Tag Archives: Plane

Plane spotting photos and Video: AeroLogic Boeing 777F and Lion Air Boeing 747-400 at Bangalore

Last week Bangalore Aviation contributor Vedant Agarwal caught the new started AeroLogic Boeing 777F five times a week service from Bangalore to Leipzig, Germany, and a one off appearance by Indonesia’s Lion Air Boeing 747-400 (not an ER), which has been sub-contracted by NAS Air to ferry passengers performing the Haj. AeroLogic Boeing 777F D-AALD Lion Air Boeing 747-400 PK-LHG …

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Video: Lufthansa Airbus A380 makes surprise landing at Boston Logan airport

Plane spotters at Boston were pleasantly surprised when a Lufthansa Airbus A380 superjumbo made an unexpected landing at Logan airport. D-AIMC flying from Frankfurt to New York JFK airport was forced to divert to Boston Logan due to freak winter storm plaguing the north-eastern United States. Thanks to spotter tbird for this video.

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Videos: Boeing Freighters at Bangalore – AeroLogic 777F, Singapore Airlines Cargo 744F

Due to its lack of a port coupled with high value addition industry, Bangalore ships, as a percentage of industrial output, more cargo by air, than any other major Indian city. Some weekend spotting videos of freighters at Bengaluru International Airport for your Monday enjoyment. The Boeing 777F of DHL and Lufthansa Cargo joint-venture Aerologic which features the huge and …

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Metallica music equipment arrives in Bangalore ahead of concert aboard TMA A300 freighter

The concert gear of music group Metallica arrived in Bangalore on Saturday afternoon, ahead of their concert scheduled for today October 30th. An Airbus A300F4-622R Trans Mediterranean Airways Cargo freighter OD-TMA brought the equipment in to Bengaluru International Airport around 1pm on Saturday. Some members of India’s official plane spotting group — Aviation Photographers India Foundation were at the airport, …

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How plane spotters are helping airport security in their battle against terror

Last week saw yet another dastardly attack against the citizens of India in general and Mumbai in particular. As per the Government of India, there was no prior intelligence warning of the Mumbai blasts. Across the world, governments have realised the importance of involving and engaging the local community to ensure a flow of information, especially on strangers or unknown …

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Mumbai Police terrorise press photographer. A warning to plane spotting in Mumbai.

The Mid-Day is quite a famous newspaper in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. On July 8th, the Mumbai Police quite literally terrorised one of the papers accredited photographers Sayed Sameer Abedi who recounts the horrors he faced in this article. His alleged crime? Taking photographs of an airplane without the permission of the Mumbai Police. Bangalore Aviation readers can …

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Plane Spotting: Airside at Flughafen Zurich – an aviation photographer’s wet dream

I arrived in Zurich yesterday morning to meet my friend and Bangalore Airport President Marcel Hungerbeuhler, and do some spotting. Thanks to some other friends at Bangalore and Zurich airports (who shall remain anonymous), both Marcel and me, were met by this huge strapping guy — Rolf Wallner, one of the senior plane spotters in Switzerland with thousands of photos …

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Plane Spotting: HD Video: Emirates A380 A6-EDO take-off runway 23L at Manchester

Senior spotter Murtaza Sattar played host to me on Friday 20th May for a day of spotting at Manchester Ringway airport in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately Murt’s claim that he could control everything but the weather, came true. It was dull, cloudy, rainy, cold, windy day. The photos were coming out very poorly, so I decided to use the Live …

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Plane spotting photos: On time is a speedy thing – IndiGo pilot or Formula 1 contender?

India’s largest low fare carrier IndiGo, is known for its no-fuss service and its flight punctuality. The airline has a television advertisement boasting the punch line “On time is a wonderful thing”. Back in late November, early morning flights at Bangalore were delayed due to fog. As the fog lifted with the morning sun, there was the usual mad scramble …

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Plane spotting picture quiz: Identify the dozen?

Another plane spotting quiz to tickle that grey matter. This is a picture taken by Aviation Photographers India Foundation member Vedant Agarwal. (See more of his photos here). Identify the twelve airlines and if possible the aircraft from left to right via a comment. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Plane spotting picture quiz: Identify the airlines? the aircraft?

Click on the image for a larger view With the closure of the main runway 09-27 for re-carpeting at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, only the secondary runway 14-32 is available. This has caused a veritable traffic jam especially in the midday. Our flight had to wait 20 minutes just to push back, and I managed to take a wing …

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Plane spotting pictures: Airbus A320 family – queen of the night at Bangalore

Without a doubt the Airbus A320 family is queen of the night-time ramp at Bengaluru International Airport. The three major Indian operators of the A320, Air India, IndiGo and Kingfisher, station their aircraft at Bangalore for early morning operations commencing from Bangalore. Even on the international front, Airbus rules the roost with the A330 being operated by Air France, DragonAir, …

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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 …

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Plane spotting: DGCA rules on photography at airports, of a plane, on an airplane in India

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

Plane photography is one of the most misunderstood hobbies in India. Take out a camera and point it at an aircraft, and you will invite suspicious views from people around you, including the security personnel. These suspicions are however misplaced due to a complete ignorance of the law, both by the general populace as well as security personnel. Just two …

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Plane spotting pictures: FedEx Express Boeing MD-11 freighter N524FE with Kollsman EFVS

Continuing with the trend of air cargo, this week’s picture is of the MD-11F freighter N524FE of global shipping giant FedEx Express. Click on the image for a larger view The MD-11 was the update to the venerable McDonnell Douglas DC-10. After a long career with many an airline, the last MD-11 passenger flight was performed on February 20, 2010 …

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Plane spotting pictures: Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400F freighter 9V-SFQ

This week’s plane spotting photo comes from the tarmac at the Bengaluru International Airport. I was shocked at how fast the fog rolled in an obscured visibility. Click on image for a larger view. In the dead of night around 3am, Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400F 9V-SFQ freighter was towed out to and started up on the taxiway (thanks to …

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Plane spotting photos: IndiGo’s brand new Airbus A320-232 VT-IGW at night

Taken just about 18 hours ago, VT-IGW is the newest member of low fare carrier IndiGo’s fleet. Like all her other fleet sisters, she is an Airbus A320-232 equipped with IAE V2500 engines. Delivered less than a week back, her paint coat is still so shiny that the lights reflecting off her tail fin, engine and even “forehead” show the …

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Plane spotting photos: Indian Air Force MiG-27ML Bahadur upgrade

Last weekend, I managed to capture a very rare catch for Bangalore. It was the very first prototype of the upgraded MiG-27ML “Bahadur” (Valiant) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) tail number TU640 (originally TS640). Image © Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved. The MiG-27 is a dedicated ground attack aircraft. Developed in the 1970s the MiG-27 shares the basic airframe …

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Night plane spotting images from Bangalore airport

Today, some night plane spotting photos for your enjoyment. Spotting at night throws up some unique challenges. The aircraft need to be stationary, and the photographer requires good anticipation to capture the image in those few seconds between an aircraft’s arrival at the gate and it being swarmed by ground support equipment and people, or from the time of its …

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