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An airplane's nose.

Photography: Airplanes
https://www.ilankelman.org/airplanes.html

Glider.


A Dozen Airplane Photographs

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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).



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

Firefighters used this wreck near BGI, Grantley Adams, Barbados for training for air crashes. Or so I was told (Barbados, 1999).



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, the largest passenger plane in the world at the time, 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 Twin Otter cockpit, in flight (2013).

Flying in a Twin Otter from SEZ, Mahé to PRI, Praslin Island in Seychelles (2013).



Deicing at OSL, Oslo (2010).

Daytime deicing at OSL, Oslo (2010).



Deicing at ARN, Arlanda (2015).

Night-time deicing at ARN, Arlanda (2015).



Airplane coming in to land at DCA, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (2016).

Landing at DCA, Ronald Reagan Washington National (2016).



On board from TPE, Taipei to MZG, Magong, Penghu, Taiwan (2013).

On board from TPE, Taipei to MZG, Magong, Penghu, Taiwan (2013).



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).




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. The photos below were taken after landing.

Seat damage or just missing a cushion?

Seat damage or just missing a cushion?


A strange collection.

A strange collection.


Firefighters examining the airplane.

Firefighters examining the airplane.



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