The move to Seattle meant lots of new things to shoot and that includes the Boeing 747-400LCF Dreamlifters. These transport the components for the Boeing 787s between the production locations and the final assembly lines. We were sitting indoors one Sunday afternoon when I saw one was inbound to Paine Field. I figured the light would be okay so I would head out to catch it. I had a bit of time. Did I get up there and then or did I mess around for a bit? You guessed right if you think I was wasting time.
I did finally get going. I head the scanner on in the car to listen out for it and, sure enough, as I was driving towards the field I heard them call final. As I got closer, the unmistakable shape of the jet was on short final. By the time I got there, it was safely on the ground. Crap! I was in place for it taxiing back to the base they operate out of. However, I would have been a lot happier if I had caught it in the air. Was the other stuff I was doing worth it? Since I can’t remember what it was, I seriously doubt it.