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    Meanwhile, back at CLT...

    I hadn't really planned on spending time at CLT today, but FlightAware was listing a FedEx 777 making a hop from ATL, which got the CLT spotter group excited. Turned out to be a false alarm, but while I was there, I caught these three TH-57C Sea Rangers (based on the Bell 206 Jet Ranger) out of TAW-5 in Florida.



    At the overview, Southwest's Maryland One arrived. I think this may be the first WN special that I have caught - it's certainly the first time I've gotten one in CLT.



    Insel Air continues to mock me...arrived behind me on 36L the departed 36R. Fortunately I had the long lens on, but it's still a reach.







    New A321 for US, delivered three weeks ago.



    How does an A340 climb? Get into ground effect then wait for the curvature of the Earth...




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    Nice to see a quality shot of Insel in CLT! nicely done! ... but where are the quality dahs8 shots?! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyteam18 View Post
    ...but where are the quality dahs8 shots?! :-D
    Here you go...departed on 36R, so it took every bit of the 400mm to get him.



    It was a warm, sunny afternoon, and I slipped out of the office a little early - LH brought the A346, and CLT was departing Rwy 36!









    Yes, I know the guy in the Ops truck. No, he didn't stop by the overview to pick me up...



    84 degrees, a heavy airplane, and the stunning climb performance of the A346 - put it all together, and you use most of the runway, and offer some good photo ops for those of us at the overview.



    I was shocked this afternoon - for the first time since I've been down here spotting, the LH Lady wasn't out at the overview for the departure. I don't know if she was somewhere else, or if she was there for the arrival, but it sure seemed strange not having her accompanying the LH departure this afternoon.

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    Great recent shots John. The Insel Air is a great capture. Get well soon, Lufthansa Lady! (I presume she reads this thread)

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    An-124 arrived this afternoon, carrying a new tail assembly for a US Airways A321. They landed Rwy 36C, and there isn't a "usual" spot for those arrivals, so there was much discussion as to where we would try to shoot from...




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    Great catch and nice shots on the An-124, Moose !!

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    The Antonov departed to Fort Bliss Tuesday afternoon...










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    Very Nice shots of the Big Bird Moose!


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    Better late than never...
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    Thanks for sharing that nice dash8 & Clt tower photo! I've shot 36R departures from the overlook too and I know what a stretch it can be with the lenses. But you came away with a nice photo!

    Any news on 23 OPs? im still hoping to make a visit while 23 is shut down. Drink in all the 18C action from the overlook with 23 closed :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyteam18 View Post
    ... but where are the quality dahs8 shots?! :-D
    Why, they are all at PHL, sir

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyteam18 View Post
    Any news on 23 OPs? im still hoping to make a visit while 23 is shut down. Drink in all the 18C action from the overlook with 23 closed :)
    Rwy 23 can only be used late nights, and there aren't any plans to change that from what I've heard - the issue the FAA has is with the potential conflict if someone goes missed on 23 when there is a departure on 18C. That's not going to change. I don't know that we will ever see 23 operations during normal daytime hours.

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    Got home from a few days in Charleston this week - and no, I didn't do any spotting there - and spent a little time at the overview this afternoon.





    Citation owned by the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Charlotte.



    Finally got some decent shots of the FedEx A300F.





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    Reports are LH switches to the A330 for the winter starting on Sunday.


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    Excellent shots Moose!

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    November 10, 2013

    Went out yesterday for the first time in awhile.

    Eagles from the overlook


    A321 departing 36C


    Then I decided to try a new spot a fellow spotter found...

    SWA arriving 36L


    Followed by Star Alliance


    This is one of my favorite liveries on any plane, wow


    Some West metal arriving


    A319


    CLT running simultaneous 36R/36C/36L approaches


    Not too many of these left


    7,000th Airbus
    Adam Sheinhaus

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