SE-REY takes the time to admire her own reflection in the lake, while G-FBXA hides shyly behind the hill, waiting patiently for her turn.
While planespotting in Arlanda is best when runway 3 is used for landings, there are interesting photos to be had on the days they use it for departures instead.
Thursday at the Paris Air Show was hot. Really hot. I had to clean sun lotion off my camera more than once while I slowly melted, waiting for the Boeing 737 Max 9 to roll out and stretch her wings.
But she was worth the heat stroke I almost suffered.
I’m at the Paris Airshow at Le Bourget with my camera – but without my computer. Which means that I’m currently unable to post all the photos I took of this beautiful Boeing 737 Max 9 rolling around during her flight display. All I have right now are snapshots from my phone.
That’s what you get for being lazy, I suppose.
A short, plump Boeing 737 always looks good in photos.
And the arrival of a daytime cargo aircraft is always a nice surprise.
UR-PSH, looking new and shiny in the Belgian sunshine.
This is what happens when you’re out spotting and there’s a road between you and the approaching aircraft.
I, like many others, speak of aircraft – and boats and cars and churches – as “she”. It’s a tradition that goes back at least a few hundred years. Be prepared for a barrage of sexist (albeit funny) jokes, should you ever ask for an explanation.
And so, it slightly puzzled me when, on a recent flight from Amsterdam, the captain spoke of the aircraft as “he”. Perhaps aircraft are male in the Netherlands.
Whenever I travel to one the many parts of France that aren’t Paris, I board one of these birds with a transfer in Amsterdam Schiphol. And then I buy wooden tulips.
Two completely different airlines. Bling Air (Emirates) vs. The Ultimate Low Cost Airline (Ryanair). And I’m sure it wouldn’t even be difficult to find customers who would happily fly both.
I haven’t flown either. Perhaps I should work on that in 2017.