Tag Archives: aircraft

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

Posted in aircraft, Bay Area, civil, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Angels at Oceana (And High ISO)

I have only been to the Oceana show once.  I headed down there with my friends Ben and Simon.  We weren’t terribly lucky with the weather.  There was flying during the show but things were overcast and deteriorated as the … Continue reading

Posted in Air Shows, aircraft, military, photo, technique | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Spare Oxygen – Just in Case

There have been quite a few Raptor posts recently.  I guess seeing a bunch of them at Nellis triggered a few things of interest to me.  One was as I looked at the jets after they had passed me by … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in aircraft, civil, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Typhoons are Back in Town

The Royal Air Force was back at Red Flag and the Typhoons were a big part of what they brought.  It’s always nice to see Typhoons up and about but, sadly, the RAF has adopted an approach of combining the … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’m Glad He’s Waving Because the Alternative…

I was directly under the flightpath of an HH-60 Pave Hawk as it headed out on a mission.  Looking up at the helo as it passed over, it was possible to see the feet of the crewman/gunner.  What I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Puffy Cloud Backdrops

My personal preference is to shoot planes tight.  I like to see the detail up close and usually strive to get that in my shots.  However, sometimes I remember that there is more to it than that and there is … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, Chicago, civil, photo, technique | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lots of “Daves” to See

If you ask Nancy about a name that I think has good comic potential, it is Dave.  It is not that the name Dave is strange in any way but, if you asked me to name something, my first choice … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Before There Were 400s

The 747-400 has been around for so long now and has sold so well that it is by far the dominant version of the jet in service.  However, before the late 80s, there were previous versions of the 747.  The … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will the Scooters Beat Me Again?

My previous effort at photographing the Draken A-4s at Red Flag had not gone well.  I got shots of them but the conditions were far from ideal.  I had hoped for better and been a bit frustrated.  When I went … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment