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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A large collection of Aerial Photographs taken around Big Bear Lake
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My New Ride (N8379L) 1968 IFR C-172 Skyhawk (November 2012)


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


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Mojave Space Port, Dick Rutan with N8379L in the background


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In the Sierra Nevadas at the Kern River


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At the Grand Canyon West Airport


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Owen in front of N8379L at Borrego Springs


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Carol at Apple Valley Airport (January 2013)


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Owen IV on his first flight with me in over 30 years (December 2014)


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My youngest son, JR, getting ready to fly with me on Christmas Eve 2014


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My sons Jr and Owen (December 2014)


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My son Jr and Brittany flying to Lake Arrowhead and Palm Springs (May 2015)


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My BFR Flight Instructor, Lois, who was selected 2013 Woman Pilot of the Year for the 99ers (January 2015)


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Richard before our flight to the Mojave Desert to check out Mining Districts (December 2014)


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Richard at Chiriaco Summit visiting the General Patton War Museum (May 2015)


Tom Moffett

Tom after his very first light airplane ride (June 2013)


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Tom and Hank getting ready to explore the Calico Mountain Range by Air (June 2013)


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Tom, his granddaughter and Benji ready to fly to Lake Arrowhead and Palm Springs (July 2013)


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Curtis used to Fly with me in my Hot Air Balloon, seen here at Apple Valley Airport (December 2013)


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My neighbor, Gary, before our flight down to Apple Valley (January 2014)


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Lydia after our sight seeing flight down to Apple Valley (October 2014)


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Katherine at Jean Nevada for lunch at the Goldstrike Casino. (September 2013)


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Katherine and Mel before our sightseeing flight to scenic Barstow and Calico. (September 2013)


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Katherine and her Mom at 29 Palms Airport on our way to Lake Havasu Arizona. (November 2013)


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Katherine and her Mom after a scenic 4th of July flight over Big Bear Lake. (July 2014)


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Dana, Katherine and her Mom at the General George S. Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit, California. (May 2015)


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My Flying buddies Katherine and Dana at Apple Valley Airport (February 2013)


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Legion of Intrepid Female Aviators (Chris, Dana, and Katherine) at French Valley Airport (February 2014)


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Dana, Chris, and Angie after our return from Laughlin Nevada (May 2013)


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Dana, Chris, and Lady Bug at Boulder City Airport in Nevada visiting Hoover Dam (August 2014)


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Dana and Chris at the Grand Canyon West Airport in Arizona after visiting the famous Skywalk (December 2014)


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Preflight in Flagstaff Arizona by Dana (June 2013)


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Dana at Borrego Springs California (June 2013)


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Dana and her Mom going for a sight seeing flight over Lake Arrowhead (July 2013)


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Ladybug Flying to Oceano to play at the Ocean (November 2013)


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Dana with Ladybug at Oceano Airport (November 2013)


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Dana at the Mojave Air and Space Port (December 2013)


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Dana at Lake Isabella and the Kern River in the Sierra Nevadas (December 2013)


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Dana at Cable Airport (March 2014)


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First flight for Dana to 29 Palms Airport (KTNP) (May2014)


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Dana at L77 to visit the General Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit. (May 2014)


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Dana enjoying San Diego at Gillespie Field (June 2014)


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Dana in front of her Skyhawk airplane when we flew to Nevada (November 2012)


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Dana landing in Big Bear in her new Beech Debonair (September 2014)


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Flight into Palm Springs (December 2012)


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Flight into Palm Springs and on to the Aerial Tram w/ Katherine, Chris, and Dana (June 2015)


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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


Fuddy Duddy B-17

B-17 "Fuddy Duddy" at Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport flown by Gillman




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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.



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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

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P-51 Mustang

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B-25

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SR-71

SR-71 next to a YF-12A at the Blackbird Air Museum

F-100 Super Sabre

F-100 Super Sabre Thunderbird at the Palmdale Heritage Airpark

DC-3 American Airlines

DC-3 in American Airlines livery at Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport

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Miss Jeana Yeager by the Voyager with my two sons

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

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