Remarks: After a heavy night out in Brighton i deprted LGW with a raging hangover for my short flight over to Iceland. On departure while the weather wasn't great i did manage to snap this shot of the Gatwick ramp early in the morning. The low level fog is still hanging in the air and the ramp is fairly quiet. What i found particuarly interesting with this shot is the sheer amount of stuff that was around then that has gone now. A long line of Excell Airways Boeing's are present as is a Mytravel A330. All of which are no longer with us in the skies. (400D/17-40F4L)
Remarks: My 1,000th Picture on JP.net, I will like to dedicate it to all my friends who share the love and passion for aviation photography with me. Thanks to my Dad Jaime Barcelo for teaching all he knows about aviation, Agustin Anaya thank you for your support, Friendship and most of all for being a brother. To my closest friends Jose Mendez, Pedro Pacheco, Angel Natal , Carlos Aleman , Carlos Vaz thanks for be a clown in our trips, You always made the spotting more fun, Jose Ortiz, Javier Caceres, Josh Frizell, John Snyder, Adam. To my fellow spotters Karl R. Nixon, Josh May, Miyahara Masahiro, Kiyoshi Sato, Gianny Deligny, Robert J Cijntje, Thomas Posh, Dietmar Yakfreak, Peter Seres, Tamás Polonyi, Brian T. Richards, Julian Klein, Edwin Chai, Marlo Plate, Jordi Grife, Pat Whelan, Roberto Leiro, Orlando Suarez, Ivan Pena Nesbit, John Van den Berg, Willem Sonneveld and Tomás Cubero Maingot. Who I have the privelage of meeting throughout the world thanks for your hopitality and friendship. This is a shot of my new hometown ATL.
Remarks: The daily Air France A340 arrives from Paris with a large assembled crowd eagerly awaiting the arrival of a large jet plane over the beach. Many people pose for the cameras hoping that they can get their moment of glory at this extraordinary beach.
Remarks: Air Force One was low and slow as she departed runway 25R from the A4 intersection, becoming airborne less than 1,000 feet from the end of the runway. Here she climbs over the palms of Vegas, and a west coast staple in the United States, Jack in the Box!
Remarks:Not as hardcore as she is! A lovely lady has her SLR at a unique angle as she captures AA's daily JFK arrival over Maho Beach in picturesque St. Maarten. I believe we were both kneeling in the sand for this particular arrival, but she definitely had the one up in the contest for the most interesting photo perspective. There was one other key difference, however: she was about to get extremely wet. I wasn't!
Remarks: In perfect synchrinosity, three F/A-18F Super Hornets shadow the Omega Tanker as the fourth takes gas out of view. These birds, from VFA-41 at NAS Lemoore, California, are known as the "Black Aces."
Remarks: The palms are swaying, the waters are brilliant crystal blue, and the sun is warm on another gorgeous afternoon on St. Maarten as United's weekly service from Chicago is about to land on runway 09.
Remarks: On final for 27L at LHR! This big A346 glides over the Green Man and passes Hatton Cross Tube Station which is visible in the bottom of this shot! Also in this shot you can see 2 BA 744's sitting in line outside one of the rear hangers. The weather looks terrible but at this moment a lovely burst of sunlight came over LHR which made this photo look so much better! For this pic i am sitting in seat 15K in Virgin Upper Class Suites! Lovely view from up front! (10D/17-40F4L)
Remarks: This is the cockpit of an Iran Air 747SP mid flight! This photo was taken on the sightseeing flight organized by AirEvents from CGN going back to CGN. This was shot with my 15mm fisheye lens that captures the whole of the cockpit. It is more spacious than i thought with room for 4 people and a visitor (me)! We were currently half way thru this amazing experience. Thank you Iran Air! (10D/15mmFisheye/550ex)