Remarks: [1200 px] This is one of the 8 Air India Boeing 777-200LRs. Bought with the aim of starting non stop flights to US, Air India wasn't successful in starting off all the planned non stops due to high fuel prices & the recession of 2008/09, though AI does operate to EWR/JFK/YYZ/ORD. Now with the 787s being delivered, they would replace these 200LRs on the flagship routes as AI plans to get rid of 5 of these. This bird features a F8C35Y195 configuration & was delivered on 03-03-2008. This is named 'Haryana' after a state in Northern India.
Remarks: [1400 px] This "Massive" looking A330-300 featuring 2x PW PW4168A powerplants in a C30Y260 configuration was delivered to Asiana on 12-07-2006. This beauty is set to operate to Incheon in the dead of the night! I just love how the colours have come out on this one, in spite of the strong tungsten lights at DEL!
Remarks: [1400 px] Face off with the Beast! The IL-76 is a delight to watch from any angle! I have shot so many pics of this bird over 2 days & learnt so much about this Russian beauty!
To see the shot of this very beast at night Click Here
Have also, caught its sister ship RA-76352 at BOM/VABB in 2011, which can be Seen Here
Remarks: [1400 px] My primary aim of uploading this pic is not to show the sad state of various Kingfisher Airlines birds scattered across various Indian airports, but to serve as a remembrance of one of my finest Domestic flights which came aboard this very bird back in 2007. Still, this bird is much better condition than some of the others & I hope it finds a new home with some different airline & is back in the air soon!
Remarks: [1400 px] One of the 4 Factory Fresh A330-300s delivered to Jet Airways recently! Featuring a J34 Y259 configuration, these birds do not have the popular 'Herringbone' structure in J class. This bird was delivered to Jet Airways on 21-12-2012 & has been leased from GECAS! Juliet Whiskey Tango has just operated 9W 229 from YYZ via BRU!
Remarks: [1400 px] Sporting Massive twin GE90-90B, this bird was delivered to Saudi Arabian Airlines on 25/03/1999. One of my first shots from the March 2013 air side session at DEL/VIDP, we were fully "warmed up" (literally) by this bird passing by pretty close to us. "Dont get too close or else I will blow you away", said this bird! Thanks Sriram for lending the lens!
Remarks: [1200 px] Horrible Heat & Light on this day in The Indian Capital nearly spoilt this perfect photo opportunity. I find the MD-11F reversing hard, with all 3 engine cowlings open, pretty cool! This bird was delivered to LH on 1998-09-17 & is named 'Michael Otto', who is the head of German Otto Group, the world's largest mail order company (Source: Wikipedia). Thanks Sriram for lending the lens on this day!
Remarks: [1400 px] A unique perspective of the 'Queen of the Skies'! Getting a clear shot in very strong heat haze was a major challenge. Also, 2 more 747s on the ramp were all covered by ramp vehicles! I was determined to get a shot out of this & thankfully managed to do it! Dedicated to my friends YS, Sri & GB who love the Queen!
Remarks: [1400 px] Factory fresh bird delivered to 9W just 2-3 weeks prior to our airside spotting sessions! I offer my best wishes to all Jet Airways staff & management for having clinched the deal with Etihad & dedicate this picture to them!
Remarks: [1400 px] On board VT-SCE operating BOM-BLR, we are awaiting push back at 6:05 am for a scheduled 6:15 am departure form BOM. This is one of the earliest A319s delivered to Air India/Indian & still continues to wear a hybrid livery as seen here.
I dedicate this shot to Siddharth Bhandary who specializes in these cabin shots & this would not have been possible without studying his exif settings.
Remarks: [1200 px]#JustCantGetEnough of my favourite aircraft! I always wanted to see the A340-600 up close & VS gave me this opportunity twice in 2 days at DEL! My friend VJ would have loved this photo-op for sure!!
I always believed the A340-600 had 4 engines i.e. "4 engines 4 long haul"! How did this happen? Digital Manipulation? No! Just a simple Closeup!
Remarks: [1400 px] Operating HKG-DEL-BOM as AI-317, this Long Ranger (LR) is all set for my home base (BOM). It called out to me "Wanna Go Home?" & I said "No Thank You!" This bird is named 'Jharkhand' after a state in eastern India established in 2000.
Remarks: [1200 px] After a long appeal lasting nearly 26 hours, egged on by Sri n YS, I get this through! For a relatively puny B757, these power plants seem relatively huge as compared to the tail, giving an almost GE-90 esque feeling!
I have caught this bird at BOM before as can be seen here
Remarks: [1200 px] The light was extremely harsh, yet looking at the 'Old is Gold' funda, I had to ensure I would get a shot of this bird which first flew in 1990s. It features a C12 Y190 & from trip reports that I have read, it seems to be a very well maintained bird. It was initially delivered to CSA in 1991 & was stored for 2 months in 2009 before being delivered to Mahan Air.