ake0404ar
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To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 6:58 am

Hello all,

since I am known for coming more out of the creative sector I came up with this......

FRA's spotter elite lined up for the Airbus A430-600 arrival

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=416389

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=416388

The weather was not any different than I expected, crappy as can be.

A couple of days before it was like this

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=416383

Enjoy
Vasco Garcia



 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 7:48 am

That second one is hilarious Big grin
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 8:32 am

Yo Vasco - you still got it...

Thanks for sharing !!
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 3:02 pm

I'm sure an equivalent LHR pic of the field at the end of Myrtle Avenue would be very similar...

...except it would be wetter...

...and there would be more old geezers with bobble hats and flasks of tea.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (like Mr Dopson)
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 5:12 pm

...and there would be more old geezers with bobble hats and flasks of tea.

Bugger I have been spotted!

Funny thing is when the 346 arrived at LHR it was just me, but the rain was still there!

Cheers

Paul

Da Fwog is KingWide Big grin
 
ake0404ar
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 5:34 pm

I knew it would be kind of difficult but at least one out of three made it into the database,


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Vasco Garcia



The more I look at it, the more I like it.

Vasco


 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 7:57 pm

Tea doesn't keep well in a flask. I find the milk curdles. I use coffee nowadays.

It's too warm for a bobble hat (20 degrees yesterday!!) in the UK. If you want to 'spot' me I usually wear a green baseball cap with Harbour Air or Seair (both YVR seaplane operators - my cult following).

Perhaps we should start a thread 'what do you wear' so we can recognise other A.Net members?

Vasco - was that taken from the bridge near the AFB?

Finally a quick quiz for US readers mainly - which airline is the A310 in front of Delta new colours??

Y (Steve)
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 7:59 pm

Hi Vasco

Did you get to shoot the A340-600 yourself or did you give it a miss because of the bad weather??

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Thu Nov 01, 2001 9:39 pm

Gary,

weather was bad and secondly too many people out there. Not that I have a problem with that, I simply thought about creating a little differnt shot rather than having the same shot as 100 others.

Originally I wanted to capture the A346 landing with all the spotters in the front, but due to the bad weather and the reflection of the A346 the A/F screwed up this picture.

Oh welltoo bad.......but you learn new things every day....use MF if you are not sure.

to Steve: yes the picture was taken near the AFB from that little brigde.


Vasco
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 1:49 am

Paul & Chris

i dont blame you for wearing a bobble hat in winter, but in the summer thats ridiculous!!

Your m8, BA777  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 1:55 am

Hi Vasco,
http://www.flugzeugbilder.de/show.cgi?1004606233:FRA
too bad that the weather was s...

Are you coming to the slide convention on Saturday??? I will shoot Joe coming in on a Delta 767 at 10a.m. and go to the Astron hotel at 1p.m. or so...

CU
Ivi
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:10 am

Problem with Mrytle Avenue is that it doesn't afford panoramic views of LHR-you'd just get a picture of a load of 'old geezers in bobble hats' as it was so eloquently put!!

I may be an old geezer compared to the average age of A.net users but I some way off the bobble hat and flask stage yet..... Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:54 pm

By the way, these are all the losers on the photo, as the 346 came in on the other runway (25R), so the real elite was some 2,000 ft further down the road...

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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:56 pm

This time of year your find a drop of whiskey in my flask  Wink/being sarcastic

If the weather is as good tomorrow as it is this morning then i may have to pay Myrtle a vist  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:25 pm

Yes, I knew that it will land on 25R so I went down Big grin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

CU tomorrow
Ivi
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:36 pm

Konstantin,

if all these on the pictures are LOOSERS, what am I ......I was even further away........that is not very nice.

Just kidding. See you tomorrow. I'll give you a call so
we can hook up.

Vasco


 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:43 pm

The 310 is Yemenia

LGW
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:47 pm

Ok, now you all got me interested!
-Where can I obtain a sample of the "bobble hat" ?
Sounds like a cool device!  Big thumbs up

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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:50 pm

I know it has nothing to do with aviation but Vasco's wonderful sunset shot made me remember this shot, taken yesterday, handheld going at 80mph on the M25 as I was returning from STN



Who says the M25 is boring?!

LGW
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:00 pm

Hi Ben

Nice pic.

The sun looks a lot bigger 'down souwf'

Up here, it looks like a pin prick  Sad

Regards

Gary Watt
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:19 pm

Cheers Gary

BTW : I wasnt driving when the photo was taken!

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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:37 pm

This sunset pic is really a great shot Vasco!!

But I didn't know, Airbus had an A430-600  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Sorry, I had to...

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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:43 pm

Yeah, Yeah, I knew sooner or later someone would comment on my typo.........it was early so what.

The Airbus A430-600 is scheduled to be delivered to the Star Alliance Network in 2058, by that time only one airline will be serving the whole world and the A 430-600 will hold up to 2500 passengers and a casino, gym and a mall.
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:46 pm

Jan,

You dont know what your missing out on if you havent got a bobble hat  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers

paul
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:57 pm

Vasco, did you fly to FRA just to take pics of the A340-600? My perents think im a little to obsessed when I take my camera to the airport so I guess showing them that some will fly to europe just to capture a certain aircraft will make them appreciete my hobby more.
 
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Pauls Bobble

Fri Nov 02, 2001 9:01 pm

Hi all

Paul has the right kind of head for a bobble hat Big grin

Regards

Gary Watt
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YKA

Fri Nov 02, 2001 10:10 pm

Vasco lives in FRA now, not BOS
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 10:24 pm

Vasco does not live in FRA, he currently lives about 5 hours away......but YKA to make your parents go easy on you, just tell them I did fky over from Boston just to take pictures of the A346.

There are lot's of obsessed people in this business who fly to all these locations just to take a certain photograph at a certain field.......nothing to be worried about.

 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 10:56 pm

Paul,
not having one is really getting to me, I demand one right now!!!
/JM
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 11:01 pm

Jan

Check out LGW's too white thread  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers

paul
 
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RE: To All FRA's Spotters.....a Different Photo

Fri Nov 02, 2001 11:06 pm

I don't know what you are Vasco (certainly not a loser, at least you have the 500mm), but you're a confessed loner anyways, and never with the crowd!

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