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T-Bird76
07-22-2006, 11:26 PM
Before you scroll down let me thank Dave Budd for his amazing hospitality and time he spent spotting with me in LAS. I had a great time out west. LAS has some great birds and some wonderful spotting locations. Once again LAX was surprise with a very special bird, oh and I even meet one of Monty's friends!

Here's just a sample of the 1700 pictures I took this week.

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Champion1_LAS_071706.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/ATAN514AT_071706_LAS.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/TeamWork_071706_LAS.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/MesaCRJ900_071806.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/WNonewheel_LAS_0706.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/WNShamuN334WN_0718_LAS.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Janet1_LAS_0706.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/US_AWAHERT_LAS_0706.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/CathyChromeCargo_LAX_071906.jpg
LAX BABY!!!

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/BMILanding_LAS_072006.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/BMITakeoff_LAS_0706.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/MD90_LAS_0706.jpg
Alex's favorite plane, hehe

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/VirginLanding_LAS_0806.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Champion727A_LAS_0706.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/HAW_LAS_0607.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/AeroMexMD87_LAS_0706.jpg

Iberia A340-600
07-22-2006, 11:33 PM
Wow, Very nice Tom!

hiss srq
07-22-2006, 11:47 PM
Supurb shooting. You really know how to bring out the gorgeous lines of those 727's I love oh so much

Mellyrose
07-23-2006, 12:03 AM
Phil is crying right now.

I love that Aeromexico MD-80! Great shots Tommy. :)

mirrodie
07-23-2006, 12:49 AM
excellent dude! loving the Cathay and Janet!

eric8669
07-23-2006, 12:51 AM
Tommy,

Good Stuff, Great shots


Eric

dbudd
07-23-2006, 01:44 AM
Thanks for the nice comments Tom..

I was just uploading some of my pics from today when I came by here to check out the latest post..

I had a few pics of you while you were busy with some of our LAS traffic. I have to admit...you got some great shots even with all our heat!! You guys have no idea. It averaged 110 and the humidity was unbelievable!! I live here and it was almost too much for me and Tom didn't even flinch!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/dave_budd/NYCA/tommy3s.jpg

I can't wait to meet with all of you out west at LAX in Oct. I heard from a few guys in the U.K. and they might come out as well.

Don't foregt our airshow in November as well..

http://aviationnation.org/

Talk with you all later..

Dave

dbudd
07-23-2006, 01:56 AM
Okay one more..

I like to think of this as a profile pic..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/dave_budd/NYCA/tommy2s.jpg

Go Get'em Tom!!

Dave

NIKV69
07-23-2006, 07:52 AM
Oh no not the Hat!

Great shots Tommy, nothing better than a Janet bird. Wish they would land 25 when I am there! Great Shamu too!

cancidas
07-23-2006, 03:29 PM
is it just me, or are the reversers on that A330 opening rather early? i mean, usually they open when the weight-on-wheel sensor is set off after the airplane settles onto it's mains. here, the rear wheels of the bogies are just touching the ground and the reversers are opening....



wonder if they did it manually, though i would usually wait a little while until the plane is definatelvely on the ground.

T-Bird76
07-23-2006, 04:16 PM
is it just me, or are the reversers on that A330 opening rather early? i mean, usually they open when the weight-on-wheel sensor is set off after the airplane settles onto it's mains. here, the rear wheels of the bogies are just touching the ground and the reversers are opening....



wonder if they did it manually, though i would usually wait a little while until the plane is definatelvely on the ground.

Matt I saw that a number of times this past week, rather strange. Perhaps something with the heat?

hiss srq
07-23-2006, 04:35 PM
I am not intamately familiar with the A-330's little quirks but I do know several aircraft types can deploy while actually in flight. I personally enjoy flying a turboprop in decent with beta engaged. I have flown aboard a skydiving DHC-6 a few times in Lake Whales where as soon as the last man is out 4,000 foot a minute plus all the way to the last 500 foot of altitude in beta pitch. We used to beat the jumpers to the ground a times.

Alex T
07-23-2006, 06:14 PM
Good Pictures Tom

I really do apologize for not being able to make it out there with you :( I will make it up to you one time.

Thanks for the dedicated photo, I feel very special and loved :P

Alex

727C47
07-23-2006, 06:45 PM
Love the CCP 727shots !

moose135
07-24-2006, 05:23 PM
Great shots Tommy! Love the Champion 727 shots. I have to get out there one day soon.

Bellucciman
07-24-2006, 07:43 PM
Fantastic photos! And to think I went to Las Vegas three years in a row for the PMA Show and never once went out there spotting!

T-Bird76
07-24-2006, 09:15 PM
Great shots Tommy! Love the Champion 727 shots. I have to get out there one day soon.

Better get there soon Moose, Champion is dumping the 727s for A319s :(

hiss srq
07-24-2006, 10:20 PM
no another frogjet operator in america! :(

AndrewM
07-25-2006, 12:36 AM
Here are a few of my photos from Vegas. It really was a fun trip! Thanks again for letting me crash, Tommy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/pizzapolli/FrA3182.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/pizzapolli/Virgin744.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/pizzapolli/fronA318.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/pizzapolli/Cha727.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/pizzapolli/NW757.jpg

Mellyrose
07-25-2006, 08:22 AM
Andrew...those photos are spectacular! Really great work. :)

tipek
07-25-2006, 10:00 AM
Hey Tommy,

Great shots. I'm hoping to do LAS sometimes in September. :)

Rafal

dbudd
07-25-2006, 10:51 AM
Any one else wanna come out??

I have a quest bedroom in my house and access over the fence at LAS?? Can make it a really fun weekend!!

Dave

eric8669
07-25-2006, 11:16 AM
Dave,

I am going to have to come back out to do some spotting. Maybe in September or October. Take a Long Weekend.

Eric

hiss srq
07-25-2006, 11:27 AM
I think me and Justin Idle are going to be non-reving out that way before years end. I get out there on occasion as well depending on if we get chartered out that way or not.

dbudd
07-25-2006, 11:54 PM
Come on out Eric...seems maybe your first visit to Vegas went well!! LOL

NIKV69
07-26-2006, 07:03 AM
Any one else wanna come out??

I have a quest bedroom in my house and access over the fence at LAS?? Can make it a really fun weekend!!

Don't need the room Dave but you know I will be there after Christmas! May fly out for a short trip in Nov too.

Winglets747
07-29-2006, 06:16 AM
Here are a few of my photos from Vegas. It really was a fun trip! Thanks again for letting me crash, Tommy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/pizzapolli/Virgin744.jpg


Great shots! Is it me, or is the right winglet on the 744 not painted with the standard Union Jack?

-Will