Tag Archives: Airbus

Armee de l’Air A400M

The A400M Atlas is now in service with a number of air forces.  My encounters with them, though, have only involved the development airframes displayed by Airbus.  That changed in Sacramento when The Patrouille de France arrived as part of … Continue reading

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When United Thought That Ted Was a Winner

Occasionally I post about disappearing airlines.  Normally they are airlines that went away because they ran out of cash.  This one is a different story.  The arrival of low cost airlines caused a lot of the majors to think that … Continue reading

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At Last a Voyager – But…

The Royal Air Force has replaced its tanker force since I left the UK.  The VC-10s and TriStars have been retired and there is a public private partnership in place to deliver tanking support.  This uses converted Airbus A330s.  They … Continue reading

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Air China A330

Boring paint schemes are far too common these days on airliners.  The all white plane with just a hint of color is a little too much of a feature of things these days.  A few airlines break the mold but … Continue reading

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FedEx Fleet Types

Flipping through various shoots looking for something else, I happened to come across a few shots of aircraft from the FedEx fleet.  It occurred to me that I could drag together a post that was focused purely on the FedEx … Continue reading

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Over the Threshold

When the aircraft are approaching SFO from over the bay, they touchdown out of sight of the usual locations on the bay shore.  However, the old control tower provides a better perspective on these approaches.  While you are shooting through … Continue reading

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Korean A330 Aiming for the Keys

After watching a few aircraft making their approaches, you get a feel for how high the jets will be at a given point.  Any variation from this seems pretty different, even if it is not really that large.  A Korean … Continue reading

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Welcome Back from Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines are a regular feature of the Northern California aviation scene.  Whether it is SFO or OAK, their jets are a regular feature.  I was awaiting a movement coming in to Oakland when a Hawaiian A330 came over the … Continue reading

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LA Dodgers and Emirates Have a Thing

Emirates A380s are a regular feature at SFO.  They usually look pretty much the same with maybe the occasional graphic added for an event or other.  This one was a bit out of the ordinary though.  Apparently Emirates must have … Continue reading

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Getting WOW in Better Light

My first encounter with a WOW A330 was towards the end of the day when the jet was a little backlit.  I hadn’t had another chance to shoot one since them and wanted to try and do a little better.  … Continue reading

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