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Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:07 pm

For all the hoopla surrounding Delta's newly acquired 747s, why are there only four photos in the A.net database? I know for a fact that some GREAT air-to-air photos were rejected, and were you to see them, you'd be flabbergasted and hard-pressed to understand why. I can't imagine that no one else has been submitting these photos, so there must be some other explanation. Comments, please!
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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:11 pm

Maybe because there is only one plane flying around...!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's only been a few weeks since they merger and A.net has some pretty high standards

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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:22 pm



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
there is only one plane flying around...

That's right. Only one 747 has been repainted in DL livery so far: N665US. I was also looking if there was already a picture of a DL A319/320 but there is none yet. It'll take two years to repaint the whole NW fleet in DL colours.

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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:28 pm



Quoting American 767 (Reply 2):
That's right. Only one 747 has been repainted in DL livery so far: N665US. I was also looking if there was already a picture of a DL A319/320 but there is none yet. It'll take two years to repaint the whole NW fleet in DL colours.

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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:32 pm



Quoting Rwy04LGA (Thread starter):
I know for a fact that some GREAT air-to-air photos were rejected, and were you to see them, you'd be flabbergasted and hard-pressed to understand why.

Can we see them somewhere else?
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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:32 pm

You can cut the irony with a knife
 
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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:20 pm



Quoting Rwy04LGA (Thread starter):
why are there only four photos in the A.net database?

also, it was sent directly from paint into revenue service. If there had been some sort of announced tour, then there may have been a few more scheduled opportunities to photograph it.
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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:50 pm

The thing is basically airborne for 20 out of every 24 hours.

And it's the only one so far.

Not a lot of opportunities to see it yet, that's all.
 
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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:54 pm



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 5):
This thread reply 101

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4251353/

Is an DL A-320 not the 744 air to air.

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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:45 pm



Quoting Rwy04LGA (Thread starter):
I know for a fact that some GREAT air-to-air photos were rejected, and were you to see them, you'd be flabbergasted and hard-pressed to understand why.

Baloney. Stick to the facts. The photog had some good looks at the aircraft but either his equipment or post-processing talent wasn't up to par.

Don't blame the screeners for that.

My own personal opinion on the matter is that the photos were taken by someone who tagged along during the photo flight and the shots suffered from shooting out of dirty windows with marginal equipment.

It is not easy to get good shots through the standard glass of the plane, and those for sure were not the images that the client paid for.

As someone who has been up a couple of times I speak from experience.
 
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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:05 pm

Hello

Yes, I know someone who has some air-to-air images too so hopefully we will see some on the database soon  wink 

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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:10 pm



Quoting Rwy04LGA (Thread starter):
For all the hoopla surrounding Delta's newly acquired 747s, why are there only four photos in the A.net database?

They may not be in the database, but there are plenty of other photos elsewhere...

NRT: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thailandbeach/3173616883/
DTW: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iammoody/
TPE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomox/3140595227/
DTW: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22241160@N04/
NRT: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tango-sierra/3168831133/
NRT (video): http://www.flickr.com/photos/tango-sierra/3116019164/
NRT: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tango-sierra/3116000988/

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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:17 am



Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 9):
Baloney. Stick to the facts. The photog had some good looks at the aircraft but either his equipment or post-processing talent wasn't up to par.

Don't blame the screeners for that.

My own personal opinion on the matter is that the photos were taken by someone who tagged along during the photo flight and the shots suffered from shooting out of dirty windows with marginal equipment.

LOLOLOL.....PM an email address and I'll be THRILLED to let you see these pics. In return, I'll expect a reasonable explaination as to why they weren't accepted. This offer applies to ClickHappy only
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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:32 pm



Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 12):
LOLOLOL.....PM an email address and I'll be THRILLED to let you see these pics. In return, I'll expect a reasonable explaination as to why they weren't accepted. This offer applies to ClickHappy only

 Confused I get the impression from Royal's post that he has already seen the pics and has already given his opinion on them.
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RE: Why Only Four Delta 744 Photos In Database?

Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:58 am

Here are the photos. A special thanks to Rwy04LGA and Granite as well as the overwhelming number of people who emailed their positive comments and compliments when I originally posted some of these to another thread. Also my thanks to Granite and the other friendly screeners who offered to help "tweak" the images for upload to the database.
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