Monday, September 1, 2014

Cobras in the Den

Today on BuffaloWingz we bring you a super-groovy night-time shot of some P-39s about ready to wind their way out the door of the Bell factory in Wheatfield, NY... circa 1941 we think.





This last close-up shows an interesting detail... note the large, non-standard carb air intake on top of the fuselage, behind the cockpit. Your blogmeister isn't a hardcore P-39 guru by any means, but he hasn't seen this type of scoop before. Anyone have further info?

Original image: Library of Congress



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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stormy Weather

About halfway through a short visit to KBUF yesterday morning your blogmeister was beginning to think that he should'a brought a jacket... 'twas chilly and windy. There was a solid sheet of cloud that seemed to hover above the field itself but, around the edges of the sheet, in pretty much any direction you faced, there were beautiful rolling mountains of mist...

S.Donacik/BuffaloWingz photo


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Noisemaker

A quickie today...

Your blogmeister was out at KBUF the other morning, doing that shutterbug thing, when he spied this Beech E-90 (reg N31A) lifting off from runway 14. Up to the time this photo was taken, all the traffic that morning had been on runway 23, and your blogmeister would have been caught  totally unawares had this bird not made one helluva racket while throttling up...

S.Donacik/BuffaloWingz photo



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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

King Air

Earlier today your blogmeister took a jaunt over to KBUF because his picture-maker needed a bit of exercise.
Come to think of it, your blogmeister could use some of that, too... =P

Anyhoo, this Beech King Air 90 was the grooviest bird he saw this morning...







As we said, that was the grooviest bird your blogmeister saw during today's foray outside of his home zip code. But this next shot of a GU-11 was his grooviest grab of the morning...

All photos: S.Donacik/BuffaloWingz


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Friday, July 4, 2014

Warhawk Lays on the Fireworks

Hey! It's the 4th of July!

For those in the USA, here's some fireworks courtesy of a P-40E-1 on the gun range at Curtiss plant #2, which is now the site of Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The photo was taken in April or May of 1942.


Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection)


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Banker Bird

During a recent visit to Buffalo Airport (KBUF) your blogmeister caught this shot of a Bombardier BD-700 that's owned by a prominent banking firm which we shall allow to go unnamed.

Also shown in the photo is a ubiquitous GU-11...

S.Donacik/BuffaloWingz photo


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Saturday, June 14, 2014

American Airbus

Your blogmeister caught these early evening photos of an American Airlines Airbus A319-112 at Buffalo Airport recently...





All photos: S.Donacik/BuffaloWingz


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