Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5490 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4128 times:
Fantastic head-on view of this Delta 767 reaching for the sky after liftoff from 25R in LAX. As always, an actual photo scanned from Kodachrome while flying in a special route for private aircraft over LAX.
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4055 times:
i doubt that they'd let you fly much lower than 1500 msl due to the departures climbing out of LAX and heading straight for you...since the VFR corridor isn't right over midfield (which it sometimes is, and that puts you out of everybody's way...arrivals, departures, etc)...i know if i was flying one of the airliners i wouldn't want to take off out of LAX and then suddenly be maneuvering to avoid some warriors or cherokees cuz you're in indian country...
1500 msl west of LAX might put you right in the path of departures, so they might keep you a bit higher than that....just my thoughts anyway...
The photographer of this shot wrote:
We are flying on a published LAX shoreline corridor route at 3500 feet, with most planes departing LAX at quite a distance at 500 feet or so and restricted to 1000 feet...so in most danger case you have 2500 feet between you, and of course you're cleared by the LAX control from long beach or Santa Monica/Hawthorne....Just let your camera and lens (and the brain) do all the work. All about is LUCK, anyone can fly over LAX on the published track at anytime, but to catch a heavy plane departure is something you can't control.
Shot with 400mm VR lens, (app.640mm on film SLR) and 20% cropping.
Actually that just part 1 of my photo shoot...keep your eye around for the next few weeks when I get them to stay at home.
If someone is seriously interested in doing this, you can contact me and I will pass the info to help. After all, there is trade secrets and enormous training for this kind of photo shoot.
I think that explains it pretty much. Except the trade secrets.
Rotor1 From Tajikistan, joined Mar 2003, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3890 times:
Having flown and shot from the VFR cooridor above an airport... I deal out HUGE props to Derek and Sam. It's NOT easy whatsoever to nail a shot like they have, and that doesn't even include the noise and luck factor.
Anyone who thinks it's faked, well, faking it would be too easy.
The best aviation photo I've ever taken was rejected by Airliners.net