There already is an outsize freighter in existence, based on an in-production design, that features front loading, that no-one has yet mentioned - the A330 Beluga. If the demand was there I'm sure Airbus would be happy to modify this design (slightly less extreme fuselage barrel for example?) to cr...Jump to post
I must admit that I hadn't realised FX still had any DC-10s (or, indeed, that there were any civil DC-10s still flying at all!).Jump to post
Many thanks. The first one today was heading north from a take-off from LGW, while the second did several go-arounds there before heading to Southampton then Bournemouth to do the same, then landed at Bournemouth. Perhaps runway equipment calibration testing?Jump to post
I flew to Singapore on one en route to New Zealand in 2010 and was disappointed with the seats. Still impressive, with a leg-stretch involving flights of stairs! I still haven't managed to catch sight of the China Southern visitors to Heathrow.Jump to post
I would be surprised if it hasn't been said before, but I haven't seen it so...if the de-commissioned A380s are de-liveried, it may be a case of two somewhat unsuccessful types - 'white elephants' (i.e. jumbos/747-8s) and 'white whales'. Sorry.Jump to post
I see the 346 is back at Bournemouth. The reg. is 9H-NHS - was this chosen for the NHS livery from options globally, or does Maleth have particular connections here (or was it re-registered specially from 9H-EAL)? Edit - a photo shows it having a sticker over the old reg. and the current one applied...Jump to post
I hope this belongs here - today was a rather unusual day here in Surrey in that we had a Bangladeshi Air Force Hercules C130J en route from Cambridge to ?, and a Kuwait Air Force C17 en route from Newcastle to ? overflying. Perhaps these are not so rare but stood out owing to the dearth of other fl...Jump to post
Thanks for the responses. Crew training for 346, and for Newquay or Cardiff (or both)? If not for 346s, it seems an odd (and increasingly rare) choice for training. I think it's on about its 6th circuit of the day now. Those under the flight path must be wondering!Jump to post
Thanks to both. Roughly how many flights' details are generically estimated by FR24 rather than using specific data for each flight? Edit - FR24 for GEC8175 (approaching Ireland )has a crossed arrows symbol between its origin and destination (Atlanta and Toronto) which shows "flight diverted to...Jump to post
I can't see this covered elsewhere, but apologies if I've missed it. Over the last couple of months I've noticed a very large increase in the number of flights shown on FR24 with erroneous route details. A particularly frequent one appears to be for flights crossing the Atlantic being described as i...Jump to post
C17 ZZ173 has done a tour of England today, from Brize Norton to Bournemouth at around 3,000 feet, then what appears from Flightradar24 to have been a very low pass (150 feet) over Hurn, then to Gatwick at around 2,500 - 3,000 feet where it was on the ground for about 30 minutes before heading back ...Jump to post
G-TCXC of Sunclass Airlines is approaching Newquay, according to FR24. Forgive my ignorance, but is this one of/the largest civil aircraft to land here? Passed over me in Surrey at 40,000ft a short while ago. Edit - I've also just noticed BA 747 G-CIVJ from LHR to Kemble, which has just landed! Same...Jump to post
Why would they convert the beacon light to LED? LEDs are essentially maintenance free, and may last the whole useful life of the aircraft? best regards Thomas I thought LEDs were pretty much maintenance-free too, but the large number of cars I have seen with failed LED light clusters has made me re...Jump to post
Apologies if this is in the wrong area of the site. I'm interested in views on the level of security for flights recently. On my last two flights I have experienced what I think are major lapses on security, but others may view these as minor. The first was when travelling with my wife to Madeira fr...Jump to post
OK - here is the next (final?) version with highlights at 0. Do you think this is now suitable for submission?
I think halos are my biggest blind spot so your help is much appreciated.
Thanks to all once again. HIF is obviously easy and I've had another look at the halos with fresh eyes this morning!. The basic, un-edited image simply had the exposure increased by about 20%, with no definition increase and a 40ish% sharpness increase. Noise was reduced and contrast increased very ...Jump to post
Edited with 'photos' on MacBookPro and 'Pixlr'. Initially sharpened to around +95% then reduced to around +70% after your first thoughts. I initially took a dropper colour sample of the blue sky on 'Pixlr' and replaced the whole sky to guarantee elimination of the halos, but your view was that it lo...Jump to post
Kaphias - many thanks for the advice - hope it works.
I was hoping for pre-screening on a photo not yet in the A.net system, and therefore I simply tried to copy and paste my image into my message. Is this not possible on A.net? Do images that are seeking pre-screening somehow need to be in the A.net system before the viewing can take place? Sorry to b...Jump to post
I would much appreciate some pre-screening thoughts on the attached photo, please.
I will try going that small but it will destroy a lot of quality and therefore inevitably introduce different rejection criteria. I still maintain that, if I look at two photos that fill 80% of my screen, the quality should be obviously comparable.
Thanks again for the thoughts.
Agreed, but, assuming the average upload size is around 1700px, then my similar-sized ones should appear very similar when viewed at a similar frame size on my screen. My point was that they don't seem to and that claims of blurriness and/or softness in my shots don't seem right from my viewings. I ...Jump to post
OK - the reverse also holds true - the aim for comparison purposes is to get similar-sized photo frames on my screen. If I am not to zoom in on an A.net shot, then I can zoom out of my shots to make them as small as the A.net shots appear, which increases my shots' apparent sharpness and clarity to ...Jump to post
Many thanks, but not all A.net shots look bad - some are in stunning quality even when zoomed. Wouldn't all photos, no matter what their source, be treated the same by my screen? As a further test, I compared the two photos I have had accepted by looking at them on A.net, and they appear considerabl...Jump to post
JKPhotos - yes, agreed - A.net shots need to be enlarged/zoomed to fill my screen, but I did the same enlargement with those and my submitted shots for direct comparison. The enlarged A.net shots looked far worse (in general) than my enlarged 1920p or 1850p shots, for example, when both are equally ...Jump to post
I have been a member for seven years, but have only recently started to upload photos more frequently for consideration. I have had two accepted out of about 33. I am using a MacBookPro and its built-in editor, plus the 'GIMP' editor for scaling. I have been scaling to between 1700 and 1920p wide, d...Jump to post
I use a MacBookPro. This is my latest attempt using the process suggested by 'airkas1', except right clicking (not available on MBP) replaced by copying URLs from address bar; https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-corner/photo/5817725 https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-corner/photo/5817703 Don't kn...Jump to post
Trying again to link to the photos:
https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-co ... to/5817725
https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-co ... to/5817703
I'm having a series of rejections for what I consider strange reasons of late. Would anyone be kind enough to give their thoughts on these shots, please?
Again - I appreciate the response. My problem is that I very rarely need to reduce the size of my photos with such a high standard of recipient quality and am therefore somewhat ignorant of the issues that go with it. I don't use 'Photoshop' as such, but have yesterday tried "GIMP' which is app...Jump to post