Tag Archives: Aircraft

Endeavoring to See the Space Shuttle over Sacramento

This morning I learned that the Space Shuttle Endeavour would be flying over California’s capitol (a few blocks from my office in Sacramento) on its way to retirement at a museum in Los Angeles. So I grabbed my camera and … Continue reading

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Ilyushin IL-14

The Ilyushin IL-14 (Ильюшин Ил-14) “Crate” was a Soviet twin-engine passenger and cargo transport aircraft, first flown in 1954. The IL-14 was a much-needed successor to the widely used Douglas DC-3 (which was older and built by Cold War rivals in … Continue reading

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Classic Airplanes, Classic Cars

U.C. Davis is the only campus in the University of California with its own private airport. They hosted an open house a few weeks ago, with a variety of old, new, and experimental airplanes, plus some lovely classic automobiles. Among … Continue reading

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