Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Santa has already started his magical run across the world and his progress is always available here.  To all my readers and viewers, I wish you safest and happiest of holidays and peace and prosperity in 2014.  Just in case Santa has a problem with his sleigh, there is always the backup :)

Another year of moments behind the camera lens gone.....

Friday, December 20, 2013

Texas Special in Florida - 12/20/2013

Today was one of those days - the weather started out nasty - then got better.  During the morning however, I had seen that the new Spirit special scheme A320, N618NK, Greetings from Dallas, had arrived at Fort Lauderdale.  So, in the good weather, I decided with a couple of other spotters decided to go and see what was going on for the lunch hour.  Nothing moving - nothing special moving - we were just about to leave, when, I happened to see this blue tail with a S on it come out with a long orange stripe.  And - lo and behold - here came - N618NK...

Spotting highlight of the month so far!!!!  More (great) time spent behind the camera lens!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Canadian Charter Season

Well, that time of year is upon us again - Canadian charters have started again.  Once again, Sunwing has added some leased aircraft to the fleet, a lot of which are painted with great logos and I am looking forward to catching those.  In the meantime, the first two that I caught are new for me too - a lease from European operator Smartwings - nice winglets they have and a Czech registered Travel Service jet.

Air Transat has also been flying in their Airbus A310s - the one I have been looking for with the Welcome titles arrived on a glorious day.  This season might be the last time we see the A310s in Florida as in 2014, air Transat is due to take delivery of the first of their Boeing 737-800's that are on order.  While those will make for nice shooting, I'll miss the powerful A310s.

Finally, while not a Canadian charter, something I have been looking for for a long long time, the Tiara Air from Aruba has been making more regular stops at Fort Lauderdale and so I was glad to be able to strike this from the list of wanted aircraft too!!!

It looks to be a promising season with some great aircraft to shoot!  In the meantime, more time spent behind the camera lens....