Paul A. Hannah

Username: ArcticBlast
Real Name: Paul A. Hannah
E-mail: Contact
Gender: Male
Age: 46-55
Country: United States of America
Location: Seattle
Occupation: Data Center Supervisor
Interests: Wargaming, travel, aviation, running, Calgary Flames hockey, singing in my church choir --and sipping a good single-malt scotch.
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Other info: Perhaps the most famous individual aircraft I have been aboard is XM597, the Avro Vulcan that had to make an emergency mx diversion into Rio after one of the "Black Buck" raids to the Argentine-occupied Falkland Islands in June 1982. I was privileged to receive a cockpit tour of this plane in 1999, where it is on static display at East Haddington, Scotland.
Joined Airliners.net: 7 years 4 months 28 days ago (November 25, 2006)
Last post: 6 years 8 months ago (August 9, 2007)
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My father, Ted Hannah, as a 24-yr old, US Navy radio operator on Adak in Sept. 1951, and his son, Paul (me), in perhaps the very same spot, 56 years later, during a 1hr layover on ADK, 28 Jan. 07.
The flight crew of AS-138 / 139, "N741AS", ANC-AKN-ADK-ANC, 28 Jan. 07, (plus 2nd captain, who was aboard to shoot video from the flight deck) graciously signed a print of the same plane, "741", that I had taken on the ramp in BRW, 13 Feb '01.
B737-200C "N742AS" about to turn onto Runway 6 at BRW, outbound to ANC, 27 Jan. 2007.
B737-200C "N742AS" on the ramp at BRW, 27 Jan. 2007.
A view of the town and one of the long runways on Adak Island, as seen from seat 18F, aboard AS-138, "N741AS" B737-200C, to ADK, 28 Jan. 2007.
Volcanic caldera in the central Aleutians, as seen from seat 19F aboard AS-138, "N741AS" B737-200C, to ADK, 28 Jan. 2007.
Aboard N741AS on approach into ADK, 28 Jan. 2007.
B737-200C N741AS at ADK, 28 Jan. 2007.
Bald Eagle on Adak. One of several seen on my short, 1hr stay on Adak Island, Alaska, 28 Jan. 2007.
Capt. Rex Gray waves Good Bye from the flightdeck of the "Mudhen", on the ramp at ANC after my "Daytrip to Adak". ANC-AKN-ADK-ANC, aboard "N741AS" B737-200C, 28 Jan. 2007, very likely my last-ever flight on a 200.
Relaxed atmosphere aboard AS-139 ADK-ANC, "N741AS", B737-200C, somewhere over the eastern Aleutians.
ADK Runway 23 (in the distance) as seen, during a brief snow squall, from the road along Kuluk Bay on Adak Island, 28 Jan. 2007. Minutes later, we would be in bright sunshine.
By coincidence, a film-crew from "JustPlanes dot Com" was making a documentary on Alaska's Combis on the same flight I was on. Note cameraman in the aisle. N741AS from ANC-AKN-ADK-ANC, 28 Jan. 2007.
B737-200C "Mudhen" N741AS at ANC as ground crews perform a re-con to a 2-pallet and 56(?) seat configuration, prior to departure of Flight AS-138 to ANK and ADK, 28 Jan. 2007.
Blue eyes in the Arctic. My wife, Beth Ann, hitching up "Bull" to go dog-mushing in BRW, Feb. 2004. Temp was -21F at the time, but very calm. A beautiful day in the Arctic. Photo by Paul A. Hannah, Seattle.
Alaska Airlines B737-200C combi (N747AS) on the ramp at BRW, 15 Feb. 2005. Temp was a balmy +6F at the time. Photo by Paul A. Hannah, Seattle
Propwash in Barrow. An NAC DC-6 freighter (N99330) on the ramp at BRW, 1 Feb. 2002. It was -30F at the time. I got this one very frigid shot before the camera froze. Photo by Paul A. Hannah, Seattle.
Walking on a frozen lagoon in BRW (Barrow, Alaska), 12 Feb. 2004. Temp. was only about -15F but quite windy.
Alaska Airlines B737-200C (N741AS) on the ramp at BRW, 13 Feb. 2001. Temp. was about -10F at the time. Photo by Paul A. Hannah, Seattle

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