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Merry Xmas All. Your Best Of The Year  
User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 5
Posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6100 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.

Here is mine.


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Photo © Phil Broad



Merry Xmas all.

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User currently offlineSAA738 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6059 times:

Merry Christmas all !

My personal favourite from this year, not a big hitter but I am very satisfied with it :


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Photo © Daniel P Fretwell



Daniel   



''To fly as fast as thought you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived'' - Richard Bach
User currently offlinecalibansa333 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6058 times:

Merry Christmas to you as well, and to the rest of you fellow a.netters!

My best of the year, didn't get to go out much, but this is my favorite:


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Photo © Nicholas Alexander



By the way... very nice shot of that BA 319, Phil!

Merry Christmas.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10331 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6049 times:

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, whatever you celebrate, have a good one.

Tough for me to pick a favorite, but this is certainly one of them:


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Photo © Vik S




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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2932 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6046 times:

Merry Christmas everyone  

For me, it's this one;


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Photo © Darren Wilson



It was my first trip to the Maldives and this was taken from the front of the beach bungalow I was staying at. I couldn't have asked for a better location!

Closely followed by this;


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Photo © Darren Wilson



Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently onlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6033 times:

Hi all,

Didn't get as much accepted this year as last year. This is my fav of the year (quite disappointed it never made it to the front page I have to say):


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Photo © Tony Printezis



with the good, ol' Junkers getting an honorable mention!  
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Photo © Tony Printezis



Merry Xmas to all and happy shooting in the New Year!!!

Tony

[Edited 2011-12-24 14:54:55]


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User currently offlinestevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6034 times:

I didn't shoot much this year, but the few images I took turned out all right. Incidentally, my favorite shot is also the one who captured the most views.  
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Photo © Stefan Heymanns



User currently offlinewalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1303 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Merry X-mas to all of you!

I was not really active this year (i.e. with photography), but this one is my favorite of my 2011-uploads:


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Photo © Walter Van Bel



Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5971 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:


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Photo © Kaphias



Thanks everyone for making a.net a wonderful place. I'm looking forward to adding many more shots in the new year!



Flown on: C150, C172, C206, Beaver, Otter, Jetstream 32, Q400, CRJ7/9, E135/40/45, A320, B732/4/7/8/9, B744, B752, B763
User currently offlinegunship01 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

ALCON,

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.

Cliff


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5955 times:
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Merry Christmas to you guys as well.

My favorite pic this year is pretty easy to be honest. It was one of my greatest view I had during 8 years of flying:


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Photo © Wilco737



wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3064 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5949 times:
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A very Happy Christmas to everyone.

I would have to say that the photo which gave me the most satisfaction was this one:

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Photo © Paul Markman


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.

Cheers.

Paul


User currently offlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4028 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5915 times:

My favorite shot of 2011 would have to be this one:


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Photo © Kas van Zonneveld



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)


Merry Christmas!


User currently offlineaadc10137 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5895 times:
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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.


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User currently offlinedendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1689 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5881 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.


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Photo © Mick Bajcar



You can even see my house on this one (if you know where to look)  

All the best

Mick Bajcar


User currently offlinespencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5857 times:

Merry Christmas Phil (again!). 2011 wasn't a great year for me for many reasons but this is probably the one I'm most happy with. I suppose the light did it for me.

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Photo © Spencer Wilmot


Spence



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5854 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:

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Photo © Planecatcher


and will be for the future (in other aspects than photography though)...  

All the best to you all for 2012!

Thierry



"Go ahead...make my day"
User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5848 times:

2011 has been an incredible year for me both inside and outside of aviation.

My fave 'arty' picture from 2011 was this one:


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Photo © C J Goodwin - AirTeamImages



But the highlight was this amazing view I had from onboard a Saha 707 in September!


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Photo © C J Goodwin - AirTeamImages



Thank y'all 2011 !!!

Chris Goodwin



Live life from the window seat...
User currently offlineyerbol From Kazakhstan, joined Feb 2010, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5814 times:

Merry Christmas everyone! Phil, once again thanks for your help at LHR. I hope Air Astana B767 model got a nice place in your house  
My best for me so far is this one
http://www.airliners.net/photo/AeroLogic/Boeing-777-FZN/1930820/L



With best regards from Almaty
User currently offlineacontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5755 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:


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Photo © Andrés Contador - AirTeamImages



Cheers,
Andres



Just sit back, relax and have a glass of Merlot...enjoy your life!
User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5730 times:

I haven't shot in 2 years.... I may need to pick up the camera and start again! Great photos all year from everyone, and amazing work presented in this thread as well.


-Travel now, journey infinitely.
User currently offlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

0-18 is my acceptance ratio  ......but next year, December 25th, 2012, I promise I'll have one on the database, and I'll post it the next time we have this thread!


Moving forward with the New American
User currently offlinesunandan From India, joined Jun 2005, 314 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5715 times:
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This one gave me immense satisfaction the way it finally turned out.

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Photo © Sunandan Subramaniam


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.

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Photo © Sunandan Subramaniam


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

Cheers,
Sunandan



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5705 times:

From the few i uploaded here this year, it's this one

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Photo © Peter Unmuth-AirTeamImages VAP




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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4003 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5631 times:

Satisfaction... I guess this one.


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Photo © Peter de Jong



Happy New Year, all!

Peter 



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
25 Post contains links and images UltimateDelta : This one, by a mile: View Large View MediumPhoto © Erik Ingram I didn't have very many uploads this year (compared to everyone else- I actually got m
26 Post contains images mfz : Out of the view images I uploaded in 2011 I guess the following two from a nice flyingsafari around the Great Lakes are the ones: Cheers and Happy Spo
27 Post contains links and images EGCC777LR : Merry Xmas to you all. Well 2011 was a good year for me, I have a good number of successful trips for the first time to FRA and AMS and I have had som
28 Post contains links and images lindy field : Not necessarily the most exciting photograph but certainly one of my favorite aircraft that I successfully uploaded this year. View Large View MediumP
29 Post contains links and images blackbird1 : Waiting for hours in a beautiful area was finally rewarded with a short interruption of the total silence there: View Large View MediumPhoto © Gerhar
30 Post contains links and images kukkudrill : Gotta be this one View Large View MediumPhoto © Charles Polidano - Touch The Skies
31 Post contains links and images 2H4 : My favorite of the year: View Large View MediumPhoto © Jason McDowell I've always loved capturing exhaust blur, but to capture it from a little 4-cyl
32 Post contains links kann123air : My most favorite, considering it was my first shot accepted on the database! http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=2043664
33 Post contains links and images conoramoia : I guess its this one View Large View MediumPhoto © Conor Amoia Regards, Conor
34 Post contains links and images johnkrist : With only 5 uploads in 2011 it's got to be this one. Bought a 2x III extender and I am really happy with it's performance. View Large View MediumPhoto
35 Post contains images ptrjong : Reminds me a lot of my own Il-96 in AMS. Sorry for going off topic, best wishes.
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