Remarks: LH424 from MUC is over the runway 27 piano keys as it's flying into the fire it seems! This was one of the best spotting evenings I've ever experienced, with beautifully clear skies and close to no heat haze.
Remarks: Technik Museum Speyer. OK-GLI was a test vehicle in the Buran program and was used for atmospheric test flights to test the orbiter's gliding capabilities, i.e., it was the equivalent of the Shuttle Enterprise. Unlike the Enterprise, OK-GLI was equipped with four SU-27 engines so it could take off under its own power. It performed 25 test flights between 1985 and 1988 from Baikonur.
Remarks: AA222 from LAX less than a minute from touching down on Logan's runway 27. This is one of my very favorite type / livery combinations and it's enhanced even more by the light of the setting sun.
Remarks: Nice view of the belly of this Alitalia B763ER in SkyTeam livery as it's flying over Coughlin Park during its final approach towards Logan's runway 27. The plane is named Duca degli Abruzzi and previous operators include China Southern, Air New Zealand, Airtours, Canadian, and Air Canada.
Remarks: Wings of Freedom Tour 2011. The Collings Foundation's "Witchcraft" is the only flying B-24J in the world. She has been named in honor of the 8th Air Force and after a B-24 that accumulated a record of 130 combat missions during WWII flying out of the UK. She is seen here taxiing to the ramp after an early evening arrival
Remarks: B6 1296 from Richmod is firing its strobes as if it's saying "Hi Boston! We've arrived!", seconds from touching down on Logan's runway 27. Boston's famous skyline, with the Prudential building, the John Hancock Tower, etc., can be seen in the background.
Remarks: Technik Museum Sinsheim. The unmistakable silhouette of the museum's Concorde with the sun setting behind it. I was on my way to the train station when I turned around for one last look... and immediately got my camera out for a few more shots.
Remarks: Dusk arrival for the daily Alitalia flight from Rome. There was a fair amount of crosswind that day and all planes on approach to 27 had to do some low-level manoeuvring. This B767 was no exception.
Remarks: Technik Musem Speyer. Tight framing of this beautifully-preserved Ju-52 which is painted as the historic D-AQUI. In reality, it is an ex-Spanish Air Force CASA 352 (i.e., built in Spain by CASA post-WWII). Still, they just don't make them like that any more!