I was watching the flight yesterday on FR24 and N779XW landed at BFI after doing a go-around. I'm guessing it was a planned go-around and not one because they had a poor approach. Also, does anyone know when they will start doing higher altitude testing? They seem to be staying below 20,000 feet for...Jump to post
In the end he is just stating the obvious. They tried this NMA concept for almost a decade, still no business case. The market gap is there because of physics. No one in his right mind would launch a small widebody given the other homework Boeing has to do. Exactly. There is a reason that the MOM g...Jump to post
Here's an interesting article from FlightGlobal with comments from Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's vice-president of commercial sales and marketing: https://www.flightglobal.com/singapore-air-show-2020/boeing-head-of-sales-still-discounts-narrowbodies-as-mid-market-answer/136677.article This quote in parti...Jump to post
After more reading and some more thought, I am coming to the conclusion that it is inevitable that Boeing's next aircraft will be a new narrow body design. The core of the market is a 6-abreast single, which is square in their area of competency (MAX screw-ups not withstanding). As others have said,...Jump to post
I had to take a trip up to Seattle this past weekend, and flew out of SEA this morning (2/3). As we drove by Boeing Field at 5:30 this morning, I could see N779XW parked on the ramp with her wingtips folded up. I didn't get a chance to stop and take photos but it was cool to at least see the new pla...Jump to post
The "King 5" helicopter got some good video of the take-off here:
To me, Calhoun's statements indicate a few different things. One, that the previous incarnation of the NMA did not have a solid enough business case. I'll admit that I was a fan of a 7-abreast small widebody (from a passenger point of view), but it seems that they could not get it to compete with an...Jump to post
Opus99 wrote:They’ve just done an RTO with reverse thrusts and all
Does anyone have any news or updates on engine testing or the first flight? All of the news articles on Google news about the 777x seem to be about 2 weeks old. Presumably they should be getting close to engine readiness if they aren't experiencing any further engine issues.Jump to post
Perhaps the failure during the recent Starliner launch was the straw that broke the camel's back?Jump to post
For reference, I just flew LAX-CDG on Air Canada with a stopover in YUL on the way out and one in YYZ on the way back. We flew AC because the fares were about $300 r/t for basic economy. We had a group of 4. Overall it was fine, and I was happy enough with the AC flights. But I'll tell you the pros/...Jump to post
If I were to buy a new system today, I would go with a mirrorless camera. The main advantages of mirrorless over a DSLR are focus accuracy and exposure preview in the EVF. I have a Canon 70D and I do experience focus accuracy issues from time to time. For mirrorless, since the AF sensor is the image...Jump to post
Unless something has changed recently there aren't really any good areas in the middle of the airport for spotting/photos. There are a few spots on the upper level where you can see planes parked at the gate (near T3 and between TBIT and T5), but otherwise not so much. Even without transportation yo...Jump to post
Ed Bastian says Delta still wants up to 200 797s if Boeing decides to go ahead with the program: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-19/delta-sees-boeing-opting-to-make-797-as-ceo-mulls-fleet-future So if Boeing can get their act together with the 737 MAX and get the 777X going maybe we'...Jump to post
Hmmmmm. I've been shooting for a very long time and I've never seen colours like those close to sundown - I'd expect more red/yellow. With the UA the whole of the rear above the gold cheatline looks a touch soft to me, but the titles look oversharp. Could be the light, though. Not sure I can see bl...Jump to post
Both look a bit cyan to me and the UA looks soft/blurry in parts (and oversharp to compensate). Karl So they were both taken just before sundown, so the colors look more or less as they did at the time. I thought about correcting the white balance for the UA based on the fuselage, but then it didn'...Jump to post
Hi all, I have a couple more images I was hoping could get pre-screened. Here are the two:
Southwest 737: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... a0c6f34277
United A320: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 472d9c05f4
Thanks in advance.
Talking about yields, I flew LAX-HKG round-trip in October for ~$350 on HX. And the cheap fare was basically the only reason we took the trip. Delta does not want to chase yields like that so, IMO, they won't be returning anytime soon. They can always connect customers through ICN via KE if they nee...Jump to post
Reuters is reporting that Airbus may give an update on Feb. 14 to potential A380 shutdown plans.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airb ... SKCN1Q1259
First off, I think this post would be better off in the Photography Feedback forum. The mods may move it there. Second, the sky is definitely a bit noisy in this photo. I don't know about the "motive", but you may get a rejection there due to not much else going on in the frame (other than...Jump to post
Looks alright to me. airkas, I just got a rejection for the image above that you thought looked alright. The rejection reasons were "soft", "low contrast", and "noise". Is this worth an appeal? I don't really see the soft or noise, and at least at this time of day the ...Jump to post
jelpee wrote:The Alaska A320 looks too bright for my liking. Other aspects of it look fine for me.
I think the SDAA has actively been seeking a second Asian carrier. I’d like to see ICN service as it would provide excellent connections to SE Asia (particularly Philippines and Vietnam) Yes it would be awesome if KE started up SAN-ICN. That would make it easier for anyone in the Delta/Skyteam camp...Jump to post
Just filmed BA 273 arriving on RWY 9 from MCRD. Spectacular evening for plane spotting here in SAN. Happy New Year everyone! https://youtu.be/0KvUdKbt3K8 Aw I must have just missed that one. I was over at Liberty Station on 1/1 and took pics of some of the planes coming in on a reverse pattern. We ...Jump to post
How does this one look? Captured the other day from San Diego:
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... a04df62da4
Hi, thanks all for your help. I just got my first photo accepted!
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Etihad-A ... /5321549/L
OK all, so I just had this photo rejected for being "soft": https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/1/7/5313719.jpg?v=v433a30f0d2a This was one of the ones I had pre-screened. One of the pre-screened versions was said to be too sharp, so I toned it down a little. Now the screener ...Jump to post
Ok I re-uploaded the Etihad with a bit more sharpening. Hopefully that does it.
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... f6fec86a1b
airkas1 wrote:For the last link, the fuselage looks a little soft, but otherwise it's a nice photo.
I see a bit of over-sharpening (jaggies) on the trailing edge of the tail including the insignia on the tail. If you applied sharpening using a layer, you could apply the eraser tool and remove the sharpening in that area. Did you resize and sharpen your previously edited version? I recommend start...Jump to post
jelpee wrote:I would try this at a smaller size (1200 pixels) with a light round of sharpening.
Front half of the aircraft looks blurry. Seeing some minor halos around the tail and terminal building in the background. I also see part of a reflection below the fuselage and near the engine, since it seems like you took this through a terminal window. Thanks for the feedback. Yeah I guess the fr...Jump to post
What do you all think about this pic?
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 0259d5a208
Here's a re-edit of the 3rd pic above with less sharpening:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkan ... 4/sizes/o/
What do you all think, is it passable? Thanks.
Thanks all for the feedback. For the 3rd image I agree I may have over-sharpened it a bit, but I'm still trying to get a feel for the sharpening "standard" here. Both RAW images look plenty sharp to me when I pixel peep them. It is just after resizing and sharpening I'm having a little tro...Jump to post
Hi all, and thanks in advance. I've been struggling a little to get some shots accepted here and would like some editing feedback. I had two photos rejected recently: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/4/4/5284449.jpg?v=v4642ce4008e This one had rejections "Info", "Perso...Jump to post
So, like you, Dylan I am looking to upgrade, and considering the Canon 5D Mark iv, against the new Canon EOS R, the latter which is mirror-less, with an electronic viewfinder, which I'm a little apprehensive about. The reviews of the EOS-R are a little disappointing so not sure which way to go... I...Jump to post
So I'm going to just say that I don't think your current gear is limiting you at all (unless you are short on reach on the long end at 300 mm). Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.) is real and affects all of us. I think the shots you posted above look fine and the gear you have is capable of taking so...Jump to post
I caught some good video of the launch last night and edited it together with the SpaceX webcast footage.
If I were in the market for a 100-400mm lens this is probably the one I'd get. It is supposed to be quite sharp and the price is right. And even though it is not the fastest lens ever it should be fine for most aircraft spotting (daylight, bright conditions) . What about overcast conditions? Well, ...Jump to post
New Sigma Contemporary 100-400mm with more flexible focal range than Nikon 200-500mm can be a good option for cropped Nikon D3300 giving you that extra range you need for close-up shots, airshows, shots from the long distance with cool morning or evening air without heat haze. It is light, well bui...Jump to post
That said, it's good to see the new guy doing well, years after booby-trapping his suburban Chicago home to thwart some local burglars. lol, I saw that guy's name and did a double take. He was able to devise some pretty ingenious contraptions when he was 8 years old, so he must be a pretty good eng...Jump to post
Boeing got exactly what they deserved here. I don't feel sorry for them at all and hope Airbus sells thousands of C-Series jets.
Instead of trying to innovate in the marketplace they tried to sue them out of existence. I'm really glad it bit them in the backside here.
One thing that hasn't been mentioned in this thread so far (may have been in the article but I can't read it due to the paywall) is the past and future mix of 787 variants and how that could affect the gross margins on future deliveries. Taken from Boeing's website, this is a summary of the 787 prog...Jump to post