Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby IRONBIRDPHOTOGRAPHY on Mon 26 May 2014, 10:20 am

Not easy, but i managed to get myself flying next to a 787 that was only 6 day's operational!

not only that but for 30 minutes; about 15 backlit ;-(

I requested a 'wingman" missed approach from the coastline to Oostende airport Belgium; it did work out but the tower was like;
you wan tto do what??

When the 787 Captain retracted the landing gear and added a little power,
he was gone! We had to request him to ease on the speed, as we were already redlining the photoship!

Amazing seeing this "beauty" cut through the sky, and those wingtips flying above the fuselage; wow!

Oh yeah, pictures ;-)
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#3 missed approach was on the "wrong wind side, notice teh fire trucks ready for the water ceremony" ;-)
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#4 the poster you have seen in the magazines;
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Earlier people have commented on my watermarks, they have a function-sorry-
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby Ledhead27 on Mon 26 May 2014, 10:22 am

Simply stunning, smashing set of images!
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby Mictheslik on Mon 26 May 2014, 10:40 am

Superb photos, and actually very nice subtle watermarks.....you can still look at the pictures and not notice them until second glance.

Keep up the good work...we're not jealous at all :grin: !

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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby ikarus on Mon 26 May 2014, 12:03 pm

Excellent :clap:
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby CMS on Mon 26 May 2014, 2:56 pm

Great photos. I'm sure the technical/designer bods have done their stuff but seeing how the wings have flexed in the photos doesn't want me to book a flight on one too soon!

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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby IRONBIRDPHOTOGRAPHY on Mon 26 May 2014, 7:49 pm

CMS wrote:Great photos. I'm sure the technical/designer bods have done their stuff but seeing how the wings have flexed in the photos doesn't want me to book a flight on one too soon!

Chris

yeah, those wings really are moving,amazing to see!
i think from this angle youre not used to seeing the other wingtip..
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby Niallxg on Mon 26 May 2014, 8:09 pm

Super set. The last shot of the main set is stunning. :clap:
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby rv8tor on Tue 27 May 2014, 4:33 am

Superb set again.
With regards to your comments about being questioned by ATC I myself work at an airport and often think things would be soooo much better if people (professional as they are) understood the thought processes of a photographer.
If a man speaks in the middle of a forest and no woman can hear him, is he still wrong?
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby Rule 27 on Tue 27 May 2014, 7:10 am

Absolutely stunning images, the missed approach especially!

IRONBIRDPHOTOGRAPHY wrote:Earlier people have commented on my watermarks, they have a function-sorry-

It's a lot less obvious in these photos, I think it was just the size and the fact you'd made it look like part of the aircraft, rather than a watermark, that was the issue :)
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby IRONBIRDPHOTOGRAPHY on Tue 27 May 2014, 6:32 pm

[quote="Rule 27"]Absolutely stunning images, the missed approach especially!

Thank you!
after 30 tense minutes of formation flying at slow speed, the Captain of the 787 called for break formation,
and ended the photoflight by increasing his airspeed to a more comfortable level.

We all landed and we parked our photoship next to the big 787 on the "big aircraft" tarmac ;-))
The memory of the flight is even better than the pictures!
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby Clement on Wed 28 May 2014, 3:03 pm

Just amazing photos !!!!
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Re: Ironbird 787 mission A-A

Postby ciaranchef on Thu 29 May 2014, 1:33 am

Fantastic!!! you must have friends in high places, wonderful shots!!! :clap: :clap:
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