View Full Version : Sunday June 11

06-11-2006, 08:36 PM
It was great seeing the regular folks from NY as well as our meeting guests from PHL & Florida. I hope you guys really enjoy the rest of your visit.

I want to thank Tommy A. for the tip on underexposing due to the bright sun. The difference in the pictures before & after I made the switch is very noticeable.

I must say this was my most productive day shooting so far, so many shots to choose from that with careful post-work, I should be able to get some accepted. I wish I could have stayed longer but I was starting to not feel so good, and wanted to make sure I got home ok.

I haven't had a real JFK day since I got the XT, so to catch Cathay & Iberia's A346's, Emirates A345, Tahiti's A343, and the Royal Jordanian 310F just made my day.

Here are just 3 of my favorite shots from today.

Delta Connection E170

Royal Jordanian 310F

Air Tahiti Nui A343 (winking at me)

06-11-2006, 08:51 PM
Great shots, it was a fun day today.

06-11-2006, 08:55 PM
Great shots John! I'm so glad you made it out today. Unfortunately, we just arrived back at home about an hour ago and I'm exhausted, so no photos edited (or even loaded to my laptop, for that matter) yet.

But...we got a great group shot at the end of the day, at Charles Park. We are missing a few key spotters who had to duck out early, but we got all of our out-of-town kids! ;)

Pictured from left - top row: Joe Wagner, Ed McCoy, Josh Akbar, Brian Futterman, Justin Idle, (me) Melanie Rose, Phil Derner Jr., Eric Dunetz
bottom row - Joey (I don't know his last name! :() and Mario Craig.


06-11-2006, 08:57 PM
See I regret not taking any photos today. Ill have to come out with you guys again.

(This is Jordan from today btw)

06-11-2006, 10:49 PM
I must have been in the wrong spot today. I spent a few hours in the Costco parking lot, where I ended up meeting someone who'd come up from Allentown, PA.

I took a lot of photos, though none look particularly special (in terms of the photography, anyway). I should have them online tomorrow after I'm done post-processing them.

Hopefully, next time out I'll manage to be in the right place, and meet some of you!

06-12-2006, 05:38 AM
We were in the back by the water canal over there.

Give a call next time and join us!

Iberia A340-600
06-12-2006, 12:30 PM
It looks like you guys had a great time yesterday! The light was really gorgeous.

Even though I was not spotting with the group, like I had hoped, I managed to snap some shots from Terminal 7.

BTW did anyone happen to get an arrival shot of EC-JBA?

Here are some shots that I though were sorta cool that I took yesterday:


06-12-2006, 12:44 PM
I'm at work and I can't look at the shots from yesterday, but I know that we got an arriving Iberia, as well as the departure, around 7pm. Wasn't that your flight? Didja see us? ;)

Conor Clancy
06-12-2006, 12:54 PM
So, after a long hiatus, I'm back to NYCAviation...since I'm done with high school.

Were you guys in the BK parking lot? Because I must have JUST missed you. As I was driving up Peninsula Blvd., I saw the Shuttle America E170 on approach.

But I was content, because I finally got my EOS shot! It's in the JP queue, so I'll post it soon.

Great to be back (finally).

Iberia A340-600
06-12-2006, 01:06 PM
I left on the later flight out at 9:10. EC-JBA, the A340-600 I took, arrived around 7:30ish on 31L. When I got to JFK the earlier Iberia flight was taxiing out for 31L, I am pretty sure it was EC-JOH.

06-12-2006, 01:23 PM
What a day, yesterday! I feel (and look) like I just experienced a nuclear blast -- terrible sunburn -- but definitely well worth it in the name of new traffic and old friends.

Phil, who said I was just lurking? :)

Gordon, we only shot the arrival and departure of EC-JOH. By the time JBA arrived, we were getting ready to leave after going for some takeoffs. Also, your United shot is brilliant...and by the looks of the traffic in your first shot (also great), we just missed the Icelandair 752 with winglets.

Will probably post some shots within the next day or two.


06-12-2006, 01:36 PM
What a day, yesterday! I feel (and look) like I just experienced a nuclear blast -- terrible sunburn -- but definitely well worth it in the name of new traffic and old friends.

Hey I did offer sunblock! Yeah it was a nice day yesterday. To bad I had to leave early but I had prior plans. I've learned from spotting in the past that a bottle of sunblock now takes up permanent residence in my camera bag. "SPF 30, Don't go spotting without it" LOL

06-12-2006, 01:43 PM
Hey I did offer sunblock! Yeah it was a nice day yesterday. To bad I had to leave early but I had prior plans. I've learned from spotting in the past that a bottle of sunblock now takes up permanent residence in my camera bag. "SPF 30, Don't go spotting without it" LOL

I hear you on that. I learned my lesson the hard way--I'm still peeling from the sunburn I got from being out at the air show. Between using sunblock, and mostly keeping out of the sun by ducking into my car when nothing was happening, I managed to escape yesterday with only a small patch of sunburn on my knee.

PHL Approach
06-12-2006, 01:52 PM
I swear I'll have Malignant Melanoma before I'm 24. I just hate putting sunblock on. Futt, you think yesterday was bad. Try standing outside at FLL for 7-9 hours with no sunblock in August. I think the next day at Justin's house I woke up to go to MCO and I walked around with my arms out for a few days. Walked like I had an invisible full body cast. I just remember having to put green aloe gel on. Damn that was cold stuff. The memories...

06-12-2006, 02:08 PM
Phil, who said I was just lurking? :)

Ha, Brian...I think I was actually the one who said that ;)

Glad to see our favorite "Futtographer" back on the boards. We had a great time yesterday, too.

P.S. Of all the people, I thought I was the only one who escaped without sunburn, yet somehow my shoulders turned a pretty shade of pink a couple hours after we left the park. Not nearly as bad as that stripe on your neck! I'll post that photo later 8)

06-12-2006, 02:41 PM
I was fine until this morning. My whole face is bright pink :-\

06-12-2006, 03:10 PM
My wife couldn't believe how red I got. My right ear is toast.

06-12-2006, 08:44 PM
It was a really great time. The Charles Park angles were amazing, and we had a great turnout with lots of out-of-town friends.

It's Monday night and I'm still exhausted from the sunburn. I woke up this morning looking like a Thanksgiving turkey on my bicep and a frozen Butterball on my shoulder.

06-12-2006, 08:46 PM
Ok ok....I only had time to edit a couple shots, but that's more than I've had in over a month so here:

This is my shot of the day...I barely had to edit it at all


Phil let me get MaxJet, though the light was ****....birdy decided to pose too

Ech, ugly mess of colors...not too bad of a shot though

Here's an angle I've never gotten before...and a plane going to Tommy's homeland ;)

Other shots from the day...whole mess of spotters, most from out of town, with our neighborhood's finest in the background

Last but not least...Futt's neck, after nuclear attack - ouch.

PHL Approach
06-12-2006, 08:54 PM
Great shots Mel. Nice job with the Uzbek and Air India. Hell I completely forgot that I even saw Air China. lol

06-12-2006, 10:11 PM
Here are just a few from my 14 hours of spotting.

Starting with the first shot of the day.










And the last shot of the day.

It was a great time hanging out with everyone. Probably one of the best days spotting at JFK.


Iberia A340-600
06-13-2006, 06:48 AM
Wow, Eric you got some great shots! I love the shot of the Iberia and Qantas. I happened to see EC-JOH when I arrived yesterday morning in MAD and I got to watch VH-OEF taxiing out for 31L.

Mel, I love the shot of the Aer Lingus!!

Thanks Brian for the comments, I managed to get some more shots of TF-FIR but through an extremley dirty window as it was parked at Gate 2 which does not have the cleanest of windows. I am not quiet sure of what time it landed since I arrived at Terminal 7 around 6:30 and was eating around 6:45 so it must have landed between that time because when I got to the spot where I took the photo from it was waiting for a gate.

Conor Clancy
06-13-2006, 11:54 AM

That's the EOS plane from my angle (Burger King parking lot).

06-13-2006, 02:43 PM
The EOS plane is amazing!

06-13-2006, 08:05 PM
Some great pics!! That's a great capture of my favorite SAA colors - just wish they still floew the 744's into KJFK - anyone around KIAD got any pictures of the SAA 744's there?

06-13-2006, 08:12 PM
Few more. To my disappointment, a lot of my earlier shots were severely top lit and no good.

No soccer nose on this one, oh well...


My first Virgin A340

Gonna try for both Anet and JP...don't have super high hopes, but since I finally have some upload material, I might as well go for it, eh? ;)

06-13-2006, 09:23 PM
Its was great to meet everyone from out of state and I'm happy you guys had such a great day. Here's some of my favorites from the day.


06-15-2006, 10:54 PM
Hey guys Justin and I just got in from JFK. First off I'd like to thank Josh and Brian for taking us around all day, and telling us how to get to our apartment, without their help, Sunday would have pretty much sucked for us. I'd also like to thank everyone else that was out there that day. That really was my best day of spotting I've ever had. I was extremely lucky that day, not only was the weather perfect, but I managed to catch 6 beacons and 2 strobes, thats gotta be a sign right???? Along with all the heavies, that 2-3 oclock hour was truly amazing, I really had a blast.

Thanks to Justin I will have full non-rev benefits starting in late July, so hopefully, I will be around a lot more.

I'll post up some links once I get through all of my pics.

Joey Collura

P.S. Don't worry about the last name Mel

06-15-2006, 10:54 PM
I'd like to chime in right now to express my continuing gratitude towards all those who came out on June 11th. I had an amazing time. I added several new airlines to my collection and got some great lit shots of airlines I needed improved shots of. You guys are the best! What a great group of people you all are! If any of you all ever come to MCO or TPA, let me know. I'd be glad to show any one of you all around my turf sometime. We'll be sure to do it again soon! Thanks again!

Shots to come later!


06-17-2006, 09:33 AM
well here are some of my results from sunday, I've only gone through my first card, I still have like another gig to go through...





Theres plenty more on jetphotos, hopefully I'll get some on a.net within the turn of the century....

06-18-2006, 04:55 PM
Well I'm gotten about 20 from JFK accepted onto JP so far... 30 somethin waiting in the que at A.net.... click below for my JFK pics if anyone is interested:


Thanks again guys!!! What a blast!