JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1726 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3995 times:
Monday, should things go according to plan, will probably be one of the most significant events happening in the United States this year pertaining to civil aviation, with the A380 scheduled to hit both coasts for their first stateside visit. The only more newsworthy event this year as far as I can see is the potential 787 fanfare that will likely take place later in the year.
A couple of questions, then, for the screeners. First, even though this doesn't cleanly fit into the criteria for priority screening, I know certain other events have been granted special clearance. In my opinion this should, too. Who wants to look at JFK/LAX A380 approach shots a week after the fact, what with all the other media outlets that will carry pictures of the event?
Second, this will be my first experience "shooting with the masses", and I'm envisioning dozens if not hundreds of photogs out with me at JFK on Monday. There will be limited viewing angles, meaning that there will probably be a lot of submissions of pretty much the same exact angle. How do the "double" and "common" rules play into this scenario?
JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1726 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3890 times:
Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 2): Wasn't priority for other countries too IIRC and the United States are not more important than other countries.
I didn't mean to imply that the United States is more important than other countries. My thought process went along the lines of the occasional industry airshows (outside the US, I might add) that qualify for priority screening. In any event, sounds like the answer is "no".
Tappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1541 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
I did not see it....The trans Atlantic flights were very visible, with great contrails, until a layer of clouds made the sky a milky mess. When do we get to see the a.netters pics from LAX and JFK ?
P.S This is not about the greatness that the planes landed in the States. This is a large spectacle for airbus and aviation in general. In other words..If this was a maden flight to ANY location.. Russia, Poland, China ...anywhere, I think it would be nice if those were screened in a timely fashion. Screeners, don't get upset with me...Here me out. Who will have better pics and knowledge of this plane and those airports? A media guy or an a.netter??
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5896 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3138 times:
Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 14): Just checked the other site...8 of the 45 Top 24h pics are not of the 380! That's not what I want to see.
Here's something, not only am I agreeing with Georg (and that doesn't happen every day!) but I am going to kick in a little support for Anet screening policies.
As I write this 24 of the top 30 pics of last 24hrs at "The Other Site" are prosaic and repetitive(used that before) pictures of the A-380 at JFK or LAX (mostly JFK funnily enough).
The top 30 or so of last 24hrs at this site show a much wider range of interesting images that IMHO have much more to offer the aviation enthusiast than several dozen more "Whale Jets"
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
QANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5954 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3123 times:
Quoting StealthZ (Reply 16): As I write this 24 of the top 30 pics of last 24hrs at "The Other Site" are prosaic and repetitive(used that before) pictures of the A-380 at JFK or LAX (mostly JFK funnily enough).
how many do you reckon will be top of the day/48hrs when the A380 appears in the db from JFK & LAX? to be honest i'm not that enthused by the A380 in the USA or anywhere else for that matter. bet you $$ that whats on the other site will be here too...
[Edited 2007-03-21 02:30:37]
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Not so many I guess b/c most Photogs know about the 380 not being priority here and wait to upload them. Or some Photogs might not have the time to shoot the 380 get home, edit and upload before the plane reached the gate. Some might just get back to work come home in the evening and play with their children before sitting down and edit the pics. We also know about the acceptance ratios here on Anet and I think more pics of that event will be rejected just for editing too fast to be the first one.
So probably we'll see just 30 out of 45 being the 380 at FRA/LAX/JFK If it is so, OK if most people like to see the pics but me not, but i don't care too much about this - there are more important things than that.
Of, course i have view words. Some more or less random thoughts:
It´s been one of the best trips i´ve had as a passenger. It was a very comfortably ride, even in economy class, with an extremely nice and professional service by the whole crew (a small trip through the cabin took Cpt. Raps appr. 1,5h, as he took the time to chat a bit with a lot of people). The noise level in the cabin was very quiet, execpt for all the people chatting, of course, i spent some time playing around with the IFE and also, the 380 was flying very smooth, no turbulence could be felt, i hardly felt any force during take off, it´s flying like a rock, if that´s the right description.
All the impressions still have to settle and i will hopefully start with a trip report on the flight back home.
That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!