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Puffs Across the Wing

The day I left London was a bit damp which made for a bit of vapor on departure.  I was sitting almost directly over the wing.  I couldn’t see in to the inlet but I could see vapor puffs in … Continue reading

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Inlet Vapor for the Heavies

More shots from a fun shoot a while back.  If the wind is coming from the west, evening departures from O’Hare provide plenty of opportunity to get some shots.  The heavy departures to Europe leave later in the afternoon and … Continue reading

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Some FedEx Vapor

Damp conditions are not uncommon in the Bay.  Getting some vapor over the wing during a climb out would not be a surprise. Getting it on the approach can also happen but not so often.  A FedEx MD-11 was on … Continue reading

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Pulling a Cloud With You

Getting shots of vapor is a popular thing when shooting fast jets.  An airliner on a damp day can also result in some clouds being formed.  While shooting something special at Oakland, I was getting a few shots to make … Continue reading

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Humid Approaches to SFO

Moisture in the air is not always what you want when you are out shooting aircraft. However, it does have its benefits if there isn’t so much of it that everything is either obscured or gray. The weather conditions over … Continue reading

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What is Happening on This 767?

Every once in a while you see something and you have no idea what is going on. As a United 767 climbed out from O’Hare, it was streaming something from the fuselage. I saw it through the viewfinder at the … Continue reading

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I Guess Humid Days Are Useful

If you want to get some nice vapor from an aircraft, start with a good, humid day. The hours after a storm are perfect since there is plenty of moisture in the air and the ground is wet meaning it … Continue reading

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F-16 Inlet Vapor

There are some aerodynamic effects that always catch my eye when I am going through images and one of these is vapor forming in engine inlets. The combination of lower airspeed with high thrust settings and moisture can result in … Continue reading

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Rainbow Phantom

In going through my archive recently for a piece for Global Aviation Resource, I was searching through old shots of F-4 Phantoms.  I noticed one that I hadn’t recalled taking but that seemed pretty cool.  Occasionally jets pull ‘g’ when … Continue reading

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