Joe Pries Aviation

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usair319n733uwapril2009.jpgApr 27, 2009
vs346g-vmeg0104jfk.jpgApr 24, 2009
varig777pp-vrflax1204.jpgThe 777 as been sold to Varig, hence the PP-VRF registration, no titles and half-blacked out United symbol on the tail. The 777 just landed on runway 25L and is slowly taxiing on the highspeed before stopping for departing United 747-400 on runway 25RApr 24, 2009
ba319_geups_ams_8_02.jpgApr 24, 2009
co772_ewr_10_02.jpgApr 24, 2009
HOLDSHORTBAR-LIGHTS-RWY_LAX_0208B.jpgThis photo is part of an extensive collection of airport signage and navaids that i'll be sharing with you. The double solid double broken lines you see are runway hold short bars. Pilots taxiing know that when they approach these lines, they are about to enter a runway. If it is an active runway (meaning currently in use), the pilot had better get ATC clearance to enter that runway or risk runway incursion which unfortunately does happen numerous times every year at many airports. Seen here is runway 25R on the south side of LAX and Delta Connection EMB145 on takeoff rollApr 23, 2009
bahamasair_732_c6bgk2_fll.jpgApr 23, 2009
darwinsaab2000feb06zrh.jpgApr 23, 2009
727-200_SILHOUETTE_MIA_305.jpgApr 23, 2009
etihada3461007a6-eha.jpgApr 18, 2009
aerosur737c-fnax0903mia.jpgI know that many of you who visit this web site are interested in learning, as I am, about an airplane's future and past. If you google C-FNAX, you'll see that the airplane was previously with Canada3000 Airlines (they went belly up several years ago) and at the time this photo was taken, the 737 was being prepped for Aerosur Bolivia (hence the green tail)Apr 16, 2009
usair320n658aw1208.jpgDear visitor, please note that every large photo has 3 icons on top of it, click on the letter "i" to show full information on that particular photoApr 15, 2009
deltaconnn807ca0107.jpgApr 15, 2009
t4dec03headhouseairtrain.jpgI know I say it often but who could argue that Terminal 4 at JFK is one of the most beautiful terminals on Earth!Apr 15, 2009
air2000757cfunight.jpgWhat an amazing place! Photo taken from my hotel room balcony. The pink house in the foreground, that house is rented out to aviation tourists from all over the world. My hotel has no air conditioning and on weekend nights especially, airplanes come in and out ALL NIGHT LONG. Patio door stays open due to heat, but then takeoff noise comes into the room and has no where to go so it goes through your head then outside again. No wonder it is only 40 Euro per night! Not sure if I'll take my wife there.. Apr 14, 2009
chinaemd11fdec03b-2174.jpgChina Eastern Cargo MD11F just departed runway 31LApr 14, 2009
cayman_732_vpcal_jan04.jpgApr 14, 2009
767-300_LAX_0208small.jpgLate evening Air New Zealand 763 arrival to runway 25LApr 14, 2009
martinairmd11ph-mcu1208.jpgShame that in 2010 this airport will be closed, a new airport much further from the city will take over operations. I have a feeling that the folks living near the current airport will not be too upset about this!Apr 12, 2009
aan785anmia0108.jpgAmerican 777 late evening departure from Miami to London LHRApr 12, 2009
southwest737pilotshou1006.jpgIf you know the FO and captain piloting this WN 737 , send them the URL to this photo pleaseApr 12, 2009
indepcrjn685brewrjul05.jpgA beautiful selection of aircraft with two of them a part of history; Independence CRJ-200, Hooters 737-300, Continental 777-200 and El Al 777-200Apr 11, 2009
elal744june2004.jpgKids Flight Summer 2004 special markingsApr 11, 2009
eurowingscrj0304d-acrf.jpgApr 11, 2009
airlitotalCRJnce1103.jpgUnfortunately for Air Littoral, on my last day of 5 day visit to NCE, they went belly upApr 09, 2009
argen340_lvzpk_jfk_7_02.jpgArgentina A340 under tow at terminal 4. The construction behind the airplane is on taxiway Hotel. It is not easy to distinguish an A340-200 from a -300, the -200 fuselage is a bit shorter than the -300Apr 09, 2009
swiss332hb-iqe1202jfk.jpgGood photo to look at on 100 degree summer daysApr 08, 2009
mexicana0704.jpgAlain Maca, president of JFK-IAT Terminal 4 JFK beams with pride as he hand flies the Mexicana A319, while the actual Mexicana A319 is parked just down the jetway, having just been bathed in a water canon salute welcoming Mexicana back to JFKApr 08, 2009
lufthansacargo742jfk0803.jpgInteresting closeup study of the 747's skinApr 08, 2009
ALASKA_737-700_LAX_0208upload.jpgApr 08, 2009
austriana332OE-LANjfk0802.jpgAustrian A330-200 performs initial climb out of JFK's rwy 31L as seen from Howard BeachApr 08, 2009
sw737n275swlaxfeb09.jpgApr 07, 2009
uaexpcrjn755sk0208lax.jpgApr 07, 2009
CO739N31412DEC06IAH.jpgHere you can compare the size of the 737-700 and 737-900Apr 07, 2009
swissavrozrh0206.jpgFog just lifting, there is still some fog visible in this photoApr 07, 2009
nwa757_COCKPITSECTIO3_1204lax.jpgApr 06, 2009
klm0703jfk.jpgThis photo was taken as a 30 second exposure. At the beginning of the exposure the 747 was parked at the gate but seconds later it was being pushed back which is why you can see the jetway and tower on the other side of the airplane. In 2004 this 747's wings and other parts were removed in Amsterdam and it was ferried by water over to the Aviodrome museum in Lelystad, HollandApr 04, 2009
srilankana330zrh0802.jpgApr 04, 2009
tam330PT-MVG1008jfk.jpgHundreds of employee signatures all over this A330Apr 04, 2009
korean777hl7421laxfeb08.jpgKAL 777 just lifting the front gear on rwy 25R as it begins the long journey to SeoulApr 04, 2009
usairwaysa321N174USclt1006.jpgApr 04, 2009
spirit1006fll.jpgApr 04, 2009
cessnacitationN50QNclt1106.jpgApr 03, 2009
dalatl1105rennaisance.jpgFoggy morning on the north side of ATL as seen from the 11th floor of the Renaissance HotelApr 03, 2009
platinum727PRPLQN984RT0109OPF.jpgOpa Locka is where airliners typically come in whole and go out in many pieces, either to be resold or recycledApr 03, 2009
acjazzcrjcgnjz_laxfeb08.jpgApr 03, 2009
ecuadorAFhs748HC-AUKdec08.jpgHawker Siddley 748's are fairly rare at most airports in the world, however, at Quito they come in and out several times a day. Those Rolls Royce Dart engines humming along are music to an aviation lover's earsApr 02, 2009
song757n610dlnov05escapechute.jpgThis is what the escape chute looks like when opened and before it is inflatedApr 02, 2009
airtahiti340F-OJGF1204.jpgNote the HOLLYWOOD sign in the backgroundApr 02, 2009
alfa320TC-ABH_AMS0802.jpgApr 01, 2009
swissa330hb-iqoaug02.jpgBusy afternoon in Zurich Kloten. Seen here are HB-IQO HB-IQC HB-IQG HB-IQH Mar 31, 2009
austf28OELETaug2002ams.jpgMar 31, 2009
vs346june05g-vgoa-jfk.jpgMar 31, 2009
tam330pt-mvg_jfk0808.jpgPT-MVG has employee signatures all over the fuselageMar 29, 2009
copa737hp1524cmpjan09.jpgMar 29, 2009
SPIRIT_A321_N584NK_01_06.jpgMar 29, 2009
MRO_MIA_1008J.jpgThis previous ZOOM 757 is in the paint strip area undergoing a chemical process that will remove the blue paint in preparation for repaint for the next livery it will fly in. Note how several parts of the airplane are protected from the harsh chemical removerMar 28, 2009
eva777b16711lax0209.jpgMar 28, 2009
aaeagle145n691aejan09mia.jpgAmerican has several airplanes with the Breast Cancer ribbon color scheme, such as this EMB145Mar 28, 2009
usaircrjn911fjclt1106.jpgMar 27, 2009
eurowingsDAEWEzrh0207.jpgMar 27, 2009
AMERICAN_757_LAX_0209_N690AA_JOEPRIES.jpgThank you American for putting the yellow ribbon and text on this 757 supporting our troops! Flagship Freedom in support of all who serveMar 27, 2009
afconcfbvfcjfk800.jpgSadly, this Air France Concorde was parked at Terminal 1 for several months after F-BTSC crashed in Paris. All concordes were eventually fitted with protective material on the wings so that they cannot be pierced by anything the tires go over on takeoff/landing. Note the temporary red protective tape used on windows and any openings on the airplane

Kodachrome 64 slide
Mar 26, 2009
pa734n406kwfeb98jfk.jpgOperated by Carnival Airlines, the original Pan Am never operated 737-400'sMar 26, 2009
airjamaica8036y-jmj.jpgNo, not Kingston or Montego Bay, this is JFKMar 26, 2009
bhoyjoepries.jpgThis beautiful color scheme is no longer on B-HOY, you can still however see it on one of Cathay's 777-300sMar 26, 2009
aa772_jfk702.jpgAmerican 777 departs rwy 31L in late summer evening. The airplanes in the background are in line for 31L departure and there are more airplanes in front of the ones you see in the photo (look at the 7 thousand foot marker). All it takes is an afternoon thunderstorm and JFK, EWR and LGA can get very messy given the massive traffic coming in and out of those airports during the evening rushMar 26, 2009
dalmd80n904dl0303lga.jpgMar 25, 2009
atc1002jfksamcohen.jpgSam Kohn (now retired) works 119.1 (tower freq) on a nice VFR morning. Sam was the controller on freq when the first Concorde flew into JFK and he was also on freq when the last Concorde flew out of JFK! Mar 25, 2009
ata738_n301tz_mdw_6_02.jpgMar 25, 2009
klm744phbfflax0209.jpgThe sun was just about to go past the horizon for this winter evening shot. Mar 24, 2009
dhldc9may07n968axsfo.jpgMar 24, 2009
Piaggio_P-180_Avanti_las0207.jpgCertainly one of the more interesting looking airplanes out thereMar 24, 2009
dal757n750at1106atl.jpgN750AT is an ex-American Trans Air 757, seen landing here parallel to another Delta 757 in ATLMar 24, 2009
awa757n905aw1204lax.jpgCertainly one of the most patriotic color schemes ever put on an airplaneMar 24, 2009
AMERICAN_A300_N14065_JFK_12_04.jpgMar 24, 2009
AIRNEWZEALAND_747-400_ZK-NBS_LAX_12_04B.jpgMar 24, 2009
baconc_dec90.jpgBA Concorde performs its daily departure to London Heathrow from runway 31L. Seen in the background are the old tower and the new tower under construction -Kodachrome 64 slideMar 22, 2009
icelandicmdtfmdd_cfu0802.jpgMar 22, 2009
eoscheckinjan08.jpgEOS was a really nice operation. Seen here are 3 of their employees ready to accept passengers during the company's better days. The airline will be missed, along with MaxjetMar 22, 2009
AIRTRANSAT_A310_C-FDAT_FLL_01_06B.jpgMar 22, 2009
maintenance_delta_ATL.jpgSome of the finest men and women in the industry work in Delta's TOC (Tech Ops Center)Mar 21, 2009
united777n795uafeb09.jpgMar 21, 2009
airindia772lrvt-albjan08.jpgVT-ALB parked at terminal 4 gate A4Mar 21, 2009
klmf27-h-kvfams0802.jpgMar 20, 2009
comd80_n83872_hou_6_02.jpgThis former Continental MD80 was taxiing around Houston Hobby airport, probably just sold to another carrier after serving Continental for a number of yearsMar 20, 2009
elal7774x-ecdewr1203.jpgDeparting EWR's runway 22R nonstop to TLVMar 20, 2009
saa744zs-sayjul03.jpgPhotographed in Howard Beach from a regular city block, this SAA 747 just departed JFK's runway 31L and is initiating the "Canarsie" climbMar 20, 2009
ALASKA_737_LAX_0208.jpgOn takeoff roll rwy 24L, what the co-pilot is doing is typical for evening LAX departures, the sun is right in your face. Note the heads up display in front of the captainMar 20, 2009
sq7739vswmsfofeb09.jpgMar 19, 2009
virginam319lasdec08.jpgNote the departing Allegiant MD80 above the winglet of the A319Mar 19, 2009
tradewindsn508mcmia108.jpgTradewinds Cargo titles on Atlas Air 747Mar 19, 2009
vsa346g-vatlewr1203.jpgMar 17, 2009
allegiantmd80lasfeb07.jpgPhotographed during sunset on Sunset Road in VegasMar 17, 2009
ual757n693ua1204.jpgUnited 757 lands on 25R, United Express CRJ lands on 24RMar 16, 2009
odettemd80hb-invzrh802.jpgMar 16, 2009
nwadc9n620nw1003.jpgMar 16, 2009
aa757n649aamia0103.jpgMar 16, 2009
airindiaexp738VT-AXDnov07bom.jpgAir India Express 737's are beautiful. Each 737 has a different tail design on both sides and unfortunately, at Mumbai they are not as active as other Indian airports so I only got a chance to photograph a couple of them taxiing by this spotMar 15, 2009
DHL_727_CLT_32005.jpgUnfortunately, DHL has ended all U.S. based operationsMar 15, 2009
ECUADOR-AIRFORCE_DHC6_UIO_1208C.jpgQuito, like Honolulu/Hickam Air Force base is a civilian and military airport. This beautiful DHC6 flies right by my hotel room balcony, what a treat!Mar 15, 2009
helveticf10hb-jvczrh206.jpgMar 15, 2009
awa757n902aw1204lax.jpgThank you America West for painting 902AW in this beautiful schemeMar 15, 2009
wtctowerair702jfk.jpgNot a pleasant photo but one that I want people to see. Shown on the former Tower Air ramp are vehicles that were damaged on 9/11. I was in Manhattan (at the time I worked for an investment firm in Midtown) on 9/11 and my friends at the PA and JFK-ATC were working that day, a day we'll never, ever forget. May the victims rest in peace and may their families be well.Mar 15, 2009
mexicanan368mxlaxfeb09.jpgSome people stongly dislike this color scheme, some people love it. I personally love it, especially compared to Mexicana's previous color scheme which was pretty boringMar 14, 2009
CHINA744LAXFEB09.jpgThe China 747 in this photo is not particularly sharp, however it is the background that is the highlight here. I know that I can stump many aviation enthusiasts with this photo if I ask them to guess the airport. Most would say somewhere in the Far East and of course that would be incorrectMar 14, 2009
aerosur757jan03n526na.jpgThis Aerosur 757 is pretty rare, I only shot it on this day and it only flew like this during the winter of 2008. It is owned by Ryan Air (not to be confused with Ryanair of the UK)Mar 14, 2009
varigmd11ppvtkjfk0105.jpgVarig MD11 rests on hardstand at terminal 4 after night flight from BrazilMar 14, 2009
virgin744cleaningmay05gvbig.jpgHere's another part of the airline business that doesn't really get too much attention; the work that goes into prepping a 747 passenger interior for its next long haul flight. Seen here, cabin cleaners work quickly to get the 747 ready to accept new pax for the night flight to London Heathrow.Mar 14, 2009
delta757n6715claxfeb09.jpgThis is the only Delta 757 that has the large decal featuring the Grammy Awards, shown here with tug pushing back to the gate as the 757 prepares to taxi out for its redeye flight to JFKMar 14, 2009
deltamd90n903dlfeb09.jpgMar 14, 2009
jet737vtjgenov07.jpgMar 14, 2009
IAI_ASTRA_SXM_305.jpgFlying to the Caribbean in a bizjet, not sure it gets much better than that..Mar 14, 2009
727maxton34612sep05.jpgWhile I visit numerous major airports, I don't visit many remote, off the beaten path airports. This obscure 727-100 has been rotting for years in this airfield located in Laurinburg North Carolina, about 2 hours from Charlotte, where some airliners come for scrapping. If you have any info on this airplane please share in the comments sectionMar 14, 2009
american777n777anlax1204.jpgMar 13, 2009
tyroleanf100oelfk802.jpgMar 13, 2009
usair757n622au106.jpgEarly morning departure to PhiladelphiaMar 13, 2009
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 eyesMar 13, 2009
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 neatMar 13, 2009
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 25RMar 13, 2009
awa757n914awjfk705.jpgAlways nice to be acknowledged by the flight crewMar 13, 2009
klm738phbxl802.jpg"The World Is Just A Click Away" promotional titlesMar 13, 2009
KOREAN-CARGO_747-400F_FRA_1107C.jpgFully loaded with cargo, KAL 747-400F pushes back for flight to SeolMar 12, 2009
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

Ektachrome 100 slide
Mar 12, 2009
avianca757eiceyuiodec08.jpgMar 12, 2009
hzaip.jpgNote the twin towers underneath the nose of the 747

Mar 12, 2009
EUROFLY_A330_I-EEZJ_JFK_07_05B.jpgMar 12, 2009
song757n67171dec03.jpgSong 757 powers out of LGA. Rikers Island is seen in backgroundMar 12, 2009
varigmd11ppvtj1204.jpgOverview of concourse B at terminal 4 in addition to taxiways Kilo and KiloKilo between terminal 4 and Delta's terminal 3. Mar 12, 2009
ual777laxjul04.jpgMar 12, 2009
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 photosMar 11, 2009
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.Mar 11, 2009
cameroon_govt_762_TJ-AAC.jpgMar 11, 2009
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.Mar 11, 2009
ual320lax1204.jpgMar 11, 2009
elal777ewr4x-ecc705.jpgMar 11, 2009
vim757muc0306ra-73016.jpgTwo VIM (Russia) 757's receive maintenance in MUC.Mar 11, 2009
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!Mar 11, 2009
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. Mar 11, 2009
lgalineup905.jpgEarly morning lineup for runway 31 departureMar 11, 2009
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 departureMar 11, 2009
se-rpy_amsaug02.jpgMar 10, 2009
laker727sept03fll.jpgMar 10, 2009
n832aw_las_feb07.jpgMar 10, 2009
evergreen747_jfk.jpgAt about 800 feet, the 747 begins to partially disappear into the fogMar 10, 2009
emirates330_a6-eag_nov06.jpg2 feet of snow on the ground!Mar 10, 2009
n301dl_aug2005.jpgMar 10, 2009
n57016_ewr_oct2002.jpgThis one goes out to Jeff Devore, chief dispatcher at CO in HoustonMar 10, 2009
TERMINAL4JFK_DEPARTURES20.jpgDepartures level of Terminal 4 JFK-IATMar 10, 2009
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!

Kodachrome 64 slide
Mar 09, 2009
UNITED-EXPRESS_CRJ_JFK_0209small.jpgMar 09, 2009
747-400_LAX_0209.jpgBritish Airways 747-400 just departed LAX runway 25R in late afternoon on its way to London HeathrowMar 04, 2009
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). Mar 04, 2009
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

Kodachrome 64 slide
Mar 03, 2009
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. Mar 02, 2009
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.Mar 01, 2009
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hb-ihzzrhfeb06.jpgEdelweiss A320 and Belair 757 await their turn at the deicing pad in ZRHMar 01, 2009
oosbzcfu0802RICHARD.jpgMar 01, 2009
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 24RFeb 28, 2009
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.

Feb 28, 2009
n609kwdec97sju.jpgWhile not the "real" Pan Am, still nice to see this Pan Am 727 operated by Carnival Airlines

Kodachrome 64 slide
Feb 28, 2009
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!

Kodachrome 64 slide
Feb 28, 2009
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 9/11Feb 28, 2009
n453upnov08.jpgFeb 28, 2009
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jetphotosvarigmd11ppvtj.jpgStarting engines in Alaska winter type weatherFeb 28, 2009
eva16701feb08.jpgNice condensation in those beautiful GE90's as Eva Air 773 rotates out of runway 25R at LAXFeb 28, 2009
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 faceFeb 27, 2009
atldeltamar06.jpgTypical afternoon in ATL, busy busy busyFeb 27, 2009
learjet45feb04.jpgFeb 27, 2009
AEROFLOT_767-300_BOM_1107B.jpgFeb 27, 2009
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.

Kodachrome 64 slide
Feb 27, 2009
dalex732_n310da_jfksmall.jpgFeb 27, 2009
USAIRWAYS_A319_N717UW_CLT_11_06Bsmall.jpgFeb 27, 2009
SWISS_A320_HB-IJS_ZRH_02_06small.jpgFeb 27, 2009
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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...Feb 27, 2009
MRO_MIA_0407F.jpgPerforming maintenance at MIA's Western U cargo facilityFeb 27, 2009
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!Feb 27, 2009
LAGUARDIA_LGA_0307.jpgOverview of LaGuardia AirportFeb 27, 2009
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 monitorFeb 27, 2009
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.
Feb 27, 2009
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!Feb 27, 2009
d-aigy1107.jpgFeb 27, 2009
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! Feb 27, 2009
dba737mar06.jpgAs some of my German friends would tell you "typical winter German weather"Feb 27, 2009
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" Feb 27, 2009
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 possibleFeb 27, 2009
canadian320_sep97.jpgNo question that when Canadian was flying, the aviation scene in Canada was much more colorful...

Kodachrome 64 slide
Feb 27, 2009
n517auclt1003.jpgFeb 27, 2009
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 nowFeb 26, 2009
ram744_cnrga2_bru_8_02small.jpgFeb 26, 2009
n225wnhoujp.jpgThanks to Joe Fernandez, this photo was taken from the historic old control tower at HobbyFeb 26, 2009
nov05crj777.jpgIn case you were wondering just how much bigger a 777 is than a CRJ, or your typical business jet..Feb 26, 2009
co733_n14655b_ewr.jpgFeb 26, 2009
aberlin738.jpgThere are some airports that offer incredible backgrounds, Corfu is certainly one of those airports...

Kodachrome 64 Slide
Feb 26, 2009
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!Feb 26, 2009
777_JFK_0209small.jpgCathay Pacific 777-300 holding on taxiway Zulu, waiting for several landing aircraft on runway 31LFeb 26, 2009
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