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Planespotting at Cleveland

After the uptick in holiday travel, the demand for air travel has increased, and  Cleveland is once again a paradise for plane spotters. A few months ago, United Airlines stored at least 30 aircraft because of the pandemic. Now, most of these planes have returned to service or sent out into the desert to await scrapping. Today there are less than 5 planes in long term storage at Cleveland. Many plane spotters flock to Cleveland to see the unusual aircraft that sometimes fly in. For example on January 7th and 8, a Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) A310 flew into Hopkins on a training mission. This aircraft is sometimes used to transport the prime minister of France. Cleveland sees its fair share of unusual aircraft, NASA’s Glenn Research Center located at the airport, is home to a T-34C Mentor, A Dehavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter and a S-3 Viking. Rare classic jets like DC-9s operated by cargo airlines like USA Jet are relatively frequent visitors to Cleveland because of the auto industry in the area. The Mexican cargo airline, Aeronaves TSM also sometimes flies cargo flights to Cleveland. It is also important to remember that because of the Cleveland Clinic many heads of state travel to Cleveland for medical appointments. About once a year, the Dubai Royal Flight flies a 747-400 into Cleveland. Several Arab oil tycoons also fly their massive private jets into Cleveland. These jets often attract many planespotters. During the NFL season many big jets are chartered to carry the massive football teams. Many teams fly in aircraft like the 747, 767, 777, and A330 that are not flown to Cleveland for regular service. These aircraft are a favorite catch among planespotters. Although Cleveland lost its United hub status in 2014 and doesn’t have the number of cargo flights that Cincinnati (CVG) has, it is still a great place to go plane spotting. 

Unusual Aircraft Fly into Cleveland

By Robert Phillips On Sunday, December 13th, Cleveland Hopkins international airport had several unusual aircraft. In just a few hours, the arrival of three unusual aircraft meant that many planespotters and aviation enthusiasts were heading out to the airport. The first unusual aircraft of the day was a United 737-824 in the “Rise of Skywalker”… Continue Reading

Student Profiles- Rachel Weber

Rachel Weber is a senior here at Kenston High School. She transferred to this school from her old school, Nicolet High School, at the beginning of her sophomore year. The family of 7 moved to Bainbridge from Wisconsin due to a new job opportunity for her dad. Weber has been an involved figure in the… Continue Reading

What If Kenston Goes Online?

Speculations and rumors about Kenston going online have been buzzing around the school. But what will life look like if we go online? The district has already reported that if we switch to remote learning, all students in every grade level will have the same lunch block. Unlike last spring, remote learners will be kept… Continue Reading

Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts

Web design block 3 took a poll to find out which is the most popular Thanksgiving dessert this year. As the Thanksgiving holiday is on the way, we can’t necessarily go out with our friends because of COVID, but we can still enjoy classic desserts with our families. Here are the results of our poll!… Continue Reading

Student Mock Election

Happy Election Day! This week, students in the high school did a simulated election. As these teenagers become closer and closer to the legal voting age, it is extremely important for them to start forming their own political voice. In the 2016 election, if “Not Voting” was a candidate it would have won. As a… Continue Reading

Murph & Co. New Products!

It’s starting to get cold outside and Murph & Co has released their first sweatshirts. There are two different types of sweatshirts to choose from. There is a gold Sun/Moon on a black sweatshirt and a white Cleveland, Ohio on a grey sweatshirt. Both sweatshirts are sold for $25.00. There is additional pricing for 2XL… Continue Reading

Teen Photography Contest

The Geauga County Public Library is hosting a teen photography contest and you are encouraged to enter! The first place winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded. The deadline to submit the photos is November 10th, 2020. For more information on the rules and on… Continue Reading