Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Video Plane Spotting. Hope you enjoy it :)

Rwy 23 Arrivals - July 7, 2013

Rwy 5 & 23 - July 14, 2013

Rwy 23 - Aug 03, 2013

Rwy 23 - Aug 5, 2013 (includes Emirates A380)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Summer here we come!!

It's still not summer but it's warm enough to finally spend half a day doing nothing but photographing aircraft!!! Looking forward to when it will actually reach the 30s, it's going to be 21 today!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Etihad Airways - Toronto-Abu Dhabi- Karachi (December 2011)

In December 2011, I was fortunate to find a really cheap fare to go and spend Christmas with family. Thank you Etihad for yet another great trip, at a really good price!!

You can read the more detailed version here:

Third Time's a Charm! Etihad Airways (YYZ-AUH-KHI)

Here are some photos and for the very first time videos from the trip :). Don't forget to watch in 720p (but it's not really that sharp though)

YYZ-AUH (EY 140)

Dec 6, 2011

(A6-ETH) Brand new Boeing 777-300ER http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b777-39683.htm

The morning light after breaking dawn

Washroom with a view

Back in my seat and enjoying the view as we fly over Turkey!!

Added some tranquil music to match the equally tranquil view outside!!It was majestic to say the least!

Flying over Iraq.

Entering the Persian Gulf

Descending into Abu Dhabi - Notice at the end of the video the little girl crying for her grandfather (seated across the aisle)

I had to actually edit the audio in this video to remove completely the little girl's crying which had now turned to screaming :(. She was well behaved though for the entire flight! We were flying downwind before our left hand turn to establish finals with Rwy 31L

Finally the final approach to Rwy 31L, and the little girl had calmed down by then

Fantastic crew of EY 140!!

AUH-KHI (EY 221)

Dec 8th

View from our Airbus A320 of the other EY Airbus A320s!!

Pushing back for our flight to Karachi

Take off from Abu Dhabi to Karachi.

Inflight Abu Dhabi to Karachi

Landing into Karachi. Due to a power outage some areas appear dark

Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer is here!! Time to head to Pearson!!

We've had days of rain, sometimes for a whole week which was pretty much depressing. However just prior to this we had a period of some sunny days, maybe two or three and that is when I headed out to Pearson. Fortunately most of the arrivals were on 24R which was great to photograph some nice heavies! Well beginning tomorrow it is going to be not the high 10s or low 20s but shooting up to the low 30 degrees (Centigrade). Will most probably be at Pearson this weekend but here are some shots from that one sunny Saturday I headed out to Pearson some weeks ago. No wonder Canadians go crazy when the sun comes out!! Of course, they find better ways to catch the sun, the beach, patios etc, unlike some like me who can stand for hours near a runway, till your feet give in or the batteries die whichever comes first :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Etihad Revisited - Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A320

I travelled on Etihad recently. Here are the trip reports on those flights.


Etihad Welcome Screen on the Boeing 777-300ER

Inflight Headphones and Amenity kit

Etihad's new e-box Inflight Entertainment

Dinner served out of Toronto

Etihad's dessert service. (Unique to Eithad only and served after the main meal trays are cleared)

Progress of our flight. Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean

Light Refreshment served mid-flight

Second light refreshment of Chocolate Popcorn and/or Ice Cream

Second main meal served prior to landing in Abu Dhabi

Nearing Abu Dhabi

First time on Etihad's new baby Airbus A320s!

Old Inflight entertainment on the Airbus A320

Dinner served at 2300 out of Abu Dhabi

Reaching our final destination!!


Welcome screen on the Etihad Airbus A320

Breakfast served on our way to Abu Dhabi

Landed in Abu Dhabi and using the stairs to desend

Etihad's Boeing 777-300ER being used on the flight to Toronto

Flying over the F1 course just having departed from Abu Dhabi - three hours late

Flight data map not functional on the flight :(

Lunch served on the flight

Etihad's unique dessert service. Again not disappointed.

Some scenic views on the way in.

Also served prior to this were the mid flight refreshment, ice cream or popcorn

Back in Toronto. With the tails of Jet Airways, Air Canada and Lufthansa