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I recently got a job at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA, and just in the last three days, I've gotten to see all of this:

We had a 777 in the main parking lot for the ceremony for its delivery to American Airlines:

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Then, yesterday, I saw a C-26 take off and land twice:

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And today, I arrived at work to see a CH-124A sitting on the ramp. I was extremely glad I arrived 20 minutes early- I actually got to meet the crew, and they gave me a tour of the interior! (no photos, though). The tour had to be cut short because I had to get to work, but it was still pretty darn cool!

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And lastly, I got to see a brand new 737, which if the rudder is any indication, is destined to also become an American plane!

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Very NOICE...

Last night saw a Chinook and was accompanied by the local Police Force helicopter which is a MD 902 EXPLORER.

And due to a major ROAD accident between a HEAVY GOOD VEHICLE LORRY and a mini bus SAW MANY yellow colored helicopter ambulances

Etc from other nearby counties that cane to assist ..

It was carnage but the Helicopter Pilots did a magnificent job given the severity of the accident and weather conditions.

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Wicked shots everyone!!! Dylan great shots of the rust buckets errrr I mean fine naval vessels lol!!!(mind you the scenery around Victoria is much nicer than Halifax)

Had a great day shooting and today's theme was nose close ups....of airplanes of course!!! lol enjoy!!

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did I mention it was windy as all $@#!

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medevac from the states, I never noticed how small a Lear really is until I was closer to it.

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Delta CRJ-700 before today I hadn't seen 2 US carriers with CRJ's here at the same time usually they are ERJ's

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Also got my first star alliance livery, jazzy!

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Welcome

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My favorite of the day

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Yank CRJ#2

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Hey porter!

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Toronto bound!

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And to finish off where we started, the same 737-600 now departing and after that so did I

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Have a good night folks!!

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Forgot to mention this part! Someone had a bad day after this happened I'm sure! As I was waiting between flights(thankfully) a dog came running across the active over to the fence not far from where I was standing. Soon after security and the RCMP were tracking him down and caught the little fella!

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Wow Holmes !

I hope there were no fatalities and that everyone recovers ... :pray:/>

-Gregg

One young lady aged 18 died..the other 21 ladies were injured ..3 seriously ..they were on their way for a night out for a HEN PARTY...

the lorry driver who collided with the mini bus is out on police bail...

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Forgot to mention this part! Someone had a bad day after this happened I'm sure! As I was waiting between flights(thankfully) a dog came running across the active over to the fence not far from where I was standing. Soon after security and the RCMP were tracking him down and caught the little fella!

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Nice :jaw-dropping:

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Not today, but yesterday - heard HEAVY rotors, looked up, and saw an Mi-24 Hind fly over in formation with a WWII era fighter or trainer I didn't recognize. Looked like a stretched P-47 with a squared-off rudder. But the Hind had most of my attention - not a common sight in North Texas.

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I wonder if the Hind was one owned by the Cold War Air Museum?

I think they are based in Texas.

From what I have read about them, they have airworthy examples of the Mi-24 Hind, L-39 Albatros and working on getting a MiG-21UM Mongol and a MiG-23UB Flogger airworthy.

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Seymour Johnson in the morning for some Beagles and a Spit... Wright-Patterson in the evening for a CH-53E...

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Cheers,

Dave

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I'll try and limit myself a bit today.....try being the key word there lol went out early today for the morning rush, was hoping for more sun(of course there's pleanty of it now!!!) but I'm starting to get used to shooting in the shade, it was worth it though as I caught 2 birds I'd been hoping to see for some time, canadian north 737 and fedex 757 and got 'em both!!

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2 kids horizon painted A319's

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ACX had 3 of these come in this morning, love the vapour

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NAVCAN CRJ-200

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KC-130 #1

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Love the 757 one of my favorite airliners and though fedex has them here daily I never get to see them fly as I usually show up too late, but not today!!!

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KC-130 #2 heading to the active

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practiced my panning on this medevac before the herc took off, not too shabby

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Rollin'

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and of course photobucket's compression makes them look worse than they are.

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The prop contrails on that C-130 are awesome! What settings did you shoot those at?

Today was another exciting day at the Museum of Flight- this guy took off from the museum's end of the field, and the noise alone set off around 10 car alarms!

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Also, a few days ago these two were at the other end of the field- they took off from that end, so this was the closest shot I could get of them with my crummy little point-and-shoot.

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Anybody know what unit any of these three are from?

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Thanks Jaypack, The first C-130 was shot with 1/500 shutter speed the second was a panning with 1/100. Tried to do another panning shot with a USN C-130 but didn't work out as good this morning, the sun threw me off as I've become too used to shooting with overcast weather lol.

First up more vacationers heading south with Canjet

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Delta CRJ-700

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There was a USAF herc too but didn't get to see him take off and could get a good shot in it's parking space but here's some sailors going for a flight

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a slight crosswind makes for a dramatic shot

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A320 in the shade

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ACX CRJ9

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Got some vortices on the main rotor, right on!

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This CP-140 did 2 touch'n'goes before heading back to Greenwood

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A320 in the sun

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Second and final go around

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bareley squeezed her in this shot!

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Love the props on the Q400s

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Fisheries off on a patrol

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DHC-8-311 Dash 8 Air Canada C-GEWQ eastbound for final turn towards YVR. Shot with 70-200mm f/2.8+TC-20EIII @ 400mm.

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After a day at the Manassas Airport air show on Saturday, and a little IAD spotting, I headed into Washington, DC. As I was pulling into a parking lot next to the Tidal Basin and near the Washington Monument, I heard rotors overhead and low. Looking out the sunroof, I see three white-top USMC helos directly overhead, en route to the White House... :doh:

A short time later, one popped out from between the trees, and I managed to get a quick shot.

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