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moose135
09-06-2005, 02:38 PM
Well, it's not a great picture, and it's not an IL-62, but I caught this visitor leaving Monday afternoon:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/TU154-1.jpg

It's a TU-154M (Reg OM-BYR) belonging to the Slovak Republic. I was over at Inwood Park, shooting Rwy 4 approaches, when they swapped to Rwy 13 departures, and saw this thing come over.

I still need to go through my stuff from the weekend, and I'll try to post a few other interesting things as I come across them.

jakbar
09-06-2005, 03:02 PM
That is awesome. I'm jealous. :)

T-Bird76
09-06-2005, 03:13 PM
That is fantastic!! Its always exciting to catch rare birds like that. You just have to love how strange Russian aircraft look.

moose135
09-06-2005, 04:34 PM
Here's a few more from Monday.

These were taken from North Woodmere Park of Rwy 04 departures:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JFK10.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JFK07.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JFK06.jpg

Then I headed over to Inwood Park to take a look at 04 arrivals:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JFK09.jpg

Don't know if it's unique to this 340, but check out the "FIFA World Cup Germany 2006" markings aft of the wing.

And how about a little formation flying?

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JFK04.jpg

While you are waiting for the next arrival, there's always this:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JFK05.jpg

As I was leaving, they swapped to 13 departures, and I managed to get this:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JFK02.jpg

jakbar
09-06-2005, 05:11 PM
Nice pics, Moose. Looks like a real productive day!

Ethan
09-06-2005, 06:02 PM
I love the shots, especially the last one!

(If there were hot girls there, then the waterskiing would be my favorite :-P)

moose135
09-06-2005, 06:11 PM
I love the shots, especially the last one!

(If there were hot girls there, then the waterskiing would be my favorite :-P)

Almost didn't get that Cargolux one. I had walked back to the car & put the camera on the seat, then went over to fill up my water bottle at a fountain, when I saw it coming. I ran back, grabbed the camera & started shooting. Got about a half dozen, and what you don't see are the power lines I was shooting between.

If there were hot girls there, do you think I would have shot so many aircraft? :lol:

IslipWN
09-07-2005, 05:19 PM
Really nice pics Moose135, thanks for sharing!