Why Indian spotters love the fog hated by passengers

Its a ritual of every winter. Heavy fog at Bangalore and Delhi causing flight delays and disrupting the trips of many. Hated by passengers, plane spotters and photographers love it.

We get to see aircraft during the day which normally come only at night, when photographs cannot be taken, or in this case, we get to see an aircraft that just does not come to a particular airport.

On December 26th, the Paris CDG-New Delhi Air France flight was diverted due to heavy fog at Delhi. Mumbai was already overloaded so the Boeing 747-400, F-GITI came to Bangalore during the wee hours in the early morning of 27th.

On 28th morning, along with some fellow spotters from the Aviation Photographers India Foundation, I got the picture of this beautiful plane lifting in to the pristine blue skies over Bangalore on her trip to Delhi and then back to Paris.

Air France Boeing 747-400 F-GITI Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore, India take-off

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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