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Archive for July, 2011

Robinson Helicopter Landing

Robinson Helicopter hovering over an Australian Airport. Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter is currently the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.

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Flying Ruth Gorge, Alaska

Ruth Glacier is a glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The Great Gorge is one mile wide and drops almost 2000′ over 10 miles. To see more amazing in flight aerial photography visit Baden Aviation.


Cessna 175B Skylark in Austria

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Around 2100 Cessna 175 Skylarks were produced between 1958 and 1962 to fill the niche between the Cessna 172 and the faster Cessna 182.

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Pictures taken in a Cessna 175B Skylark in Salzburg, Austria


Skyhawk172 Final for Bornholm

Bornholm Airport is located on a Danish island in the Baltic Sea 2.7 nautical miles south east of Ronne. The main industries on the island include fishing, diary farming and glass making and pottery. Tourism is common during the summer. Tourists are able to see the Hammershus Ruin, Windmill in Gudhjem, Windmill at Årsdale, Østerlars Round Church and more!

Picture from a Cessna Skyhawk 172M landing at Bornholm Airport (RNN)

Baltic C172 Rønne


Landing a Cirrus SR22 In The Dark

Cirrus SR22 on a quarter mile final for runway 22 Caldwell. The Essex County Airport (CDW) is a popular general aviation airport for aircraft traveling to New York City and northern New Jersey. 

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Final 22 CDW


Fly to Mackinac Island

 Voted “one of the top 10 islands in the world” by Conde Nast Traveler.  Mackinac Island is located in Lake Huron between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The island airport has a 3,500-foot paved runway for all types of small aircraft. Mackinac Island State Park covers approximately 80 percent of the island. Mackinac Island also includes Fort Mackinac as well as the island’s historic downtown and harbor. Visitors are not permitted to camp on the island, but numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts are available for a comfortable stay.

Pictures from a Cessna Cardinal 177 over Lake Huron


DHC-6 Twin Otter Over Water

The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 19-passenger STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. Due to its high rate of climb and STOL abilities this twin aircraft is perfect for cargo, regional passenger, commercial skydiving  and MEDEVAC operations. The DHC-6 Twin Otter is flying along the south coast of Ellesmere Island. Ellesmere Island is  the world’s tenth largest island and Canada’s third largest island. This large mountainous island is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

Flying to Grise Fiord


Grob Twin Astir Cockpit Above the Alps

The Grob Twin Astir was developed in Germany in the 1970s by Grob Aircraft AGas. This sailplane took flight in 1976 and remained in production till 1980 before it was updated to the Grob Twin Astir II. During its production, 291 Grob Twin Astir gliders where built.

Picture in a Grob G 103 Twin Astir flying above the Alps.

Grob Twin Astir


Cessna Skyhawk over Reno Nevada

Awesome reflection of Reno Nevada on the wing of a Cessna Skyhawk 172. Have great inflight aerial photos? Share your aerial photography on Baden Aviation!

City


Andes Mountains from a Cessna 172

Pictures taken from a Cessna Skyhawk 172N flying next to the Andes in South America. The Andes create the world’s longest continental mountain range along the Western Coast of South America providing alot of Cessna Skyhawk flying time for sight seeing.

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Andes

Flyin'


Cessna Caravan Enroute

 The Cessna Grand Caravan is a single engine turbo prop that typically seats 9 passengers and is operated by a single pilot. With a FAR part 23 waiver the Grand Caravan can carry up to 14 passengers. Since this aircraft is also perfect for carrying cargo, FedEx Feeder is the primary operator of the Cessna Grand Caravan.

C208B Cessna Grand Caravan flying over the Northwest Territories.

Enroute


Flying into the Sunset

Sometimes a little sun in the eyes is worth it when you have an incredible view like this.

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Flying Into the Sunset


Vacation and Learn at Alaska Floats & Skis

 Check out Alaska Floats & Skis if you ever wanted more experience flying in the bush or on snow and ice with skis. Alaska Floats & Skis also offers a path to obtain your float rating. For very low cost pilots are able to vacation at a great place and gain unique flying experience.  There are plenty of things for the non flyers to do as well. Alaska Floats & Skis base is located on Christiansen Lake (AK8).  Click on the pictures below to visit Alaska Floats & Ski’s website!


Today’s Lesson

ALWAYS ASK, NEVER ASSUME!!
Flaming Gorge UT/WY
  

Request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.
 
He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.
 
He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, ‘Let’s go’.

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.
 
Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, ‘Fly over Flaming Gorge and make low passes so I can take pictures of the reservoir and canyon walls.’

‘Why?’ asked the pilot.

‘Because I’m a photographer for CNN’, he responded, ‘and I need to get some close up shots.’

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally stammered, ‘So, what you’re telling me, is . . . You’re NOT my flight instructor?’


Glow of Melbourne Sun

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Photo taken by Andrew Griffiths of Downtown Melbourne, Australia


Travel Air 4000 In Flight

 Travel Air Manufacturing Company produced more aircraft during the period from 1924-1929 than any other aircraft manufacturer. Introduced in 1925, around 1,300 Travel Air biplanes were produced by 1930. The primary uses of these antique planes were for private owners and aerial sightseeing businesses. The Travel Air 2000/3000/4000 originally, the Model A, Model B and Model BH, were renamed after the 1929 purchase of Travel Air by Curtiss-Wright  to  names CW-14, Speedwing, Sportsman and Osprey.

A Bevy of Beauties

Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch


Robinson R22 Helicopter in Ireland

 

The Robinson R22 is a two-bladed, single-engine light utility and trainer helicopter produced by Robinson Helicopter. Since the R22’s introduction in the later 70s, there have been over 4000 of these two seated helicopters in operation by many private individuals, companies and flying clubs.

Picture from an R22 Helicopter in Newtownards in County Down Northern Ireland.


Falling from the sky

Great views, no engines and the only sound heard is the air passing by the Polish Puchacz glider. The Puchacz was introduced to the aviation market in 1979 and meets both OSTIV and JAR-22 Utility Category certification requirements. The Puchacz is approved for extended aerobatics including inverted flight and rolling manoeuvres. The SZD-50 has a tandem seating for the two occupants with the front seat used for solo flights.

Pictures from a PZL Bielsko SZD-50 Puchacz Glider near Cooma roughly 100km south of ACT, Australia

Between Earth and Sky.

Falling out of the sky


Cessna 170B Cockpit

 Cessna 170’s were introduced in 1948, however the Cessna 170B was built between 1952 and 1956. The Cessna 170 is equipped with conventional landing gear, which trickier to land than tricycle landing gear. Over 5,000 Cessna 170s were built and over 2,000 are still in service today. Once the Cessna 172 was introduced the 170’s production soon halted.

 

Picture from a Cessna 170B in Finland

Cessna 170B


Land’s End Airport United Kingdom

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Pictures taken in a Cessna 172 above Land’s End Airport United Kingdom

 


Flying a Steerman

 

Stearman Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer in Wichita, Kansas. In 1934 the aircraft manufacturer became a subsidiary of Boeing. Although the Stearman Aircraft produced a range aircraft, it is most known for designing the Model 75, commonly known as the “Stearman” or “Boeing Stearman”. The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane that was used as a military trainer aircraft. At least 9,783 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. The sound of the Stearman plane stands out from similar aircraft and is considered something of a trademark. Post war the Stearman was used as a crop duster and a sport plane. Today many hundred Stearmans are flown by private owners.

Photo from a 1948 Boeing Stearman biplane in Kissimee, FL

View from the cockpit


Nanchang CJ-6 Dives Deep & Rolls Over

Introduced in 1960 the Nanchang CJ-6 is a two seat primary trainer aircraft, powered by a 260-hp Zhuzhou Huosai HS-6 radial piston engine.  A common, but mistaken, belief is that the CJ-6 is a Chinese version of the Yakovlev Yak-18A. The CJ-6A, an improved 285 horse version, is a popular hobby plane. A CJ-6 can cost as little as $75,000 in the US resale market. The aircraft appears on the civil register of the USA, Australia, UK, South Africa and other countries.

Nanchang CJ-6, Deep Dive
Rolling Over LA
Nanchang CJ-6 Over the Pacific


Cessna L-19 “Bird Dog”

Bird Dog Cessna L-19 was manufactured in the 1950s and 60’s. 3,431 were built and 120 some are still airworthy today.

Cessna L-19 “Bird Dog” flying over Como Lake, Italy

Cockpit
Cockpit


Free Aerobatic Plane Ride with ANG

Well, it’s free if you watch it from here! Take a ride with Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Fritz Klug and LTC John Klatt of the Air Guard’s Aerobatic Team as they take to the sky above Battle Creek’s W.K. Kellogg Airport in Michigan. 2011 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival starts today. For more information on this air show click here.