I always loved the way the gears are retracted on a Tupolev; plus this powerful sound - truly a classic!
Approaching 25L in a foggy morning
It's considered as a bit of luck to catch this bird in its nice colors: usually lands on distant 25R; now re-uploaded in 1300-pix width - enjoy!
as the city is waking up, the flight VN37 from Hanoi is about to complete its long journey
landing on rwy 25R
rotating from rwy 25L
the flight CA431 from Chengdu is heading to the terminals, while LH445 from Atlanta is slowing down on rwy 07L
Departure from RWY 7L
arriving on rwy 25R while leaving some unfriendly clouds behind..
Shortly after departure from 7L
This picture of Air Astana's Embraer is dedicated to Yerbol Yespol, an ALA photographer who made all these pictures at ALA possible. Flight KC 305 to Pavlodar (UASP).
having a day-long break on the south apron