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Wow, what a beautiful, classic pic, Nigel! Thanks for sharing! I agree with Mark, but I think its the coolest, sleekest commercial bird ever, Boeing or any other manufacturer. In the 80s I worked for a major airline, and flew on 727-200s and MD-80s (and 737-300s) all the time. The Mad Dogs were sweet and smooth, but the 727s were that baddest. Sleek, smooth, powerful, and very nimble. I heard a story when at the airline, that a pilot took out a 727 for a test flight after some minor repairs, and did a barrel roll with it at about 15-20,000 feet (besides cockpit crew, there were no other psgrs). The barrel roll was perfect, but all the lavatory toilet fluid spilled out of the toilets into the cabin. The plane stayed, he got fired. I always wished I could've experienced a ride in a 727-100. Not many. I'm curious from pilots here, if the 100 was more of a "hot rod" plane than the 200,with more thrust to weight ratio?

Written on 24/05/2020 by Michael Wulfsohn

'May I join you for coffee and cake?'

Written on 24/05/2020 by BigAlOutWest

That is a cool pic, but I have to agree that the scenery doesn't look like Everett and you probably wouldn't take delivery of a single aisle plane there either.

Written on 24/05/2020 by Bob Plested

"Low fly by". You're not kidding! Terrific shot!

Written on 24/05/2020 by frank theriault

Wow. Just wow.

Written on 24/05/2020 by frank theriault

When you're talking about an air ambulance.... fast & dependable wins out over sexy any day.....

Written on 24/05/2020 by Joe Laureano

Unimaginable how many jobs those idled aircraft represent..... :>(

Written on 24/05/2020 by John Gerty

I heard people talking about how close Australia was to New Zealand, until I got there. It's not close. It was a 3 hour flight from Auckland to Sydney. Awesome shot!

Written on 24/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

ZOOM!!! Beautiful!

Written on 24/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

Awesome! I'm sorry that I missed the opportunity to fly Chalks. That's what I thought when I saw the blue color obscured by the overlay.

There is something so 'romantic' about taking off and landing on the water. It's hard too. Most people don't realize how hard water is.

Written on 24/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

Amazing aircraft to say the least. If they can do this with a 747 you would think that it would be feasible to construct a full double deck version for maximum passenger capacity.

Written on 24/05/2020 by Vinny Barbin

Pictures should be selected before uploading to the gallery

Written on 24/05/2020 by Bartolomeo Gorgoglione

Yep based on a B738 and correct about the raked wingtips, just like the 787. It was doing some touch-n-go's so it didn't have a pods or anything. Thanks for the comment!

Joan

Written on 24/05/2020 by Joan Williams

Thanks Gavin!

Written on 24/05/2020 by mike prendergast

Thanks Gavin!

Written on 23/05/2020 by Mark Thomas

Thanks Jeroen.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

Thank you Jeroen.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

Thanks Mike. Can't tell you any story about the shot, but Ansett was clearly in the throes of the new white livery at the time and I guess the coveralls were part of the new corporate image. Mechanics or not, they wouldn't stay white for long!

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

Thanks for the additional weather info too Brian - clearly not cold, as I'd assumed.

Those earlier than scheduled departures are pain in the ****. Nearly missed our once a week visitor this past week because it left half an hour early.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

Great Shot!!

Written on 23/05/2020 by brian mosher

Mike and Jeroen...thank you.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

Really great pic as usual, Mike.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

I've often wondered - how do Iran Air and Air France utilize virtually the same logo?

Written on 23/05/2020 by Mike Boote

Good and interesting pics, Caleb. That must have been a neat trip and one that not too many would take I should think.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

I did. What an interesting project, and 2 of them what's more.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

Cannot beat a grand old propliner.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

Really nice pic Mark. 5 stars for the shot and kudos for being out in the weather. Really paid off.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Gavin Hughes

Michael is correct. Taken in the North end of Panamint above Panamint Springs resort. If you'd like to watch my video of this jet and some others I've shot at Star Wars Canyon.....go here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kQbSOXjlts

Written on 23/05/2020 by Habujet

VERY NICE

Written on 23/05/2020 by Jeroen Stroes

Thank

Written on 23/05/2020 by Tomás Del Coro

I would love to know the Full History of what all that is about !!!!!

Written on 23/05/2020 by Paul Miller

EPIC

Written on 23/05/2020 by John Marotta

well done and very nice perspective. I'm always fascinated by what the eye can see. Unique to each of us.

Written on 23/05/2020 by John Marotta

Thanks again Gavin. The sun did most of the work.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Brian Carlin

Thanks Gavin! I originally went out for the departure of one of the visiting El Al 789's, but it left before it was scheduled and before the light got good. I was still happy to catch this though. And the condensation on the fuselage was from 74% humidity & 72F low overnight.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Brian Carlin

Not only did people dress better, but the planes were bigger too. My dad worked security after he retired from the Army, and when my mom needed a break, I'd go hang out at the airport with him. People really dressed up, but the change was already coming.

I remember coming out of the Caribbean, and a woman got on with a bikini top and jeans shorts. Um... The top did actually fit though, covering more than now.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

A 738 with raked wing tips instead of the sharklets on the 800. Interesting. All business there for sure. Great shot!

Written on 23/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

Excellent lens choice! And a beautiful plane. They sure seem to do their best to keep them clean.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

4 engines? I'll bet that was a little loud, but it worked. Looking at today's cavernous engines, at least engineers could make a larger engine rather than having to add more engines. The Spruce Goose had 8. *shrug*

I miss flying in the 727's. A bygone era in air travel. Running bigger planes into areas not swarming with mosquitoesque RJ's. *sigh*

Written on 23/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

Awesome shot! I remember my first trip to Vancouver. I, for some reason, did not realize they were ringed by mountains. It was a beautiful descent and landing, watching the mountains and hills as we came in. Air Canada was a great airline experience too.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

That is an amazing livery. The stylized Horis image is awesome! The right eye is the Sun/morning star, and the left is the Moon/evening star. It's a very elegant sophisticated treatment. A+. And great shot too! 5 stars!

Written on 23/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

Beautiful sight. Awesome background. Love mountains.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Robert Cowling

The writing in Hebrew says "Kfar Sabba". That's town by middle Israel with a lot of high tech companies.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Tomer Ariav

That's a good point about the ATC implications.

Written on 23/05/2020 by CHRIS ROBEY

Rick Hoffman:

Living in the vicinity of where this tiltrotor is based should render some more cool postings of this aircraft in the future. Thanks for the comment!

Written on 23/05/2020 by warmwynds

thanks for your comments

Written on 23/05/2020 by clclo

9 March 2020. Placerville, CA (KPVF). Flown to KAVQ on 20 March 2020.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Arsenio Delgado

THAT IS CORRECT.YOU CAN SEE THE TOWING WIRE BEHIND THE RUDDER WHILE PULLING THE GLIDER, JUST AFTER TAKEOFF AND BELOW 100 FEET.

Written on 23/05/2020 by Adam zeliger

I think CNE Air does Ad banner towing... But the PH- registration puzzles, I thought CNE was Canadian.

Written on 23/05/2020 by skylab72

Great Shot Gavin,flew on this bird a couple of times!

Written on 23/05/2020 by mike prendergast

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