Remarks: [Canon 5D Mark III + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L USM] Air to Air Spotting in St. Maarten isn't that easy as in other airports. Here you have to deal with Straight-In Rwy 10 Approaches, Left or Right Downwinds Approaches Rwy 10, Rwy 28 Departures, Short-Field Take-Offs, All of them 1,500ft Below You, Constantly Maintaining Visual Separation with all traffic and being in a Cessna! Thanks to all the Crew of Air Traffic Controller in Juliana Control Tower for making this possible.
Remarks: [1600px] A panoramic vista of McCarran Airport is provided courtesy of seat 2F aboard an Alaska Airlines 737 as we prepare to join the downwind to runway 7R. Of note in this photo: construction of Terminal 3, which is now home to all international carriers serving LAS, as well as several domestic airlines, has yet to even begin. Also, it's interesting to note the 30+ US Airways aircraft parked at the A/B concourses. US shuttered its former America West hub here in the wake of the 2008 fuel crisis, but at this point in the summer of 2007, it was still nearly at its peak, offering over 200 daily flights to 70+ international and domestic markets.
Remarks: Grounded 787 Dreamliners glisten in the last minutes of sunlight as a rainy afternoon has given way to clear skies just in time for sunset. Thankfully a fix for the 787's battery problem has now been approved and these birds should be back in the air shortly. Photo shot from JA736A, operating NH6 to LAX, as we were climbing away from runway 16R.
Remarks: Five planes in cargo ramp. You can see the new member of Tampa Cargo, an A330 waiting for incorporation into the fleet, an old B767 next to him waiting for retirement, another A330 of StarAlliance- Avianca, a MD-11 of Centurion Cargo and another B767 of Tampa Cargo.