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MD-11F - BRING ME GIFTS!

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Went plane spotting today.  This was my first time shotting during sunset.  Got to try out a couple of new techniques but most importantly I FINALLY shot the elusive UPS MD-11F that lands there at dusk.  It was a Kodak moment.

 

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Thanks Q!   One more processed tonight before bedtime!   He kept me bathed in the spotlight until he was right at the fence line.  I gave him the thumbs up and he switched the taxi lights off and turn in to the left to his cargo ramp.  It was awesome to get to see this bird finally with my own two eyes in action.

 

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Again, a fantastic shot. I have had the good fortune to travel on a pax EVA Air MD11, they are awesome.

 

 

Scott

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I had the fortune to see one at YSSY, but the crappy cellphone photo through the terminal glass as it went up thru 1,500' isn't quite as good as yours! That last one is great.

 

Been flying the virtual one all weekend thus far, taking the opportunity to do some long haul with the wife & child away.

 

Mike

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How many Amazon Prime packages do you think were on that freighter :lol:

 

Love the pictures, Kuragiman. It sounds like you've been trying to catch this bird for a while.

 

Nice work!

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How many Amazon Prime packages do you think were on that freighter :lol:

 

Love the pictures, Kuragiman. It sounds like you've been trying to catch this bird for a while.

 

Nice work!

 

I have.   The MD-11's are usually all parked in a nice neat row next to the fence by where I shoot but FINALLY caught one in the air.

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I don't frequent this forum, however those shots are absolutely top shelf material; Nice Job!

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Thanks everyone.   I think I have caught the plane spotter bug.  It's so relaxing to just sit on the hill side and watch these big machines come zooming by at close range.

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Which airport is that? Nice shots... the MD-11 birds are awesome in all respects...

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Which airport is that? Nice shots... the MD-11 birds are awesome in all respects...

 

KDFW-Dallas/Fort Worth international in Texas.

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Awesome,  thanks....

 

I see the UPS and FedEx MD11's here at KDEN too, but have never actually seen them arrive- no doubt in the wee hours on the AM  :)

 

Bruce.

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Cool shots.  I get to see that plane come in quite frequently from my office.  Should plan a time to see the A380 come in.  It arrives in the late afternoon and leaves in the evening.  It's ginormous!

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Cool shots.  I get to see that plane come in quite frequently from my office.  Should plan a time to see the A380 come in.  It arrives in the late afternoon and leaves in the evening.  It's ginormous!

 

Oh yeah it is.  I went to the grand opening arrive for the very first A380 from Qantas this year.  Never seen so many people gathered to see a plane arrive.  :)  I got some great shots of it coming in.  It just looked like it was floating there for ever.  I think the biggest surprise is how quiet that plane is.

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Really nice to see them in real-life.

I sometimes travel to EDDF, and there is no shortage of them there.It's enough to start the PMDG one again ;)
 

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Really nice to see them in real-life.

I sometimes travel to EDDF, and there is no shortage of them there.It's enough to start the PMDG one again ;)

 

 

If only the MD11 would run in P3D.   T_T

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I'm late to the party, but I wanted to comment on how nice these pictures are.  I'm on FSX burnout, and need a new hobby, so I think shooting pics of the real birds as opposed to the virtual kind is right up my alley.  I've been an avid spotter all my life, it makes sense to capture these moments on film, err, digital film.

 

I was on vacation a few weeks ago over in San Francisco/San Jose, and saw plenty of A380 action from KSFO, and also watched a ANA 787 depart from SJC.   Say what you will about the aesthetics of the Jumbo Airbus, but it sure is a quiet bird.   I had the time of my life, lazing around at Fisherman's Wharf, smartphone in hand with the Flightradar24 app, watching the diverse jumbo traffic pass over in a sharp right hand turn over the Golden Gate Bridge to head east over SF bay.  On the return trip back to KPHL, I had a stopover at KDFW and saw the Qantas A380 at the Intl terminal.

 

I often see Fedex MD-11s pass over my house on the PHILBO STAR to KEWR, and occasionally UPS MD-11Fs to KPHL, my homebase.   Shame to see KLM retired the last commercial flights, but it looks like the type has a long life still with the cargo carriers, especially Fedex/UPS.

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Sweet shots. Still my fav aircraft.  It may not be that cost efficient for most, but you gotta admit, it has tons of character.

Thanks for the posts

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I love it.  Wish it functioned for P3D.   I would be UPSing and FEDEXing all over Vatsim.   Alas.

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