Joe Pries Aviation

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707_9Q-CLK_MIA_0113I_JP_small.jpg15005 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.jpg3093 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.jpg2182 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.jpg2106 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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LASCOLOMBIA_727-200F_HK-4354_1208H_JP_small.jpg1998 views
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SINGAPORE_A380_9V-SKB_JFK_0913C_JP_small.jpg1991 viewsSingapore A380 Super departs JFK's runway 13R to Frankfurt
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BEAVER_N5162G_LHD_0813D_JP_small.jpg1952 views
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1994jpcolga.jpg1812 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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APPLEVACATIONS_737-400_EI-BXK_MIA_0196_JP_small.jpg1726 viewsApple Vacations used to lease an Aer Lingus 737-400 for winter charters to the Caribbean and Mexico

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wtctowerair702jfk.jpg1696 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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aamove1.jpg1648 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.jpg1637 views
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_136_JP_small.jpg1609 viewsSorry about the watermark it's automatically applied to every photo
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aamove6.jpg1594 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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airchina_porschesfo.jpg1574 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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BRITISHAIRWAYS_747-400_C-GIVC_LAX_0208B_JP_small.jpg1561 views
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a330cockpit21.jpg1463 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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AIRTRANSAT_A310_C-GTSY_SXM_0114M_JP_small.jpg1457 viewsDidn't expect to be photo-bombed in Saint Martin
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AERLINGUS_A330-200_EI-EWR_LAX_0208_JP_small.jpg1405 views
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YEMENIA_A330-200_7O-ADP_BOM_1107_JP_small1.jpg1348 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.jpg1320 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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CHINASOUTHERN_777-200_LAX_0209small.jpg1267 views
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AIRCANADA_767-300_C-FPCA_SXM_0114I_JP_small.jpg1258 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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AEROPOSTA_747-100_N747PA_MIA_0193_JP_small.jpg1246 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

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aamove5.jpg1240 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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aamove3.jpg1223 viewsFinal preparations are made just shy of 1AM as the move is about to get underway
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TWA_747-100_JFK_0197B_JP__BWMAIN_small1.jpg1219 viewsTWA JFK ops as seen from JFK Tower's control cab, January 1997

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DELTA_A350-900_N501DN_ATL_0817_13_JP_small.jpg1177 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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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ORD_JFK_0111C_JP_small.jpg1167 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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JFK_T4_JFK_0911B_JP.jpg1142 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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DELTA_A350-900_N501DN_ATL_0817_52_JP_small.jpg1130 viewsInaugural Delta A350 flight to Atlanta
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_215_JP_small1.jpg1125 views
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aamove4.jpg1119 viewsThe initial move from the airport to the intersection at LeJeune Road commences!
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AEROLINEASARGENTINAS_A340-300_LV-CSD_MIA_0113ZA_JP_small.jpg1116 viewsMy vote for finest color scheme of 2012. Iberia- take notice...
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CUBANACARGO_TU204F_CU-C1703_UIO_0211G_JP_small.jpg1102 views
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AMERICAN_MD80_N296AA_EWR_0104_JP_small.jpg1094 views
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ANA_747-400_JA8962_JFK_0399_JP_small2.jpg1068 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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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_232_JP_small.jpg1031 views
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QANTAS_707_N707JT_JFK_0802_JP_take1_.jpg1025 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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HAPAGLLOYD_737-800_D-AHFX_CFU_0802_JP_small.jpg1022 views
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air2000757cfunight.jpg1003 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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AERLINGUS_A330-300_JFK_0410jpavnet.jpg986 viewsAfter a hold on departures due to weather, Aer Lingus A330 is cleared for taxi
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EASTERN_727-200_N834EA_LGA_0191_TAKE2_JP_small.jpg984 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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aamove2.jpg982 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.jpg982 views
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SINGAPORECARGO_747-400F_9V-SFK_LAX_0716_12_JP_small.jpg949 views
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aamove7.jpg931 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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NORTHWEST_DC10_AMS_0802_JP_small.jpg922 views
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SWISS_A330-200_HB-IQI_JFK_604_JP_small1.jpg915 views
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AMERICAN_777-300_N726AN_LAX_1114_8_JP_small.jpg912 views
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AERLINGUS_MD11_N272WA_JFK_0698_JP_small.jpg909 viewsWhen it comes to taking photos of airplanes, getting dirty was never and will never be an issue for me!

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DELTA_747-400_N671US_LASTT3DEP_0513BC_MAIN_MAIN_small1.jpg908 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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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_47_JP_small.jpg908 views
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aamove10.jpg903 viewsTug is attached and ready to tow down the street before left turn into school
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-JFK_0105D_JP_small.jpg901 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ORD_JFK_0111X1_JP_small.jpg895 views
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AERLINGUS_757-200_EI-LBR_JFK_0516_6_JP_small.jpg890 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-200_EI-CRK_JFK_1202_JP_small.jpg888 views
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twan93119feb01.jpg884 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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MARTINAIR_MD11_PH-MCP_MIA_0113D_JP_small.jpg882 views
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DELTA_737-900_N804DN_ATL_1013E_JP_small.jpg874 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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EMIRATES_A380_A6-EDY_JFK_0115AF_JP_small.jpg873 views
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FLYJAMAICA_757-200_N524AT_JFK_0713B_JP_small.jpg866 views
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BRITISHAIRWAYS_DC10_G-BEBM_JFK_0595_JP_small1.jpg865 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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UNITED_757-200_N550UA_LAX_1111D_JP_small1.jpg863 views
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DELTA_757-200_N608DA_ATL_414ZI_JP_small1~0.jpg858 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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airindia772lrvtalbjfk0209.jpg856 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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LUFTHANSA_747-8_D-ABYT_EWR_0515D_JP_small.jpg845 views
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LAGUARDIA_LGA_0307.jpg842 viewsOverview of LaGuardia Airport
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SINGAPORE_A340-500_9V-SGE_LAX_0209C_JP_small1.jpg838 views
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IFLCONVAIR_BWCOLOR_MIA0410.jpg836 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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AERLINGUS_A330-200_EI-DAA_JFK_1204_JP_small1.jpg833 views
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DELTA_737-700_N303DQ_SXM_0114O_JP_small.jpg833 views
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AIRAFRIQUE_DC8_TU-TCP_0802G_JP_small1.jpg829 views
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UNITED_737-300_N934UA_LAX_0507_JP_small.jpg827 views
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707_9Q-CLK_MIA_0113K_JP_small.jpg825 views
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PANAVIATION_707_N720GS_MIA_0193_JP_small.jpg821 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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HEADHOUSENIGHT1.jpg818 viewsFew would argue that Terminal 4 at JFK is one the most beautiful terminals in the world
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RAM_737-400_N248JT_MIA_0113B_JP_small.jpg812 views
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DELTA_767-300_N130DL_LAX_1115A__8_JP_small.jpg810 views
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aamove9.jpg808 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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DELTA_A350-900_N501DN_ATL_0817_156_JP_small.jpg803 views
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CONCOURSE_J-TOWER_MIA_1008B.jpg801 viewsConcourse J Tower. Beautiful view!
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ASDE-X_JFKTOWER_JFK_0209.jpg800 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).
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n93107mar97.jpg799 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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DELTA_757-200_N6715C_LAX_1109_JP_small1.jpg798 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-200_EI-LAX_SFO_1115_2_JP_small.jpg798 views
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aamove8.jpg797 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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ANA_737-800_JA62AN_CTS_0117_26_JP_small.jpg794 views
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AIRJAMAICA_A300_JFK_0392_JP_small2.jpg794 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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n53116dec94.jpg792 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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baconc_dec90.jpg791 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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CARGOJET_727-200F_C-JCJV_EWR_0915_4_JP_small.jpg790 views
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DYNAMICAIRWAYS_767-300_N254MY_JFK_0516_JP_small.jpg789 views
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SAA_747-300_ZS-SAJ_ZRH_0802_JP_smalll2.jpg788 views
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aamove12.jpg787 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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klm744phbfflax0209.jpg786 viewsThe sun was just about to go past the horizon for this winter evening shot.
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LUFTHANSA_747-8_D-ABYT_EWR_0515BM_JP_small.jpg786 views
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EMIRATES_A380_JFK_0209Bsmall.jpg784 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!
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aamove11.jpg782 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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AEROGAL_727-200_UIO_1208.jpg778 views
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CHINAAIRLINES_747-400_B-18201_LAX_07_04E_JP_small.jpg778 views
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AIRPLUS_A310_EC-GMU_JFK_0704_JP_small1.jpg776 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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CONTINENTAL_737-700_EWR_0801_TAKE1_JP_small.jpg772 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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BOMBARDIER-BD700_N711MC_LAS_0116_7_JP_small.jpg771 views
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fraspotters.jpg770 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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AERLINGUS_A321_EI-CPG_AMS_802_JP_small.jpg770 views
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TWA_MD80_EI-BWD_JFK_0595_JP_small1.jpg767 viewsFinal approach runway 22L at JFK over Rockaway Boulevard

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QATAR_777-300_A7-BAE_MIA_0116_JP_small.jpg764 viewsBarcelona soccer team colors
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-EAV_JFK_0409_JP_small.jpg763 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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AMERICAN_757-200_MIA_0104B_JP_small1.jpg762 views
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AMERICAN_USAIRWAYS_GYR_1115_1_JP_small.jpg759 views
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n609kwdec97sju.jpg757 viewsWhile not the "real" Pan Am, still nice to see this Pan Am 727 operated by Carnival Airlines

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CHINAEASTERN_777-300_B-2001_LAX_1115E_JP_small.jpg754 views
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HAWAIIAN_767-300_N588HA_LAX_0210C_JP_small.jpg752 views
AIRFRANCE_A320_F-GFKJ_GYR_1114A_JP_small.jpg
AIRFRANCE_A320_F-GFKJ_GYR_1114A_JP_small.jpg750 views
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ICELANDAIR_757-200_TF-FIU_EWR_0515BS_JP_small2.jpg748 views
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AIRBUS_A380_F-WWJB_JFK_0307ZJ_JP_small.jpg748 views
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AEROGAL_737-200_HC-CFR_UIO_1208E_JP_small.jpg747 views
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ICELANDAIR_757-200_TF-FIU_EWR_0515BP_JP_small.jpg743 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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atc1002jfksamcohen.jpg736 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!
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DELTA_757-200_N608DA_ATL_414_AAZZZJ_JP_BWMAIN_small1.jpg735 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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ual_sq_jplax.jpg733 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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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-DUZ_JFK_0912_JP_small.jpg728 views
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AERLINGUS_A320_EI-DEH_MUC_0315_jP_small.jpg728 views
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NASA_747_N950NA_JFK_0412G_JP_small1.jpg728 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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SBA_767-300_YV612T_MIA_1016A_4_JP_small.jpg727 views
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UNITED_777-200_N791UA_LAX_1110G_jP_small.jpg726 views
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JETBLUE_E190_N304JB_JFK_0317_8_JP_small.jpg722 views
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AIRBUS_A380_JFK_0407P.jpg721 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
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NORWEGIAN_787-8_LN-LNA_LAS_0417_3_JP_small.jpg720 views
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ANA_777-300_JA734A_NRT_0117A_JP_small.jpg719 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0515_JP_small.jpg718 views
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AEROFLOT_777-200_VP-BAU_MUC_0305_JP_small2.jpg718 views
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416__17_JP_small.jpg717 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
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JINAIR_777-200_HL7734_CTS_0117_JP_small.jpg717 views
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KLM_747-400_PH-BFN_SXM_1214C_JP_small1.jpg714 views
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EASTERN_737-800_N280EA_MIA_0116_JP_small.jpg714 views
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LASCOLOMBIA_727-200F_HK-4354_1208i_JP_small.jpg714 views
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DELTA_757-200_N709TW_JFK_0412E_JP_small1.jpg712 viewsThe result of multiple bird strikes on takeoff runway 13R JFK-LAX
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747-400_LAX_0209.jpg711 viewsBritish Airways 747-400 just departed LAX runway 25R in late afternoon on its way to London Heathrow
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USAF_747-200_28000_EWR_0516_17_JP_FINALsmall.jpg711 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
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NORTHWEST_747-400_N661US_0905B_jP_small.jpg707 viewsN661 is now at the Delta Museum in Atlanta as a display
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BRITISHAIRWAYS_777-200_G-VIIA_DFW_1200_JP_small1.jpg705 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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LACOMBAGNIE_757-200_F-HTAG_EWR_0516_JP_small.jpg704 views
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AIRAFRIQUE_DC8_TU-TCP_0802J_JP_small.jpg703 viewsFirst class section of Air Afrique DC8 used as a fire trainer at Zurich Kloten Airport in Switzerland
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NORTHWEST_747-400_N673US_JFK_1204_JP_small2.jpg703 views
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EMIRATES_777-200_A6-EWJ_LAX_0210B_JP_small2.jpg703 views
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NORWEGIAN_737-800_LN-LHA_JFK_0317_JP_small1.jpg703 views
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BRITISHAIRWAYS_A320_G-BUSC_ZRH_0802_JP_small1.jpg702 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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QANTAS_707_N707JT_LAX_1111CA_JP_small_copy.jpg702 views
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AIRNEWZEALAND_767-300_ZK-NCI_1109_JP_small.jpg701 views
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AVIOR_A340-300_YV3292_MIA_0217_16_JP_small.jpg700 views
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QATAR_747-8_A7-HHE_JFK_0916_2_JP_small1.jpg699 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0413_JP_small1.jpg698 views
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AIRBUS_A380_F-WWJB_JFK_0307M_JP_small1.jpg692 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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BAHAMASAIR_737-500_C6-BFD_FLL_0113C_JP_small.jpg690 views
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707_9Q-CLK_MIA_1211_JP_small.jpg689 views
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AEROSUR_767-200_MIA_1214C_JP_small.jpg689 viewsThe "claw" decimates what remains of Aerosur 767-200
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USAIR_DC9_N932VJ_JFK_0794_JP_small1.jpg686 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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CHINAEASTERN_A340-600_B-6053_JFK_0413G_JP_small.jpg682 views
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AERLINGUS_757-200_EI-LBS_JFK_0714E_JP_small.jpg682 views
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CHINAAIRILNESCARGO_747-200F_JFK_1090_JP_small.jpg681 viewsEven at 18, I was smitten with the "bug"

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aerlingus320EI-DEG_FRA_0909C.jpg680 viewsAer Lingus A320 powers out of FRA's rwy 7R on the way back to Dublin
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KLM_747-400_PH-BFY_JFK_06_04C_JP_small1.jpg679 views
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ALASKA_737-400_N705AS_LAX_1115_1_JP_small1.jpg678 views
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SWISSAIR_MD11_HB-IWU_JFK_0799_JP_small1.jpg676 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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CONGO_707_9Q-CLK_JFK_0914I_JP_small.jpg675 views
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BRITISHAIRWAYS_747-400_G-BNLZ_MIA_1014C_JP_small.jpg674 views
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lan763cc-cbj0203.jpg671 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_757-200_N687AA_MIA_0116_JP_small.jpg670 views
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tameemb170uiodec08.jpg662 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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VAUSTRALIA_777-300_VH-VOZ_LAX_0210C_JP_smallx.jpg661 views
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AMERICAN_A321_N126AN_LAX_1115_JP_small.jpg660 views
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BRITISHAIRWAYS_767-300_G-BNWH_JFK_1204C_JP_small.jpg660 viewsBritish Airways 767-300 rests overnight on the old TWA ramp (now jetBlue)
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CHINEEASTERNCARGO_MD11F_B-2174_LAX_1204B_JP_small.jpg657 views
ACCESSAIR_737-200_N623AC_LAX_1299_JP_MAIN_small.jpg
ACCESSAIR_737-200_N623AC_LAX_1299_JP_MAIN_small.jpg657 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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RAM__747_787_1990_2015_JP_small.jpg655 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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GERMANCARGO_747-200_D-ABYT_JFK_0691_MAIN_JP_small.jpg654 viewsKodachrome 64 slide
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DELTA_747-400_N661US_ATL_0416_286_JP_small.jpg652 views
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AMERICAN_MID80_N234AA_0510_57_JP_small.jpg652 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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AEROPOSTAL_727_N79749_MIA_0106_JP_small.jpg652 views
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AERLINGUS_A330-300_EI-ELA_JFK_0912B_JP_small.jpg648 views
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EASTERN_737-800_N276EA_MIA_0116_3_JP_small.jpg648 views
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AMERICAN_787-8_LAX_1115_8_JP_small.jpg647 views
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AEROGAL_737-200_HC-CFG_UIO_1209B_JP_small1.jpg644 views
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fbvfaJP.jpg639 viewsA very special photo in my collection. F-BVFF just arrived from Paris taxiing to Terminal 1, while F-BVFA taxiis out of Terminal 1 on its way to runway 31L for departure to Paris. Only one airport on Earth offered not only Concorde service but multiple Concorde service daily with two Air France's and two British Airways Concordes. I know that I speak for all my friends at JFK that we miss that airplane sorely!
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TWA_717_N416TW_MIA_0103B_JP_small2UPLOADED.jpg610 viewsFormer TWA 717 being prepped for new service with Qantaslink
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atldeltamar06.jpg590 viewsTypical afternoon in ATL, busy busy busy
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LUFTHANSA_A340-600_D-AIHI_FRA_0909B_JP_small2.jpg545 views
BRITISHAIRWAYS_A380_G-XLEJ_MIA_0217_18_JP_small.jpg
BRITISHAIRWAYS_A380_G-XLEJ_MIA_0217_18_JP_small.jpg540 views
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