Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1747 posts, RR: 33 Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 884 times:
i'm no insider at ATL...i don't work for Delta or anything, but i would really love to work there...i just got lucky one day, and Tommy said he would help us out! the guys down there are awesome....Tommy and Gregg are truly great people...i want to see some of Tommy's shots from DFW soon as well...
thanks for the compliments though! i'll keep uploading more of the shots from that day...
Tommys From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 18 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 866 times:
Awww shucks. I have to say that if it wasn't for Gregg (Grassy Knoll Dude)Stansbery I probably would have never re-discovered this hobby. He is the one that turned me on to this website. I didn't think there was anyone out there that was weird enough (like me) to just sit around all day taking pictures of airplanes. Gregg is a photog freak. You guys should see some of the stuff he has in his albums. I mean he has been doing this for forever. He's got pictures that he took of the Wright flyer on it's maiden voyage (Just kidding, he's not really THAT old!). Sorry Gregg.
Anyway, Bruce thanks for the compliments. I will be thinking of you the next time I get over the Huntsville area. I'll see what I can do about your overhead shot. (Guys, Bruce needs an overhead view of the Huntsville, Alabama.)
Then there's Jonathan. Well, what a class act. He was like a kid in the candy store. I think this guy shot like 40 rolls of film that day. He and Jonathan Birdwell LOVE aviation!
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1747 posts, RR: 33 Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 833 times:
only 10 rolls my friend ...i could've shot more, but i wanted to leave somewhat a good amount of film for the rest of the summer...hehe...and as far as loving aviation, what else is there? it was a great day, to say the least.. thanks a lot!!!! now, let's see some of your stuff from DFW, tommy! by the way, we still gotta hook you up with Jeff Gibbons...see about that house...
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5027 posts, RR: 17 Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 815 times:
10 rolls of film??? You need a digital cam my friend..........
Atlanta certainly has enough traffic to support all those photographers shooting away....and lots of plane lovers! I thought people would think I was wieird standing on the roof of the garage taking pics, but even the MARTA guy was there with his scanner and planespotting guide, trying to learn what kinds of jets they all were!
ATL really needs an "official" observation area. I guarantee if they built one it would always be occupied....
I guess with the big holiday tommorrow (and security threats) it's not a good idea to stand on the roof of the garage taking pics....Lets just hope this weekend is safe for everyone who flies. After this week's crash and drunk pilots we don't need more bad news.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
The last picture... I've seen that aircraft at AMS when leaving... and its amazing how it looks in the hanger, and amazing to think that thing flies at 7 miles above the ground, and nearly at the speed of sound.
Flyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1334 posts, RR: 27 Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 757 times:
Only problem with ATL is if you actually spot this place, it gets boring real quick with nothing but MD-80s and DC-9s coming in until you get 2 hours of 767s and 777s then its back to MD-80s. I've been spotting this place since 97...still hasn't changed...and I love it.