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Mellyrose
02-18-2006, 11:44 AM
Hey all.... (is that where y'all comes in? hmm)

Phil, Tommy and I are gong out at about sunrise on Sunday. Will do a little LGA and mix it in with some JFK for some heavies. Anyone can join us, if you like. :D


Post here or call Phil if you have his number.

PhilDernerJr
02-18-2006, 11:47 AM
Word is born.

It's gonna be cold, but I'm hoping for some good sun.

jakbar
02-18-2006, 11:21 PM
I will likely see you guys out at Costco in the afternoon for a few hours if they're using the 31s.

PhilDernerJr
02-18-2006, 11:35 PM
Nice. Give a call Josh. :)

Alex T
02-19-2006, 12:01 AM
Well I did my spotting today at DFW, damn cold but nice planes.

have fun at JFK, ill be doing homework.

Phi, Tom if you need help with knowing what goes to whihc airport via flightaware.com let me know.

Alex

mirrodie
02-19-2006, 01:15 PM
thought i love you all, I have to quit these early AM departures.

I am beat n going to sleep!

Mellyrose
02-19-2006, 10:07 PM
Today I had my first real spotting day with the boys! In fact, Phil even tossed me the camera, and then I began to grab it from him. Here are my very first shots ever. I want feedback, please. :)

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/BA_744_G-BYGC_JFK31RArr1_021906_Mel.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/JAL_744_JA8913_JFK31LDep1_021906_Mel.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/UA_772_N225UA_JFK31LDep1_021906_Mel.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/CSA_A310_OK-YAD_JFK31RArr1_021906_Mel.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/ElAl_744_4X-ELS_JFK31RArr1_021906_Mel.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/AerLingus_A330_EI-LAX_JFK31RArr1_021906_Mel.jpg

T-Bird76
02-19-2006, 10:08 PM
Hey Nice job there Mel. Very good skills!!!

eric8669
02-19-2006, 10:35 PM
Nice shots Mel!!!! Very nice for the first time out.

jran225
02-19-2006, 10:53 PM
Daaaamn.....you got skills Mel! Those shots are almost better than mine, hahaha! Hope you all had a good time out (despite the cold) and hopefully I'll be able to join you guys (<-- not to be taken literally anymore) next time around! :)

Regards,
-Omar S. :)

NIKV69
02-20-2006, 03:31 AM
Nice pictures Mel. That spot at Howard Beach can give your great Departures. I spent the day at Kingman today, wasn't as cold as New York but the wind made the 50F feel much colder and I had to don my wool hat. Clouds were plentiful but the sun made an appearance and I got some shots. Here are a couple of raw files.

N15017 Lockheed 1011-385-1 Listed as destroyed in 98'

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/905683/****ri.jpg

N901RF 727-259 Regi is still valid

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/905683/kittyhawkigm.jpg

HighHeels
02-20-2006, 09:45 AM
Very nice shots Mel! and just so we know for next time we come out, where can we get long johns for cheap?

and maybe mario will let me have the camera for two seconds so that I can take pics http://smilies.vidahost.com/cwm/cwm3d/3dbiggrin3.gif

HighHeels
02-20-2006, 09:47 AM
mario tyouing over shosh sholderrs right ow.


io just realized there IS a spell check button. maybe I will try yo use it more!


babck to shosh

ill ltry next time

PhilDernerJr
02-20-2006, 01:03 PM
Mel did good. I was very impressed.

Wehad a good crowd out there for the day, and it was great to fight the cold in a sunrise to sunset spotting adventure. Getting in and out of the car in-between planes to keep warm and going from spot to spot to fight the constant 31L/31R battle was fun.

These are my shots from the day:

Tom Turner gave me/us the heads up that this bird was coming in, and I was really excited about it. Can you believe this was my first time getting an ATA 753? We got both the arrival and departure.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/ATA_753_N560TZ_JFK31LDep1_021906.jpg

Nothing special, but I just enjoyed that engine #3 was in the shadows while the others lit up.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/Iberia_A340_EC-GUP_JFK31RArr1_021906.jpg

This was fun. I love getting 773s as it was, but a nice Star Alliance and Howard Beach bank made it one of my favorites of the day.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/ANA_773_JA731A_JFK31LDep1_021906.jpg

I'm always a fan of Saudi aircraft. The sun seemed a little harsh for me, and the sky dark like I used a polarizer (but I didn't). Looks like I pasted it in, but I thought I'd share it.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/Saudi_772_HZ-AKK_JFK31LDep1_021906.jpg

My first exterior E190 shot. I don't enjoy many planes from the rear 3/4 angle, but these can pull it off. I think I actually flew on this one, IIRC.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/JB_E190_N193JB_JFK31RArr1_021906.jpg

Little darker than I'd prefer, but I loved the glare on this.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/JB_A320_N582JB_JFK31RArr1_021906.jpg

This was a fun one to get. I was honestly a little disappointed about how not-shiny it was. Looked kinda beat up. We rushed from our 31R spot to our 31L spot to get it and made it in time.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/AeroMexico_762_XA-JBC_JFK31LArr1_021906.jpg

I hate A300s, but the unique DHL colors and the sunset made me pleased with this.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/DHL_A300_N362DH_JFK31RArr2_021906.jpg

Qantas is always kinda evasive, so I was happy to get my first ever normal shot of her. OEI here.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/Qantas_744_VH_OEIJFK31RArr2_021906.jpg

Being a fan of dark blue, the North American and dark sky that came out here made this another fave for the day for me.

http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/NA_752_N756NA_JFK31LDep1_021906.jpg

Tommy, Eric, Josh, Tom, Mario....post your shots! My TAM came out like ****.

Alex T
02-20-2006, 01:15 PM
Great shots guys-

Mel you did fantastic, much much better then I ever will be able to do.

Phil-great shots as well, always good.

I had told tom there was a DC8 coming but unfortunatly it seemed they cancelled the flight plan for JFK, Darn shame, would have been great to see it.

Hope you guys had a great time and hope I was helpful to tom and the others in relaying the flight information!

Alex

eric8669
02-20-2006, 01:16 PM
The DC8 did come in just after 6PM.


Eric

Alex T
02-20-2006, 01:18 PM
The DC8 did come in just after 6PM.


Eric

Did it?! Darn, i saw it filed the plane for 2:00pm then it cancelled it, and I could not see another plan filed for JFK.

Did the DC8 come from Norfolk, because that was the DC8 I was looking at online.

Alex

Mellyrose
02-20-2006, 04:04 PM
I also took some pics of the guys taking pics. I know that Phil started the "candid photos of photographers" thread, but I figured I'd put these here since they are all from yesterday.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/mellyzrose/Group03.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/mellyzrose/Phil_Tommy_Spotting01.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/mellyzrose/Phil_Tommy_Spotting02.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/mellyzrose/Group02.jpg

AND, this stupid bird....it was absolutely unphased by all attempts we made to get it off the hood of Tommy's car, so...I took a pic of it. ;)

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/mellyzrose/Bird.jpg

jakbar
02-20-2006, 04:17 PM
Despite the cold weather yesterday, the sky was crystal clear, and it made for some really nice shots from Costco. Here are some of mine:

Never saw this one before:
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-4xels-elal01.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-apbfw-pia01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-eiddh-alitalia01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-ja8073-jal01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-jyaib-royaljordanian01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-n221ua-united01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-ohlgd-finnair01.jpg

This was cool...I don't think I have ever seen a KLM 767 before.

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-phbzh-klm01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-splpb-lot01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-urvvf-aerosvit01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/021906-jfk-vpbav-aeroflot01.jpg

Derf
02-20-2006, 04:20 PM
Every shot in this thread is fantastic.... I have a soft spot for the L-10
Nick!!! And the dented radar dome on the 72......OWWW THE
HUMANITY!!!! (As I sob in the corner)

eric8669
02-20-2006, 05:22 PM
Here are some of mine.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/vh-oei_Qantas_747_jfk_021906_1a.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/sx-dfd_Olympic_a340_jfk_021806a.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/n560tz_ATA_757_jfk_021906_1a.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/n221ua_United_777_jfk_021906_1a.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/ja731A_ANA_777_jfk_021906a.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/9k-aoa_Kuwait_777_jfk_021906_1a.jpg

It was cold but alot of fun.

Garri767
02-20-2006, 05:28 PM
dang phil, for some reason i really love that first pic (ATA) , i just love the angle . It brings out the beauty of the aircraft. Great pics by all! and mel looks like you have some natural talent on your hands ;)

NIKV69
02-20-2006, 05:56 PM
LOL Fred, yep that 727 took a shot from somthing. I made my way to the other end and found some don't have noses at all. :D

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/905683/2727igm.jpg

That TW Tristar must have a hundred of birds nesting in it. I sat next to it for awhile and the birds were going in and out like crazy.

Tom_Turner
02-20-2006, 06:52 PM
Alex -

What airline was the DC-8?

Tom





The DC8 did come in just after 6PM.


Eric

Did it?! Darn, i saw it filed the plane for 2:00pm then it cancelled it, and I could not see another plan filed for JFK.

Did the DC8 come from Norfolk, because that was the DC8 I was looking at online.

Alex

Alex T
02-20-2006, 07:44 PM
The one I saw that showed up was DHL, it showed a 2:00pm departure, and JFK arrival of 2:45pm.

Alex

mirrodie
02-20-2006, 08:15 PM
Ok a few from a fun day. Makes an early start, with Bagels and coffee, worth a drive in!

Sorry but I though the Red Baron was a warbird worth catching on film. :D

BTW I'd appreciate any constructive feedback on the pics (like, MARIO, YOU STINK!) or editing faux pas. Seriously, I just noted one HUGE dust spot but please lend any tips.

cheers


http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2006-02-19-KJFK.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2006-02-19-KJFK-1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2006-02-19-KJFK-3.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2006-02-19-KJFK-54.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2006-02-19-KJFK-67.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2006-02-19-KJFK-56-A1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2006-02-19-KJFK-121.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2006-02-19-KJFK-lkj.jpg

jakbar
02-20-2006, 08:59 PM
Mario, a lot of your pics look overexposed on my screen. In other words, the whites are really blown out. Some of them also look a bit oversharpened. The TAM, World and NW can be cropped tighter. And of course there are the dust spots. But otherwise, great stuff! Looks like you had a productive morning. :)

Josh

Tom_Turner
02-20-2006, 09:12 PM
Mario, a lot of your pics look overexposed on my screen. In other words, the whites are really blown out. Some of them also look a bit oversharpened. The TAM, World and NW can be cropped tighter. And of course there are the dust spots. But otherwise, great stuff! Looks like you had a productive morning. :)

Josh

Darn, Josh --

You want him to crop the TAM even tighter? Anet formula already.. :wink:

Mario - How'd you get dust spots already.. ?? Did it come that way?

Nice shots... The kite and aircraft together, in focus, etc. would've been nice, but it'd need to be a perfect shot of course.

jakbar
02-20-2006, 09:17 PM
You want him to crop the TAM even tighter?

You're right...I misspoke. I meant to say Saudi. Whoops! ;)

PhilDernerJr
02-20-2006, 10:07 PM
Mario,

Your shots look good. Aside from the details that Josh made, you did well and are coming along great.

Your TAM shot looks great, and you snagged an awesome angle on the Saudi.

Keep it up!

T-Bird76
02-20-2006, 10:21 PM
Ok here's a few of mine. This was two of the best days a JFK so far for me. Also did anyone notice on the UAL 777 departure under the "Worldwide Service" logo its says "Spirit of United?" Petty cool stuff IMO.

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/TAM_JFK_206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/AA777_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/ANA_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/UAL_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/ATA_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Emrites_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JAL_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Mexico_JFK_0206.jpg
Not liking this one at all, their 737s look better, Polish this BIRD!!!!
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Turk_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/UAL75_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/AU_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/India_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/KLM_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/OLY_JFK_0206.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/VIR_JFK_0206.jpg

Garri767
02-20-2006, 10:30 PM
great pics tommy, yes those aeromexicos look like crap, and i also really like that TAM pic.





Garri767