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    No doubt there are a few plane spotters out there on Cambridge in Colour. How about starting up an aviation thread - anything mechanical in the air...

    I've got quite a busy international airport nearby, and can park quite close to the apron. The vast majority of aircraft arriving or departing are Emirates Airlines, but there are a few Russian aircraft from the 'Stans and lesser known international airlines and liveries that arrive out of the prime slots.

    Here's a couple to start:

    Cathay Pacific B747F

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    Gulf Air Embraer

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    Fly Dubai B737

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    p.s. - really need to see those Mosquito photos re-posted in here

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    And a bit of British 'retro'

    Hawker Hunter

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    And four looping Strikemasters

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    I need to revisit this airshow (which is held in Al Ain) now I can pp properly
    Full Frame is going to hurt though, as these oldies were with the D90 and 70-300mm VR at the long end, and some cropped

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    Extra 200

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    We watched the rugby game against South Africa and New Zealand (in which New Zealand gave South Africa a rugby lesson, I might add!) at a pub at a local, small airport (Rand Airport) last Saturday. I was able to get a few shots.

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    I love the concentration on this pilot's face

    Understandable, standing on full rudder at around 25ft!

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    Great shots, Phil. Sorry I don't have anything to contribute, but I will sit back and enjoy.

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    And a rather more sedate display team - a journo who must have been within 10 feet of me took the same shot with the same timing, which was in the papers the next day


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    Thanks Serge - I'm going to sit back now, too.

    Note to self - pack 70-300mm in the daypack for lunchbreaks at the airport next week!

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    Very nice shots, Phil. I like the contrast in colours in #4 (Extra 200).

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    Great shots Phil! I found a place along the beach in Mississippi where the planes are coming in low enough to get good shots of them. I will have to go back after the "Cruisin the Coast" event so my mind will be focused on planes.

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    Nice piccies... How about one from inside....

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    There we go, we've got a pilot aboard already!

    Nice shot, Geoff. I'm humming the Eastenders theme tune...

    B737, A320?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubaiphil View Post
    I love the concentration on this pilot's face

    Understandable, standing on full rudder at around 25ft!

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    Cor; I flew an airplane once, didn't stand on the rudder though but did a few spins, dives and pulled 5g which is nothing for those blokes women, and I been in one in full aerobatic manouvres being flown by a proper pilot. In the army, can you believe that.
    Actually a carrot top took me up and then landed cross the path of three Phantoms on take off causing them to jump over the top which caused him great amusement and convinced me they are crazy people.

    Then he saluted me on the way out and got me picked on by a Flight Sergeant.

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    This is actually two stuck together but looks a bit small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Little View Post
    Nice piccies... How about one from inside....

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    Making me feel queezy. Two things I hate; looking down the wing in a 90 degree bank or looking down the side of an open to the elements plane. Is that London?

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    Duxford, UK

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    Top shop stuff Mike; I used to know a chap who flew these in Egypt just after the big one. From an era when ordinary people got to fly; he was a welder by trade.

    Didn't half get on your nerves with constant stories though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clactonian View Post
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    Lovely, Clactonian

    I think I've just dribbled a little bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Making me feel queezy. Two things I hate; looking down the wing in a 90 degree bank or looking down the side of an open to the elements plane. Is that London?
    Yes - heading due west towards Heathrow

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