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Plane spotting at Houston: United’s 787s back in flight

Through the month of May, on two separate occasions I had the pleasure to do plane spotting at Houston’s two airports, Hobby and Intercontinental. The Houston airport system authorities support their local spotters well, making both airports amongst the most friendliest to spot at in the United States. A special thanks to the friendly folks at the Houston Spotters who …

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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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Smokin touchdown photos: Behemoth Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan visits Bangalore

It is essentially the world’s largest cargo airplane. Capable of carrying 120 metric tonnes it is surpassed by only the Antonov An-225 of which only one aircraft is in existence. It is the Antonov An-124-100M-150 Ruslan. Last Saturday, a Ruslan registration RA-82078, operated by Volga Dnepr Airlines, visited Bangalore to carry a satellite for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) …

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Spotting images: Smokin Touchdowns

This edition of Smokin Touchdowns consists of new Airbus A320 aircraft from two of India’s low fare carriers–A320-214 VT-WAJ of GoAir and A320-232 VT-INZ which till early September was IndiGo airline’s newest. Click on the images to visit the Bangalore Aviation Flickr site for a larger view. To see more Smokin Touchdowns, click here.

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Images: Smokin Touchdowns – Kingfisher A320s

This edition of Smokin Touchdowns is all about Kingfisher Airline’s Airbus A320 fleet, featuring VT-KFC, VT-KFE, VT-KFX. To see more Smokin Touchdowns, click here. Today is Gandhi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the father of India Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Across the nation it is a “dry day” i.e. all sales of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. As usual comments, bouquets or …

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Images: Smokin Touchdowns

In this edition of Smokin Touchdowns we have GoAir, JetLite, IndiGo, and Air India in the erstwhile Indian Airlines livery. Apologies for the heat haze, it was a fiercely hot day. To see more Smokin Touchdowns, click here. As usual comments (bouquets or brickbats) are always welcome.

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Images: Smokin Touchdowns

In this edition of Smoking Touchdowns first a sight we will not see in Bangalore for the foreseeable future. Kingfisher Airlines has discontinued it’s Bangalore London Heathrow flight and the last touchdown of it’s Airbus A330-200s performing this flight was on September 15th. This smokin touchdown was captured on September 13th. VT-VJL performing flight IT002. Air India Cargo has absorbed …

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Images: Smokin Touchdowns – Vijay Mallya’s private Boeing 727

Continuing the “Smokin Touchdowns” series, today are three pictures for your viewing pleasure. As usual comments (praise or brickbats) are welcome. Without warning, Dr. Vijay Mallya’s private Boeing 727 came in for a touchdown. Just love those clean shiny chrome on the engine nacelles and exhaust. Looking at the clean lines would you believe this plane is 42 years old, …

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Plane spotting images: Smokin’ touchdowns

I had gone spotting some time back and managed to find a good vantage point at the Bengaluru International Airport to get the touchdowns of a few aircraft in the early morning. Got the SpiceJet Boeing 737-900ER (one of the only four operating in India), a Jet Airways Boeing 737-700 fitted with the Aviation Partners winglets; something one does not …

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