Remarks: The F-18 has great lines at this angle. Here is Blue Angel 3 landing overhead while Number 4 turns for final very close behind. Number 4 came in so low I actually ducked out of the way because I thought I was going to get hit!
Remarks: Check out the simultaneous departures from 1L and 1R! As we climb through 10,000 feet a full view of SFO can be seen. Along with the departures, there is a United 747-400 turning off 28R, and there are about 65 large aricraft on the ground. Multiple heavies can be seen at the gates. This was taken from a Southwest 737-700 on departure from OAK on the way to LAX.
Remarks: At the end of the day I had to get a little more creative with my shots. This Continental 737-900ER, with strobe lit, is seen at 1/20th of a second handheld. The shot was taken 10 minutes before sunset.
Remarks: This MD-90 shows off her raw power on a 5,700 foot runway. Two IAE V2500 engines produce a total of 56,000 pounds of thrust to rocket this aircraft skyward. Also note the atmospheric effect under the left wing which distorts the American titles in the background. It looks like the air was cut with a knife.
Remarks: After a 12 hour flight from Manila, I'm sure the passengers are eagerly awaiting a tow to the gate. This 747-400 manufactured in 1993 is carrying a new registration (the former being N751PR) and looks great in the LAX night.
Remarks: If you like Chicago, you should like this picture at 1500 pixels wide. Below all the skyscrapers of downtown can be seen, most notably Sears Tower. You can also see the John Hancock Center. What an awesome city. This shot was taken on Southwest 1288 LAX-MDW-MHT.