Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Ryan Pastorino
    Fry's Electronics
    Boeing 747SP-27
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing
    21992
    447
    N747A
    San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field
    California
    USA
    October 4, 2008
  • 323

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October 12, 2008
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"Clipper America". Wow, was this a surprise! I always wanted to catch a 747SP. What a way to do it, eh?!
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Comments (44)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Outstanding shot, superb sharpness and action! Well done Ryan, thank you very much
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing flight level !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Dear Ryan,Thanks for sharing.Just 5*****.(Tiyam).
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is a pretty special picture. Congratulations!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a totally cool shot of the SP gittin' er done!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture;great way to catch a 747SP
Anonymous
7 years ago
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!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
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!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! talk about being assigned a low cruising altitude!
Anonymous
7 years ago
You have done in style mate!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That was an incredible flyby, one of a kind. Great shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I saw it the same day, it was aaaaawesome! flying by with the patriots. can't wait for october '09!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
You're absolutely right. That's THE way to catch a 747SP! Congratulations.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Incredible shot! Surly a once in a life time event!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow look how lllooooow that SP is flying! Is thia an ex PanAm plane?
Anonymous
7 years ago
A bit reckless to perform such a low pass so close of the crowd!! A very nice catch anyway!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Doesn't have slats or flaps extended, and the nose isn't tilted updwards. I wonder how fast it's flying.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excellent shot of a 747SP at very rare low flyby!
love this photo!! 5 stars!
Anonymous
7 years ago
You nailed it Ryan! Proud of you buddy! Nick
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a pixz, man! nice job,.. ryan. thanxz../
Anonymous
7 years ago
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
Anonymous
7 years ago
Really cracking shot there!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I am awe-struck. Simply gorgeous.
Anonymous
7 years ago
It was a fantastic Photo taken by my Brother!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Now I wish I'd gone this year
Anonymous
7 years ago
A 747SP-27, no flaps, at speed 50 feet above the pavement at an airshow. What else can I say, except "Awesome!!"
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just an amazing shot that came out very clear.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wonderful shot of the baby jumbo !
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's like it's sitting still in mid-air!
Anonymous
7 years ago
People start cheering when a 747 fly's by. cool
Anonymous
7 years ago
"It's like it's sitting still in mid-air!" Yea, as do most photos of aircraft flying... in the air. Great catch!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Clipper America! Ex Pan Am (N529PA), I'm happy to know, this bird steel flying....
Anonymous
7 years ago
Hi, Clipper America! Good to see you! The Ex, Pan Am still Flying !!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Overall very nice dynamics shows the action at this cool airshow
Anonymous
7 years ago
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 !

Anonymous
7 years ago
Absolutly FANTASTIC :D

I would have given it 6 stars if I could! Great shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That aircraft is so clean...obviously the owners take excellent care of it. And, of course, the photography is nothing less than superb!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love 747s
Anonymous
7 years ago
Glad I came across this Ryan! Nice job!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
PARTY! Hell ya .... what a nice flyby! I envy you.

Kudos from ZRH

Robin
Anonymous
6 years ago
Picture with soul, great work.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Watch your heads!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
My oh my, I am speechless!!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Still one of the best on here! -Ron