A Regional Jet approaches the threshold at our McCarran International Airport. The distant clouds add a bit of flair to the photo. The RJ is my favorite aircraft to fly in, short takeoffs and landings too. Let’s get high together! 😎
Here are some nice photos of aircraft on approach to our Las Vegas McCarran International Airport about two years ago. I have lightened each photo up quite a bit, the Whites needed to be turned up a good bit so that they aren’t smothered in blues. Recycled aluminum, right? I’m excited about flying again soon and seeing my family. ❤️
I’ve always been fascinated with aircraft, anything that flies regardless of having wings or helicopter blades.
Over the years, I’ve found that these commercial jetliners have become my favorite aircraft, possibly aided by the fact that most of us have logged thousands of miles in these flying beer cans with what are pound for pound the most powerful engines built, strapped to the wings.
Since the damned virus took over the planet, I’ve seriously missed flying, and of course, seeing my family back home in Michigan twice a summer.
I have two favorite places I like to capture these beautiful machines from, one is directly under the approach path on the east end of one runway, the other is nearby where I can capture them broadside. I love the sights, sounds and even the smell of the spent Jet A fuel as it wafts over me, so fun!
Rain Sails are common over Las Vegas in the Monsoon Season. Small clusters of rain clouds pour their badly needed rain upon the valley floor far below as do the very large and angry storms. The rain sails, or shafts, always look beautiful to me as seen from the ground, in two of these photos, those sails are at about the same altitude as the aircraft. Lovely! I really miss the fun of flight, and of couse my family in Michigan.
Are you sure you want to board your next flight?
After leaving Sunset Park yesterday, I drove directly across Sunset Road to my favorite plane-spotting location. A place where the aircraft pass directly overhead at about 100 feet or so. The sound of the air passing over the wings is loud and awesome, seeing the belly of 100+ ton aircraft so close to giving you the crunch is exhilarating! And the engine sound, excellent!