Joe Pries Aviation

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707_9Q-CLK_MIA_0113I_JP_small.jpg14613 viewsThe Congo 707 that has been sitting in Miami for 2 years does a short test flight in preparation for its impending departure to The Congo- at some point... (has since departed MIA for good)
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DELTA_717_N935AT_ATL_1013ZF_JP_small.jpg2705 viewsI am pleased to share with you this once in a lifetime photo showcasing Delta's entire McDonnell Douglas narrow-body fleet, which includes: 717 (MD95), DC9-50, MD88, MD90. A tremendous amount of logistics and manpower went into making this photo a reality, in addition to the fact that the minute the photo shoot ended, 3 of the 4 airplanes were immediately towed to the terminal for their next flight assignments. I was honored to be invited to photograph this event, thank you Delta Air Lines!
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ati730plmar01.jpg1685 viewsCREW ON BOARD SURVIVED. Actual takeoff weight was 342,000lbs. 242,000lbs was the takeoff weight calculated, this is the result. Flight routing was JFK-BRU. I arrived on the site a couple of hours after the crash and PAPD/FDNY were still putting out the smoldering cargo inside. Luckily 3 crewmembers and 2 pax survived. More photos of the site to come in the future. My friend Dave Kaufman actually witnessed this aborted takeoff from the control tower, perhaps he can add more in the comments section.

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uw319las.jpg1522 viewsSully must have been at the helm, not just because the main gear is resting on the Luxor but read what it says on the Luxor. Dedicated to the flight crew, pax and ATC involved in the incredible water landing on the Hudson.
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1994jpcolga.jpg1399 viewsThis photo was taken inside one of American Airlines' maintenance hangars in LaGuardia. The MD80 was brought in there for post-crash investigation and as is usually done after an accident, hide it from the passengers flying into and out of the airport. When I walked inside the airplane, about half way down the fuselage I felt a hump under my feet, that is where the fuselage buckled as the airplane ran off the end of the runway (I believe it was runway 31?), coming to rest on a dike. There were no fatalities luckily. For those that know me these days, obviously I don't wear my hair like that anymore haha
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aamove1.jpg1386 viewsA lot of preparation work in addition to lots of volunteer time was put into making the move across the street a reality. American Airlines, Dade County, Odebrecht Construction, T.Y. Lin Engineering all collaborated on a class-A job. The students of George T. Baker Aviation school are the very fortunate recepients of this 6 million dollar MD80 jet that will hopefully inspire students to make aviation a career!
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LUFTHANSA_747-400_D-ABTL_JFK_0513G_JP_2_small.jpg1384 views
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wtctowerair702jfk.jpg1376 viewsNot a pleasant photo but one that I want people to see. Shown on the former Tower Air ramp are vehicles that were damaged on 9/11. I was in Manhattan (at the time I worked for an investment firm in Midtown) on 9/11 and my friends at the PA and JFK-ATC were working that day, a day we'll never, ever forget. May the victims rest in peace and may their families be well.
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_136_JP_small.jpg1354 viewsSorry about the watermark it's automatically applied to every photo
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aamove6.jpg1344 viewsI had the crane operator stop the crane drop at this point in order to get one final shot in the air and it had to be timed just right so the fuselage was under the traffic signal pole
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BRITISHAIRWAYS_747-400_C-GIVC_LAX_0208B_JP_small.jpg1323 views
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airchina_porschesfo.jpg1244 viewsI've spent time on many airport ramps all over the word and have seen a lot over the years, but this is definitely one of the highlights. I'm told this is the station manager's ramp car. I think the speed limit on the ramp at SFO is 20 MPH
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AIRTRANSAT_A310_C-GTSY_SXM_0114M_JP_small.jpg1128 viewsDidn't expect to be photo-bombed in Saint Martin
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a330cockpit21.jpg1119 viewsWhat a magical time for an aviation aficionado. Sitting jumpseat with two great guys (both ex-Sabena), watching the sun rise from the East (before blinding us as the flight crews crossing the pond regularly know all too well!), as we cross the Atlantic at flight level 410.
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YEMENIA_A330-200_7O-ADP_BOM_1107_JP_small1.jpg1088 viewsThe people on the left side of the airplane were treated to a nice show of a man doing his business on the grass
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B24_CLT_0512_JP_small.jpg1070 viewsAmazing timing! 16 passengers on board walking away from the airplane! I just got to the airport with Andrew (my son), I get out of the car- and this is what I see! The smoke is still there as this historical B-24 broke it's nose gear and skidded down the runway until it stopped at this location
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SINGAPORE_A380_9V-SKB_JFK_0913C_JP_small.jpg1005 viewsSingapore A380 Super departs JFK's runway 13R to Frankfurt
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aamove5.jpg999 viewsThe crane took the MD80 on a left turn from the airport perimeter, over the palm trees as seen here and finally set it down in the middle of the intersection
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AEROPOSTA_747-100_N747PA_MIA_0193_JP_small.jpg996 viewsThis is a very special photo for me. Taken during my first ever trip to Miami (January 1993), and uploaded 20 years later (January 2013), this beautiful Aeroposta 747, named "Juan Trippe" (he founded Pan am in 1927) and registered N747PA flares to land on runway 9R. This 747, the second ever built, was operated by Pan Am from 1970 until Pan Am's unfortunate demise in 1991

Kodachrome 64 slide
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aamove3.jpg988 viewsFinal preparations are made just shy of 1AM as the move is about to get underway
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AIRCANADA_767-300_C-FPCA_SXM_0114I_JP_small.jpg972 viewsThere may be lower approaches than this one but this is the lowest one I've ever seen in person having been at SXM 3 times
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ORD_JFK_0111C_JP_small.jpg948 viewsTaking photos in 75 degrees is a piece of cake. It's a different animal at 10 degrees with the winds howling...
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aamove4.jpg883 viewsThe initial move from the airport to the intersection at LeJeune Road commences!
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JFK_T4_JFK_0911B_JP.jpg883 viewsSomething a little different. Rather than the typical 7th floor tower photo, I made this one look like a work of art... (you need to see the big pic to appreciate it) I know the T4 folks are going to love it!
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AEROLINEASARGENTINAS_A340-300_LV-CSD_MIA_0113ZA_JP_small.jpg881 viewsMy vote for finest color scheme of 2012. Iberia- take notice...
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_215_JP_small1.jpg880 views
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CUBANACARGO_TU204F_CU-C1703_UIO_0211G_JP_small.jpg878 views
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AEROLINEASARGENTINAS_747-200_LV-OEP_JFK_0602_JP_small.jpg858 views
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DELTA_A350-900_N501DN_ATL_0817_13_JP_small.jpg843 viewsFirst ever arrival of U.S. registered A350-900 on U.S. soil. The A350 came straight from the factory in Toulouse France for the delivery flight. Arrival was at 130AM
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ANA_747-400_JA8962_JFK_0399_JP_small2.jpg831 viewsKodachrome 64 slide

If you know runway markings, take a look at where the 747 rotated on runway 4L. I usually don't post photos with clipped tails but this one is an exception (my lens at the time was not wide enough to accommodate the entire aircraft)
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aerlingus330ei-crk-eiord0604jfk.jpg821 viewsEI-CRK is being pushed back from concourse A gate 2 at terminal 4 while EI-ORD will push back from gate 4 several hours later. During summer months it's not unusual to see three Aer Lingus A330's on the ground at terminal 4 at the same time.
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DELTA_A350-900_N501DN_ATL_0817_52_JP_small.jpg813 viewsInaugural Delta A350 flight to Atlanta
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_232_JP_small.jpg805 views
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QANTAS_707_N707JT_JFK_0802_JP_take1_.jpg769 viewsJohn Travolta's Qantas 707 rests in NY JFK at 3AM on this rainy night in front of the old TWA terminal (now T5 jetBlue)
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air2000757cfunight.jpg766 viewsWhat an amazing place! Photo taken from my hotel room balcony. The pink house in the foreground, that house is rented out to aviation tourists from all over the world. My hotel has no air conditioning and on weekend nights especially, airplanes come in and out ALL NIGHT LONG. Patio door stays open due to heat, but then takeoff noise comes into the room and has no where to go so it goes through your head then outside again. No wonder it is only 40 Euro per night! Not sure if I'll take my wife there..
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TWA_747-100_JFK_0197B_JP__BWMAIN_small1.jpg766 viewsTWA JFK ops as seen from JFK Tower's control cab, January 1997

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AERLINGUS_A330-300_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpg760 viewsAfter a hold on departures due to weather, Aer Lingus A330 is cleared for taxi
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aamove2.jpg754 viewsThe American flag is proudly hung as preparations are underway for the move across the street. Note the specially made ramp custom-built for this move
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SWISS_MD11_HB-IWB_ZRH_0802C_JP_small2.jpg719 views
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SINGAPORECARGO_747-400F_9V-SFK_LAX_0716_12_JP_small.jpg710 views
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aamove7.jpg705 viewsSet down on LeJeune Road, I asked the crew to clear out of the way for a clean shot of the airplane and its surrounding environment...
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EASTERN_727-200_N834EA_LGA_0191_TAKE2_JP_small.jpg703 viewsOne of my favorite photos in the collection, Eastern 727-200 flaring to land on runway 22 at LaGuardia, photographed New Year's Day 1991 in the bitter cold... Unfortunately, shortly after this photo was taken, Eastern went bankrupt.

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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-JFK_0105D_JP_small.jpg693 views
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AMERICAN_777-300_N726AN_LAX_1114_8_JP_small.jpg686 views
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_47_JP_small.jpg685 views
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aamove10.jpg684 viewsTug is attached and ready to tow down the street before left turn into school
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AERLINGUS_MD11_N272WA_JFK_0698_JP_small.jpg682 viewsWhen it comes to taking photos of airplanes, getting dirty was never and will never be an issue for me!

Kodachrome 64 slide
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NORTHWEST_DC10_AMS_0802_JP_small.jpg681 views
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JAL_747-400_JA8913_LAX_0209E_JP_small.jpg681 views
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MARTINAIR_MD11_PH-MCP_MIA_0113D_JP_small.jpg658 views
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FLYJAMAICA_757-200_N524AT_JFK_0713B_JP_small.jpg657 views
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BRITISHAIRWAYS_DC10_G-BEBM_JFK_0595_JP_small1.jpg646 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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EMIRATES_A380_A6-EDY_JFK_0115AF_JP_small.jpg643 views
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DELTA_757-200_N608DA_ATL_414ZI_JP_small1~0.jpg642 viewsMy favorite shot of the 757/DC9 move to the museum photo shoot is this one as the sun was coming up early in the morning, the light conditions were just perfect and the FLY DELTA JETS sign and tower were still very much standing out
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UNITED_757-200_N550UA_LAX_1111D_JP_small1.jpg633 views
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DELTA_747-400_N671US_LASTT3DEP_0513BC_MAIN_MAIN_small1.jpg632 viewsMay 23, 2013: Having served Pan Am and Delta dutifully for 53 years, this was the last departure ever out of terminal 3, Delta 747-400 to Tel Aviv
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LUFTHANSA_747-8_D-ABYT_EWR_0515D_JP_small.jpg625 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-DUB_JFK_1204_JP_small.jpg623 views
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IFLCONVAIR_BWCOLOR_MIA0410.jpg618 viewsI made a significant change to this photo; I left the airplanes in color but changed everything else in the photo to black and white. I chose to do this because here is a propeller airplane from the 1940's, and behind it is an ultra-modern propeller driven airplane from the 90's, so the contrast in airplanes begs for contrast with the airplanes and their environment in this photo. I know that some of you will really love this!
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UNITED_737-300_N934UA_LAX_0507_JP_small.jpg615 views
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PANAVIATION_707_N720GS_MIA_0193_JP_small.jpg608 viewsI photographed this Par Aviation 707 during my first trip to Miami in January 1993, 20 years before uploading it here on my web site in January 2013. Can't believe it has been 20 years!

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DELTA_737-900_N804DN_ATL_1013E_JP_small.jpg598 viewsAs the lift was going up to photograph the 4 MD narrow bodies, I couldn't resist a grab shot of this yet-to-be-delivered 737-900 sitting in front of the berm at Tech Ops Center
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aamove9.jpg585 viewsPhotographed in the middle of LeJeune Road, the American flag is folded up nicely after being proudly displayed while the MD80 was craned across the street
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aamove8.jpg585 viewsAIRPORT PARKING FREE SHUTTLE 24 HOURS -We can come up with many, many interesting comments for this one my friends... -You won't see a commercial airliner on a city street very often
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DELTA_757-200_N6715C_LAX_1109_JP_small1.jpg585 views
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SINGAPORE_A380_9V-SKS_JFK_0115L_JP_small1.jpg585 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-200_EI-LAX_SFO_1115_2_JP_small.jpg584 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-200_EI-DAA_JFK_1204_JP_small1.jpg581 views
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twan93119feb01.jpg577 viewsI share this photo with a heavy heart. N93119 operated TWA flight 800, seen here on a cold February morning (registration not visible but a/c identification number 17119 seen above nosewheel door). This particular loss has always been the most painful for me, as I'm sure many of my friends at JFK and TWA would concur. May the victims of Flight 800 rest in peace...
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DELTA_767-300_N130DL_LAX_1115A__8_JP_small.jpg575 views
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aamove12.jpg574 viewsSitting at its final resting place at the George T. Baker Aviation school, N234AA will serve as a wonderful tool for future aircraft mechanics for many years to come!
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aamove11.jpg571 viewsThis was probably the most challenging part of the MD80 move. The right main gear had to ride on the center median in order for the already shortened wings to clear both sides of the street. At this point, the MD80 would be tugged to the left to it's final resting place
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CARGOJET_727-200F_C-JCJV_EWR_0915_4_JP_small.jpg571 views
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ANA_737-800_JA62AN_CTS_0117_26_JP_small.jpg570 views
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CHINAAIRLINES_747-400_B-18201_LAX_07_04E_JP_small.jpg569 views
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AIRJAMAICA_A300_JFK_0392_JP_small2.jpg567 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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LUFTHANSA_747-8_D-ABYT_EWR_0515BM_JP_small.jpg555 views
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BOMBARDIER-BD700_N711MC_LAS_0116_7_JP_small.jpg554 views
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SAA_747-300_ZS-SAJ_ZRH_0802_JP_smalll2.jpg554 views
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airindia772lrvtalbjfk0209.jpg552 viewsThis photo goes out to my friends from Mumbai, Vishal, Vivek and Karan. When they accompanied me at times for photos in Mumbai, it was 95 degrees, for this photo it was about 5 degrees with a bone chilling windchill that made it feel like 10 below!
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QATAR_777-300_A7-BAE_MIA_0116_JP_small.jpg552 viewsBarcelona soccer team colors
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CONTINENTAL_737-700_EWR_0801_TAKE1_JP_small.jpg551 viewsOne of the special photos in the collection. I am in the old EWR tower catwalk on a brilliant Sunday afternoon photographing, about 3 weeks before the attacks of 9/11.... Look at those beautiful towers standing tall and proud in this picture. God bless all the victims and families
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AIRPLUS_A310_EC-GMU_JFK_0704_JP_small1.jpg549 views3 long gone airplanes/airlines at Terminal 4 JFK on the A concourse- Air Plus A310, North American 757, Air India 747-400
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-EAV_JFK_0409_JP_small.jpg547 viewsAbout 630pm and JFK is at its peak. Aer Lingus A330 taxiing on tway Hotel. Also seen is British 747, Egypt 777, Virgin American A320, Jetblue A320, Alitalia 767, Air Berlin A330, American 737, Mexicana A318, LOT 767 and finally Austrian 777
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LAGUARDIA_LGA_0307.jpg546 viewsOverview of LaGuardia Airport
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klm744phbfflax0209.jpg546 viewsThe sun was just about to go past the horizon for this winter evening shot.
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HAWAIIAN_767-300_N588HA_LAX_0210C_JP_small.jpg542 views
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CHINAEASTERN_777-300_B-2001_LAX_1115E_JP_small.jpg534 views
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fraspotters.jpg531 viewsIn many European airports, aviation photographers are very welcome and are provided a great spot from where to safely photograph (free of charge). The people in this photo are from various countries in Europe, not just Germany. Note that there are more people behind me and to the right that are not visible. There were probably around 90 people there at the time
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ICELANDAIR_757-200_TF-FIU_EWR_0515BS_JP_small2.jpg530 views
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DELTA_757-200_N608DA_ATL_414_AAZZZJ_JP_BWMAIN_small1.jpg530 viewsThis photo is very special. The 757 makes one final stop at Woolman Place (note the green sign. C.E. Woolman was the founder of Delta) before proceeding to rest for its remaining years in the museum. Seen on the left is the DC9-50, which has already made the street crossing
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AEROGAL_737-200_HC-CFR_UIO_1208E_JP_small.jpg528 views
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ICELANDAIR_757-200_TF-FIU_EWR_0515BP_JP_small.jpg528 viewsJust a test shot of this beautiful 757 as I fine tune the light settings I need to get the in-focus shot
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baconc_dec90.jpg527 viewsBA Concorde performs its daily departure to London Heathrow from runway 31L. Seen in the background are the old tower and the new tower under construction -Kodachrome 64 slide
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-DUZ_JFK_0912_JP_small.jpg527 views
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DYNAMICAIRWAYS_767-300_N254MY_JFK_0516_JP_small.jpg525 views
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AERLINGUS_A320_EI-DEH_MUC_0315_jP_small.jpg524 views
AMERICAN_757-200_MIA_0104B_JP_small1.jpg
AMERICAN_757-200_MIA_0104B_JP_small1.jpg524 views
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ASDE-X_JFKTOWER_JFK_0209.jpg520 viewsThis is what controllers see (this is a portion of the entire screen at JFK tower) on ASDE-X even if operating in zero/zero visibility. This is the newest technology for ATC. Every airplane on the field's transponder is being picked up by radar and reflected on the screen. If any airport vehicles breach a runway, they will be visible on this screen. Note that areas in red reflect closed taxiways (construction/repair). At the time this photo was taken JFK was operating on the 4's and there was light snow falling (RVR4000).
DELTA_A350-900_N501DN_ATL_0817_156_JP_small.jpg
DELTA_A350-900_N501DN_ATL_0817_156_JP_small.jpg518 views
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ATLASAIR_747-400F_MIA_0410n429mc.jpg513 viewsThis Atlas Air 747-400F (I believe Philippine Airlines was the previous operator) sits at the run-up pad at MIA as the mechanics run up the engines for testing. Please note my friends that this photo was taken at night time, but with photoshop I was able to brighten it up to where the sky is brighter, but you can see all the beautiful stars as seen only at night (isn't technology lovely?)
QATAR_A350_A7-ALA_FRA_0315F_JP_small.jpg
QATAR_A350_A7-ALA_FRA_0315F_JP_small.jpg513 views
NASA_747_N950NA_JFK_0412G_JP_small1.jpg
NASA_747_N950NA_JFK_0412G_JP_small1.jpg513 viewsNASA 747 delivers Shuttle to NY to be transported from JFK to Manhattan via barge to be placed at the Intrepid Museum
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416__17_JP_small.jpg507 viewsThis is a very special 747. It is the first 747-400 off the production line, delivered to Northwest Airlines April 29, 1988. April 29th 2016 is the last night the airplane would ever spend on an airport ramp, the next morning it was moved over to the museum across the street

Sorry about the watermark it is automatically applied to every photo in that spot
AEROFLOT_777-200_VP-BAU_MUC_0305_JP_small2.jpg
AEROFLOT_777-200_VP-BAU_MUC_0305_JP_small2.jpg507 views
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n53116dec94.jpg505 viewsIt's hard to tell until you see the large photo. I watched this TWA 747 land 31R, turned left taxiway Victor and all of a sudden it tipped on its left side. At first I had to take another look because I could not believe what just happened! Apparently the left main gear collapsed. Better on taxiway off the runway than when making contact on landing that's for sure!
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NORTHWEST_747-400_N661US_0905B_jP_small.jpg505 viewsN661 is now at the Delta Museum in Atlanta as a display
ANA_777-300_JA734A_NRT_0117A_JP_small.jpg
ANA_777-300_JA734A_NRT_0117A_JP_small.jpg503 views
UNITED_777-200_N791UA_LAX_1110G_jP_small.jpg
UNITED_777-200_N791UA_LAX_1110G_jP_small.jpg502 views
BRITISHAIRWAYS_777-200_G-VIIA_DFW_1200_JP_small1.jpg
BRITISHAIRWAYS_777-200_G-VIIA_DFW_1200_JP_small1.jpg501 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
EASTERN_737-800_N280EA_MIA_0116_JP_small.jpg
EASTERN_737-800_N280EA_MIA_0116_JP_small.jpg500 views
LACOMBAGNIE_757-200_F-HTAG_EWR_0516_JP_small.jpg
LACOMBAGNIE_757-200_F-HTAG_EWR_0516_JP_small.jpg500 views
LASCOLOMBIA_727-200F_HK-4354_1208i_JP_small.jpg
LASCOLOMBIA_727-200F_HK-4354_1208i_JP_small.jpg499 views
AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0413_JP_small1.jpg
AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0413_JP_small1.jpg498 views
EMIRATES_A380_JFK_0209Bsmall.jpg
EMIRATES_A380_JFK_0209Bsmall.jpg497 viewsEmirates A380 almost ready for pushback from gate A6 at Terminal 4 JFK-IAT for its nonstop flight to Dubai DXB. I cannot describe the brutal cold I felt when I took this shot, the temperature was in the single digits, but it was well worth it!
JETBLUE_E190_N304JB_JFK_0317_8_JP_small.jpg
JETBLUE_E190_N304JB_JFK_0317_8_JP_small.jpg497 views
CONCOURSE_J-TOWER_MIA_1008B.jpg
CONCOURSE_J-TOWER_MIA_1008B.jpg495 viewsConcourse J Tower. Beautiful view!
AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0515_JP_small.jpg
AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0515_JP_small.jpg495 views
USAF_747-200_28000_EWR_0516_17_JP_FINALsmall.jpg
USAF_747-200_28000_EWR_0516_17_JP_FINALsmall.jpg495 viewsAir Force 1 visits Newark Airport. On the action shot note 1WTC in the background. On the ground shot, note downtown Newark and those beautiful flags flying high
NORTHWEST_747-400_N673US_JFK_1204_JP_small2.jpg
NORTHWEST_747-400_N673US_JFK_1204_JP_small2.jpg495 views
JINAIR_777-200_HL7734_CTS_0117_JP_small.jpg
JINAIR_777-200_HL7734_CTS_0117_JP_small.jpg495 views
QANTAS_707_N707JT_LAX_1111CA_JP_small_copy.jpg
QANTAS_707_N707JT_LAX_1111CA_JP_small_copy.jpg491 views
AERLINGUS_757-200_EI-LBS_JFK_0714E_JP_small.jpg
AERLINGUS_757-200_EI-LBS_JFK_0714E_JP_small.jpg489 views
SBA_767-300_YV612T_MIA_1016A_4_JP_small.jpg
SBA_767-300_YV612T_MIA_1016A_4_JP_small.jpg489 views
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atc1002jfksamcohen.jpg487 viewsSam Kohn (now retired) works 119.1 (tower freq) on a nice VFR morning. Sam was the controller on freq when the first Concorde flew into JFK and he was also on freq when the last Concorde flew out of JFK!
BAHAMASAIR_737-500_C6-BFD_FLL_0113C_JP_small.jpg
BAHAMASAIR_737-500_C6-BFD_FLL_0113C_JP_small.jpg487 views
CHINAEASTERN_A340-600_B-6053_JFK_0413G_JP_small.jpg
CHINAEASTERN_A340-600_B-6053_JFK_0413G_JP_small.jpg487 views
AIRAFRIQUE_DC8_TU-TCP_0802J_JP_small.jpg
AIRAFRIQUE_DC8_TU-TCP_0802J_JP_small.jpg487 viewsFirst class section of Air Afrique DC8 used as a fire trainer at Zurich Kloten Airport in Switzerland
EMIRATES_777-200_A6-EWJ_LAX_0210B_JP_small2.jpg
EMIRATES_777-200_A6-EWJ_LAX_0210B_JP_small2.jpg487 views
DELTA_757-200_N709TW_JFK_0412E_JP_small1.jpg
DELTA_757-200_N709TW_JFK_0412E_JP_small1.jpg486 viewsThe result of multiple bird strikes on takeoff runway 13R JFK-LAX
AIRNEWZEALAND_767-300_ZK-NCI_1109_JP_small.jpg
AIRNEWZEALAND_767-300_ZK-NCI_1109_JP_small.jpg486 views
1002_3_JP_small.jpg
1002_3_JP_small.jpg484 views
NORWEGIAN_787-8_LN-LNA_LAS_0417_3_JP_small.jpg
NORWEGIAN_787-8_LN-LNA_LAS_0417_3_JP_small.jpg483 views
707_9Q-CLK_MIA_1211_JP_small.jpg
707_9Q-CLK_MIA_1211_JP_small.jpg482 views
AVIOR_A340-300_YV3292_MIA_0217_16_JP_small.jpg
AVIOR_A340-300_YV3292_MIA_0217_16_JP_small.jpg481 views
BRITISHAIRWAYS_A320_G-BUSC_ZRH_0802_JP_small1.jpg
BRITISHAIRWAYS_A320_G-BUSC_ZRH_0802_JP_small1.jpg479 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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n609kwdec97sju.jpg477 viewsWhile not the "real" Pan Am, still nice to see this Pan Am 727 operated by Carnival Airlines

Kodachrome 64 slide
NORWEGIAN_737-800_LN-LHA_JFK_0317_JP_small1.jpg
NORWEGIAN_737-800_LN-LHA_JFK_0317_JP_small1.jpg475 views
AEROGAL_727-200_UIO_1208.jpg
AEROGAL_727-200_UIO_1208.jpg474 views
ALASKA_737-400_N705AS_LAX_1115_1_JP_small1.jpg
ALASKA_737-400_N705AS_LAX_1115_1_JP_small1.jpg473 views
KLM_747-400_PH-BFY_JFK_06_04C_JP_small1.jpg
KLM_747-400_PH-BFY_JFK_06_04C_JP_small1.jpg473 views
ANTONOV-AIRLINES_AN225_CLT_0610jpavnet.jpg
ANTONOV-AIRLINES_AN225_CLT_0610jpavnet.jpg472 viewsI'm pretty sure that this is the toughest shot i've taken in my close to 25 years of photographing airplanes. The light stand in front of the airplane was so bright that it was extremely difficult to balance the tone between front and back of airplane (back being much darker than what you see in the final image).
SWISSAIR_MD11_HB-IWU_JFK_0799_JP_small1.jpg
SWISSAIR_MD11_HB-IWU_JFK_0799_JP_small1.jpg471 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
AEROSUR_767-200_MIA_1214C_JP_small.jpg
AEROSUR_767-200_MIA_1214C_JP_small.jpg471 viewsThe "claw" decimates what remains of Aerosur 767-200
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HEADHOUSENIGHT1.jpg470 viewsFew would argue that Terminal 4 at JFK is one the most beautiful terminals in the world
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aerlingus320EI-DEG_FRA_0909C.jpg470 viewsAer Lingus A320 powers out of FRA's rwy 7R on the way back to Dublin
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MRO_MIA_1008Q.jpg468 viewsThe only indication that this airplane is being prepped for Cyprus Airways is the Cyprus logo on the engine cowling. This airplane's previous owner was Spirit. Note the other Spirit A319 being prepared for new paint in the background (tail on the right)
CONGO_707_9Q-CLK_JFK_0914I_JP_small.jpg
CONGO_707_9Q-CLK_JFK_0914I_JP_small.jpg466 views
QATAR_747-8_A7-HHE_JFK_0916_2_JP_small1.jpg
QATAR_747-8_A7-HHE_JFK_0916_2_JP_small1.jpg466 views
AIRBUS_A380_F-WWJB_JFK_0307M_JP_small1.jpg
AIRBUS_A380_F-WWJB_JFK_0307M_JP_small1.jpg465 views1st ever A380 to arrive in JFK. Always interesting to see the customers who initially showed interest/ordered an airplane years later to see who actually did make a purchase/s..
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ual_sq_jplax.jpg462 viewsTypical LAX scene, United 747-400 on final approach for 25L while Singapore 747-400 is not far behind, heading for the north side of the field's runway 24R
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GBAIRLINK_BEECH_C24R_FLL_0113_JP_small.jpg462 views
USAIR_DC9_N932VJ_JFK_0794_JP_small1.jpg
USAIR_DC9_N932VJ_JFK_0794_JP_small1.jpg459 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
VAUSTRALIA_777-300_VH-VOZ_LAX_0210C_JP_smallx.jpg
VAUSTRALIA_777-300_VH-VOZ_LAX_0210C_JP_smallx.jpg458 views
BRITISHAIRWAYS_767-300_G-BNWH_JFK_1204C_JP_small.jpg
BRITISHAIRWAYS_767-300_G-BNWH_JFK_1204C_JP_small.jpg458 viewsBritish Airways 767-300 rests overnight on the old TWA ramp (now jetBlue)
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TWA_MD80_EI-BWD_JFK_0595_JP_small1.jpg457 viewsFinal approach runway 22L at JFK over Rockaway Boulevard

Kodachrome 64 slide
KLM_747-400_PH-BFN_SXM_1214C_JP_small1.jpg
KLM_747-400_PH-BFN_SXM_1214C_JP_small1.jpg455 views
AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0912B_JP_small.jpg
AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0912B_JP_small.jpg453 views
CHINAAIRILNESCARGO_747-200F_JFK_1090_JP_small.jpg
CHINAAIRILNESCARGO_747-200F_JFK_1090_JP_small.jpg451 viewsEven at 18, I was smitten with the "bug"

Ektachrome 100 slide
AMERICAN_757-200_N687AA_MIA_0116_JP_small.jpg
AMERICAN_757-200_N687AA_MIA_0116_JP_small.jpg448 views
AMERICAN_A321_N126AN_LAX_1115_JP_small.jpg
AMERICAN_A321_N126AN_LAX_1115_JP_small.jpg447 views
DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_286_JP_small.jpg
DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_286_JP_small.jpg447 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ORD_JFK_0111E_JP_small2.jpg447 views
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lan763cc-cbj0203.jpg446 viewsTypical February evening at JFK. Shown is concourse B, Terminal 4 JFK-IAT. Note the Ghana DC10 all the way out on the hardstand
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AMERICAN_MID80_N234AA_0510_57_JP_small.jpg445 viewsAmerican MD80 dropped by the crane on Le Jeune Road just west of Miami International Airport before being tugged over to George T. Baker Aviation school across the street
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AMERICAN_787-8_LAX_1115_8_JP_small.jpg444 views
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n93107mar97.jpg443 viewsThis one goes out to my good friend Jon Proctor who gave TWA over 30 years of fine service in addition to all the other folks that served this wonderful airline! Long live TWA!

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GERMANCARGO_747-200_D-ABYT_JFK_0691_MAIN_JP_small.jpg
GERMANCARGO_747-200_D-ABYT_JFK_0691_MAIN_JP_small.jpg442 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
AIRAFRIQUE_DC8_TU-TCP_0802G_JP_small1.jpg
AIRAFRIQUE_DC8_TU-TCP_0802G_JP_small1.jpg442 views
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RAM__747_787_1990_2015_JP_small.jpg441 viewsRoyal Air Maroc 747-200 touches down on runway 31R at JFK 1990. Royal Air Maroc 787-8 touches down on runway 31R at JFK 25 years later- 2015
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HAPAGLLOYD_737-800_D-AHFX_CFU_0802_JP_small.jpg441 views
AIRBUS_A380_JFK_0407P.jpg
AIRBUS_A380_JFK_0407P.jpg439 viewsIf you want to see how the A380 looked from the outside while I was photographing it inside, take a look at the overhead monitor
AEROGAL_737-200_HC-CFG_UIO_1209B_JP_small1.jpg
AEROGAL_737-200_HC-CFG_UIO_1209B_JP_small1.jpg439 views
BRITISHAIRWAYS_747-400_G-BNLZ_MIA_1014C_JP_small.jpg
BRITISHAIRWAYS_747-400_G-BNLZ_MIA_1014C_JP_small.jpg439 views
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tameemb170uiodec08.jpg438 viewsPhotographed on Avenida Orellana, a few blocks from the airport, TAME Embraer 170 crosses over the I love Miami sign on final approach to UIO. Note on bottom left is my good friend Dave Hartman who I was in Quito with for a few fine days of photography and a lot of good cheap food and beer!
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aerlingusA330-300EI-ORDJFK0111.jpg438 viewsAs you can see, Aer Lingus really made an effort to depart JFK on this snowy night, but the snow was coming down too fast and it had to return to the terminal as the FAA/airport ops shut the airport down until the following morning
ACCESSAIR_737-200_N623AC_LAX_1299_JP_MAIN_small.jpg
ACCESSAIR_737-200_N623AC_LAX_1299_JP_MAIN_small.jpg438 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
CHINEEASTERNCARGO_MD11F_B-2174_LAX_1204B_JP_small.jpg
CHINEEASTERNCARGO_MD11F_B-2174_LAX_1204B_JP_small.jpg437 views
AIRFRANCE_A380_F-HPJD_MIA_115_JP_small1.jpg
AIRFRANCE_A380_F-HPJD_MIA_115_JP_small1.jpg437 views
TURKISH_777-300_TC-JJO_JFK_0713B_JP_small.jpg
TURKISH_777-300_TC-JJO_JFK_0713B_JP_small.jpg435 views
AEROPOSTAL_727_N79749_MIA_0106_JP_small.jpg
AEROPOSTAL_727_N79749_MIA_0106_JP_small.jpg435 views
EASTERN_737-800_N276EA_MIA_0116_3_JP_small.jpg
EASTERN_737-800_N276EA_MIA_0116_3_JP_small.jpg435 views
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atidc8mar01n730pl.jpg434 viewsNew York's Bravest finishing up putting out N730PL's onboard fire after aborted takeoff on rwy 4L
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BRITISHAIRWAYS_A380_G-XLEJ_MIA_0217_18_JP_small.jpg434 views
WESTJET_737-800_C-FCNW_FLL_1014H_JP_small.jpg
WESTJET_737-800_C-FCNW_FLL_1014H_JP_small.jpg430 views
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