terça-feira, 11 de maio de 2010

Half Walkaround on the French Stratotanker

Still no traffic today at Madeira. The ashes are really giving a hard time to aviation and everything else depending on it...

Anyway, still lots of traffic to share from last weeks...

This one could be the military traffic of the year, if the PoAF wouldn't be making its celebrations at Madeira, this Year (at least I hope that the PoAF can really make the celebrations worth it, around here....)

Anyway, it was the first time I had the oportunity to shoot and have a close look to a 707 or, in this case, a C-135....
Somehow, the US KC-135 look more imponent on photos than this one, anyway, my own photos didn't turned out nothing special....a big thumbs up for the guys at Lajes that can make those amazing military photos!

It landed on runway 23 on the very beggining of the runway, when it got near us it was already coming on the runway...
Like we talked about then, I guess the last 4 jet plane that was around here was the inaugural 747....

Looking in this perspective it looks at lot bigger than the civil airliners but, like I said, it didn't seem so imponent as I had expepcted.

Fuel suppliers on the tip of the wings...
Big engines! Now...this looks imponent....
Allways wanted to take one of these...
The back of the wing tip fuel suppliers...Notice the light system under it?

That fuel hose hanging there seems quite strange....


Yeap...strange indeed to see the plane with that hanging all the time...


For the final shot, just a little joke with fake-HDR with an intentional over-processed look.
I like the final result, although it isn't a regular A.net or J.net photo....

6 comentários:

  1. Há há ;))
    Muito fixe....
    Boas fotos

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  2. interessante o detalhe das luzes nas mangas das asas.

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  3. Pois é Rui, eu também tinha a ideia de que era um pouco maior. Agora é esperar por um C-17A :)

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  4. Fantástico 'report' Rui!
    Para uma máquina destas tinha que ser :D.

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  5. Gosto particularmente da número 10. Tive a sorte de estar na placa aquando da descolagem.
    Grande máquina...

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