Aviation Photographs


by Owen Phairis (KB6CGZ)

Most Photographs Copyright Owen Phairis

ophairis[at]hotmail.com

For more information regarding these pictures please call Owen at (909) 806-5698




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My New Ride (N8379L) 1968 IFR C-172 Skyhawk


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She will become known as: Skyhawk, Brandy, Red Bird or simply "The Flying Candy Cane"


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Red Bird visiting Fullerton Airport


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Red Bird parked at the Restaurant in San Diego at Gillespie Field


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In good company, parked next to a Grumman Widgeon at Bracket Airfield


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Again keeping good company, but this time in Kingman Arizona


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This time with a classic DC-3 / C-47


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Red Bird looks small next to this T-6 Texan at Fullerton Airport


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Lots of good company here at the 2013 Big Bear Air Fair


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Alone at 29 Palms Airport


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At Mojave Space Port with Dick Rutan (Around the World nonstop in Voyager)


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In the Sierra Nevadas at the Kern River


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Owen in front of N8379L at Borrego Springs


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Carol at Apple Valley Airport


Tom Moffett

Tom after his very first light airplane ride


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Tom and Hank getting ready to explore the Calico Mountain Range by Air


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Tom, his granddaughter and Benji ready to fly to Lake Arrowhead and Palm Springs


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Curtis used to Fly with me in my Hot Air Balloon, seen here at Apple Valley Airport


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My neighbor, Gary, before our flight down to Apple Valley


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Lydia after our sight seeing flight down to Apple Valley


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Katherine at Jean Nevada for lunch at the Goldstrike Casino.


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Katherine and Mel before our sightseeing flight to scenic Barstow and Calico.


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Katherine and her Mom at 29 Palms Airport on our way to Lake Havasu Arizona.


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Katherine and her Mom after a scenic 4th of July flight over Big Bear Lake.


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My Flying buddies Katherine and Dana at Apple Valley Airport


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Legion of Intrepid Female Aviators (Chris, Dana, and Katherine) at French Valley Airport


Dana Glidden

Dana, Chris, and Angie after our return from Laughlin Nevada


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Dana, Chris, and Lady Bug at Boulder City Airport in Nevada


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Preflight in Flagstaff Arizona by Dana


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Dana at Borrego Springs California


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Dana and her Mom going for a sight seeing flight over Lake Arrowhead


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Ladybug Flying to Oceano to play at the Ocean


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Dana with Ladybug at Oceano Airport


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Dana at the Mojave Air and Space Port


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Dana at Lake Isabella and the Kern River in the Sierra Nevadas


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Dana at Cable Airport


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First flight for Dana to 29 Palms Airport (KTNP)


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Dana at L77 to visit the General Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit.


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Dana enjoying San Diego at Gillespie Field


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Dana in front of her Skyhawk airplane when we flew to Nevada


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Unexpected, but welcome passenger




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3-D Stereo Images (Red Left Eye and Blue Right Eye)


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Ford Tri Motor





Robert J. Gillman (1923-2008)


I got my love of Airplanes from my Dad who worked for American Airlines all his life, but my love for Flying came from Bob Gillman.
It was with Mr. G. that I made my first flight in a small plane, my first landing, and had my introduction to Aerobatics in a T-34.
He was not only my first flight instructor, but also a friend and mentor. Bob Gillman was a pilot in WW II and flew B-24s.
His war memoirs are available through this link, and is a fantastic read: Memories of War and Peace





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A picture of me by one of my favorite airplanes, a 1929 Curtis Wright Travel Air.
To read about 2 Barnstorming pilots in a Fleet and a Travel-Air, I highly recomend: "Illusions" by Richard Bach.



Travel Air Airplane

A beautiful 1927 Travel Air at Gillespie Field in San Diego

Art Scholl

Art Scholl (1931-1985)

A picture of my friend and one of the best aerobatic pilots of all time.



Great Airshow Pilots - Bob Hoover, Harold Krier, Bill Fornoff, Bevo Howard


Frank Tallman, Big Ed Mahler, Robert J. Gillman, Cole Palen


Fran Bera

Me and Dana with famous Race Plane Pilot Fran Bera

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Me in my Batwing with my skydiving buddy Carl (Skyhi) Minion in Indiana



Pictures of me in my Sky Diving days









Dr. Richard Coughlin - Triplane Project and his Fleet Biplane - Syracuse, New York (1960s)





OLD RHEINBECK AERODROME

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Carol at Old Rheinbeck Aerodrome, on the wrong side of the fence for the airshow.





Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - Cole Palen, Owen Phairis, Trudy True Love - 1968





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Owen turns Aeronaut - 110,000 cubic foot Raven Balloon

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2013 Lake Havasu Arizona Balloon Festival

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2014 Lake Havasu Arizona Night Glow at the Balloon Festival

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F-86 and P-51 in Upstate New York in the 60s




Planes of Fame Air Museum - Chino, California 2009

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F-86 Sabre

The F-86 Sabre has always been one of my favorite Jet Fighters, seen here at Mojave Airport

T-6 Texan

T-6 Texan, seen here at Mojave Airport

Orbital Stargazer

The Orbital Stargazer L-1011 launches the Pegasus Rockets here at the Mojave Spaceport

Bearcat

P-51 Mustang

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B-25

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Yeager

Miss Jeana Yeager by the Voyager with my two sons

X-1E

My two sons at the Hugh Dryden NASA Facility at Edwards AFB

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PLANETARIUM MUSEUM