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Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:15 pm

Hi all,

With inspiration from one of Paul Markman's recent threads let's see some of your rarest captures. I don't mean creative shots that can be taken on an almost daily basis but captures of truly unique moments (whether they be weather, atmosphere or incident related, etc.) or very rare aircraft. I'm also omitting aircraft that are rare to my eyes but not globally - let's concentrate on truly rare aircraft/schemes; those 'one of a kind' types or old liveries with only a handful of shots here.

It's been a while since we've done this. I don't have many unique creatives here but here's a selection of what I consider my real rare birds.....


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Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:56 pm

"http://myaviation.net/?pid=01509060"


AN 124 @ LAX, taken with a file camera, quality aint great.

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That's a nice one! Would love to see a Jetstar one day, but I think my chances are pretty low...

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:47 pm

Yay self plugging  

I'll go for shots that have max 2 others than mine in the database, apparently that's still quite a few and apparently something is wrong with the search engine because I'm missing a few...

Nevertheless, I think this is quite enough for now:

LAP DC10's:
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ex CAAC A310's:
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SAA experimental cs:
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Air Europe DC10:
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Rare heli (somebody updated the info):
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COMCO (huh?):
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Air Djibouti DC9:
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Belbek 5P:
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Shabair DC10:
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IAT Cargo (many shots in DB, this the only one before the plane crashed):
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Thames Air:
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Golden Horn Aviation:
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Busol Airline:
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Jason Air:
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Liana Air Co:
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MAS Airlines:
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Amed Air:
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I have another AmedAir in the DB but can't find it right now...

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:59 pm

This is easy for me. There are two photos in the database here that represent some of my most rare shots.

First one is without a doubt, one of the most rare shots anyone could ever see and it's getting even more rare with every passing day now.

--The Space Shuttle Atlantis on the back of N905NA. It was being transported back to the Cape after landing at Edwards AFB in California after STS-117 a couple years ago. Certainly was a dream come true for me personally to see this!

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--The other is the interior of Dr. Vijay Mallya's A319CJ VT-VJM. The owner of Kingfisher Airlines was increadibly nice and very welcoming to say the least. He and his crew were amazing and I will never forget this chance.

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:03 pm



Quoting Jalap (Reply 3):
Liana Air Co:

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Isn't/wasn't this airline called LANA? (without an i)

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:50 pm

Accidents in progress:

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:19 pm

Occasion rather than rarity, perhaps, in that it was on the day of the first service of an AA MD-11 to Europe. Early start to get to the airport by 7am for the arrival.


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(in this scheme)


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was contacted by various people who worked for Air Virginia and loved the plane.


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(this scheme and reg. In the good old days when security at Marseilles was minimal and a Sunderland was the last thing I expected to see there)


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G-OLLI is still around, but G-OLLY was just too "wrong" it seems.


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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:44 pm

Some rare gems from my portfolio:

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only photo in database

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An124 air-to-air not your everyday encounter  Smile; one of only 2 shots of this 747 in db

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incident; rare weather phenomenon

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another incident

I'm sure I missed a few...

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:49 pm



Quoting IL76 (Reply 5):
Isn't/wasn't this airline called LANA? (without an i)

When I uploaded I looked in ATDB to get the construction number and there the airline is listed as "Liana Air Co". Not logical but ATDB generally is very reliable...
 
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Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:23 pm

The three "homebuilt" aircraft that have raced in the Unlimited Class at Reno:

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Four other "homebuilt" Unlimited Class racers that have not flown:

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The oldest Boeing aircraft still in existence:

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All three of the Me-262 replicas:

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Some very rare aircraft:

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A rare helicopter:

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A very rare airport:

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:15 pm

Unfortunately, my lack of photography skills precludes me from displaying many rarities in the A.net database, so most of mine are confined to Myaviation:


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Found in Seattle:

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Always wanted to capture afterburners drying off a wet runway:

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Very few of these in existence, let alone flying:

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Not many shots of this in the database:

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And not many of the Boeing Bird of Prey:

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These were fun shots to get....

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....but not as much fun as this ground-to-air shot was to get:

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And I consider myself very fortunate to have witnessed the aerobatic(!) display of the Eclipse Concept Jet:

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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:43 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 11):
displaying many rarities in the A.net database, so most of mine are confined to Myaviation

They don't have to be in the A.net database. They can be anywhere - so long as each photo is rare or unique.

I was gonna post a few Air India Express 738s going through BHX but then I thought, "Hang on! These may be rare in the UK but they're being photographed left, right and centre in some parts of the world!". Same goes for other bits of Russian stuff I've got. I've only ever photographed the An-225 once so it's rare for me but again.....

I've been lucky enough to bump into the An-22 three times now - twice where I've been in a position to get a lovely photo. I'd consider this a very rare bird but unfortunately both images are on slide.

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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:00 pm

Nice topic Karl.

Taken by me in Summer of 1998. Here you have an old Eastern B727 in the process of becoming the latest incarnation of Pan Am (Guilford Owners). You can see the old Eastern letters across the fuselage. Also interesting is the aircraft is in the process of getting a Dugan Air Technologies retrofit to comply with comply with Stage 3 noise requirements. The retrofit mostly consists of a hush kit on the engines, and winglets. The photo shows the Pan Am winglets which were supposed to aid in noise abatement, shrinking the noise footprint by giving the aircraft increased performance. In my opinion a part of history from Eastern to Pan Am (well the name at least)

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Below is President Obama's motorcade being driven into a C5. For me a rare opp.
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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:02 pm

Hi,
This is mine...

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:36 pm

All great shots, I don´t have such "Oldies" but maybe I can attract your attentin on this?
The first is a quite funny looking plane and the second one is in restoration but now (some weeks ago) part of the exhibition. Hopefully I get it uploaded?!?!?


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Maybe here I have two good looking B727...


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Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:55 pm



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 12):
They don't have to be in the A.net database. They can be anywhere - so long as each photo is rare or unique.

Cool, thanks. This is indeed a fun thread!

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:10 pm

Might as well add this to show it somewhere since both my shots just got rejected  cry 

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Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:15 pm

I can't say I've photographed much rare stuff, apart from some that have already been mentioned and museum exibits. My most unusual has to be super yatch TT Attessa with helicopter parked on the helideck!


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Uncommon type to the database:

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Always thought the reg colors were a bit strange on this one:

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Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:58 am

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Nothing much, but it is nice to know that I have caught a few of the remaining passenger service 727s, from a rare airline.
Nothing out of the world, but I am pretty proud.
Nice catches everyone.
 
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Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:10 am

For me, my rare catch was the General Dynamics F-111C. I see them occasionally, but never with my camera available, or otherwise, they are too high or going way too fast for me to get a decent photo of them.

But I did succeed recently, though Mother Nature tried her best to thwart my attempts with very hot weather, dark conditions, a dust storm and smoke from nearby wildfires!

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That was probably the final time anyone will photograph anything like that famous display by the F-111. They'll be retired soon.   Sad

Otherwise - my lot on the database are fairly common garden variety planes that anyone can photograph (B747, A380, A330, A320, B737, etc).

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Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:11 am

Not really rare or unusual, but I thought that the clouds look slightly odd in this picture. Taken @ DFW.

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Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:48 am



Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 22):
That was probably the final time anyone will photograph anything like that famous display by the F-111. They'll be retired soon. Sad

From what i understand the send off will be something to see.
We have heard rumours tht anything up to 6 F-111's doing a dump and burn over Sydney could be on the cards and yes i'll be hiring a helo for the final dump and burn!


Anyway my small additions..

Well there arn't to to many St Elmo's pics inthe DB and this one took quite some taking both in set up and just being in the right place, or is that the wrong place??..

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Unfortunate enough to see this accident earlier this year..

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I think this is the only shot of both my favoroite 744D's in the same frame ive managed to find..

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Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:57 am



Quoting Dehowie (Reply 23):
From what i understand the send off will be something to see.
We have heard rumours tht anything up to 6 F-111's doing a dump and burn over Sydney could be on the cards and yes i'll be hiring a helo for the final dump and burn!

Wow, this site is doing some weird things with the quotes...  Wink

Anyhow - I'd agree with the hiring of a helo - it's worth it for something like that. I suppose you'll be seeing another famous Sydney photographer in the air.  Wink
 
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Burkina Air Force Mi-35 and Ghana registered Jetstar
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Libyan IL-76 (DNK) and Air Afrique B763
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Ghana DC-9 (ADY), and Northeast TriStar
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Libyan IL-76 accidents
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Jetlink F-28, Air Ivoire B733
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Afrijet MD-82, Air Leasing Cameroon F-28
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Ivory Coast G-IV, Senegal AF F-27
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Burkina AF B200, Air Victory AN-12
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Air Sophia Let, Antrak DC-9
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Air Ivoire B732, Ghana AF K-8
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Mandala A320, Riau F-50
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The world's last Short Belfast. It left before dawn and I missed the departure, but it returned a short while later with engine trouble (you can see the no. 2 prop stationary).

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Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:06 am

Havent taken photos in a while but I do enjoy looking through my old ones which is why I am going to return.

You can't get to this spot anymore


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Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:45 am

The F-15 Eagle is still around, but there are not many shots in the database from Eagles (from the early days) at "Eagle-town" Bitburg:


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This one of the Belgian Air Force display team "The Slivers", I consider also a rare one, since there no so many shots (in the air) of them in the database:


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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:49 pm

One of my rarest ones for sure:



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I wasn't expecting that! As soon as I saw the nose, I knew it was a Seven-Oh, and then I saw the rest of it, with spines, antennas, fins and needles adorning the plane. Quite a unique machine - and probably the only time I'll see a E-6B.

Shame about the weather, it was rainy and miserable. I got wet - but the camera didn't thanks to the hood over it). I could probably have edited the image better, but this one will have motive problems for a.net due to half of the wheels cut off by the higher ground (nothing I could do about it).

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[Edited 2009-10-10 07:54:21 by cpd] - Okay, I give up with the large image links.. Just not going to work...

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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:45 pm



Quoting Cpd (Reply 29):
Quite a unique machine - and probably the only time I'll see a E-6B.

Listen, even here in the states they are somewhat rare to see at commercial airports. If anyone wants to see one, they must travel to Oklahome (where they are based out of) if they want to even stand a chance of seeing one. Me, along with a few others, were very lucky once here in my hometown and witnessed one doing pattern work at a nearby airport then come over to BNA where they landed and then took off never to be seen again. Luckily, I had my camera with me. They are pretty awesome machines when you see them and moreso when you see what they are capable of in wartime.
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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:49 pm



Quoting Cpd (Reply 29):
I could probably have edited the image better, but this one will have motive problems for a.net due to half of the wheels cut off by the higher ground (nothing I could do about it).

Hey Chris,

the ground covering the wheels doesn't necessarily have to be a motive issue as you may see by similar shots having been accepted to the db.
I personally would give it a try...

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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:20 pm



Quoting Lexy (Reply 30):
Listen, even here in the states they are somewhat rare to see at commercial airports. If anyone wants to see one, they must travel to Oklahome

Oklahoma  Wink

I see them at least a few times a week turning downwind to base in north flow at OKC over my house...

If one wanted, a trip 8 miles east of OKC to TIK, you will see them all day every day doing pattern work. Alongside T-38's and other fun stuff.

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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:35 am



Quoting ThierryD (Reply 31):
the ground covering the wheels doesn't necessarily have to be a motive issue as you may see by similar shots having been accepted to the db.

It's a bad photo anyhow. Very little contrast, bad motive (wheels cut off, had rejections for that before) and dark. I'm not going to waste the screeners time with rubbish.
 
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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:00 am

My most unusual photo is also my most popular.


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Photo © Dan Vincent - New England Airports



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Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:23 pm

Dean Wilson's Private Explorer was rejected for motive I assume because of the lift strut. To bad, how often do you see a pilot turn his flying house upside down. I would like to show you the other ones but I don't think I will. Some of my friends could get in some trouble. photoid:1709940
 
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Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:56 am

I was happy to get this. IIRC it was one of three that day.
Rare:

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And this is kind of unusual in a way, the optical illusion that is has an additional 4 engines.
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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:35 am



Quoting JakTrax (Thread starter):
let's concentrate on truly rare aircraft

Here's another rare one I just got accepted:


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Only six were built. The type was designed by Boeing engineers. Cessna acquired one and based the prototype Cessna XMC on the design. They never put it into production, though. The rear-mounted engine had cooling issues, and they felt the design offered no advantage to their existing Cessna 150.

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Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:28 am

I would have to be this one for me:


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The first picture of this aircraft in the database since being repainted into Delta colors.

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RE: Show Us Some Of Your Rarest / Most Unusual Shots

Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:39 pm

Hawaiian Airlines unveiled their Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker (the last flyable example of its type) earlier this month, and I was lucky enough to see it on approach to the 4s at HNL. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a good shot of it because its small size and my lack of a lens longer than 250mm.




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