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delta762n113daATLnov05.jpgDelta's 767-200's are no longer part of the fleet. Most went to Airborne Express after freighter conversion
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aeopostal727N79749MIA0106.jpgPhotographed departing MIA with the last useable light, this Aeropostal 727, previously with Continental as witnessed by the registration is enroute to Caracas, Venezuela. In the background, the red white and blue 757 devoid of titles was previously used by the John Kerry presidential campaign
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delta757N656DLatl1108.jpgN656DL undergoes routine maintenance as sister ships watch and await their turn in the maintenance bay
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emirates772LRA6-EWHlax0209.jpgEmirates has only been flying to LAX for about a year with 777LR's. The flight track takes the 777 directly North over the pole (as opposed to the traditional across the US, North Atlantic, Europe and on to the Middle East
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usairways320N106USoct08crashbird.jpgN106US was the unfortunate recipient of geese in its engines, which as we all know caused the airplane to go down in the Hudson. Thanks to the flight crew's skills all survived
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ANTONOV-AIRLINES_AN225_CLT_0610Bjpavnet.jpgI missed the landing but did get it taxiing by with part of Charlotte's skyline in the background. The Antonov 225 is the largest airplane in the world and is typically sent on missions that other airplanes cannot handle, such as moving oversized and extremely heavy industrial equipment from one part of the world to another
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mexicana_A319_LAX_0210jp.jpgTough shot to process, given the black nose and tail with white middle, but in the end it came out nice
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qantasa380VHVQBlax1109.jpgYes, i'm close, but you have no clue how big this airplane is unless you are standing there next to me- it's HUGE!
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jetblue_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgLovely selection of Jetblue tails
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northernaircargo721N727YKopf0109.jpgThis former Northern Air Cargo (Alaska) 727-100 sits at Opa Locka, waiting for the chopping block..
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korean747-400HL7402LAX0208.jpgBeatufiul Mona Lisa decal on this Korean 747-400 depicting "Passionate Wings to Art", which has already been removed from the airplane unfortunately
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thaia345HS-TLDjfk1007.jpgTHAI gave it a shot in the New York market but unfortunately, the loads just couldn't support the flights and service ultimately ended
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elal7724X-ECAjfk1007.jpgI don't recall what the Asian titles on the front nose signify
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vim757muc0306.jpgVIM (Russia) 757 undergoes heavy maintenance in Munich
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mia03.jpgOverview of MIA as seen from the cab of the control tower
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aamd80N961TW1203lga.jpgThis former TWA MD80 departs LaGuardia's rwy 31 with Rikers Island Jail in the background
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aamove1.jpgA 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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aamove2.jpgThe 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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aamove3.jpgFinal preparations are made just shy of 1AM as the move is about to get underway
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aamove4.jpgThe initial move from the airport to the intersection at LeJeune Road commences!
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aamove5.jpgThe 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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aamove6.jpgI 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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aamove7.jpgSet 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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aamove8.jpgAIRPORT 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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aamove9.jpgPhotographed 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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aamove10.jpgTug is attached and ready to tow down the street before left turn into school
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aamove11.jpgThis 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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aamove12.jpgSitting 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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IFLCONVAIR_BWCOLOR_MIA0410.jpgI 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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SBA_757-200_MIA_0410yv288t.jpgSanta Barbara 757 is pushed back and ready for taxi to the active for departure to CCS (Caracas, Venezuela)
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AMERIJET_767-200F_MIA_0410n741axJP~0.jpgAmerijet's newest airplane in the fleet is this former Airborne Express 767-200F
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arrowdc8N784ALmia0410.jpgThe last remaining Arrow Air DC8 sits on the north side of the field in MIA minus lots of parts. This one will end up as a fire trainer or be cut to pieces for scrap metal
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mbi7271mia0410N400RG.jpgThis nice 727-100 was heavily upgraded with Valsan Conversion (MD80 size engines and winglets), but has been sitting in MIA for probably a good 2 years now, either waiting for a new owner or waiting for the chopping block..
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FEDEX_CESSNA-CARAVAN_MIA_0410n828fe.jpgThe smallest aircraft in the Fedex fleet
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fedex_atr42_n918fx.jpgYes, Fedex does have ATR42's (and ATR72's)
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IFLCONVAIR580N171FL_MIA0410.jpgIFL Cargo Convair 580 rests on the tarmac as MIA's tower is seen on the other side of the field
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ATLASAIR_747-400F_MIA_0410Bn498mc.jpgThat lovely streak you see on the left side of the screen is an Arrow Air DC10 taxiing by
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MARTINAIRCARGO_MD11F_MIA_0410ph-mcy.jpgMartinair Cargo is a very frequent visitor to MIA. Seen here is PH-MCY loading up for the night departure to AMS (Amsterdam)
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aerosur727CP-2515may10.jpgMay 2010 and we still have a passenger 727 operating in the U.S.A. -love it! This Aerosur Bolivia 727 mostly does charter flights from Miami to Havana
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americanmd80N234AA_georgetbaker.jpgThis American MD80 sits and waits as the crane behind it is in position for the ultimate lift and move across LeJeune Road to the George T. Baker aviation school
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arrowdc10N524MDmia0410.jpgSomething a bit different- color night shot converted to black & white
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easternUmia0410.jpgArrow Air DC10 pushes back, while company 757 and LAN 777F are prepped for their next journeys to South America
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AMERICAN_757-200_MIA_0510Bn605aaJP.jpgN605AA holds in position for taxi clearance
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777_NIGHT_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgA departures hold program at JFK that night due to weather kept this Air India 777 sitting and waiting for ATC clearance to taxi
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AEROFLOT_A330-300_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgThis was my first sighting of Aeroflot's A330-300 and I have to say it looks really sharp
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AEROGAL_757-200_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgI was really hoping to get Aerogal's 767-300 (which is pretty much dedicated to the Guayaquil-New York route), but instead got this wingleted 757, a recent delivery to Aerogal from parent company Avianca
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgAfter a hold on departures due to weather, Aer Lingus A330 is cleared for taxi
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DELTA_757-200_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgAstute airline spotters and followers will note that the registration (N544US) makes this a previous Northwest machine (as opposed to the N...TW registered airplanes that are former TWA/AA airplanes)
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USAF_C17_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgUS Air Force C17 rotates on runway 22R on its way back to McGuire Air Force Base
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SINGAPORE_747-400_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgSingapore's first 747-400, 9V-SPA, about to begin it's journey to Frankfurt, Germany and then on to Singapore
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SAUDIARABIA-GOVT_737-700_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgVery rare sighting at JFK (more common at EWR), Saudia Arabia Government 737BBJ departs runway 4L
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RUNWAY_31L-13R-CONSTRUCTION_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgShown is view of the construction work underway (April 2010) on runway 31L/13R to widen to 200 feet in addition to an entirely new top surface and various electrical upgrades
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panynjARFF_JFK_0410.jpgPAPD's finest cruising on a rainy but bright afternoon day. Thank you to all PAPD ARFF personnel for the important work you do! -Note the beautiful Port Authority issued decal of the twin towers with the flag... love that!
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LOT_767-300_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgLOT 767-300 about to initiate taxi to 4L for departure to WAW (Warsaw)
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KALITTA-AIR_747-400F_JFK_0410Bjpavnet.jpgBeautiful Kalitta Air 747-400 flares for landing on a glorious spring day in New York
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JETBLUE_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgParked at Terminal 5, Jetblue's 10th anniversary A320 sits next to N746JB in preparation for it's next flight to SAN (San Diego)
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IBERIA_A340-300_JFK_0410jpavjet.jpgIberia A340-300 taxiis on taxiway Alpha during a rainshower with a few hints of sun inbetween as evidenced in this rainy but bright photo
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ELAL_747-400_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpgThe midnight departure to TLV is about to get underway as 4X-ELB has been pushed back and ready for taxi to rwy 4L
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tam_A330_PT-MVH_JFK_01jpnetxx.jpgThe previous night's rainstorm quickly moved East, leaving behind abundant sunshine, blue skies and a wet ramp, making for some fine photography
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nwa757N555NWlaxdec04.jpgThis Northwest 757, shown in the old livery has since been painted in Northwest's new livery, followed by its current livery in the Delta new colors with additional winglets installed
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universalguyana763SP-LPB1202t4.jpgUniversal was a short-lived carrier flying from JFK and YYZ to Georgetown Guyana. The airplane was leased from LOT Polish, hence the Polish registration SP-LPB
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swissmd11HB-IWEzrh0802.jpgHB-IWE sits in front of exhaust outlets used for engine runs during maintenance
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midwestmd80SFOjuly2007.jpgShame that Midwest is just a shadow of its former self with all the MD80's and B717's gone from the fleet
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peternygard_727_N727PM_JFK_0906jp.jpgThis beautiful 727-100 is owned by fashion designer Peter Nygard
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marines01fa18hornetsLAS1208.jpgI love my airliners but seeing a fighter jet blast off at a commercial airport is always a treat, especially with a background like that (for those of you who have not heard an F/A 18 take off at close range, they are extremely loud!)

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nwadc10N2281mxe0905.jpgThis McDonnel Douglas DC10 rots away in Maxton until the day it is sadly cut up for scrap metal. The registration N2281 is not a Northwest registration, it was assigned by the scrapping company
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airindia772LRVT-ALH0909.jpgAir India 777-200LR depart's JFK's runway 22R
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lauda777cfu0802OE-LPA.jpgThere was only one chance a week to get the Lauda 777 coming into CFU, luckily I was there for this one!
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kal772HL7531DEC04.jpgKorean 777 departs rwy 25R on an unusually hazy December day
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aerlingus330EI-ORD0604.jpgAer Lingus A330 turns off taxiway Hotel to gate A4 at terminal 4 JFK-IAT. Note the old people movers behind the Singapore 747, which have since been retired from service
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naaT4jan06.jpgThree North American 757's and one 767 rest on hardstands at terminal 4
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aamd80LAS1208.jpgUnfortunately I could not read the registration, it is too faint
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airnz772ZK-DKElax0208.jpgPhotographed from one of the parking decks off Century Boulevard, this Air NZ 777 is on finals for rwy 24R
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tam332PT-MVGjfk0909D.jpgThe "Signature Plane" TAM A330-200, emblazoned with all of TAM's employee signatures, is pushed back for departure to Sao Paulo.

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tam332PT-MVGjfk0909C.jpgRear of the singatures A330 as it rests at the gate (terminal 4)
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tam332PT-MVGjfk0909B.jpgCloseup of rear door of the A330 and the signatures..

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tam332PT-MVGjfk0909A.jpgPT-MVG's cargo door up close and personal
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lufthansa_A320_D-AIPW_FRA_11b.jpgLufthansa A320 flares to land on runway 25R at FRA
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aamd880N961TWlga1203.jpgN961TW is a former TWA machine
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DELTA_777-200_JFK_0210jpavnetN862DA.jpgDelta flies the 777-200 to Tokyo out of terminal 4 at JFK (most international Delta flights depart from terminal 3)
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COPA_737-800_JFK_0210jpavnet.jpgReady for pushback and taxi to departure runway. Destination: Panama City, Panama
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SOUTHAFRICAN_A340-300_JFK_0210jpavnetZS-SXC.jpgSouth African A340 rotates on rwy 22R as it begins the journey to Dakar (Senegal, on the west coast of Africa) and then on to JNB (Johannesburg). When South African flies the A340-600 it can make it nonstop to JNB
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JETBLUE_A320_JFK_0210jpavnetN665JB.jpgAfter spending the night at the maintenance hangar ramp, 665JB is tugged over to the terminal for its next departure
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CHINAAIRLINES_747-400_LAX_0210jpavnetB-16210.jpgI never tire of seeing this 747 in the beautiful Boeing Dreamliner livery
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KOREAN_747-400_LAX_0210jpavnetHL7488.jpgKorean always does a beautiful job of promoting the arts and culture on their 747's. On this 747-400, Passionate Wings to Culture is promoted as part of the British Museum
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HAWAIIAN_767-300_LAX_0210jpavnetN588HA.jpgWhat a difference those beautiful winglets make, both in looks and performance
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QANTAS_A380_LAX_0210jpavnetF.jpgQantas' newest A380, VH-OQF, touches down on rwy 25L at LAX. South side A380 arrivals are somewhat rare as the preferred landing runway is rwy 24R on the North side of LAX
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LINEUP_LAX_0210Bjpavnet.jpgUnited 777 followed by American and Delta 767's to departure rwy 25R
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JETBLUE_A320_LAX_0210jpavnet.jpgThis Jetblue A320, featuring a 10th anniversary livery has special meaning to me. I flew with Jetblue on February 11, 2000, before the airline began operations. On the flights from JFK-BUF, BUF-JFK, JFK-FLL, FLL-JFK were Jetblue's founder and CEO at the time, David Neeleman, David Barger (the current CEO), in addition to other lucky folks who got to fly on Jetblue that day before the company began operations that evening (JFK-FLL). The lights you see in the sky are a departing airplane on runway 25R
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ALASKA_737-800_LAX_0210jpnet.jpgResting on the remotes overnight, this Alaska 737-800 is parked in front of a nice selection of other aircraft which will also utilize this parking spot, as evidenced by the markings on the ground..
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UNITED_747-400_LAX_0210Bjpavnet.jpgTook me a couple of years to photograph United's Star Alliance 747-400, seen here pushed back and ready to taxi for departure to SYD (Sydney Australia)
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757_LAX_0210jpavnet~0.jpgAnother dramatic American 757 departure out of LAX (rwy 25R)
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ual777N793UAlax0210.jpgStill in the previous livery, this United 777-200 powers out of LAX's runway 25R on a beautiful morning
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southwest737N711HK.jpgThis beautiful Southwest 737 is a retro-jet painted in the old colors, but with a twist. The registration is N711HK which signifies Herb Kelleher, Southwest's former CEO. In addition, what makes this color scheme different than just the old livery is that Southwest applied extra clear coat making the color scheme even shinier and more dramatic
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LUFTHANSA_FIJI_BA_KAL_LAX_0210jpavnet.jpgWhile the bulk of activity at the TBIT (Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal) consists of Asian carriers, European carriers such as British Airways and Lufthansa also have a presence
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LINEUP_LAX_0210jpavnet.jpgUnited has a substantial presence at LAX. Shown here is United Express Embraer 110 in addition to two Airbus A319's
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757_LAX_0210BjpavnetAA.jpgAmerican 757 heads west as it departs LAX's runway 25R
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ANA_777-300_LAX_0210ja734ajpavnet.jpgANA 777-300 begins its initial climb out of runway 24R at LAX, bound for Tokyo
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EVA_KOREAN_CATHAYPACIFIC_THAI_LAX_0210jpnet.jpgThe TBIT (Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal) typically runs its peak operation at around 10pm. Seen in this photo are EVA Air bound for Taipei, Korean bound for Seoul, Cathay Pacific bound for Hong Kong and THAI bound for Bangkok
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EVAAIR_777-300_LAX_0210jpavnetB-16703.jpgAlways a pleasure to see the humidity building in the engines of airliners on takeoff roll
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FEDEX_LAX_0210jpavnet.jpgFedex has a large presence at LAX
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SHANGHAI-CARGO_MD11F_LAX_0210jpavnet.jpgThis photo is emblematic of the weather at LAX during my visit; more clouds than sun, so more night shots than day shots..
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USAIRWAYS_A319_LAX_0210jpavnet.jpgPretty tough shot with various light sources playing a role
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VOLARIS_A319_LAX_0210jpnet.jpgVolaris is a relatively new low cost carrier serving several cities in Mexico out of LAX. Every A319 in the fleet is named, this one is Veronica
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EMIRATES_777-200LR_JFK_1109jpavnet.jpgSince starting service to JFK, Emirates has brought in a varied selection of aircraft including A340-500, A380, 777-300ER, 777-200LR. Seen here is EK's 777-200LR taxiing out at Terminal 4 JFK-IAT
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DELTA_767-300_JFK_1109jpavnet.jpg
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SINGAPORE_747-400_LAX_1109B9v-spqJP.jpg
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qatar_777LR_JFK_0210joepries.jpgQatar has typically come in with 777-300ER's to JFK, now they are also operating the 777-200LR. Any airplane looks great in the Qatar color scheme
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asiana-CARGO_747-400F_LAX_1109jpavnetHL7436.jpg
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korean_747-400_LAX_1109jpaviationHL7490.jpg
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alaska_737-400_LAX_1109jpnet.jpgAlaska 737-400 departs LAX's runway 24L
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airindiaVT-ALG772LRsep09.jpgBusy morning at terminal 4. Air India 777LR pushed back from gate 4 to a hardstand for the day (comes in early morning and departs at night), while concourse B is filled with aircraft being prepped for their impending departure
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mucflightboardMAR09.jpgTerminal 2 at MUC is dominated by Lufthansa
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dal737wingletatl2008.jpgThis is what a winglet looks like before being installed on wing edge of the 737
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jb320N779JBsep09.jpgThe ramp space between terminals 4 and 5 is quite spacious
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ual777JAN06jfk.jpgUnited 777-200's have Pratt & Whitney engines, which are large, but if you look at a 777 with the GE90 engines, there is a huge difference in size (I believe the GE90's are basically as large as the fuselage of a Boeing narrowbody such as the 737
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horizoncrj900N606QX_LAS_FEB07.jpgOnly in Vegas..
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sqa3459V-SGA_LAX_feb09.jpg
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sq7449V-SPJ_1203.jpgConcourse A at Terminal 4, JFK-IAT. Singapore 747-400 at gate 2, KLM 747-400 at gate 4
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venezAFc130_2716_mia0903.jpg
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delta764N837MHlax0507.jpg767-400 & Canadair RJ200
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unitedexpEMB145N858MJ1106.jpg
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mexicanaf_732_opf_jan10.jpgThis photo was taken after the 737 was painted in Opa Locka and before delivery to the Mexican Air Force
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visiontairhaiti_cv440_opfjan10.jpgNot sure if this Convair 440 will fly again..
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easterndc7b_OPF_JAN10.jpgBeautifully restored Eastern DC-7B rests at Opa Locka Airport in South Florida
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kittyhawk-CARGO_727_N284KH_LAX.jpg
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songn694dl_jfk_0904.jpgThis looks like SONG 757's parked when Delta announced the end of SONG, but that is not the case. These SONG 757's were parked while hurricane Frances was battering down the East Coast of the U.S.A.
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dutchcaribMD80_PJ-SEO_MIA_0104.jpgDCA (Dutch Caribbean Airlines) is based in Curucao
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iatheadhousenighttwr_june2002.jpgTerminal 4 JFK-IAT's departure level and JFK tower shown
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sba763N27993_miadec09.jpgSBA, Santa Barbara Airlines is based in Caracas, Venezuela
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zeroG_727_n794aj_fll_dec09b.jpgThe interior of Zero G 727 is mostly made up of leather padding. Synthetic padding is not used as per FAA in case of onboard fire. Zero G is a neat 727 that takes you up to 32,000 feet and then does dives and climbs which simulates weightlesness. NASA sends their people on flights and I'm told that civilians can also go, the cost is $3,000 per person (not sure how long the flight is)
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zeroG_727_n794aj_fll_dec09.jpgZero G is a neat 727 that takes you up to 32,000 feet and then does dives and climbs which simulates weightlesness. NASA sends their people on flights and I'm told that civilians can also go, the cost is $3,000 per person (not sure how long the flight is)
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airtran_717N936AT_pbi_dec09.jpg
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tspan752_n751pa_12_02.jpgNo question about it, some of the finest airliner photos are typically taken when the sun is out just after a large snow event
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deltammd80FLL1006.jpg
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nwa744_dc10maxton.jpgMaxton Laurenberg is where some airliners land for the last time to either be chopped up quickly or sit and rot away until finally getting chopped up
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asiana777fra1107.jpg
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asacrjATL1106n849as.jpg
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chinasouth777B-2055laxjuly04.jpg
varig777_PP-VRA_jfk__0604.jpg
varig777_PP-VRA_jfk__0604.jpgShame that Varig is no longer with us..
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LAN-CARGO_777F_UIO_1209jp.jpg
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tame_emb190_HC-CGG_UIO_1209.jpgSeen under the TAME EMB190 is my hotel, the Savoy Inn. 50 bucks a night (includes taxes) for a double with breakfast included.
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TAME_A320_UIO_1209jp.jpgShame that TAME went from one of the nicest color schemes in the world to one of the most boring and bland color schemes in the world. Unfortunately, that is the trend these days..
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LAS-COLOMBIA_727-200F_UIO_1209jp.jpgFor sure one of the highlights of Quito is the daily LAS Colombia 727-200 service
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AMERICAN_757-200_UIO_1209Ajp.jpgAmerican 757 departs Quito with the Air Force base in the background
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AEROGAL_737-200_UIO_1209Bjp.jpgBeautiful Nescafe logojet for Aerogal
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ECUADOR-AIRFORCE_HS748_UIO_1209jp.jpgAlways a pleasure seeing one of these HS748's come in. The Rolls Royce Dart engines sound so sweet, especially these days given that this airplane is extremely rare to see anywhere in the world!
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ICARO-CARGO_737-200F_UIO_1209jp.jpgICARO Cargo 737-200F is the only 737 cargo airplane ICARO Cargo owns and does not get much flying time, it is usually sitting in the hangar
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tame_A319_HC-CGT_UIO_1209.jpgTAME A319 HC-CGT makes final approach to runway 35. -CGT is the only A319 in TAME's fleet and was formerly flown by Spirit Airlines
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LAN-CARGO_767-300F_UIO_1209jp.jpgQuito weather is very, very tricky. It can be totally cloudy and 5 minutes later the sun starts popping out, you just have to hope that out of 5 days you get 2-3 sunny ones!
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LAN-ECUADOR_767-300_UIO_1209jp.jpgLAN Ecuador 767 is just feet over the runway 35 threshold
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AEROGAL_737-200_UIO_1209Cjp.jpg
CONTINENTAL_737-700_UIO_1209jp.jpg
CONTINENTAL_737-700_UIO_1209jp.jpgYou can't tell by looking at the photo but this Continental 737's takeoff roll was especially long. It is rotating where most heavies typically lift thier front gear!
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