747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 831 posts, RR: 5 Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5020 times:
Well another year is nearly done and I'm sure we have all had some days at the airport this year that were better than others.
Post your favourite from this year, not the biggest hitter, but the one that gave you the most satisfaction.
Kaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 237 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4891 times:
This was the year I finally signed up to a.net and really dove into aviation photography... so far it's been a great learning experience and lots of fun. 14 shots in the database so far; my favorite doesn't have the most views but I really do love it:
gunship01 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 28 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4877 times:
Merry Christmas to you all! Unfortunately I am 0-17 this year (actually for the entire time I have been a member) so I really do not have much I can highlight at this point. Uploading 2 at a time makes for a long lag time getting pics on the site but I will do better this next year I hope.
How about this idea...What if A.net gives everyone a gift just this day, 25 Dec, each year? The gift is they will accept one picture if you only have only discrepancy. Two or more, you're out, but only one, and you are in.
The reason I was pleased with this one is because it was 'planned' in my head once I saw the environment that morning, and executing the plan was as much of the challenge as the normal process for us of editing to the standards required for here.
We have a 1800m runway at the airport, which is equipped with an ILS. Since this year, KLM's B777's started to get checks at Amsterdam and part of the acceptance procedure to get them back into service is of course a test flight. For the B747's, they used to go to Billund a lot and do flights over the North Sea.
Then much to my joy, they asked if they could make the ILS approach at our airport on the way back to Schiphol! That was quickly arranged and we've already "received" 5 B777's now. It's just incredible to see them roar by, at (VERY) low altitude, without touching the runway. Weather was just PERFECT and I had just gotten my 5D, which proved up to the task
Later that day, I read a thread on scramble that there was a photographer on board this very same flight, his photos can be found here: http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=79461
As he wrote in the thread, the radio altimeter read 4ft at the lowest point. Now, I don't know where exactly the RA is located or which part of the gear it is calibrated for, but if you look at the pictures in that thread, it's LOW!
My colleague made a video with his phone, see here: http://youtu.be/M8RT1MzLDks
(Action starts @ 0:50 // I'm the guy sitting on the roof of the car)
aadc10137 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 200 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4815 times:
Good morning and Merry Christmas All!
It's been one of the more quiet years for me in terms of spotting trips but I did manage to get out to a few airports that I hadn't been to, and by far the best trip was the one to SEA this fall.
dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1630 posts, RR: 63 Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4801 times:
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Seasons greetings to all.....a short break from cooking
For me my memories are of the people I have met, a.net friends who I have met for the first time, Andrew Hunt and Simon Thomas amongst them. Also of the many friends I have renewed acquaintance with, Phil (the thread starter) and Ian Schofield amongst those and the many who I talk to but never meet
We can all have differences of opinion but it is still a good community to be a part of!
From an aviation point of view my highlight has to have been a flight in a Tiger Moth from Belvoir Castle, the de Havilland Moth Club fly-in and even, as I live very close, over my house.
ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2054 posts, RR: 52 Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4774 times:
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Quoting dendrobatid (Reply 14): You can even see my house on this one (if you know where to look)
Mick, that could only be the big green hangar at the bottom, the only building big enough to house your huge slide collection.
Impossible for me to choose just one photo; 2011 has been the year with the most uploads since I started here 8 years ago and I've had just too many photoshoots and great occasions to single out just one.
However, this one has been a special challenge on every possible level:
acontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1408 posts, RR: 32 Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4675 times:
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Best wishes to all, merry X-mas and all the best for 2012!
2011 has been a strange year, with lots of non-aviation work but with a few remarkable exceptions. One of these is pictured in what must be one of the most memorable moments (actually 70 minutes) of my life:
As we took-off and made a tight turn to the north-west, I was delighted to see the Dubai skyline in the distance on an unusually clear day. What I didn't expect was our flight path taking me right over the surreal cityscape that is Downtown Dubai, which allowed me this view... A view that I thoroughly enjoyed!
I'm very fond of this photo, as it's my first accepted shot of a 747, and an Air India one at that. Those aren't going to be around much longer.