Thank you so much for your comments. I'ts really flattering. It feels great to think back to just 4 months ago when I didn't even have a camera when I dreamed of hopefully one day taking photos liek this and seeing peopel enjoy them. If I didn't have a venue with which to share my pictures and for peopel to smile at them, I'd have zero interest in doing this.
As for the Saudi shot, I actually have two uploaded from that sequence. I felt that both shots came out nice, showing two very different unique angles that I had to share both.
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I'd say the plane used well under 3,500 feet before the nose came up, maybe under 3K, which just surprised me. I knew ahead of time that it would be a light load, but I didn't expect that fast of a rotation on an 11,351 foot long runway.
The Delta is doing well. I just feel guilty that it got so many hits for the wrong reasons.
Sam, thank you for the thread, means a lot buddy. Cage match for sure. Maybe book something with the AI2004 folks to make our deathmatch the main event Friday night!!!
Again, thanks a lot folks. It means the world to me.
Phil Derner Jr.