I recorded this video with the iPhone one or two years ago departing Las Vegas for Michigan. The aircraft used a different runway this time that has a fine view of our very expensive Las Vegas Strip. Welcome to Sin City. We then gradually roll right for the northeast hop toward Michigan. This aircraft sounds like an Airbus A319 or A320, beautiful aircraft. I kinda love to fly!
Iv’e been fascinated with aircraft for as long as I can remember. I love the shapes of them and the physics involved in getting a 100 tonne or more aircraft eight miles off the ground. Poetry in Motion! This is the last aircraft photo.
Fly the blue skies! So much beautiful blue sky over Las Vegas most of the time. The extreme closeup image shows full flap extension on the right wing for landing as well as two communications antennas. Most aircraft communications take place in the AM Mode as opposed to the VHF FM Mode. Amplitude Modulation -vs- Frequency Modulation. AM is much more readable with low signal levels. Frequency range is 110 to 136MHZ.
After I left the park yesterday going crazy with bird photos, I headed across Sunset Road to my favourite place to photograph airliners as they approach I think it’s runway 8L for touchdown. I was successful in capturing the gradual decent. Unfortunately, the final photo when you see tire smoke on TD was too blurred to use.
This is the final photo set from the trip up the mountain a few days ago now. I saved these photos for last, we should always honour our service men and women. The plaques are as readable as I can make them, I hope you’ve enjoyed this rather large set of photos, folks. In total before processing, they all together were about 2.5 gigabites!
The landscape photos were taken yesterday while out and about, the chopper is owned by the State of Nevada. It’s not illegal to search the internet by searching the aircraft registration numbers. It’s actually public information.
This photo was taken sometime in 2018 under the approach path at McCarran International Airport here in Las Vegas. It’s also been hanging on the wall in my home too for about as long. The RJ was about ten seconds from touchdown but you can’t see the runway obviously. Would you like to see more airliners?
On a different note, I have finally broke down and purchased the Business Plan offered by WordPress.com. Why? You probably know that I’ve removed thousands of posts from this site due to that damned so-called Premium plan. There’s nothing premium about it! Truth is, if I weren’t uploading so much content I wouldn’t run out of space so quickly. But this is how I run this site so I’ve had to pay the price, literally.
Here is a different look of the Strip just moments after departing McCarran International. I tried some different HDR looks but went with this simple view. Perhaps it’s similar to an old movie about the city?