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by pilotkev1
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11646

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

This will be wonderful for commuting crew and dispatchers... one more 'jumpseat' and half as much competition,

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by pilotkev1
Mon May 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

The West ATCT has been operating normally in the afternoons until about 1800 or 1900L. From that point East Tower assumes West Towers control of traffic on the West side of the airport. Departures and Arrivals requesting 18L/36R 18R/36L outside of West ATCT hours of operation are being told takeoff/...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193942

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Tulsa should be busy for a while... Showing 14 772s, 15 NGs, 5 757s, 9 77Ws, 7 788s, and 12 789s going out of service this morning for hail inspections.

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by pilotkev1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

Hi Kev, You're talking about my photo which was added on March 22nd. On the priority guidelines, it says: - Priority screening is given up to 24 hours after the first photo was added. Was it in the queue within 24 hours of my shot being accepted? I know the screeners adhere very strictly to 24 hour...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Priority Screening Inconsistency

Good Evening, I have an image of VP-BBR taken in DFW on 23MAR20 currently in the queue that has been deprioritized, despite anther photographer having an image of the same airplane at the same airport from just a day before being added to the DB mere hours after it was photographed. I remarked the r...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450719

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It's not ridiculous to have some minimum requirements for pilots flying transport airplanes for hire. The ATP certificate is a pretty good baseline IMHO. And the staffing issues aren't due to the 1500 hour rule. It's because people aren't interested in the job, for the current pay and quality of li...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450719

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

If the ridiculously excessive 1500hr rule weren't in place, Atlas would have a flood of competent pilots ready to fly for them at a moments notice. The only reason this FO was allowed to fly this airplane was due to the desperation airlines face in pilot staffing, resulting from the 1500hr ATP requ...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450719

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

If the ridiculously excessive 1500hr rule weren't in place, Atlas would have a flood of competent pilots ready to fly for them at a moments notice. The only reason this FO was allowed to fly this airplane was due to the desperation airlines face in pilot staffing, resulting from the 1500hr ATP requi...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 9427

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

The flight diverted because a passenger physically struck another passenger. The threat level prompted a lockdown of the flight deck and immediate diversion.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19484

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Anyone in the Flight Deck jumpseat(s) is considered a crew member, and should be knowledgable enough to assist and/or recognize an emergency situation. Theoretically someone in the back can come to help, but good chance the airplane will be on the ground too fast to have a chance to ask for/offer as...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26379

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Probably something to do with LAA maintenance not being allowed to touch LUS, per union contracts, and vice versa. Not sure about specifics, but I'd speculate SFO has contract maintenance for LUS equipment, and AA maintenance for LAA. Perhaps the part was stocked by contract maintenance instead of A...

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by pilotkev1
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America flight 1200 heading back to PHX.
Replies: 21
Views: 6342

Re: America flight 1200 heading back to PHX.

Outside Air Temperature sensor failure, books tell the crew to avoid icing conditions. So back to PHX they went.
Emergency was declared for overweight landing instead of burning off gas for two and a half hours.

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by pilotkev1
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 2205

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

SpaceX already has future transportation on lockdown with the BFR.

Not long now and we'll have 1x daily DXB-IAH, JFK-SYD, SFO-JNB shuttles less than 1 hr in duration carrying a payload roughly 1.5x that of an A380.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Accidental Appeal
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: Accidental Appeal

Thanks Paul, appreciate it.

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by pilotkev1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Accidental Appeal
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Accidental Appeal

Good Day everybody, I just was writing an appeal up, but accidentally hit enter after typing only 'I disagree with screener' Of course I meant to go on in detail about what exactly I disagreed with, and explain why I felt it had been rejected in error, but instead I just look like a foolish idiot no...

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by pilotkev1
Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 13364

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Likely depends on length of flight and how much/often engines are being further derated vs max power takeoffs.

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by pilotkev1
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PMDG 747-400 Autothrottle in VNAV
Replies: 12
Views: 2067

Re: PMDG 747-400 Autothrottle in VNAV

If you look on the PFD it should show 'HOLD' on your autothrottle control mode. This mode tells the pilot to 'HOLD' whatever setting was last commanded by the Autothrottle (or whatever power setting adjust their descent).. On the PMDG 747 this effectively disengages authothrust, as of course your th...

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by pilotkev1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare terminal expansion design options
Replies: 20
Views: 5912

Re: O'Hare terminal expansion design options

I've personally enjoyed the former design at airports like DTW, and to some extent PEK. ATL and DEN's designs are almost always unpleasant to navigate through imo. Can't quit put my finger on what I like/don't like specifically about each.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL51 From Heathrow Diversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 3897

Re: DL51 From Heathrow Diversion?

Same flight will now divert to DTW as well to clear customs, because SLC customs facility will not stay open for the delay.

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by pilotkev1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55321

Re: Kingston FIR outage

Confirmed the outage is due to a lightning strike. Right now information of the Kingston FIR outage has been relayed to the US ATCSCC from their contacts at the Havana FIR. All efforts to contact Kingston FIR for additional information, from all airlines and facilities, have gone unanswered so far.

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by pilotkev1
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70303

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Should be an additional two 77Ws at least flying humanitarian flights into IAH tomorrow.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70303

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

AF 686 (777), KL 661 (747), and just for kicks QR 771 (777) have all diverted to ATL. Airport Ops working with DL to deplane, clear pax, and move these jets off the gates without disrupting normal operations. QR currently holding out for gate. Interesting to see the recovery from these diversions a...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 84390

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

What is N501DN doing in RJAA for so long?

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by pilotkev1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 24434

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

Most likely outcome is that Delta's last 747 and the last passenger 747 to be flown by a US airline will be flown in Delta's current livery, Also likely this thread will have several pages of speculation and arguing what with should be UA , PanAm, Northwest, Northwest Orient, 70s Delta....why delta...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 34105

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

The controller acted appropriately. She gave clear instructions numerous times, and after being ignored every single time, she fell back on more simple instructions. In her shoes, with a 777 barreling towards traffic first, then terrain, I'd make every effort to simplify my words if I thought for a ...

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by pilotkev1
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Thrust options
Replies: 20
Views: 3293

Re: Takeoff Thrust options

Two normal modes on the ERJ-135/145LR/XR - Alternate Takeoff (ALT T/O-1) Automagically ensures the best engine durability and economy of operation, based on the inputs into the Takeoff Data section of the EICAS, which is set with a little knob on the overhead. ATTCS is active so that T/O-1 is trigge...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Blurred Cockpit Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Re: Blurred Cockpit Seats

I don't see a reason for the rejection. It's not blurry whatsoever despite what the screener and head screener sees. Might as well have said rejected 'just because'. There's also recent shots in the DB that set a precedence that look just like this, blurred seats in the foreground, etc.

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by pilotkev1
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Blurred Cockpit Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Blurred Cockpit Seats

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Should this have been a rejection for Blurry? Rejected for "Blurry left of frame" I don't see anything blurred except for the seat backs, and even that I don't see to effect the motive of the image.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/air ... 077753.jpg

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by pilotkev1
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Warned And Banned
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Warned And Banned

I submitted a photo of HB-JND departing PAE twice. The first rejection the Screener said it 'might be better smaller'. I didn't double check myself, and thinking I had reduced the size, accidentally submitted the same image. My apologies for that, but I believe for a long time contributor like mysel...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Replies: 1
Views: 3714

16:9 Aspect Ratio

Happy Halloween all, Just noticed there's a pair of images in the top 5 that appear to be cropped with a 16:9 aspect ratio, however I can't find any recent discussion on this, nor any updated aspect ratio criteria in the Upload FAQ. That'd be great if we can all upload at this 'modern', 'HDish' rati...

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by pilotkev1
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Ramp Shots - How They Are Made
Replies: 21
Views: 4071

RE: Night Ramp Shots - How They Are Made

With regards to catching the forward lights, I believe a scanner is invaluable in timing it just right. For example most of the time the aircraft will call the ramp "Qatari 714 Heavy ready to taxi" and then I'll usually start the exposure at the end of the next ramp tower transmission "Qatari 714 He...

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by pilotkev1
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stolen Photos On KLM's Facebook Page
Replies: 5
Views: 7576

Stolen Photos On KLM's Facebook Page

Just a heads up, I noticed this morning that one of my photos was on KLM's facebook page, uploaded by an "Angelos Kastritis". I believe there are other Anet photos that have been uploaded with their copyright bar removed... <a href="http://www.facebook.com/KLM" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.co...

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by pilotkev1
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Our Thanks To Nathan Zalcman
Replies: 25
Views: 6241

RE: Our Thanks To Nathan Zalcman

Thanks for all the work spent screening all those images, and all the invaluable advice you've given me through the years.

See ya around.

- Kevin

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by pilotkev1
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Crew Group Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 3541

RE: Crew Group Photos

Thanks Thierry, I've got plenty others from that night anyway.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Crew Group Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 3541

Crew Group Photos

Hi all, I was just wondering if this shot would be eligible for the <acronym title="Brit Air (France)">DB</acronym>. Considering it is crew, and they are considered acceptable persons in photos, but perhaps this one is just too prominent? <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilotkev/5041802137/siz...

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by pilotkev1
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer - Screener Correspondance
Replies: 2
Views: 3768

RE: Photographer - Screener Correspondance

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/clickhappy" class="quote" target="_blank">clickhappy</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Thanks very...

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by pilotkev1
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer - Screener Correspondance
Replies: 2
Views: 3768

Photographer - Screener Correspondance

Hi all, I recently had the second version of a photo rejected for the same reason as the first. The rejection reason was a "thin white border" which I myself could not see. In an effort to reupload the photo I thoroughly reprocessed the master, taking care to avoid any borders. Unfortunately the bor...

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by pilotkev1
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Favourite Types Of Photography?
Replies: 35
Views: 6003

RE: Your Favourite Types Of Photography?

Cars are my other most prominent subject next to the airplane. Luckily I've got a few friends with decently attractive cars. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilotkev/4246647613/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilotkev/4246647613/</a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilotke...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aperture 3 Released
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

RE: Aperture 3 Released

Fantastic upgrade. Lots of great new features.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: XSi Or T1i? Or Wait?
Replies: 64
Views: 5225

RE: XSi Or T1i? Or Wait?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote" ><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Continental" class="quote" target="_blank">Continental</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I've been eying those L lenses for ...

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by pilotkev1
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Editing Laptop - Such A Thing Exist?
Replies: 15
Views: 7615

RE: Photo Editing Laptop - Such A Thing Exist?

I'll also throw my hat in the ring for MacBook Pro. I do very well with my 15.4" MBP (late 2008 with glossy screen). The bright <acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> backlight really offsets even the worst of reflections. From a software point of vi...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Soft (pilotkev1)
Replies: 3
Views: 300

RE: Post Screening - Soft (pilotkev1)

Roger that, Pete. Thank you both.

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by pilotkev1
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Soft (pilotkev1)
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Post Screening - Soft (pilotkev1)

I had a photo rejected today due to a part being too soft. Unfortunately I can't precisely pinpoint the spot. Any help would be immensely appreciated. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=20100105_v1262117381.6578n590as20091228iah.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliner...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Contrast
Replies: 2
Views: 313

RE: Post Screening - Contrast

Alright, thanks very much for your input. For now then I'll leave it in the Q, and hopefully I can get some more opinions in this thread.

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by pilotkev1
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Contrast
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Post Screening - Contrast

Good day everyone, hoping you all could help me out with this image which received a contrast rejection. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=20091207_m1259735129.4598gcvim20090831iah.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...259735129.4598gcvim20090831...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What's In Your Camera Bag Or Case?
Replies: 52
Views: 13068

RE: What's In Your Camera Bag Or Case?

Wow quite a diverse community here on Airliners. I've got my Canon 500D body with battery grip, 400D body and... - Sigma 80-400 EX with Tripod collar - <acronym title="Far East Air Transport (Taiwan)">EF</acronym> 18-55 <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acro...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Wide Angle Shot (INNflight)
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Pre Screening - Wide Angle Shot (INNflight)

I would give it another try without the foreground branches, certainly has potential without those.

Personally I love this image, great job!

- Kevin

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by pilotkev1
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Space Shuttle Orbiter Landing Pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 4087

RE: Space Shuttle Orbiter Landing Pictures.

Great shots Suresh, really enjoyed those long-shot shots.

- Kevin

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by pilotkev1
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Pilotkev1)
Replies: 24
Views: 3573

RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Pilotkev1)

Ah, alright. I thought the colors were off a bit. I'll re-work it and give it a shot. Thanks very much Nate!

- Kevin

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