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Cherry Season

It’s early summer and for the Pacific Northwest that means it’s the height of Cherry season, so no points for guessing what this China Cargo Airlines 777F is carrying as it departs SeaTac for Shanghai Pudong. As in previous summers, the export of Washington Cherries brings atypical visitors to Seattle to transport the fruits by […]

Summer Sunrise – FedEx A300-600F

It may look like sunset, but in fact this Airbus is taking off only moments after dawn. Nearby wildfires gave the morning sun here a glow it usually only gets at the end of the day, as this FedEx A300 lifts off from Seatac destined for a short run to Oakland, California. This aircraft – […]

Eva Air 747-400 BDSF

Dramatic clouds greet this Eva Air 747-400 BDSF inbound at Seatac from O’Hare. An hour later, it will leave for Anchorage and, ultimately, Taipei Taoyuan. Registered B-16402 (msn: 27063), the aircraft was delivered new to EVA in the fall of 1992. It was converted, along with several more of Eva’s 744s, in late 2007 by […]

Princess Maxima

A real live Princess? Martinair Holland’s “Prinses Máxima” – PH-MCU (id: 48757/606) is seen here heading home to Amsterdam Schiphol from Seatac on a dreary afternoon in light rain. The freighter was built for Martinair in 1996 and first flew in the old colors of the AF-KLM subsidiary. It was repainted with a special floral […]

China Airlines Cargo over South 188th

Inbound from JFK to Seatac on Runway 34R, which all the heavies use. The runway actually runs right over south 188th street in the township of Seatac. B-18718 (id: 30770/1348) is a 747-409F built for China Airlines Cargo in 2004. Photographer: A. Kwanten. Click on the photo to see it at full size (large).

Starliner 75 – and friend.

There really is a cargo aircraft in this photo, we promise, and it’s not one of Alaska Airlines Cargo’s 737s. Alaska painted N569AS (id 35184/2192), a 737-890, in this special scheme back in 2007 for the company’s 75th anniversary – it’s one of several special livery jets in Alaska’s all-737 fleet. The livery mimics that […]

Korean HL7603

Up and away with Korean Air Cargo’s 747-4B5ERF HL7603 (id: 34302/1368), bound for Incheon. This 744F was built for Korean Air Cargo in 2005 and first flew on Jan. 5, 2006. Photographer: A. Kwanten. Click on the image to see it at full size.
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