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Thanks Gary and Cliff, exactly so in regard to owing much to the DH Comet in regard to both the cockpit design and the nose shape. Apart from the distinctive shape of the passenger windows, it has always impressed me why the long distance between the main forward passenger entry door and the cockpit? (No flight engineer station aft of the pilots, unlike the Comet). More cabin length than would be ample for a forward galley plus a forward toilet...I still recall watching the later Caravelles departing out of SYD for Noumea (less than a three hour sector)in the mid 1980's, while doing preflight walkarounds on the F27, just 500yards away. Impressive!

Written on 25-04-2017 by CHRIS ROBEY

I would have instantly lost my job in Ansett if I had even been the support pilot, let alone the "pilot flying" when this shot was taken. But then again, a Clue is that this A380 is still on the French register, prior to her delivery to F-WWSK.

Written on 25-04-2017 by CHRIS ROBEY

It's NOT fantastic. All it is is a water drop, but the photo doesn't show any fire that I can see. Not enough info in the picture. It's a simple water drop picture, no more. Nothing fantastic about it. Let's go easy on the superlatives around here, shall we?!

Written on 25-04-2017 by trennor turcotte

What is a Yankee plane doing wearing the Canadian RCAF livery?!

Written on 25-04-2017 by trennor turcotte

Kind of strange to say the least. How far was the Rwy from that spot?

Written on 24-04-2017 by manuel silva

That's not a C-17, it's a C-130 type.

Written on 24-04-2017 by Torsten Hoff

A super nice Grumman Albatross!!! Thanks for sharing with us, Guido!!!

Written on 24-04-2017 by cliff731

You want to give us the story about why he is in such a bank that close to the ground?

Written on 24-04-2017 by Ron Harper

That's an awesome shot ! Love it :)

Written on 24-04-2017 by John Marotta

Thank you Derek. I love the -300 !

Written on 24-04-2017 by John Marotta


Written on 24-04-2017 by Jean P.

Another beauty! Great capture Jose!

Written on 24-04-2017 by Isaac Vogelzang

Cool shot Mark!

Written on 24-04-2017 by Dave Sheehy

Killer shot John

Written on 24-04-2017 by Derek Marshall

Great shot! I'm amazed you got it without the power lines in the shot; I wasn't able to find the magic angle.

Written on 24-04-2017 by Brian Carlin


Written on 24-04-2017 by Greg Byington

Gary... you are most welcome... and any compliments regarding your photography is well deserved.

My apology as I must confess that I'm drawing a blank here on which FA member is a fan of trains and locomotives. I would enjoy seeing that photo, however. Perhaps you can e-mail a copy to me when convenient... :-)

By the way, how many FA members remember that the nose and cockpit design of Sud Aviation's SE-210 Caravelle was "borrowed" from de Havilland's Comet jetliner?

Written on 24-04-2017 by cliff731

@Jose Suro: Thx!

Written on 24-04-2017 by Sacho

Great photo.... Hope you didn't get too cold taking it.

Written on 24-04-2017 by Alan Brown

Hiya, Cliff. TY for the comment & compli. Yep, these came out well. Hey, Cliff, do you by chance happen to know which FA member it is who is a fan of trains? I don't know anything about trains, but I've got an oldie pic here I took in '65 of a locomotive and I'm told it is a "BALDWIN 260." I recall there is someone who is an FA member who also likes train pics but I don't remember who. Might you know who it is/was?

Written on 24-04-2017 by Gary Schenauer

C-GKOE. Airbus A320-200 (A320) Air Canada (ACA)

Written on 24-04-2017 by Mark Thomas

Gary, that's an outstanding commentary on this photo... of which this is also an amazing image given it was sourced from original Kodak 620 film prints!!!

Written on 24-04-2017 by cliff731

On 9/11/62, N1014U was involved in an accident while landing at Cleveland's Hopkins Airport after a flight from Chicago. During the landing roll, both front wheels separated from the nose gear and the gear then collapsed. There were no fatalities or injuries to anyone on board the flight; however, N1014U sustained substantial damage. The subsequent investigation determined that incorrect maintenance had led up to the accident. N1014U was repaired and went on to fly for United and then several other agencies before finally being broken up in the 90s.

Written on 24-04-2017 by Gary Schenauer

D-CTRI Learjet 35A 346 Air Alliance Express

Written on 24-04-2017 by andré belleau

Great planning with an awesome result. I've been looking for similar locations by me for something like this.


Written on 24-04-2017 by Doug Zalud

Maybe a -800?

Written on 24-04-2017 by dingo65

This shot looks great and was well-timed.

Written on 24-04-2017 by jsdaarud

"Smart Wings" is a charter carrier from Czechia. [Czech Republic]

Written on 24-04-2017 by Paul Wisgerhof


Written on 24-04-2017 by JOÃO CARLOS RIBEIRO

I think that Telluride CO is situated at slightly above 9,000feet amazingly high home base for a G450 and an SR22!

Written on 24-04-2017 by CHRIS ROBEY


Written on 24-04-2017 by jose carlos diaz garcia

Muy buena toma compañero

Written on 24-04-2017 by jose carlos diaz garcia

Muy buena fotografía, preciosa, ¿a qué altura iría el avión?.

Written on 24-04-2017 by José Martínez

Thanks!! bob and Jean.

Written on 24-04-2017 by muroi

Thanks Alan.
It is Dowty made R408 propeller system.

Written on 24-04-2017 by muroi

Thanks!! A.Levent Enterprise Lorraine Jeffrey Mark.

Written on 24-04-2017 by muroi

What a great experience and a great pic thanks

Written on 23-04-2017 by ian mcdonell

Hello, mind telling me what camera did you use?

Written on 23-04-2017 by Jean P.

Thank you Norma !

Written on 23-04-2017 by John Marotta

Thanks for sharing ! I guess I'm being old and sentimental but the 747 and esepically the 400 version is still my favorite . Haven't flown the 800 yet but I'm sure I'll fall in love all over again.

Written on 23-04-2017 by John Korey

Pristine Cessna Skylane out of Sugarland. Friendly couple owners.

Written on 23-04-2017 by Dean Baxter

Was this taken 7 months ago, when it was uploaded? All other pics I see are painted in a bright, unique scheme...I was curious if this was taken before or after that scheme?

Written on 23-04-2017 by Ryan Bomar

I can't following the flight

Written on 23-04-2017 by mashhour habashneh

hi, when you came back to BTJ? maybe we can meet up!

Written on 23-04-2017 by Ihsanush Shabri

NOT the correct aircraft.

Written on 23-04-2017 by N456TS

This is a very nice photo. Jetstar Japan is my favorite airline.

Written on 23-04-2017 by Tokuo

OMG! That is my old tail number! How cool... I had it on my B35.

Written on 23-04-2017 by jmcmillen

Thanks, Dave! I was debating whether or not to stay out on the observation deck, but I'm glad I did. N954U was too important just to leave there!

Written on 23-04-2017 by Savannah Ford

Fantastic. Congratulations for idea.

Written on 23-04-2017 by Daniel Fontanesi Rossi

NP Dave. I use the previous model of the Nikor 200-400VR. Extremely sharp! My sharpest lens and also my most expensive - by far. I have a friend that has the new 200-500 Nikkor. He likes it a lot because it's light but says it's not quite as sharp as his 200-400 or 600mm lenses.

I think that's probably because it's an F5.6 lens and that handicaps the autofocus a bit - I do notice that with my 200-400 when I use a TC 1.4 on it which turns it into an F5.6 lens.

Written on 23-04-2017 by Jose Suro

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