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More: Fry's Electronics
More: Boeing 747SP-27
More: San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX)
More: USA - California, October 4, 2008
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N747A (cn 21992/447) "Clipper America". Wow, was this a surprise! I always wanted to catch a 747SP. What a way to do it, eh?!
More: Ryan Pastorino
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A visitor from - posted Fri August 5, 2011:
Still one of the best on here! -Ron

A visitor from - posted Tue January 25, 2011:
My oh my, I am speechless!!!!

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri June 25, 2010:
Watch your heads!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon May 3, 2010:
Picture with soul, great work.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri November 6, 2009:
PARTY! Hell ya .... what a nice flyby! I envy you.

Kudos from ZRH

Robin

A visitor from - posted Sat July 18, 2009:
Glad I came across this Ryan! Nice job!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun July 12, 2009:
I love 747s

A visitor from China posted Fri June 26, 2009:
That aircraft is so clean...obviously the owners take excellent care of it. And, of course, the photography is nothing less than superb!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri May 22, 2009:
Absolutly FANTASTIC :D

I would have given it 6 stars if I could! Great shot!

A visitor from Netherlands Antilles posted Thu April 23, 2009:
Peeps i am proud to say i was the first f/o turned captain on this plane with pan-am ! highlight of my carreer- great to see this a/c still doing great stuff, looking great.. all in all great stuff !

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 1, 2009:
Overall very nice dynamics shows the action at this cool airshow

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue December 30, 2008:
Hi, Clipper America! Good to see you! The Ex, Pan Am still Flying !!!!

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon December 29, 2008:
Clipper America! Ex Pan Am (N529PA), I'm happy to know, this bird steel flying....

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 4, 2008:
"It's like it's sitting still in mid-air!" Yea, as do most photos of aircraft flying... in the air. Great catch!

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 29, 2008:
People start cheering when a 747 fly's by. cool

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 26, 2008:
It's like it's sitting still in mid-air!

A visitor from Australia posted Sun November 9, 2008:
Wonderful shot of the baby jumbo !

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 30, 2008:
Just an amazing shot that came out very clear.

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 15, 2008:
A 747SP-27, no flaps, at speed 50 feet above the pavement at an airshow. What else can I say, except "Awesome!!"

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 14, 2008:
Now I wish I'd gone this year

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 14, 2008:
It was a fantastic Photo taken by my Brother!

A visitor from Canada posted Mon October 13, 2008:
I am awe-struck. Simply gorgeous.

A visitor from Belgium posted Mon October 13, 2008:
Really cracking shot there!

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 13, 2008:
Ryan,
Great capture of this SP a few feet off the deck. The excitement in the crowd is easy to feel as well.
-Matt L

A visitor from Singapore posted Mon October 13, 2008:
What a pixz, man! nice job,.. ryan. thanxz../

A visitor from - posted Mon October 13, 2008:
You nailed it Ryan! Proud of you buddy! Nick

A visitor from Germany posted Mon October 13, 2008:
Excellent shot of a 747SP at very rare low flyby!
love this photo!! 5 stars!

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Mon October 13, 2008:
Doesn't have slats or flaps extended, and the nose isn't tilted updwards. I wonder how fast it's flying.

A visitor from France posted Mon October 13, 2008:
A bit reckless to perform such a low pass so close of the crowd!! A very nice catch anyway!

A visitor from Australia posted Mon October 13, 2008:
Wow look how lllooooow that SP is flying! Is thia an ex PanAm plane?

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 12, 2008:
Incredible shot! Surly a once in a life time event!

A visitor from - posted Sun October 12, 2008:
You're absolutely right. That's THE way to catch a 747SP! Congratulations.

A visitor from Mexico posted Sun October 12, 2008:
I saw it the same day, it was aaaaawesome! flying by with the patriots. can't wait for october '09!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 12, 2008:
That was an incredible flyby, one of a kind. Great shot!

A visitor from Venezuela posted Sun October 12, 2008:
You have done in style mate!

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 12, 2008:
Wow! talk about being assigned a low cruising altitude!

A visitor from Singapore posted Sun October 12, 2008:
A Blue Angels sneak pass and a 747SP to boot!

I was at Miramar last year and the airshow didn't feature this. Now I am hopping mad!

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 12, 2008:
That's my favorite retail electronics chain store, I knew they had an SP but have only seen a few pics of it. What a catch!!!

A visitor from Argentina posted Sun October 12, 2008:
Great picture;great way to catch a 747SP

A visitor from - posted Sun October 12, 2008:
What a totally cool shot of the SP gittin' er done!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun October 12, 2008:
This is a pretty special picture. Congratulations!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun October 12, 2008:
Dear Ryan,Thanks for sharing.Just 5*****.(Tiyam).

A visitor from France posted Sun October 12, 2008:
Amazing flight level !

A visitor from Germany posted Sun October 12, 2008:
Outstanding shot, superb sharpness and action! Well done Ryan, thank you very much

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