Monday, January 26, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sometimes, All That Glitters Is Not Actually A Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo.

Truth be told, though an extremely rare event this day and age, sometimes an airline actually puts out a pretty darn nice livery.  Our hats of to you, Etihad.

Shot location: LHR (Photo courtesy of Sir Robbie Shaw)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Random Acts Of Photography.

Some people get all the legroom.

Inflight LAX-HNL, Hawaiian Airlines A330 (Photo courtesy of HB)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Proud Bird At LAX Signs 20-Year Lease Extension.

With the stay-of-execution now signed, we can continue to capture, and celebrate, photos like these for years to come! All photos taken from the famous Proud Bird parking lot.


Seen in the Los Angeles Business Journal today.

By Matt Pressberg Thursday, January 15, 2015 
"The historic Proud Bird restaurant at the Los Angeles International Airport, which had been rumored to be closing after failing to agree to a long-term lease with airport operator Los Angeles World Airports, isn’t taking off after all.

Runway Two-Five Corp., which owns the restaurant, agreed Wednesday to a 20-year lease extension, worth more than $4.5 million over its term.

The owners of the restaurant, which features several early airplanes on its premises, expect to spend more than $5 million upgrading and refurbishing the property, according to a press release announcing the deal."

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Emergency Jacked Up Photo, A.K.A., The Three-Legged Virgin.

In case anyone was on a deserted island, you may not have heard of the Virgin Atlantic B747-400 which had quite an issue on January, 29th.  VS43 (G-VROM), departed LGW, bound for LAS,  when the starboard wing bogie decided to stop cooperating with the whole gear-sequence-thing, thus creating quite a problem for all concerned parties.

After exhausting all options for a resolution, and having dumped sufficient fuel, the Captian made a manageable situation almost catastrophic by executing the worst student pilot landing on film, blowing out nine tires in the process, thus fouling up the runway for hours in what should have been a fairly routine arrival.

Well, any landing you can walk away from...

Shot location: LGW (Photo courtesy of Sir Robbie Shaw)