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Spotters: Ever Shot A Funny Moment?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:58 pm

So, most of the times I go to take photos at airports, nothing particularly unexpected happens. Planes appear, photo is taken, go home more or less satisfied.

But every once in a while an interesting situation occurs. At that point I find it can sometimes be hard to remember that I'm holding a camera. Most times the funny/interesting situation over by the time I think about aiming the camera at it. But once I felt I got it right.  Smile

During the celebrations of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the AF base I was staying at, allowed the public to have a close look at the aircrafts on display. As one of the Bell 412 helicopters came in to land, I noticed that two visiting people were standing next to the landing site. As the helicopter landed, I got my motive:


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Finally got it right, even if the quality didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped.  Smile

This is where you guys come in, as I'd like to see some of your examples of funny or interesting incidents you've encountered while spotting.

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RE: Spotters: Ever Shot A Funny Moment?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:58 pm

While working in a cockpit, I saw this "Fun Meter" drawn on the panel and shot a quick photo:

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And then there's always the bored flightcrew antics:

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There have been many other things I've seen over the years that have made me laugh, and wish I'd brought my camera!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Spotters: Ever Shot A Funny Moment?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:52 pm


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An unidentified spotter wearing an A.net shirt is busy checking the insides of the JT9D of this decomissionned 747-128 during Paris Air Show 2003. Funniest part was when I hear a lady say "he's crazy, what if the pilot starts up the engine ?" i merely thought that she too would be in a deep sh*t if that happened  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: Spotters: Ever Shot A Funny Moment?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:02 pm

a few months ago at LGA i saw a woman escorting her cahild on the ramp at LGA. it was funny.
 
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RE: Spotters: Ever Shot A Funny Moment?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:07 am

Flying Mickey Mouse  Wink/being sarcastic

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