Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
A Few Photos From The QF 90th Event  
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

These are just a few of my photos. I'm shpwing them here to share with you a bit of the festive nature of the Qantas 90th anniversary celebrations and give some of you a perspective you might not have seen before:

B707-138B and the famous people:
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/707a.jpg
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/707b.jpg
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/707b2.jpg
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/707c.jpg
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/707d.jpg

The boss and JT:
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/jt_b.jpg
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/jt_c.jpg
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/jt_d.jpg

Boss getting a grilling from the media:
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/aj_a.jpg

It was almost embarrassing listening to the questions from the media regarding the A380 and the B747-438 incident.   I was speaking quietly to a QF ground engineer and I made it clear that I'm only a photographer, not one of those journos.

And what can be said for John Travolta? The man is a legend - absolutely a legend. Hardly surpising he exits that lovely plane with such a huge smile! And by bringing the beautiful plane along, he makes everyone else happy too.  

He's genuinely friendly and makes it plainly obvious that he loves getting about and doing this kind of promotional work.

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6431 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

What a great vantage point, Chris! How did you manage it? Thanks for sharing with us all!

Cheers,
Nicholas



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlinespencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

Brilliant imagery indeed! JT certainly seems very engaged with his flying and with QFA. What a top bloke!
Spence.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
User currently offlineskyhawkmatthew From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

Great shots!!
I didn't get access in front of the barriers, I got a few shots from the other side of N707JT taxiing in and parked... Unfortunately way out of view of JT actually exiting the aircraft.






[Edited 2010-11-06 21:38:48]


Qantas - The Spirit of Australia.
User currently offlineQFFlyer From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4716 times:

Great shots. You got lucky with the weather. I was there at 9 and it was bucketing down, so no good photos for me.

Cheers


User currently onlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3994 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4687 times:

Excellent shots guys, thanks for sharing!

User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

Chris;

Congratulations on the great shots of this truly lovely legendary "old bird"; ( the 707, not J.T. )
It's nice to see him getting such a "warm welcome" , from all our friends, "down under". And yes, good old J.T. is a "legend of sorts" ; my fiance' has "Saturday Night Fever" on her iPod, and i have probably seen J.T. "doing his thing" in it at least 975 times by now, and he has certainly entertained all of us with his many great "flicks" for years now; BUT.........unfortunately, just like so very many of his "Hollywood" crowd.............old J.T. has a "dark side" !

He is far better known in the U.S. for his completely "wacko" life-style, and his even more "wacko" views on Scientology.
At the moment, here in the U.S., most of the "talk" in the media about J.T. refers to his wife, who is expected to go into labor at any moment now, while good old J.T. is off globe-hopping around the southern hemisphere, in his big old 707.



Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
User currently offlinecodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4452 times:

Thanks for sharing  
If only there were more classic jets flying, not just retro liveries...

KS/codeshare



How much A is there is Airliners Net ? 0 or nothing ?
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4397 times:

Quoting Geezer (Reply 6):

He is far better known in the U.S. for his completely "wacko" life-style, and his even more "wacko" views on Scientology.

That's getting a bit off topic for this message. This is about Qantas, the 707 and the 90th anniversary and photos, not really about religion.

Quoting codeshare (Reply 7):
If only there were more classic jets flying, not just retro liveries...

I know - I'm so bored of photographing MD-11, 777, A330, A380 and 747. My first photo of the ones above was accepted into a.net, but to be honest - it's my least favourite. I prefer the one with JT getting ready to walk down the stairs, but that is not acceptable for here.

[Edited 2010-11-15 16:11:21]

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Night Photos From The Boneyard posted Wed Aug 1 2007 15:19:09 by Tdscanuck
Few Shots From The Maintenance Hangar In The DB posted Wed Jan 17 2007 15:17:38 by TFJamie
"A Few" From The Ramp, Taken Today At EZE posted Thu Aug 3 2006 02:50:24 by NicolasRubio
Photos From The Flight Deck Post 911 posted Thu Jan 8 2004 21:55:38 by LHSebi
Photos From The Top Of Pan Am Building/parking Lot posted Thu Jul 3 2003 06:28:25 by Mirrodie
A Few Photos From Aero2003 - Edny posted Tue Apr 29 2003 14:19:29 by Dufo
Pictures With The 4 Photos From Aircraft! posted Fri Oct 11 2002 03:37:36 by ScottysAir
Scanning Photos Straight From The Negatives posted Mon Sep 10 2001 15:58:28 by Airbus380
Downsizing Photos To The 1MB Limit? posted Thu Mar 25 2010 20:00:34 by B6A322
Help Removing A Photo From The Queue posted Wed Sep 23 2009 03:56:16 by Niknak