My favorite shot of 2011 would have to be this one:
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Photo © Kas van Zonneveld
We have a 1800m runway at the airport, which is equipped with an ILS. Since this year, KLM's B777's started to get checks at Amsterdam and part of the acceptance procedure to get them back into service is of course a test flight. For the B747's, they used to go to Billund a lot and do flights over the North Sea.
Then much to my joy, they asked if they could make the ILS approach at our airport on the way back to Schiphol! That was quickly arranged and we've already "received" 5 B777's now. It's just incredible to see them roar by, at (VERY) low altitude, without touching the runway. Weather was just PERFECT and I had just gotten my 5D, which proved up to the task
Later that day, I read a thread on scramble that there was a photographer on board this very same flight, his photos can be found here: http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=79461
As he wrote in the thread, the radio altimeter read 4ft at the lowest point. Now, I don't know where exactly the RA
is located or which part of the gear it is calibrated for, but if you look at the pictures in that thread, it's LOW!
My colleague made a video with his phone, see here: http://youtu.be/M8RT1MzLDks
(Action starts @ 0:50 // I'm the guy sitting on the roof of the car)