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Boeing 737-800 (ZS-ZWU)

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British Airways, operated by Comair, Flight CAW6241 from Johannesburg FAOR to Port Elizabeth FAPE, on approach to land in Port Elizabeth RWY 08, almost an hour late. Approach virtually directly above my home, this snapped at a nudge before 1:15pm on Tuesday 31 July, on a bright sunny winters day. I happened to notice on my FA FlightFeeder Skyview that this bird was heading directly for me, had to grab the kit, fit the long lens, and run outside just in time to catch her overhead of me at 4,550 ft and a ground speed of 240 kts. In the rush, the first few shots were completely out of focus, and had to regroup before grabbing this shot. Not the best, but at least I got it. This plane (Serial 33013) was delivered to Air Berlin (D-ABBK) in May 2003, and then to Comair in December 2016.

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Viv PikePhoto Uploader
And this happens to be the first upload of this bird to the FA Gallery
Greg Byington
That's a pretty nice shot, Viv, especially since you were rushed! ;-)
Viv PikePhoto Uploader
Thanks very much for your kind words, Greg. Appreciated.
Greg Byington
You bet!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 18:10 SAST 20:00 SAST Scheduled
19-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 16:10 SAST 16:55 SAST Scheduled
19-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 13:30 SAST 15:10 SAST Scheduled
19-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 10:40 SAST 12:30 SAST Scheduled
19-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 09:05 SAST 09:50 SAST Scheduled
19-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:45 SAST 08:00 SAST Scheduled
18-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 18:25 SAST 19:46 SAST 1:20
18-Jul-2019 B738Livingstone ()OR Tambo Int'l () 13:37 CAT 15:04 SAST 1:26
18-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Livingstone () 11:28 SAST 12:45 CAT 1:16
17-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 19:59 SAST 21:18 SAST 1:19
17-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 17:03 SAST 18:59 SAST 1:56
17-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 15:06 SAST 15:48 SAST 0:42
17-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()King Shaka Int'l () 13:15 SAST 14:12 SAST 0:57
17-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 11:45 SAST 12:38 SAST 0:53
17-Jul-2019 UnknownCape Town Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 11:44 SAST 12:40 SAST 0:55
17-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()Cape Town Int'l () 09:43 SAST 10:50 SAST 1:06
17-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 07:55 SAST 08:53 SAST 0:58
17-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 05:58 SAST 06:43 SAST 0:45
16-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 19:30 SAST 20:07 SAST 0:36
16-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 17:45 SAST 18:25 SAST 0:40
16-Jul-2019 UnknownOR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 17:42 SAST 18:27 SAST 0:45
16-Jul-2019 B738Windhoek Hosea Kutako Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 15:00 CAT 16:25 SAST 1:25
16-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Windhoek Hosea Kutako Int'l () 12:22 SAST 14:08 CAT (?) 1:46
16-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:36 SAST 10:59 SAST 1:22
16-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 06:36 SAST 08:37 SAST 2:01
15-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 17:35 SAST 19:10 SAST 1:35
15-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 14:50 SAST 16:40 SAST 1:50
15-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:35 SAST 11:48 SAST 1:13
15-Jul-2019 UnknownPort Elizabeth ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:34 SAST 11:49 SAST 1:14
15-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:44 SAST 07:29 SAST 0:44
14-Jul-2019 UnknownCape Town Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 17:32 SAST 19:06 SAST 1:34
14-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 17:30 SAST 18:57 SAST 1:27
14-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 14:50 SAST 16:46 SAST 1:56
14-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 12:12 SAST 13:37 SAST 1:24
14-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 09:10 SAST 11:05 SAST 1:55
13-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()King Shaka Int'l () 13:15 SAST 14:13 SAST 0:58
13-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 11:50 SAST 12:35 SAST 0:45
13-Jul-2019 UnknownCape Town Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 11:39 SAST 12:35 SAST 0:56
13-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()Cape Town Int'l () 09:57 SAST 11:00 SAST 1:03
13-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 07:53 SAST 09:04 SAST (?) 1:11
12-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 17:30 SAST 19:11 SAST 1:40
12-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 14:39 SAST 16:36 SAST 1:56
12-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 12:52 SAST 13:36 SAST 0:44
12-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:32 SAST 11:43 SAST 1:11
12-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 08:25 SAST 09:36 SAST 1:10
12-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:37 SAST 07:23 SAST 0:45
11-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 18:52 SAST 19:31 SAST 0:38
11-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 16:23 SAST 17:46 SAST 1:23
11-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 12:49 SAST 14:37 SAST 1:48
11-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:14 SAST 11:43 SAST 1:29
11-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 07:11 SAST 09:17 SAST 2:05
10-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 20:07 SAST 20:52 SAST 0:44
10-Jul-2019 UnknownOR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 18:31 SAST 19:18 SAST 0:46
10-Jul-2019 B738Windhoek Hosea Kutako Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 15:14 CAT 16:42 SAST 1:28
10-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Windhoek Hosea Kutako Int'l () 12:20 SAST 14:19 CAT (?) 1:59
10-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:18 SAST 10:44 SAST 1:25
10-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 06:39 SAST 08:21 SAST 1:41
09-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 17:41 SAST 19:13 SAST 1:32
09-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 14:52 SAST 16:49 SAST 1:56
09-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 12:54 SAST 13:39 SAST 0:44
09-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:22 SAST 11:26 SAST 1:03
09-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 08:15 SAST 09:35 SAST 1:20
09-Jul-2019 UnknownKing Shaka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:33 SAST 07:18 SAST 0:44
09-Jul-2019 B738King Shaka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:32 SAST 07:18 SAST 0:46
08-Jul-2019 UnknownOR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 18:55 SAST 19:42 SAST 0:46
08-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()King Shaka Int'l () 18:55 SAST 19:42 SAST 0:47
08-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 16:14 SAST 17:38 SAST 1:24
08-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 13:11 SAST 15:03 SAST 1:52
08-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:04 SAST 11:25 SAST 1:20
08-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 07:05 SAST 09:00 SAST 1:55
07-Jul-2019 B738Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 20:20 SAST 21:36 SAST 1:16
07-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 16:12 SAST 18:05 SAST 1:52
07-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()OR Tambo Int'l () 13:40 SAST 14:52 SAST 1:12
07-Jul-2019 B738OR Tambo Int'l ()Port Elizabeth () 11:31 SAST 12:54 SAST 1:23
07-Jul-2019 B738Port Elizabeth ()OR Tambo Int'l () 08:27 SAST 09:43 SAST 1:16
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