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by eksath
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MIA and FLL spotters - spotting areas closed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

Re: MIA and FLL spotters - spotting areas closed?

airkas1 wrote:
Thanks guys!


Kas,

It was a pleasure to meet you at Florida Aviation Photography 2020! I hope you enjoyed your time with the group and the ramp tours!
Hope to see you at FLAP 2021!

Suresh

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by eksath
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 8145

Re: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery

Hello All, Here are my pictures from the first arrival at FLL on Tuesday night and then again on Wednesday Morning. The full picture gallery is at the link below: Wow, great pictures! The level of detail looks amazing! Thank you. Indeed, it is a very colorful scheme and stands out nicely from the r...

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by eksath
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 8145

Re: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery

Hello All, Here are my pictures from the first arrival at FLL on Tuesday night and then again on Wednesday Morning. The full picture gallery is at the link below: https://www.atapattu.net/Special-Projects/Dumbo/n-XZccwX/ https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qRSgW4X/1/3640b89c/L/i-qRSgW4X-L.jpg https:...

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by eksath
Wed May 09, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Flight#9400: "Fly for Parkland" charity flight pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 527

JetBlue Flight#9400: "Fly for Parkland" charity flight pictures

May 5th 2018: FLL: "Fly for Parkland" The Fort Lauderdale Air Show and JetBlue teamed up to raise funds to support the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The first aircraft performing in this year’s show was a JetBlue A320 . In an effort to raise funds for United...

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by eksath
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 74
Views: 18273

Re: Why upload here?

This is utter nonsense. The "best" aviation photography site on the internet is the one that gets the most hits. I recommend you check the site stats and ranking . For example here: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/airliners.net Then take everyone of those competing sites that host photos l...

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by eksath
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18
Replies: 32
Views: 14328

ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18

https://twitter.com/EgasPaul/status/986735766981218304

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https://twitter.com/AiunFox5/status/986736977016913920
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Breaking news now:

A330-3 engine fire after departure. Back on the ground. Foamed. #2 engine. That is all i have now. Will update.

Apparently ATL -LHR

https://twitter.com/EgasPaul/status/986735766981218304

and

https://twitter.com/AiunFox5/status/986736977016913920

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by eksath
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 16660

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

Notwithstanding April Fool's day, Emirates brought a 777-300 to FLL today. The first such aircraft landing at the airport. Change from the standard 777LR equipment. Understand it was for an equipment fit check for the new gates on Concourse G.

EK 777-300 landing at FLL today

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by eksath
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 56
Views: 7220

Re: Eastern Surrenders AOC

Well, it was fun while it lasted. EA got their IATA code back, operated well until Cuba was opened up, and now operating certificate 29EA847N has been supposedly surrendered to the FAA. It was fun. This gallery is from the event at MIA to welcome the first bird. http://www.atapattu.net/Special-Proj...

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by eksath
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami - Tel Aviv inaugural event yesterday (Nov 1st 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Miami - Tel Aviv inaugural event yesterday (Nov 1st 2017)

After a nine-year break, non-stop flights from Miami to Israel are back with El Al. Airliners.net got a front seat view of the gate ceremony launching the service. Picture gallery is at this link below: https://tinyurl.com/yb2n4af6 https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hcKNNP6/0/d5b1d76e/L/i-hcKNNP6-L...

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by eksath
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 43007

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

DXB-FLL-DXB just lost one more daily. It is 4X as off today (June 17th 2017) Surprise ! :-) See EK website for source. (Also, the plane did not arrive at FLL today. It was cancelled) https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/destinations/dxb/fll/flights-from-dubai-to-fort-lauderdale "4 weekly flights...

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by eksath
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA Aircraft Too Close To Mar-a-Lago Causes Scramble
Replies: 13
Views: 3099

Re: GA Aircraft Too Close To Mar-a-Lago Causes Scramble

On a related note of interest. I have been observing the tanking operation for the Combat Patrol for the past three weekends above South Florida.
Pictures are here at this link: Gallery of picture of Combat Air Patrol tanking in support of #45 in South Florida

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by eksath
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Combat Air Patrol over Florida for POTUS vacation#1
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: Combat Air Patrol over Florida for POTUS vacation#1

http://abcnews.go.com/US/military-plane ... d=45575018
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First public news of a response by the POTUS CAP above Florida for his vacations (# 3 in progress this weekend)

http://abcnews.go.com/US/military-plane ... d=45575018

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by eksath
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Combat Air Patrol over Florida for POTUS vacation#1
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Combat Air Patrol over Florida for POTUS vacation#1

Sunday, February 5th 2017 "Zombe69" has been providing the fuel to the 24/7 combat air patrol above South Florida which is in place to protect the POTUS while he vacations at his Palm Beach mansion. After a few misses , I was able to get the right angle to capture an F-16 from the CAP bein...

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by eksath
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX
Replies: 69
Views: 20048

Re: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX

Has there been any transcript of the ATC to aircraft communication published ,yet? Am curious if the aircraft got any priority. http://www.liveatc.net/recordings.php Look at the one at 22:54. They got priority. The initial communication doesn't seem to be recorded on liveatc, as it probably was wit...

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by eksath
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX
Replies: 69
Views: 20048

Re: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX

TMZ says EMTs worked for 15 minutes to get a pulse on arrival. If true, that is pretty bad news. Correct. Some other questions are how long was she ailing on the plane and if she had a pulse during it. Has there been any transcript of the ATC to aircraft communication published ,yet? Am curious if ...

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by eksath
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net
Replies: 13
Views: 5318

Re: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net

Interior pictures including cockpit and cabin added to the gallery now. Full Gallery link here https://photos.smugmug.com/Special-Projects/Emirates-Inaugural-service-to-/i-Tk3Cv4r/0/XL/096A9167A-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Special-Projects/Emirates-Inaugural-service-to-/i-kCzxhqB/0/XL/096A9156...

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by eksath
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net
Replies: 13
Views: 5318

Re: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net

Flighty wrote:
That's what I call a turbofan. Lucky FLL.


Then you would like this! EK 213 exiting the 10L runway at FLL last Sunday. :-)

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by eksath
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net
Replies: 13
Views: 5318

Re: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net

:thumbsup: Thanks all for the positive feedback.

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by eksath
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net
Replies: 13
Views: 5318

Re: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net

atcsundevil wrote:
Great pics and great exposure for the site!


Thank you!

AirIndia wrote:
Great work Suresh. The dep pics are stunning....


Thanks! Departure pictures were shot at ISO 6400 and 1/100s @70mm.

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by eksath
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 29434

Re: How many 727s still active?

727LOVER wrote:
I remember when there were 727s EVERYWHERE



only 9 years ago..in Miami

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by eksath
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net
Replies: 13
Views: 5318

Pictures: Inaugural EK flight to FLL as seen by Airliners.net

Airliners.net had a front row seat for the arrival, airport festivities and departure of the inaugural Emirates flight connecting Dubai and Fort Lauderdale. Many thanks to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Emirates. Some of the pictures have already been shared by Emirates (w...

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by eksath
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ
Replies: 15
Views: 7403

Re: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ

xorrygva wrote:
It tookoff c. an hour ago. Over Denemark at the moment.



Thank you.

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by eksath
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ
Replies: 15
Views: 7403

Re: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ

Not visible yet, but the flight to KEF is scheduled. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 6410719236 The Antonov #An225 is scheduled to fly from Leipzig to Keflavik at 14:00 local time (in about 2 h 30 min) https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-82060/ pic.twitter.com/n8LlWLK78T Anyo...

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by eksath
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ
Replies: 15
Views: 7403

Re: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ

Since we are/were awaiting it's arrival in Miami this weekend, thanks for this information.

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by eksath
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL
Replies: 117
Views: 31686

Re: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL

Pics from dusk. Still putting foam on the port side.

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by eksath
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2016-2017 (part 8)
Replies: 232
Views: 28052

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

So I was at FLL last weekend or so, and there was this guy named Suresh who was acquainted with someone named Danny that had "connections" at FLL and said that one of them heard from an intern that two bosses were discussing with some guy named Heath that they had indeed seen BA reps look...

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by eksath
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2016-2017 (part 8)
Replies: 232
Views: 28052

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

dfwjim1 wrote:
He said "new route" so it might be an established airline at FLL opening an exciting new route.


Sorry. I forgot to add. It is an airline that is new to FLL. (Am sorry for not being more direct with the information but it would not be appropriate until the official announcement is made).

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by eksath
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2016-2017 (part 8)
Replies: 232
Views: 28052

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

It is anticipated that FLL will make an interesting new route announcement on Thursday (10/27). Stay tuned! :-)

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by eksath
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL's 10L now open after stuck seaplane on runway is moved
Replies: 0
Views: 465

FLL's 10L now open after stuck seaplane on runway is moved

FLL has opened 10L after it was closed by a stuck seaplane. Pics on the link below.
https://twitter.com/FLLFlyer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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by eksath
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit
Replies: 49
Views: 11989

Re: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit

Another nice yellow part of the Spirit A320NEO: http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_gallery/photogallery/big/800x600_1476195406_SpiritA320neoEngineCU9-16.jpg http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_g ... CU9-16.jpg How many millimeters is that fan blade clearance? It looks like this.Enlarge for clo...

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by eksath
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Usage Rights
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Photo Usage Rights

Gojet wants to use one of my photos in their recruitment materials. What would be an appropriate price for the rights to my photo for that purpose? I haven't really had this opportunity before and want to make sure I do it correctly. Personally, I'd be happy with a model and some Gojet sawg. Here i...

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by eksath
Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit
Replies: 49
Views: 11989

Re: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit

Conformity complete! This morning (Saturday,October 15th), N901NK inducted into the fleet and awaiting this morning's positioning flight to Detroit. She will be running the DTW-LAX route for awhile. She is scheduled to depart shortly. https://photos.smugmug.com/Special-Projects/First-Spirit-Airlines...

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by eksath
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit
Replies: 49
Views: 11989

Re: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit

my787 wrote:
Spectacular livery! Wish the service and performance of the airline matched.
How many of these Neos does Sprint have on order? 20?


Not sure about Sprint but Spirit has 45 A320NEO ordered! :-)

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by eksath
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine US presidential/vice presidential election campaign aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 5225

Pictures of Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine US presidential/vice presidential election campaign aircraft

4005779 September 30, 2016: Hillary Clinton arrived in Ft. Lauderdale on her new campaign aircraft that she is using for the US presidential election. It's configured into four cabins: one for Clinton and aides, one for extra staffers, one for her Secret Service detail and one (with approx 42 seats...

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by eksath
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit
Replies: 49
Views: 11989

Re: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit

Great photos, indeed! It's funny, though. To any Canadian grocery shopper, those colours make us think of No Name brand, a house brand for many grocery stores across the country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Name_(brand) ModernAviator, those are P&W engines: http://www.pw.utc.com/Press/Stor...

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by eksath
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit
Replies: 49
Views: 11989

First A320NEO delivered to Spirit

The first Spirit Airlines A320NK arrived yesterday afternoon (Sunday, October 08th 2016) at FLL. Pictures of the arrival are below at the link. Enjoy! Click here for the gallery of pictures of the first Spirit A320NEO at FLL https://photos.smugmug.com/Special-Projects/First-Spirit-Airlines-A320NEO/i...

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by eksath
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange destination seen on board at FLL
Replies: 3
Views: 2520

Strange destination seen on board at FLL

In the midst of the Hurricane Matthew prep at FLL, this strange destination was seen . :D


Timetable screen picture at FLL

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by eksath
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21537

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016

N565AA Retirement 08/23/2016 . FLL departure in pictures. See gallery below: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XkFnx62/0/XL/i-XkFnx62-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jZrHVfx/0/XL/i-jZrHVfx-XL.jpg The rest of the gallery is here at: http://www.atapattu.net/Special-Project ... /n-hwTw32/...

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by eksath
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21537

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016

aadc10137 wrote:
https://www.airliners.net/photo/American-Airlines/McDonnell-Douglas-MD-82-%28DC-9-82%29/3947087

Here is one of my photos from the retirement yesterday.


Sweet photo! Well done!

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by eksath
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21537

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016

N565AA Retirement 08/23/2016 . FLL departure in pictures. See gallery below: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XkFnx62/0/XL/i-XkFnx62-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jZrHVfx/0/XL/i-jZrHVfx-XL.jpg The rest of the gallery is here at: http://www.atapattu.net/Special-Project ... /n-hwTw32/

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by eksath
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirLanka livery questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3210

Re: AirLanka livery questions

Yes, the "white circle" was not always the same, and likely to do with sports. While the Tristar pictured above has "92" in it, this one (taken in 1994) clearly has "94" in it: http://www.airliners.net/photo/AirLanka ... /2515462/L No Cricket World Cup Tournament that ...

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by eksath
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirLanka livery questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3210

Re: AirLanka livery questions

rutankrd wrote:
The logo should be for the Cricket World Cup tournament



That is quite probable. I had some UL crew from era look over the pictures and they said it may have been the SAARC games too. It appears putting sports logos were common in UL history.

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by eksath
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the hell is MCO so spotter unfriendly?
Replies: 54
Views: 9554

Re: Why the hell is MCO so spotter unfriendly?

First. I have raised the subject of addressing your plight on this site several times before. Complaining on this forum will not change the policy. The Authority is governed by a board that oversees policy and procedures. Go before the board and plead your case. It is them you need to convince to c...

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by eksath
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines' 1st International Flight to Nassau from FLL pics
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Southwest Airlines' 1st International Flight to Nassau from FLL pics

Southwest Airlines' first international flight to Nassau from Ft.Lauderdale occurred yesterday (08/07/2016) with much fanfare. Here are the pictures from that event! Enjoy! My gallery is here at this link: http://www.atapattu.net/Special-Projects/Southwest-to-Bahamas-08072016/n-nG3gFS/ Some preview ...

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by eksath
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thanks to the developers!
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Thanks to the developers!

I'm still holding off on filling the queue until the copyright bar is restored. Hi there, The copyright banner has been restored as of today and all screened images will once again have it. As for those shots screened after the changeover it is being added but the indexing takes time so expect it t...

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by eksath
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographing 737-200s in Quebec/Ontario, Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: Photographing 737-200s in Quebec/Ontario, Canada

I got this on July 4th at YYZ. My only sighting of it after 4 mornings there.

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by eksath
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful TWA 800 tribute...
Replies: 9
Views: 3709

Re: Beautiful TWA 800 tribute...

https://airwaysmag.com/airchive/sunglasses-sea-twa-800/
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There is also very poignant tribute by pilot who lost his girlfriend on the flight.
It was published in the Airways Magazine.
https://airwaysmag.com/airchive/sunglasses-sea-twa-800/

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