It's not just the fighters and bombers that can be fun - here we see a UK operation which not only preserves but operates high performance jet trainers. These are also historically important because they were some of the RAF's first jets. They also have a special starting technique unlike many other aircraft - a cartridge is fired to spool up the turbine. Spectacular.
Western Airlines Boeing 720 in the old Indian Head livery arriving the Sea-Tac in 1972. One of only three JT3C turbojet powered 720s to wear Western's livery. These were aquired during the buy-out of Pacific Northern in 1967. Western sold these straight pipe 720s to Alaska in 1974.
WestJet 737-800 landing YVR on a July summer night around 8 pm. Note the main gear tire spinning on the bounce up. Filmed with my trust Sony TRV480 Digital 8 cam. Please excuse the crickets chirping away in the background. They were ignoring my request for quiet on the set.
This video is a tribute to the retirement WestJet's very last Boeing 737-200 aircraft on January 9, 2006. The company started operations in 1996 with just a few 737-200s and has grown to become Canada's second largest airline. Enjoy.