New Catch

When i go plane spotting, one thing that i hope for is to be able to catch something new.

Whether it’s a new type of aircraft or a new airline, seeing something new makes an afternoon plane spotting all that much more special.

On my last outing, i was able to catch two new airlines that i have never seen before.  Well, actually, one of them really isn’t an airline per se.

One of the aircraft that i caught, is a company aircraft (Glencore Canada) and is one of my favourite types to catch: the old 737-200 series.

This particular 737-200 has the gravel kit installed, which makes it even more unique.

Photos taken with the Nikon D2X and the Nikkor 70-300mm VR G.

Who dares wins.

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Afternoon Plane Spotting

It has been a while since i did some plane spotting, so i took advantage of the great weather we had today and made my way up to the airport.

Finally, they have 55th Ave. going north under Cote de Liesse, set up for two-way traffic again.  Hopefully, one day, that overpass will be torn down and rebuilt.  I won’t hold my breath though.

Sunday’s before noon is pretty quiet at the airport, so i did not stay long.  However, i was able to get some shots of aircraft that i have never seen before.

All photos taken with the D2x and the Nikkor 70-300 VR G.

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Flying on one engine!

It’s a very windy day today, so i had some aircraft come over head in order to land on 10-28 at YUL.

As i was taking a photo of an incoming Dash 8 Q400, i noticed something wasn’t right:  the aircraft’s left engine was not running!

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Despite this not being a dire situation, i am sure there was some nervous passengers on this flight.

Photo taken with the Nikon D2x and the Nikkor 70-300mm VR G.

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