Propfreak From Switzerland, joined Mar 2000, 157 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1938 times:
well, not to disappoint anybody, but I took a pic of a Northeast L-1011 in Capetown 10 days ago. the plane was registered 3D-NEC and looked like an ex Tradewinds (ex N310SS cn 1096) example with very small stickers below the cheat line. was operating haj flights, I heard.
ps: check out this: http://flytristar.tripod.com/page/news.html
Joe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 54 Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
the frightening part of it is that it quite possibly could have reached higher than 50 bucks- that was just the cap he decided to put on it for buy now. But kodachrome is no good and old and most people dont use it anymore
Benyhone From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 206 posts, RR: 3 Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
The problem with those ProAir MD90s is the way they are parked (as you can see in Sam's photo). I'll have to get my friend to fly me in there, then do a low fly-past and dip the wing. Even so - there's always the cruddy airplane window and the motion of the plane to deal with - it's not easy.
Also gotta get the Khalifa/Air Algerie B747-400 that's parked there ... in Sam's photo shoot, it wasn't painted yet...
Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
Yes Terry, please have your freind fly you in there. What type of plane does he fly? If you can get in a high wing Cessna (150, 172, 182) it is easy to open the window in flight and shoot through the opening. You could probably recover the cost of the flight by selling the slides on that http://www.auctiontransportation.com. I know quite a few people that would pay for shots of those birds.
N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 67 Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1681 times:
I can tell you that the Pro Air MD90 is parked tight and difficult to shoot, I am fortunate don't have an issue with the curvature of plastic glass because of the digital camera. When the plane is moving fast, the chance to get blurry shot is very high and you may need to do 10 times missed approach there.
Benyhone From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 206 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1674 times:
I hear ya guys, believe me... I need better shots of them as well. My shots of those birds came when they all had their rudders off, and were not parked at the best angle. Now that they are out away from the flightline, chances are better for a decent shot. I gotta get there anyway before it heats up for the summer, and I'll see what I can do. My buddy flies C172s, and I'm familiar with shooting while in flight - but getting a crisp shot isn't easy. I usually shoot aerial photos for research purposes (like Sam's).