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    KLAX-12/6/14: A Day in LA (Image HEAVY)

    Hey Guys,

    Bit of a whirlwind set to share with you today. Wednesday of this week, a friend of mine who works for a major airline offered to buddy-pass me out to LAX for Saturday. Since my last day of class was Friday, and final exams weren't for a week, how could I say no. So I netted about 20 hours in Los Angeles, and one day of spotting that we managed to maximize to the fullest.

    My first encounter with the split-scimitar winglets on the 737

    IMG_9769_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    And WN's Colorado One

    IMG_9897_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    My first decent shot of Tahiti Nui as well

    IMG_9862_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Finally managed to score some DL heavy metal this trip

    IMG_9837_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Asiana's new Super

    IMG_9999_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Sad to think these were 762s last time I was at LAX...

    IMG_0017_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Hard to resist a 757 with Rollers.

    IMG_0077_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    The other whale from Korea.

    IMG_0084_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    UAL jumps the TBIT

    IMG_0103_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    2 shots of my favorite MD-11

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    IMG_0131_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    And a FedEx example doing its best ballistic missile impersonation

    IMG_0190_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Back to Hong Kong

    IMG_0222_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    OneWorld, Two Rivals

    IMG_0252 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Thrilled to catch this after we lost the 747s here in Dallas

    IMG_0344_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    The most "Blah" heavy in the US

    IMG_0359_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    First time I saw one of these DL LRs fly too!

    IMG_0407_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Completing the tale of 3 777s...

    IMG_0490_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Arriving at the early-AM Qantas hub :)

    IMG_0506_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    An NG w/o winglets is always odd

    IMG_0512_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    As are the ex-US Airways A321s

    IMG_0527_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    First DL 739 sighting

    IMG_0569_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    IMG_0596_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    IMG_0618_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    IMG_0643_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    First time even seeing a DL 772ER

    IMG_0668_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    At the Copa [Cabana]

    IMG_0679_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Scimitars do wonders for UAL, and the 739

    IMG_0735_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Can't beat a classic DC(MD)-10

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    End of Pt 1

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    And the highlight of the morning on Imperial Hill, 4 JT9Ds in close formation...

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    IMG_0321_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr



    Swapped south complex for north, and made our way around a bit to try out some different vantage points off the beaten path.


    Love this livery

    IMG_9811_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Nice to see these ex-AI birds in a new (and nicer) livery

    IMG_0773_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Korean twofer

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    Anyone who flashes me deserves a photo...

    IMG_0786_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    The Parisian Whale

    IMG_0800_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Followed by the Pepsi-Whale

    IMG_0818_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Followed by the British Whale

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    Eee-Vee-Ayyy Always looks sharp

    IMG_0872_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    From Russia with little love these days

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    Another big, red Virgin

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    And her little companion

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    Nice angle... Bleh jet

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    Beautiful light on Thai

    IMG_1041_filtered by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    And then it was time to head back to terminal 4 to catch my new A321S home. Hope you enjoyed!


    Cheers,

    Nick

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    You know Nick - you missed the ANZ - and - that is depressing!! LOL - more like total jealousy!! Incredible set!!!!
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    Buddy passes are always good to use! Good stuff.
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    Sounds like a fun day! I hope you popped into innout for that double double!

    The kalitta 742 is money too! Thanks for sharing Nick

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    Nick...what a great set. LA is a common shooting place, and your captions made for quite the tour of the airport to accompany your great pics! Bravo!
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    Fantastic Set Nick, Thanks for sharing!!


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    If I'd known there was gonna be a Peterman LAX post I wouldn't have bothered with mine!

    Solid work, per usual.

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    Great shots Nick, must be nice to have a buddy to fly you out for spotting trips!

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    Nice shots Nick, I was probably standing right next to you. I was with some guys out that day.
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    As always Nick, great set!

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    Thanks Phil, Jeremy, Mark, tim Et. Al.!

    skyteam, I did finally make my way to the LAX In'n'Out for the first time, although I had been to one in AZ before. Sadly that stop cost me WN's Penguin One... so t'was a pricey double-double


    Nik, I can't believe we didn't cross paths, Doh! I would have loved to put a face with a (screen) name!

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    Nice catch on the Etihad 777
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickPeterman View Post


    Nik, I can't believe we didn't cross paths, Doh! I would have loved to put a face with a (screen) name!
    The hill was crowded. I was shooting next to a guy from UK I know and didn't even see him lol
    'My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous.' Andy Warhol

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