Saturday, February 25, 2012

Second Boeing 787, ZA002, Caught At Palmdale By Our Smartphone Reporter.

The second Boeing 787 prototype, ZA002, caught at Boeing Palmdale in full All Nippon Airways livery (ANA). She too, is being decommissioned, and seen sitting next to 787 ZA001, previously flown in for decommissioning in December.

Shot location: PMD (Photo by our California Smartphone Division)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ontario Rampapoluza!

The G-IV in the first photo is N113AR, baseball star Alex Rodriguez's personal Gulfstream. The helicopter fleet belongs to Edison International, A.K.A. Southern California Edison.

Ah, the fun maintenance days...

Shot location: ONT

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lufthansa's First 747-8 Takes Flight.

RC022 operating at Boeing 22, registered D-ABYA, did a quick rejected takeoff test, turned around at the end of 16R, and departed to the north a few minutes before 9 AM PT.

The aircraft is expected to be handed over to Lufthansa in March.

(Photos and information courtesy FlightBlogger)

Phantoms & Preighters.

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Captain Carter)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Yes, One A380 Photo Can Indeed Be Worth A Thousand Comments.

This ranks as one of the most fun pis we have received, as it was begging for a whole bunch of captions. Well, here are some examples, and suggestions are always welcome:

*In Australia, the Terminator into night can be quite abrupt, sometimes.

* Qantas experiments with in-flight connectivity.

* A380 - The AWACS version.

*"Great antenna mounting. Now, let's work on the aerodynamics."

Shot location: SYD (Photo by Bernard Proctor)