in a sense to the early French aviation pioneers. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kiad #iad #dulles #airport #airplane_lovers #planespotting #airlines #ups #boeing #767 #instagramaviation #N310UP #avgeekery #megaplane #instaplane #avgeekschoolofknowledge

1 week ago
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N28GA, a Cessna CitationJet CJ3, lifts off from Dallas Love Field. Williams International, the manufacturer of the FJ44 engine of the CitationJet series, started out with marine turboshafts and APUs before getting into small turbofan engines. Unlike other manufacturers of small jet engines, the FJ44 has no turboprop derivative and there are no turboprops in the Williams portfolio. This is a reflection of Sam Williams’ philosophy that given time and technological progress, light turbofans like the FJ44 will displace turboprop engines for most civilian aircraft applications. The FJ44 is one of the landmark engines of aviation history and Sam Williams has earned honors already for creating an engine that gave rise to a whole new class of general aviation aircraft. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KDAL #DAL #dallas #LoveField #airport #igtexas #planespotting #Cessna #Cessna525 #CJ3 #CitationJet #N28GA #megaplane #instaplane #instadfw #instagramaviation #avgeekschoolofknowledge #avgeekery #instaspotting #igaviationcontest (at Dallas Love Field (DAL))

N28GA, a Cessna CitationJet CJ3, lifts off from Dallas Love Field. Williams International, the manufacturer of the FJ44 engine of the CitationJet series, started out with marine turboshafts and APUs before getting into small turbofan engines. Unlike other manufacturers of small jet engines, the FJ44 has no turboprop derivative and there are no turboprops in the Williams portfolio. This is a reflection of Sam Williams’ philosophy that given time and technological progress, light turbofans like the FJ44 will displace turboprop engines for most civilian aircraft applications. The FJ44 is one of the landmark engines of aviation history and Sam Williams has earned honors already for creating an engine that gave rise to a whole new class of general aviation aircraft. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KDAL #DAL #dallas #LoveField #airport #igtexas #planespotting #Cessna #Cessna525 #CJ3 #CitationJet #N28GA #megaplane #instaplane #instadfw #instagramaviation #avgeekschoolofknowledge #avgeekery #instaspotting #igaviationcontest (at Dallas Love Field (DAL))

1 week ago
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