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.