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how difficult was it go get clearance for USSR airspace

Written on 04/26/2017 by hamish kebb

Hi Greg!
pic from 2013.
upload from an old, now refreshed harddisk!

Written on 04/26/2017 by Uwe Zinke

At the time I posted, the aircraft type was shown as 747-200.

Written on 04/25/2017 by Torsten Hoff

That's actually a DC-9 by the way. :)

Written on 04/25/2017 by Jeremy Cheever


Written on 04/25/2017 by john tryon

That's clearly not a 747-200.

Written on 04/25/2017 by Torsten Hoff


Written on 04/25/2017 by gretnabear

great shot!!nice!

Written on 04/25/2017 by 尚瑾 宓

Which runway was this certain aircraft landing on?

Written on 04/25/2017 by Isaac Vogelzang

Am online.

Written on 04/25/2017 by leon ligan-majek

Landing on roof?

Written on 04/25/2017 by leon ligan-majek

This aircraft was landing at LFPB few days prior to the opening of the Paris Le Bourget Airshow in June 2013. Due to the a specific approach protocol, the pilot must to perform a right then a left turn immediately before landing.

Written on 04/25/2017 by Sacho

I would have to say this is a fake picture!

Written on 04/25/2017 by Ron Harper

Thumbnail view makes them appear to be one over the other. Glad they are side by side instead.
That is still close enough to be worrisome for most people, myself included.

Written on 04/25/2017 by Alan Brown

Nice light!

Written on 04/25/2017 by Greg Byington

Yeah, no problem. That'll buff right out. ;-)

Written on 04/25/2017 by Greg Byington

Howdy, Chris. I'm in agreement w/Cliff. You had the up-close-and-personal views of these wonderful j/liners. And TYVM to both of you for the added info. In ref to the engines, did you both know that when UA placed its purchase order with Sud, the United order specified that its Caravelles be equipped with thrust reversers? The one shown here in my pic is a V/R; earlier variants of the Caravelle did not have reversers; they deployed a drogue parachute after touching down and relied on the brakes and the chute to stop them. There are vids on the web showing the earliest models landing and deploying the drogue chute; click the link below and at the end of the vid the Caravelle lands and taxies with the chute. (Oh, and PS to Cliff .. It is Dwight. And I'll certainly send a shot to you so watch your emailbox.) (Wave)

Written on 04/25/2017 by Gary Schenauer

This plane's registration number is D-ABVT.

Written on 04/25/2017 by Tyler Emtage

uuuu nice landing

Written on 04/25/2017 by carlos manuel soliman payano

Nice shot! It's cool to see the registration match with the logo. Owned by Insurance Office of America (IOA).

Written on 04/25/2017 by Cole Goldberg

thank you Dave!!

Written on 04/25/2017 by Uwe Zinke

danke Mathias!

Written on 04/25/2017 by Uwe Zinke

danke Dwight

Written on 04/25/2017 by Uwe Zinke


Written on 04/25/2017 by Uwe Zinke

Chris... you certainly had a cat bird's seat to viewing the Caravelle!!! Your experienced and informed comments are noteworthy to say the least. I've read the Caravelle's unique passenger window design resulted in a smaller and lighter window that offered the same downward visibility as conventional designs. This too - the Caravelle was the first medium size airliner with jet engines mounted aft on the fuselage!

Written on 04/25/2017 by cliff731

Been there and it is amazing. While in a landing plane and looking out the window and seeing the water getting so close, I'm wondering when I'll see some runway. Similar feeling to landing on an aircraft carrier although on a carrier you don't as close to the water as in St Maarten.

Written on 04/25/2017 by Fran Horan

Thanks Mark! For this tour, I switched between my Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. For this certain shot, I used the SL1 and my Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 lens. For a couple of other shots, I used A Canon EF 75-300mm lens f/4-5.6.

Written on 04/25/2017 by Isaac Vogelzang

Great shots Isaac! What camera/lens combo were you using?

Written on 04/25/2017 by Mark Thomas

Thanks Dave!

Written on 04/25/2017 by Mark Thomas

Thanks Gary and Cliff, exactly so in regard to owing much to the DH Comet in regard to both the cockpit design and the nose shape. Apart from the distinctive shape of the passenger windows, it has always impressed me why the long distance between the main forward passenger entry door and the cockpit? (No flight engineer station aft of the pilots, unlike the Comet). More cabin length than would be ample for a forward galley plus a forward toilet...I still recall watching the later Caravelles departing out of SYD for Noumea (less than a three hour sector)in the mid 1980's, while doing preflight walkarounds on the F27, just 500yards away. Impressive!

Written on 04/25/2017 by CHRIS ROBEY

I would have instantly lost my job in Ansett if I had even been the support pilot, let alone the "pilot flying" when this shot was taken. But then again, a Clue is that this A380 is still on the French register, prior to her delivery to F-WWSK.

Written on 04/25/2017 by CHRIS ROBEY

It's NOT fantastic. All it is is a water drop, but the photo doesn't show any fire that I can see. Not enough info in the picture. It's a simple water drop picture, no more. Nothing fantastic about it. Let's go easy on the superlatives around here, shall we?!

Written on 04/25/2017 by trennor turcotte

What is a Yankee plane doing wearing the Canadian RCAF livery?!

Written on 04/25/2017 by trennor turcotte

Kind of strange to say the least. How far was the Rwy from that spot?

Written on 04/24/2017 by manuel silva

That's not a C-17, it's a C-130 type.

Written on 04/24/2017 by Torsten Hoff

A super nice Grumman Albatross!!! Thanks for sharing with us, Guido!!!

Written on 04/24/2017 by cliff731

You want to give us the story about why he is in such a bank that close to the ground?

Written on 04/24/2017 by Ron Harper

That's an awesome shot ! Love it :)

Written on 04/24/2017 by John Marotta

Thank you Derek. I love the -300 !

Written on 04/24/2017 by John Marotta


Written on 04/24/2017 by Jean P.

Another beauty! Great capture Jose!

Written on 04/24/2017 by Isaac Vogelzang

Cool shot Mark!

Written on 04/24/2017 by Dave Sheehy

Killer shot John

Written on 04/24/2017 by Derek Marshall

Great shot! I'm amazed you got it without the power lines in the shot; I wasn't able to find the magic angle.

Written on 04/24/2017 by Brian Carlin


Written on 04/24/2017 by Greg Byington

Gary... you are most welcome... and any compliments regarding your photography is well deserved.

My apology as I must confess that I'm drawing a blank here on which FA member is a fan of trains and locomotives. I would enjoy seeing that photo, however. Perhaps you can e-mail a copy to me when convenient... :-)

By the way, how many FA members remember that the nose and cockpit design of Sud Aviation's SE-210 Caravelle was "borrowed" from de Havilland's Comet jetliner?

Written on 04/24/2017 by cliff731

@Jose Suro: Thx!

Written on 04/24/2017 by Sacho

Great photo.... Hope you didn't get too cold taking it.

Written on 04/24/2017 by Alan Brown

Hiya, Cliff. TY for the comment & compli. Yep, these came out well. Hey, Cliff, do you by chance happen to know which FA member it is who is a fan of trains? I don't know anything about trains, but I've got an oldie pic here I took in '65 of a locomotive and I'm told it is a "BALDWIN 260." I recall there is someone who is an FA member who also likes train pics but I don't remember who. Might you know who it is/was?

Written on 04/24/2017 by Gary Schenauer

C-GKOE. Airbus A320-200 (A320) Air Canada (ACA)

Written on 04/24/2017 by Mark Thomas

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