Deaner From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 42 posts, RR: 7 Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3135 times:
Calling all YVR spotters,
As many of you know or have seen already, the longshoreman's labour dispute in the States is causing a sharp increase in the appearance of Antonov Design Bureau's big beasts at YVR. The latest flight was chalk-a-block with crates of Timberland shoes. Many more flights will be coming in over the next couples of weeks so break out the long lenses.
And a further bonus: the Japanese Air Force will be bringing in the president in a week or so (02-1102) was here a few days ago on a test run for that visit. As others have pointed out, she is a spotless, shining paragon of a 747. I was lucky to snap her while she passed behind the Antonov (should be in the queue shortly).
Good luck to Mr. Rindt and all those Washingtonites who make their way north on ocassion.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2983 times:
Just like all your other superb pictures, that is an awesome shot Mr, Allchin.
I wish my puny airport of YYC had some Antinovs..
There is a small correction with the Japanese registration I had to tell you as it is actually 20-1102. But i'm sure you already realize that from all the photos of it on the database.
This means that Both 747s that the JASDF has will be coming over to YVR direct from Haneda. (-1101/02)
Good luck. I hope to see some shots that you and Rob take next week. AVIS and RAMP closeups.
For my airport YYC: it has been nothing but tumbleweed traffic these days. Maybe a few Air Atlanta 747s, a VC-10 or two, C130 and some fighters plus those odd exotic Dash 8's.