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YVR Spotting Photos

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Simmers,

 

Never thought to share my spotting photos here, but as I haven't been able to sim for the past four months as a result of two separate computer crashes and some very bad timing, and as I wait to get my new computer (desktop this time, with 16GB RAM, GTX770, i7-4790K, etc...), I've been doing a lot of it at my home airport of CYVR. Coincidentally, tonight I find myself in St. John's, NL, flying back tomorrow with stops in CYUL and CYHZ (any CYUL, CYHZ or CYYT spotters send me a PM if you read this :)!), I thought I'd share some of my favourites. I'm on Instagram @dmairplane, as well as a rarely-used FlickR account (yvrspotter), and a kind-of-updated website (yvrspotting.weebly.com). I think all of the photos have been taken with the D3200 (w/ 18-55mm VR and 55-200mm VRII), but if not they were taken with the J1 I was using before that. So, without further ado, here are a couple of my all-time favourites from the past few months (I've only really been spotting since May) - sorry for the number of photos.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

British Airways 87 | 747-400 | July 20th

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Air Canada 137 | Boeing 787-8 | August

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Air North | 737-200 | July

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Lufthansa 493 | Boeing 747-400 | July

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Virgin Atlantic 95 | A340-600 | July 22nd

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Air Canada 3 | 767-300 | August

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Harbour Air | DHC-3T | August 17th

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Air Canada 151 | A330-300 | September 14th

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Air Canada 161 | A320-200 | August 26th

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United Airlines | 737-800 | September

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Virgin Atlantic 95 | A340-300 | July 26th

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Cathay Pacific 838 | 777-300ER  | September

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EVA Air 10 | 747-400 | September 14th

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Air Transat 708 | A330-200 | September 21st

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British Airways 85 | 747-400 | September 21st

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Nice pictures, you have a better view of Mt. Baker then I do, the trees block my view now, hi from Sumas

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Derek, these are amazing shots! I also live in Vancouver so it's great to see these different aircraft taking off and landing at YVR. I bookmarked this page in case you have more B)

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So nice.

 

I always fly in Vancouver , I am a bush pilot. 

 

The weather has not been good for flight since a couple of days. 

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Sweet shots. Really nice detail. 

 

Yea that was a crazy pacific storm the other day.  It just came town in torrents for a few hours straight.

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By the way, can you see the Harbour Air or United photo? I'll repost them if they didn't go through.


And thank you everyone for your comments!

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  Really nice shots. Great job. I miss living near YVR. Spent more than a few hours watching the planes fly over my house. I do not miss the rainy season though.

Your Harbour Air and United photos are not showing.

  Jazz.

 

ps, How was the milk run from the Rock?

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Thanks! I'll post them as soon as possible.

 

The milk run was pretty great - save for the CRJ-900's misaligned windows, it was great. I'd never been on an RJ before, so it was quite fun. No complaints on the 333 back from CYUL. Super lucky, though, I walked into the international side and got some epic up-close shots of the KLM MD-11, along with a SWR 330, the AF 744, and, from a distance, a QR 77W. I'll share them on IG and potentially here as well.

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  I haven't been on the crj 900's before either. My last trip back east, (2003) I did get to fly on one of the old BAE146-200's, from CYHZ to CYYT. Man, those were noisy birds, but a nice ride none the less. I look forward to seeing your pics of the KLM MD-11. 

 

   Jazz

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Nice - I would've died to fly on the 146. Only place to do that now is Europe. Have some cockpit/flight and terminal photos on the way. I'll probably post them in another thread though seeing as they aren't from CYVR.


Virgin Atlantic 95 | A340-300 | October 5th

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