Sunday, November 28, 2010

Raining in Miami, Sunny in Ft Lauderdale....

Well, this day didn't work out as planned - and in some ways I was glad. The plan was originally to spend the day in Miami, shoot the Transaero 777 and what ever else was around. When I left home in Fort Lauderdale, the sun was shining, but as I got closer to Miami, I knew the day wasn't going to go well with westerly operations and a cloud base that letting intermittent sun through. I headed for one spot on the south side of the airport that allowed the viewing of operations on runway 27 and spent a little time there. I did manage to get one new capture that I've been looking for for quite a while - a LAN Cargo B777-200LRF landing on runway 27.

There were also two Centurion MD-11's around as well, one lifting off runway 27

And the other landing on runway 27. I was hoping one would have been the new Sky Lease Cargo - but no such luck.

After spending a few hours at Miami hoping that the operations would change to easterly and the cloud would lift, shooting the Transaero 777, Alitalia B777 and LAN 767 with winglets in heavy cloud, I looked to the north and the sun was shining, so I headed off to Fort Lauderdale for the rest of the afternoon. And, I was glad that I did with some special operations, easterly operations and glorious afternoon sun (I'm sure that Miami changed right after I left as well....)

I've managed to catch one of the Continentals with it's new titles - that being a Boeing 737-800, this time was a Boeing 757-200.

Another of the rare catches - the Delta Boeing 757-200 with Dali titles on the nose.

This is the second year that I have managed to get a Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 with in Transavia colors. From talking to several people, Caribbean has leased two of these aircraft from Transavia this year - this one was PH-HSA when home in the Netherlands.

Finally, this is not so much of a special scheme or capture, but the second approach of this Allegiant MD-80 that afternoon - the first attempt was a go-around with a Southwest Boeing 737-700 still on it's taking off roll.

I'll definitely be heading to Miami again some weekend to try and get the Transaero in better light and better conditions. In the meantime, more time spent behind the camera lens.....


Paulo Olim said...



Tim G in MN said...

Sun Country leases from Transavia as well during thier busy season. Saw the same color scheme with SC painted on the side the other day here in MSP.