Logs from a jaunt through parts of New England I dont usually visit!
> > Hi folks,> > A nice long run up to Augusta Maine for work, gave> me> the opportunity to look in some rarely visited> airports on the way home. This is the log!> > BOS Boston Logan Intl:> > Well you have to drive through Boston to get to> Maine> from Rhode Island, and the heads up that a Russian> State Il62 was on the ground meant a slight detour> was> needed!> > EC-JPK G550> HB-JEV G550> N237YV B19 BigSky> N889CP GLEX> N901TF DA50> RA86540 IL62 Russian State> > Not bad at all - three new foreingers hitting the> book! On to Route 1A onto 95 north!> > AUG Augusta ME:> > From I-95 take exit 109A and head south east on> Route> 202/17. (Towards Augusta!) Airport Road is on the> left, Look for the tall blue airport sign, less than> a> mile from the highway!> > Very quiet here, although it does have scheduled> airline service. I drove by the terminal, took the> right turn and at the end of the buildings, went> left> into the cemetary, which opens up the view onto the> ramp. Put 10 tin in the book, plus the following> biz:> > N970QS C750 Netjets> > On your right hand side as you drive into Augusta,> there is the compound for the Maine ANG, which used> to> have a helicopter on a stick! It appears the helo is> currently in the compound, and can be read off from> the memorial tank! > > 63-8809 UH-1D> > LEW Lewiston/Auburn ME:> > I-95 exit 75, end of the ramp take a right, then> right> onto Kittyhawk Ave, (about 1/4 mile from the exit> ramp!) which crosses I95 south of the exit! Through> the four way stop to T junction, take a right the> airport terminal is on the right! Twin Cities has an> operation here, with a handful of C402s used on> charter services. Also has a large ramp full of tin!> > 17 tin logged, plus the following:> > N55L? 402 Twin Cities> N700TG K/A Twin Cities> N710NH EM110> N19952 C172 Twin Cities - I only mention this> because sadly it crashed yesterday, (just 4 days> after> I saw it.) with the loss of two, and two seriously> injured, at Mansfield Airport, Massachusetts.> > Oh the Constellations? Lewiston/Auburn has been home> to a pair of Lockheed Constellations for many years.> From the airport terminal, take the right to the> junction with Hotel Road, and take the right, you'll> see the Connies on your right. Note - even though it> is open and you can walk up to them, please respect> private property!> > N7316C L-1649A 1018> N8083H L-1649A 1038> > Some of you older geezer spotters (!) may have seen> these aircraft when they were with Lufthansa!> I took photos from the roadside, then headed back> along Hotel Road towards I95, stopping at the newer> hangars which produced another 11 tin for the book.> Take a left at the four way stop I mentioned> earlier,> and back to I95!> > PWM Portland International Tradeport:> > A grand name for a quiet place! > > I-95 exit 46, follow the ramp to the entrance of the> airport which runs parallel to the runway, but is> posted no parking! In previous visits I havent found> anywhere decent to stop and watch, so I just do a> drive round and leave! IF you follow the road by the> terminal, it will turn to the left, and up a hill,> which can be used to look at the GA ramp. If you> drive> by the hangars on your right, the road runs along> the> end of one of the runways and will take you to the> freight side of the field. > > A few more larger types to log here, the following> entering the book:> > Main terminal side:> N73UP B125 258473 Colonial Companies> N90ME C90 LJ-661 BHA Leasing> N119U B125 259007> N229SG SR22 1956 Raiders Air Inc> N317AC C172M 17265537 Chickenhawk Inc> N479SM PA31 31T-7904047 Navajo Partners LLC> N611RT SR22 1956 Cirrus Design Corp> N633JK C414 414A0008 BHA Leasing> N707MM D2000 131> N876G C650 650-7062 Bath Iron Works> N966QS C750 750-0166 Netjets> > N514MJ C700 UA> N818MD E170 US> > Cargo side:> N275RC C402 402C0029 Maine Aviation Sales> N402RC C402 402B1218 My Plane LLC> N414CS C414 414A0230 Hissong Development Corp> N700BG C402 402B0577 Maine Aviation Sales> N817PW C402 402C0353 Maine Aviation Sales> N2616D C402 402C0115 Maine Aviation Sales> N8950V C172M 17264306 Maine Aviation Sales> > N241FE B727 FDX> N465FE B727 FDX> N725FX C208 FDX> N965AX DC9 DHL> > PSM: Portsmouth/Pease Intl Tradeport NH:> > In New Hampshire take exit 3, the Tradeport is very> well marked from the highway! Usually very quiet, it> is the engineering base for the current Pan Am, home> to the NH ANG refuelling wing, and has a visit by> Skybus! > > As you drive in along Grafton Way, there is a left> turn into the wooded area, which brings you to an> FBO,> that overlooks some of the ramp area. From there> back> to Grafton, take a left, and then left on Aviation> Way. which brings you by the Pan Am hangar! From> there. back to Aviation Way, follow it to New> Hampshire Ave, left then left to the terminal. The> NHANG KC135s can be seen from the parking lot!> > Again, not very busy, but I put the following larger> ones in the notebook!> > N346XL C560XL 560-5346> N560CM C560XL 560-5277> N561ST PC12 561> N990NB GIV 1423> > At the Pan Am hangar:> N349PA B727 Pan Am 'Clipper Juan Trippe'> N357PA B727 Pan Am> N530PA J3101 Pan Am Express - and I made it!!> N536PA J3101 Pan Am Express> > I didnt bother with the NHANG ramp as it was getting> late! > > All the best> > Geoff> > A380 F-WWJB visits JFK! 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I took them on slide, which will be dropped off for developing this week!
Somewhere on my mass of disks I have the Connies from another trip, which if you can give me the weekend, I'll hunt them out and post 'em!
Was back in Maine for the Brunswick Show last weekend, and drove over to get some photos of the Connies in Lewiston which have been posted to my photogallery!