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Children's Day of Royal Thai Air Force 2017 at Bangkok Don Muang

Airshow Report: Children’s Day of Royal Thai Air Force 2017 at Don Muang

The Thai Children’s Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of January every year. As such, this year it was celebrated on January 14, 2017. During the day, many businesses give gifts to children, and many public facilities waive their entrance fees. To an aviation enthusiast, however, the most interesting part of the Thai Children’s …

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Spotting: The First China Airlines A350 Flight to Vienna and Some Fokkers in Bratislava

Spotting Report: The First Flight of China Airlines A350 to Vienna and More

As my friend Philippe from Prague who currently lives in France was visiting his family Slovakia, we decided to meet up. With both his and my time in Slovakia running out, we had to act. After checking the weather forecast and schedules for Tuesday on Monday night, it was decided – we would go to …

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Highlights: 2016 in Review

2016 in Review: Looking Back at My Highlights of Last Year

At the end of last year, I returned a decade ago, and looked at what 2006 was like for me aviation-wise. Now that we are in 2017, I would like to take a peek back into last year, and look at what 2016 was like, and also at what 2017 will bring. Before I start, …

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A Decade Ago: 2006 in Review

A Decade Ago – 2006 in Review: My Spotting Beginnings

Perhaps the thing I like the most about running this blog is that besides sharing my stories with you, I get to remember and “relive” my previous aviation experiences while writing the posts. Early next year, I will be writing about the happenings in 2016, but given that I have not documented my early years …

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Four Ways to Enjoy Aviation on Kish Island

Spotting Guide: Four Ways to Enjoy Aviation on Kish Island

Besides its beaches and shopping malls, Kish Island has a number of things to offer to aviation enthusiasts. This article looks at what Kish has to offer to aviation enthusiasts based on my visit to the island in November 2016. Kish Island is a small resort island in Persian Gulf that is part of Iran. …

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Wonsan Air Festival 2016

Tour Report: Wonsan Air Festival 2016 Day 1 – “Photographing Soviet Classics”

(Traveled on September 24, 2016) When I learned that North Korea would be hosting its first public airshow, the Wonsan Air Festival, I did not spend much time thinking about whether to participate or not. Participating turned out to be the right choice given the photo and flying opportunities the airshow provided. In the second …

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Introducing My Aviation Photography Workflow

From Camera to Paper: Introducing My Aviation Photography Workflow

In this article, I take a look at my aviation photography workflow from the point I get home from a photo session to the point where the photos are ready for export. To see what equipment I use to take these photos, click here. Rather than being an in-depth guide on each of the steps …

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JA711A & JA712A

Spotting Report: Colorful & Rainy Night at Haneda Airport

Right after I finished work on April 1, 2016, I went to Tokyo Haneda to take some photos at night. What was supposed to be a shooting until around midnight turned into an all night shooting that started at 6:30PM and ended at 4:00AM the next morning. A Streak of ANA Domestic Specials After I …

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Star Wars BB-8™ ANA Jet Pt. 1: The Roll-Out

Spotting Report: Star Wars BB-8™ ANA Jet Roll-Out at Osaka Itami

This is the first half of a report about my recent trip to Osaka related to the rollout and inaugural flight of ANA’s third Star Wars aircraft – the BB-8 Jet. The first part covers the background of the trip as well as the rollout and subsequent night shooting of the aircraft. To read about …

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