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A few recent aviation shots

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by HickoryShampoo, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Disgusting weather, but caught this beast greasing 8R at IAH....
    zn409mc_1.
    NIKON D70    ---    155mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 200


    ...then again rolling out...
    zn409mc_7.
    NIKON D70    ---    200mm    f/9.0    1/250s    ISO 200


    ...and departing with the Houston skyline in the distance.
    zn409mc_6.
    NIKON D70    ---    340mm    f/4.8    1/640s    ISO 200


    "Gorilla In The Mist" - World Airways MD-11 N803DE (ex-DAL bird) painted in the retro "Operation Babylift" commemorative scheme. "Babylift" was the effort to get South Vietnamese children out before the fall of Saigon.
    a_n803de_1.
    NIKON D70    ---    185mm    f/6.3    1/30s    ISO 200


    Volga-Dnepr AN-124 'Ruslan' lumbering off 33R
    a_an124.
    NIKON D70    ---    340mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200


    a_an124_1.
    NIKON D70    ---    340mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200


    a_an124_2.
    NIKON D70    ---    280mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200


    a_an124_3.
    NIKON D70    ---    175mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200


    a_an124_4.
    NIKON D70    ---    150mm    f/10.0    1/400s    ISO 200


    a_an124_5.
    NIKON D70    ---    260mm    f/10.0    1/640s    ISO 200
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice
    Look at all those wheels...
     
  3. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    thanks for the look at the Volga, don't see one of those everyday here in the midwest!

    Wade
     
  4. Very nice shots.
     
  5. Thanks all...

    Wade, I guess we're spoiled down here. We get all three of the commercial AN124 operators here: Volga-Dnepr, Polet and Antonov Design Bureau. Wouldn't mind seeing the Libyan bird, but I think that's unlikely. Caught the AN225 here once, too.
     
  6. Man, that is a lot of main gear!
     
  7. BryanSpeed

    BryanSpeed

    Feb 20, 2007
    N. Texas
    those crazy russians!
    nice pics :) 
     
  8. Very nice! I have seen the AN-124 several times - in Windsor, Ontario and in Montreal. It is quite a sight!!
     
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