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An airplane's nose.

Photography: Aircraft
http://www.ilankelman.org/aircraft.html

Glider.


A Dozen Aircraft Photographs
See also Airports

All images are copyright Ilan Kelman.

Looking out the window while coming in to land at CPH, Copenhagen (2010).

Landing at CPH, Copenhagen (2010).



Flying from NAN, Nadi, Fiji to TPU, Fua'amotu, Tongatapu, Tonga (2004).

Flying from NAN, Nadi, Fiji to TPU, Fua'amotu, Tongatapu, Tonga (2004).



Tail slinging a helo in field camp, Northern Manitoba (1995).

Tail slinging a helo in field camp, Northern Manitoba (1995).



Sunset flight:  BGI, Grantley Adams, Barbados to YYZ, Lester B. Pearson, Toronto (1999).

Sunset flight: BGI, Grantley Adams, Barbados to YYZ, Lester B. Pearson, Toronto (1999).



A380 at the gate (2011).

A380 with spare tires, some assembly required, at FRA, Frankfurt (2011).



Antonov 225, YQX, Gander, Newfoundland (2005).

Antonov 225, the largest plane in the world at the time at YQX, Gander, Newfoundland (2005).



The cockpit, in flight (2005).

Flying from YQX, Gander, to St. John's, YYT (2005).



Deicing at OSL, Oslo (2010). Deicing at ARN, Arlanda (2015).

Deicing at OSL, Oslo (2010) in the first photo and at ARN, Arlanda (2015) in the second photo.



Circling while waiting to land at LHR, Heathrow, with two other planes visible out the window (2011).

Plane watching while circling before landing at LHR, Heathrow (2011).



An airplane fuselage on the runway propped up on boxes with its nose cut off and lying beside it (2011).

"Off with its head!" at DUS, Dusseldorf, Germany (2011).



Helicopter pilot over northern Ontario (1995).

Helicopter pilot over northern Ontario (1995).



Inside a burned out fuselage near BGI, Grantley Adams, Barbados (1999).

Oops.
Actually, fire fighters use this wreck near BGI, Grantley Adams, Barbados for training for air crashes. Or that's what they told me (Barbados, 1999).




Bonus: Flight Fun

On 3 September 2004, I was on board Flight IB958 from Madrid (MAD2) to Tenerife Norte (TFN), heading to the island for some field work. Approximately 20 minutes into the flight, a burning smell pervaded the cabin and some people near us vacated their seats rapidly and worriedly. The crew on board scuttled around, not doing much but eventually bringing over fire extinguishers although I neither saw nor heard any being used. The airplane continued ascending, but soon after, we turned around and started descending to return to Madrid where we landed and taxied, escorted by fire engines.

I have several times emailed, faxed, and written to Iberia to request "further details regarding...the specific nature of the incident, why the problem arose, and what measures are being undertaken to prevent recurrence". They have ignored this request. The photos below were taken after landing. On 19 November 2004, an Iberia airplane made a much more exciting emergency landing in Lisbon because of an apparently similar problem to that which my flight experienced. See BBC's report.


Seat damage or just missing a cushion?

Seat damage or just missing a cushion?

A strange collection.

A strange collection.


Firefighters pretend to examine the damage.

Firefighters pretend to examine the damage.



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