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by McG1967
Mon May 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19361

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

n2dru wrote:
Anyone know why ATL was chosen as the first destination initially or was it just random? Normally a 772 or 789 is on the route.


Probably due to who is based at ATL.

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by McG1967
Sat May 09, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175592

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

A posting elsewhere suggests the LHR parking charges that had been waived or reduced are due to be increased next week.

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by McG1967
Fri May 08, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13191

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Any indications what will happen to the IB 340s? Maybe a good time to retire but also seems like with fuel as cheap as it is, may be better to return leases and defer deliveries to lower cash expenditure since they are owned outright. Similar situation to the 747's at BA I believe. Accelerated reti...

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by McG1967
Fri May 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13191

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Anyone managed to figure out what is culled from the single aisle delivery stream. The Airbus O&D tables list a total of 70 outstanding A320 Family deliveries for BA, EI, IB and VY to which add the 3 aircraft delivered to BA earlier this year. No idea how many of any were due post 2022. The IAG...

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by McG1967
Fri May 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175592

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I notice nobody mentions the 49% Delta own, and the money they take out of the airline. Nooooo, it's only ever Bransons fault. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk I questioned Delta's part in this in terms of responsibility to it's share holding and was met with a round of comments suggesting Delt...

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by McG1967
Wed May 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175592

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

When were the 747s due to retire before all of this? Had they been due to retire in the next few years anyway and the original A330s to go, it would be interesting to know what they were planning as their replacements. Or were the current A330-300s due to stay longer with no decision on their repla...

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by McG1967
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21233

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

C-GSAT operated TS724/5 to GLA today. Depending on how quickly Air Transat suspend their remaining services, there is a possibility today was last ever A310 visit to GLA.

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by McG1967
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls
Replies: 9
Views: 4885

Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

The BA source also has the BA123 LHR-DOH diverting to Athens due to ATC restrictions in Iraq on the same date.
I would suggest that the 2 diversions are probably linked.

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by McG1967
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112217

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

If the aircraft is leased, the leasing company usually pays the outstanding airport fees in order to get the aircraft back and prepped for their next client. Wow. Do we have an idea of how much money we are talking in that case ? Not exactly. Depends how frequently the airport bills the airline for...

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by McG1967
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112217

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

If the aircraft is leased, the leasing company usually pays the outstanding airport fees in order to get the aircraft back and prepped for their next client.

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by McG1967
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11023

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

Is it true, that Stobart ceased flying on, but Blue Islands and Loganair still continue to operate the former FlyBe routes? Not quite. Stobart Air were standalone AOC from Flybe. They are continuing to fly the Aer Lingus regional routes between UK & Ireland that they fly on behalf of Aer Lingus...

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by McG1967
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18882

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

Couple of questions spring to mind: 1. Does this require regulatory approvals in US, EU or other jurisdictions (India?). Can this fall through like the LATAM tie up due to some obscure regulatory agency holding their nose? 2. How will BA react if this threatens their feed to the Indian subcontinent...

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by McG1967
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New observation deck opens at SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 3197

Re: New observation deck opens at SFO

virage wrote:
airkas1 wrote:

dutchspotter1 wrote:
Has any of you noticed the height of the glass...?

Can be overcome by covering the area between the lens and glass.


How, if one can't press the front of the lens against glass?


There are products like the Ultimate Lens Hood or Lens Skirt that are designed to do this.

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by McG1967
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can I apply to be a screener?
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Re: Can I apply to be a screener?

I think it’s a combination of both. Some times they will post advertising that they are looking for new screeners and asking for applications, other times it is invitation only. The photography feedback forums seems a good place to start if you want to become a screener. I’ve noticed that some of th...

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by McG1967
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Acquiring photos
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: Acquiring photos

You might have better luck trying in the main photography forum. This section of the forum is more for photographers to get input from screeners and other users before they upload a photo or if a photo has been rejected. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=7 I don't know if the email fun...

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by McG1967
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 5902

Re: Photographer's choice

If PC voting does not attract a lot of votes every day and is subject to manipulation, then it might be time to do away with having the photographers select PC and replacing it with stand out shots selected by the screeners during the screening process. Other option could be for screeners to tag sta...

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by McG1967
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - McG1967
Replies: 8
Views: 7767

Re: Post Screening - McG1967

Thanks Jehan,

I'll give the KLM another go and resubmit.

The BA & Icelandair I'll probably leave.

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by McG1967
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - McG1967
Replies: 8
Views: 7767

Re: Post Screening - McG1967

Been experimenting with some new editing techniques lately based on Jid Webb's Lightroom video on YouTube. Following have all been rejected for soft: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/5/2/5839255.jpg?v=v4fc85c46f6f https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/4/2/5839245.jpg?v=v42...

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by McG1967
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 311
Views: 123694

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

This stood out for me from the recent load of Greenland photos Stefan uploaded.

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by McG1967
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What monitor's are we all using?
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

Re: What monitor's are we all using?

AOC Q2577PWQ 2560x1440, calibrated with a X-Rite Colormunki display. This is the monitor I use with my PC, and I bought it after finding out it used the same LG IPS panel as Dell were using in their more expensive Ultrasharp model. I can't remember which site it was, but there is a site that lists w...

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by McG1967
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1463

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

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. Not necessarily, there are many factors that come into play. For instance I have a 2016 13" MacBook Pro. The screen has a pixel density of 227 p...

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by McG1967
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New camera decision - would like some feedback on what others have.
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: New camera decision - would like some feedback on what others have.

Does anyone you know shoot with the D850 or 5DIV, that could let you have a try to see how you find either system before committing cash to buying one or the other?

If not, your sort or stuck with trying out in a local camera store or a Best Buys.

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by McG1967
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 311
Views: 123694

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Some good ones from past couple of days.

Really unusual to see desert camo and a snowy backdrop.





The sense of movement and the angle are really appealing in this shot.

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by McG1967
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe announce London Southend - Belfast City, Newcastle, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey & Edinburgh for 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1994

Re: Flybe announce London Southend - Belfast City, Newcastle, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey & Edinburgh for 2020

I view this as Virgin / Flybe creating a London network that they can then use as leverage saying their customers want to fly to LHR to connect to VS/DL but can't due to lack of slots and how much better they could compete against BA if they had LHR slots.

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by McG1967
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

Revelation wrote:
Maybe they'll spend some of the GBP 2Bn profit making a new corporate palace for themselves.


Assuming BA own the land, then Heathrow will be paying for it.

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by McG1967
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 15535

Re: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes

Can the A321Neo do the likes of GLA and SNN, or would it need to be the LR version?

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by McG1967
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217696

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The leasing company who own the aircraft will have a list of preferred maintenance companies and locations which they want to use following the repossession of the aircraft, and to prepare it for its next lease. They'll probably choose the one that can accommodate them at the earliest opportunity.

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by McG1967
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19421

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

VS have been saying for a while that they should have first dibs on new slots that would be created as a consequence of a 3rd runway. Currently it's proposed that the slots created by the 3rd runway will go to New entrants to the LHR market such as easyJet who have already said they want slots if a ...

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by McG1967
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - McG1967
Replies: 8
Views: 7767

Re: Post Screening - McG1967

The image 1 frame later was added to the database today, thanks to all for the editing tips for this photo.

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by McG1967
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 7254

Re: Anyone running a 5k monitor?

If anyone does have advice for getting photos accepted using a 5K retina screen, I’m interested as well. A recent change of scenery has renewed my interest in aviation photography. What is the PPI of the 5K retina screen? My 13 inch Macbook Pro with retina screen has a PPI of 227 and a 2560 x 1600 ...

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by McG1967
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - McG1967
Replies: 8
Views: 7767

Re: Post Screening - McG1967

Kas,

Many thanks. I'll have a look through the sequence to see if there is one without the nose gear blocked.
Noted the comment about the brightness needing adjusted lower.

Mark

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by McG1967
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - McG1967
Replies: 8
Views: 7767

Post Screening - McG1967

Had this photo rejected for motive, along with a personal message saying avoidable pole. There is a small fence that runs along the length of the taxiway over the canal that partially covers the wheels. It is not possible to take this particular shot without part of the wheels being blocked by that ...

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by McG1967
Sat May 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening - McG1967
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Re: Pre-Screening - McG1967

Jehan,

Many thanks.
I'll have a go at re-editing the Emirates and the CAF challenger.
The other 2 the softness at the tail is due to depth of field - shot at F4.

Regards,

Mark

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by McG1967
Fri May 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening - McG1967
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Pre-Screening - McG1967

Could do with some opinions on these shots taken in heavy showers: Emirates A380 kicking up a lot of spray on landing https://www.markmcgrath.co.uk/p423819977/ecb5802ec EZY A320 Neo - not sure on crop. Would it look better with the fuselage more towards the middle of the frame and top of tail cut of...

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by McG1967
Fri May 10, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 9
Views: 4615

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

Kas,

thanks for the link to your photos.Unfortunately its getting that its not quite dark enough now at the time it leaves to get a nice night shot.
Mark

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by McG1967
Thu May 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 9
Views: 4615

Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

As a punt I tried uploading a night panning shot of an A380 which Emirates have recently started flying to GLA. It did not come as a surprise that the photo was rejected for being underexposed - I have no issues with the rejection. I want to however try to improve the taking of this type of photo. I...

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by McG1967
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6978

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

I missed this in Royal’s original post, but it was related to the low number of views that the first 2 photos had got. The number of views a photo gets in the first 24hours for what I would class as run of the mill photos that I’ve uploaded seems to have decreased over the past few years. Now if a p...

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by McG1967
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6978

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Mark - I believe it is much more than "promoting" photos on sites like Reddit (which I believe has cracked down on this by the mods of certain forums). Personally I've plugged my own shots on Reddit and gotten 200/300 views in a day or so. I view photos on a.net everyday; I usually start ...

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by McG1967
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6978

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Royal,

Your clearly of the opinion that something underhand is going on here.

Is this more than people promoting links to their work via social media?

Mark

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by McG1967
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How to Compose a Crop
Replies: 4
Views: 2423

Re: How to Compose a Crop

Chris, I’ll use some of your pictures as examples to describe what I am going to talk about. Framing the Image in Camera 5230941 This photo of the Qatar Airways A380 was shot at a focal length of 102mm. Instead of zooming the lens out to fit the whole aircraft in the frame, you could zoom the lens i...

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by McG1967
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182313

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Iceland is not as far from North America as Ireland for example. I think lcc like Ryanair or Wizz could fly for example KEF-BOS/NYC profitable. LCC like Ryanair & Wizz are not setup for a hub and spoke type operation with connecting passengers. Setting up such a network and being able to fill t...

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by McG1967
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182313

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

When does the Icelandic stock exchange open?
I suspect any announcement will be tied to the opening of that due to regulatory requirements.

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by McG1967
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182313

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

On EDI-KEF, WOW were up against easyJet as the incumbent carrier, with AA, DL, UA and Norwegian all offering non stop flights to the USA at the time.

FI fly GLA-KEF where they have no competition to KEF and the transatlantic flights out of GLA are seasonal summer only.

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by McG1967
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182313

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Would you bet on this? The Reports alone may deliver the final blow for WOW Air I would yes. Irresponsible reporting only one flight canceled the rest of the schedule is operating as normal. Anyone who bought tickets for the up coming few weeks probably bought them a while ago so there is no danger...

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by McG1967
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is this photo legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 4975

Re: Is this photo legal?

None of the planes in the image have engines, so hard to say if this is an active airfield, or a scrap yard. Given that they're United 747's, it's likely to be a scrapyard and is perhaps outside of controlled airspace. Broadly speaking though, there are virtually zero circumstances that a drone ope...

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by McG1967
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 311
Views: 123694

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

This in your face F-4EJ shot by Raptan at the Gifu Airshow last year is stunning.
From the Exif Data, 600mm F4 lens on a D500.

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by McG1967
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Today's equivalent of the Canon 350D?
Replies: 7
Views: 3016

Re: Today's equivalent of the Canon 350D?

Thanks. I guess it comes down to budget. I hadn't expected the 100-400L to jump in price so much. I think I got my first one for just over £1k. So I reckon £500 max for a camera would be the most I could afford. The 100-400L on sale now is the version II of this lens. It is a completely redesigned ...

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by McG1967
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR Lens price
Replies: 4
Views: 3182

Re: DSLR Lens price

Hard to say. The price of second hand lenses is determined by - the condition of the lens - the quantity available for sale (if you have more lenses than buyers then it may be cheaper) - has a newer version of that lens been released which increases the quantity of the lens you want to buy as others...

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by McG1967
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hyakuri Planespotting tips.
Replies: 16
Views: 8776

Re: Hyakuri Planespotting tips.

For the towers: The daily access fee is 1500 Yen. Depending on what time you arrive the gate may already be open, if not there is a number on the gate for you to phone and the owner will come and open the gate. If the gate is open just drive in and park up. The opener comes round later in the mornin...

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by McG1967
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?
Replies: 11
Views: 2013

Re: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?

Probably FR24 using MLAT tracking. They have a section on their blog on this.

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