Yesterday I managed to add the 4th of 5 flying 787-9s that are out and about in Seattle and around the world (only 1 has been delivered to Air New Zealand). So here they are:
#1: ZB001 – Boeing Test Flights (going to Air New Zealand Eventually)
#2: ZB002 – Boeing Test Flights (going to Air New Zealand eventually)
#3: ZB789 – Don’t have this one yet, but it will go to JAL (next on my hunt list)
#4: ZB197 – All Nippon Airways
#5: ZB167 – United
#6: ZB003 – Air New Zealand – ZK-NZE – All Blacks Livery (Already Delivered)
Just a little bit of something for you to drool over this evening
On Friday night on the 4th of July (which that day deserves a whole other post on its own) I finally managed to finish off all photos from my trip to Anchorage at the end of May. Yes I said May… it has seriously taken over a month to get all of these done. Mind you I did move houses in that time, so the house move did have priority, however it still took a decent amount of time. I was working on photos during my lunch breaks from work remotely. I was working late into the night some nights just continuously working on photos. In the end I culled down the 7500 photos I took, down to 368 photos in the finished album. That is around a 5% ratio, which while lower than my normal, well it is better than nothing. Now that I have all of them on my site, there is the daunting task of getting them up on Aviation Photographic, so Kevin (the owner) will have a rough time going through them all once I get them uploaded. But no more talk… Avgeek Porn time!
A China Southern 777F having water sucked into its engine while it waits for its turn to take off
An Everts Cargo DC-6 getting ready for takeoff
The Alaska Starliner, more commonly known as the Retro Livery. I have chased this thing since i caught my first glimpse in 2009!
A Condor 767 taking off in front of the Anchorage Mountains
A G650, what I can easily say is a stunning example of a Business Jet
A Southern Air 747-400F with a Beacon flashing while it turns onto the Active.
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This is more like a regular feature
Air Canada Rouge at Vancouver Airport
Memphis Belle at Renton
ANA’s First 787-9
Upclose and Personal with a GE Engine on Ethiopians new 787
V-22 Osprey belonging to USMC HMX-1 at Paine Field
New 737 Touch & Go at Paine
Hawaiian 767-300 at Paine
Of course if you want more troll through all my spotting shots for this year
Boeing painted up a 747-8F in a special Seahawks Livery.. check it out
So it may have been a failed day of spotting today at Boeing Field while the third Boeing 787-9 flew donuts over Moses Lake when it should of been coming back to Seattle (damn it!). Still managed to get a good amount of photos of what felt like every bizjet coming into Seattle.
Well as the weekend comes to a close I spend most of my time working pn photos from the weekends spotting. But this Saturday morning allowed something a little bit special… some Mt Rainier goodness, but I will let the photos do the talking.
American Airlines – 777-300ER
Cathay Pacific Cargo – 747-8F
Air India – 787-8
United States Air Force – Boeing VC-25A 92-9000 aka Air Force One
Nothing else needs to be said
This morning at Paine Field gave for some amazing sun and reflections.