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usair757n622au106.jpgEarly morning departure to Philadelphia
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cement_jfk_5_02.jpgIf you ever wondered just how thick the steel reinforced concrete is on a major international airport ramp, you can see it here with your own eyes
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asdexfull_display.jpgShown here is the full screen view of ASDE-X display at JFK. At the time runway 4L was used for departures and 4R for arrivals, most of which turn off and hold to cross 4L at taxiway Golf as they proceed to their gate. This is run of the mill stuff for ATC but for aviation enthusiasts and future ATC'ers to see what the fine folks at JFK tower look at as they do their job is really neat
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EVAAIR-CARGO_747-400F_B-16481_LAX_02_08C.jpgThe dirt in the foreground is not there anymore, that is now the center taxiway between runways 25L and 25R
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awa757n914awjfk705.jpgAlways nice to be acknowledged by the flight crew
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klm738phbxl802.jpg"The World Is Just A Click Away" promotional titles
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KOREAN-CARGO_747-400F_FRA_1107C.jpgFully loaded with cargo, KAL 747-400F pushes back for flight to Seol
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oct90.jpgPretty amazing to see this airplane in New York. Lufthansa also brought in a 727-200 in 1990 which I'll upload a photo of sometime in the future

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hzaip.jpgNote the twin towers underneath the nose of the 747

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song757n67171dec03.jpgSong 757 powers out of LGA. Rikers Island is seen in background
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varigmd11ppvtj1204.jpgOverview of concourse B at terminal 4 in addition to taxiways Kilo and KiloKilo between terminal 4 and Delta's terminal 3.
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corfuaug02brit762.jpgThis beautiful view is what you see from the Kanoni outdoor bar at Corfu. Britannia 767-300 is on final approach to runway 35. Corfu is one of the top airports in the world to visit for incredible airliner photos
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SIMPLIFYDECCAN_A320_VT-ADW_BOM_11_07B.jpgSimplify Deccan is the low fare carrier of the combined Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines. You can't tell from the photo that I'm standing in a slum where folks live lives that make homeless shelters in the U.S. look like the Trump Plaza. Having said that, these people are also the nicest and kindest folks I've met in my extensive travels over the years.
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laguardia106.jpgSeen here is LaGuardia Airport and its proximity to Rikers Island prison, Shea Stadium, the USTA Tennis Center and the big globe on the bottom left which is where the World's Fair was held.
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vim757muc0306ra-73016.jpgTwo VIM (Russia) 757's receive maintenance in MUC.
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N610DLATLJP.jpgThis beautiful 757 is undergoing heavy maintenance. Note the rear rudder near the nose. This 757 is painted in breast cancer awareness colors and has since been repainted with a new breast cancer color scheme. Hopefully a cure can be found soon!
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ek3801stliflight.jpgFirst time A380 docks at gate A6 at Terminal 4. Emirates and Swissport employees perform first GPU hookup. Note the many airport employees who were present to view the first arrival of passenger flight A380 into JFK.
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lgalineup905.jpgEarly morning lineup for runway 31 departure
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ewr802.jpgEWR scene back in 2002. The tower is now gone as is the building 10 complex shown to the left of the tower. Now it's all Continental ramp space. Northwest A320 is landing on runway 22L as LH340 and CO772 make their way for a 22R departure
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evergreen747_jfk.jpgAt about 800 feet, the 747 begins to partially disappear into the fog
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emirates330_a6-eag_nov06.jpg2 feet of snow on the ground!
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n57016_ewr_oct2002.jpgThis one goes out to Jeff Devore, chief dispatcher at CO in Houston
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TERMINAL4JFK_DEPARTURES20.jpgDepartures level of Terminal 4 JFK-IAT
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n329mx.jpgMAX was a regional carrier of the beloved Western Pacific Airways. I was very happy to be in Colorado Springs in 1997 to see the Westpacs come in and out of COS, that airline is sorely missed!

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747-400_LAX_0209.jpgBritish Airways 747-400 just departed LAX runway 25R in late afternoon on its way to London Heathrow
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ASDE-X_JFKTOWER_JFK_0209.jpgThis is what controllers see (this is a portion of the entire screen at JFK tower) on ASDE-X even if operating in zero/zero visibility. This is the newest technology for ATC. Every airplane on the field's transponder is being picked up by radar and reflected on the screen. If any airport vehicles breach a runway, they will be visible on this screen. Note that areas in red reflect closed taxiways (construction/repair). At the time this photo was taken JFK was operating on the 4's and there was light snow falling (RVR4000).
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dall1011.jpgDelta L1011 Tristar powers out of HNL's reef runway on its way back to LAX. For those that have flown Tristars, you probably miss them as much as I do! This photo is especially for my friend "Tristar" Bob Patterson

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CENTURIAN_MD11F_MIA_0109.jpgThis beautiful MD11 was previously operated and is still in the registration of Gemini Air Cargo which folded operations in 2008.
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ei-ltamuc0306.jpgFormer ATA 757 rests in the most snow Munich has seen in years and figures that's the weekend I'm there! There were actually a total of 4 ATA 757s parked side by side, all with titles removed and about to be prepped by LTU Maintenance for service with VIM Airlines of Russia.
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hb-ihzzrhfeb06.jpgEdelweiss A320 and Belair 757 await their turn at the deicing pad in ZRH
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ual_sq_jplax.jpgTypical LAX scene, United 747-400 on final approach for 25L while Singapore 747-400 is not far behind, heading for the north side of the field's runway 24R
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ati730plmar01.jpgCREW ON BOARD SURVIVED. Actual takeoff weight was 342,000lbs. 242,000lbs was the takeoff weight calculated, this is the result. Flight routing was JFK-BRU. I arrived on the site a couple of hours after the crash and PAPD/FDNY were still putting out the smoldering cargo inside. Luckily 3 crewmembers and 2 pax survived. More photos of the site to come in the future. My friend Dave Kaufman actually witnessed this aborted takeoff from the control tower, perhaps he can add more in the comments section.

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n609kwdec97sju.jpgWhile not the "real" Pan Am, still nice to see this Pan Am 727 operated by Carnival Airlines

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n93107mar97.jpgThis one goes out to my good friend Jon Proctor who gave TWA over 30 years of fine service in addition to all the other folks that served this wonderful airline! Long live TWA!

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aa757ewr9112005.jpgPhotographed at around the same time and exactly 4 years after the tragic events of 9/11/01. This is the gate in EWR which was used to board United flight 93 (757-200) which went down in Shanksville Pennsylvania. Note the flags are appropriately at half staff. God bless all the victims and familes of victims of 9/11
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jetphotosvarigmd11ppvtj.jpgStarting engines in Alaska winter type weather
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eva16701feb08.jpgNice condensation in those beautiful GE90's as Eva Air 773 rotates out of runway 25R at LAX
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southwest737n474wnfeb08.jpgAs these pilots can tell you, when you land or take off at LAX in the evening hours, you will have your sunglasses on, the sun is in your face
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atldeltamar06.jpgTypical afternoon in ATL, busy busy busy
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fbvfb_may99.jpgThis may seem like just another window shot but it's not. That window, while hard to tell from the photo is a tiny window in F-BVFB, Air France Concorde. With my friend Joe Wolf who worked for Northwest at the time, I flew F-BVFB from JFK to Detroit (yes, I said Detroit). What's really special about this particular shot however as our ATC and PA friends at JFK will tell you, a 4L Concorde departure is extremely rare. Typically the Concorde departures would utilize 31L/13R or 22R, primarily for noise abatement.

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CHAMPIONAIR_727_N681CA_LAS_02_07small.jpgAt the time, this was the last 727 passenger operator in the U.S. Sadly, Champion Air is no longer operating, and hence no more 727 pax operations in the U.S. anymore. Like many of you, I used to dismiss TWA, Pan Am, American, Delta and US Air 727s because they were so common. Not anymore...
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MRO_MIA_0407F.jpgPerforming maintenance at MIA's Western U cargo facility
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EMERGENCY-LANDING_MIA_0407B.jpgThis photo goes out to MIA ARFF in addition to all ARFF units at all airports. Thanks for being on standby at all times. We appreciate you!
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LAGUARDIA_LGA_0307.jpgOverview of LaGuardia Airport
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AIRBUS_A380_JFK_0407P.jpgIf you want to see how the A380 looked from the outside while I was photographing it inside, take a look at the overhead monitor
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a330cockpit21.jpgWhat a magical time for an aviation aficionado. Sitting jumpseat with two great guys (both ex-Sabena), watching the sun rise from the East (before blinding us as the flight crews crossing the pond regularly know all too well!), as we cross the Atlantic at flight level 410.
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fbvfaJP.jpgA very special photo in my collection. F-BVFF just arrived from Paris taxiing to Terminal 1, while F-BVFA taxiis out of Terminal 1 on its way to runway 31L for departure to Paris. Only one airport on Earth offered not only Concorde service but multiple Concorde service daily with two Air France's and two British Airways Concordes. I know that I speak for all my friends at JFK that we miss that airplane sorely!
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dal309dljan06.jpgThis DAL guppy shot goes out to my good friends Jerry Stanick, Erik Bernhard, Norb Raith, Brian Gustafson and Dave Hartman. Combined they have put in over 120 years of service at Delta in ATL!
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dba737mar06.jpgAs some of my German friends would tell you "typical winter German weather"
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n672usdec02.jpg"City Of Asia" Photographed from the tip of the Cross Bay Boulevard bridge at the Southwest edge of JFK, most heavy 31L departures make this beautiful bank as they proceed with the "Canarsie climb"
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CAP_727_N898AA_FLL_02_04small.jpgWhile the city of Fort Lauderdale makes for a great backdrop, most airplanes are much higher at this point in the takeoff. 727's loaded with cargo go long making this shot possible
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canadian320_sep97.jpgNo question that when Canadian was flying, the aviation scene in Canada was much more colorful...

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gcivc0208laxjp.jpg12mm rotation shot on runway 25R. The sand is there because at the time the center taxiway (between 25L and 25R) was under construction, that entire area is all concrete now
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n225wnhoujp.jpgThanks to Joe Fernandez, this photo was taken from the historic old control tower at Hobby
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nov05crj777.jpgIn case you were wondering just how much bigger a 777 is than a CRJ, or your typical business jet..
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aberlin738.jpgThere are some airports that offer incredible backgrounds, Corfu is certainly one of those airports...

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EMIRATES_A380_JFK_0209Bsmall.jpgEmirates A380 almost ready for pushback from gate A6 at Terminal 4 JFK-IAT for its nonstop flight to Dubai DXB. I cannot describe the brutal cold I felt when I took this shot, the temperature was in the single digits, but it was well worth it!
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777_JFK_0209small.jpgCathay Pacific 777-300 holding on taxiway Zulu, waiting for several landing aircraft on runway 31L
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airchina_porschesfo.jpgI've spent time on many airport ramps all over the word and have seen a lot over the years, but this is definitely one of the highlights. I'm told this is the station manager's ramp car. I think the speed limit on the ramp at SFO is 20 MPH
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UNITED_747-400_SFO_0209small.jpgUnited 747-400 lifts off from runway 1R. Photographed from the viewing park at SFO
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AIRCHINA_747-400_SFO_0209small.jpgAir China 747-400 flies directly over SFO as it begins final preparations for landing
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LUFTHANSA_747-400_SFO_0209small.jpgPowerful rotation on the way back to Frankfurt
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FLIGHT-BOARD_FRANKFURT_FRA_1108.jpgTerminal 1 flight board, Frankfurt
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nwac10tails.jpgLike the KLM tail lineups, here is another very common morning sight in AMS Schipol
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oeluejp.jpgGood looking color scheme on this A320
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ppvoq.jpgAnother classy color scheme that is sorely missed!

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QUITO-APPROACH-UIO_1208.jpgThis photo was taken from my hotel room balcony. Martinair Cargo MD11 performs final approach into UIO. As you can see, Quito is pretty tightly packed, lots of real estate, lots of cars, lots of people. Very unique place.
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taca737s.jpgBack when TACA Group had an awesome color scheme!

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TERMINAL4JFK_DEPARTURES7.jpgTerminal 4 JFK-IAT departure lane 5. Since this photo was taken T4 has upgraded to flat screens at all departure lanes.
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wnmdwayappch.jpgMidway is a very unique airport
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SOUTHWEST_737_LAS_1208i.jpgA killer whale flying past a Phoenix? -Only in Vegas!
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yv823c.jpgAhh, the days of passenger 727's at U.S. airports, those were the days...
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phmcr.jpgMartinair Cargo typically operates a couple of MD11F's daily into MIA and when they depart for AMS they always go pretty long!
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CONCOURSE_J-TOWER_MIA_1008B.jpgConcourse J Tower. Beautiful view!
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hl5214_0802.jpgHere's one that I certainly did not know about when I first spotted it. A Korean registered Jetstream 31 with Arabic writing? Taxiing around Zurich Kloten airport with an open cowling? -Strange indeed. It was probably in for maintenance at ZRH
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AERO_CALIFORNIA_DC9_LAX.jpgNote the registration, N840AT. This is a former AirTran airplane which I believe was retired by AirTran in July, 2003.
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alaska737miajp~0.jpgAlaska 737-700 (SEA-MIA) flares to land on runway 30
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DUALLOADINGBRIDGESHIREZ4.jpgThis is the first passenger A380 flight to come to JFK, seen here docked at JFK-IAT's Terminal 4 gate A6.
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aeroflot_763_vp-baz_lax.jpgNote Donald Trump's 727-100 in the background
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AI_ETIHAD_JFK_0908B.jpgTypical morning scene at Terminal 4 JFK-IAT B-Concourse. The Air Indias arrived from Mumbai and Delhi, the Etihad from Bahrain and the Virgin America was a redeye from Las Vegas
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1994jpcolga.jpgThis photo was taken inside one of American Airlines' maintenance hangars in LaGuardia. The MD80 was brought in there for post-crash investigation and as is usually done after an accident, hide it from the passengers flying into and out of the airport. When I walked inside the airplane, about half way down the fuselage I felt a hump under my feet, that is where the fuselage buckled as the airplane ran off the end of the runway (I believe it was runway 31?), coming to rest on a dike. There were no fatalities luckily. For those that know me these days, obviously I don't wear my hair like that anymore haha
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aa757maint.jpgAmerican 757-200 undergoing maintenance at the old National hangar
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757_CABIN_1208B.jpgPhotographed as we taxiied to the gate at ATL (flew in from LAS)
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xartk.jpgRelatively short-lived carrier from Mexico that used to come into JFK with MD80's and A300's

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MRO_MIA_1008F.jpgStripping an airplane for repaint is certainly not a small undertaking
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n4703u.jpgPhotographed towards the end of what was one of the greatest airlines in the world for many years. Dedicated to all the former Pan Am employees!

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t40209jp.jpgPIA 777-200LR rests at gate 24 at Concourse B, Terminal 4 on a brutally cold and clear evening (temps in single digits)
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ata_738_n308tz3.jpgATA is already sorely missed! Regards to all former ATA employees
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cockpitjfkjp5.jpgCommencing takeoff on runway 13R on our way to BRU after sitting in the que at JFK behind about 20 airplanes which is quite typical for an August early evening
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co10hnl.jpgRotating back to the mainland from HNL's reef runway
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phbfr.jpgClassic Amsterdam shot
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n160us.jpgNorthwest DC10 and Saab340 pass by the control tower at MSP.

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FLIGHTBOARD_FRANKFURT_FRA2_305.jpgFlight board at Terminal 1, FRA
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HEADHOUSENIGHT1.jpgFew would argue that Terminal 4 at JFK is one the most beautiful terminals in the world
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klm744laxjp.jpgKLM 747-400 begins its initial climbout from runway 24R at LAX.
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MROcover_virgin744b.jpgVirgin Atlantic mechanic performing repair/maintenance on 747-400
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lanchile763.jpgIf I recall correctly, the temperature was in the low teens.
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uw319las.jpgSully must have been at the helm, not just because the main gear is resting on the Luxor but read what it says on the Luxor. Dedicated to the flight crew, pax and ATC involved in the incredible water landing on the Hudson.
   
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