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Finding a New Place for the Outer Arrivals

SeaTac is not the easiest place to get shots of the arrivals in the afternoon if the flow is from the north.  The inner runway is okay but the outer is not so easy without bugging the more experienced locals.  I was heading to the airport for a meeting but, with easy traffic, I got there a little early and decided to do a quick trip around the airport.  I came across a gravel parking area that gives a view of short final.  The planes appear quickly and are soon below the sight lines for the runway but there is a window in which you can shoot.  On this day the weather was crummy with rain constantly coming down – sometimes very heavily.  This was just a recce but I did get an A220 and some other types in the few minutes I was there before heading to my meeting.

Veterans’ Alaska 737 – Finally!

Alaska Airlines has a number of jets in special colors.  My efforts to finally get the merger jet were covered in this post.  One of the other jets that I never managed to catch in California was their Tribute to Service aircraft that is honoring veterans.  My friend Roger caught it a number of times but I was always in the wrong place.

Alaska is, despite the name, headquartered in Seattle so their jets are regularly rotating through SeaTac.  Shortly after arriving here, I saw that this jet was coming in and, since I was nearby, I decided to see if it could finally catch it.  Sure enough, I got it. I would also like to point out the sun and blue skies in this shot for those of you that think I have moved to somewhere where it only rains.  It’s true that it does rain but not as much as you think so far!