The Boeing 787 Dreamliner that suffered a battery fire in a cargo-hold in January continues to sit just a few hundred yards away from the where the original incident occurred. All of its Japan Airlines markings have been covered with large white tape and temporary structures are nestled against the jet, forming what appears to be a veritable testing lab.
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Heavy winds after this morning’s snow, then a beautiful, but frigid sunset. The middle photo just about says it all as an Alaska Air jet gets ready for takeoff from an Alaska-like Logan. Please see my photos below.
Before reading this post, it may help to read part 1. An interesting ending to my trip was a last minute switch to a different runway because of a jumbo jet coming up on a rear faster than air traffic expected. We almost reached the Winthriop shoveling, just before the threshold of runway 27, when we veered sharply to the right and flew over Winthrop Shore Drive and then banked left to connect with runway 22Left. Please see my photos below of my return flight to Boston, from Nantucket, on Cape Air airlines. Thanks as always.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner with Japan Airlines colors and livery markings made it’s inaugural flight from Japan to Boston today. On this foggy day, I snapped photos and captured audio from the Logan air traffic control tower. Here is my slideshow, along with a photo. Please click the words JapanAirlinesBoston link in asterisks, not the photo. Thank you.
CLICK here for video —-> **JapanAirlinesBoston**
I used an 800mm lens for last night’s setting sun, seen from Bayswater street in East Boston. I then turned the camera around and photographed this jet lineup, with Cape Air leading the big boys.
I thought some might want to see what the damaged Regional Jet CRJ looks like today, several days after it collided with a much larger jet. I snapped these photos late yesterday as the jet was being worked on at Logan. Notice the part of the tail section laying upright on the ground.
I was the first media photographer on the scene of a collision involving two airliners on the taxiway at Logan Airport. I was in South Boston Thursday, July 14 readying myself for a try at photographing the full moonrise. My car’s police scanner was locked onto the airport so that I could find out what runway was in use at Logan Airport. The thought of trying to capture two departing airplanes, NOT one, flying “through” the full moon, always appealed to me. This is only possible when the airport is using a certain runway. What I heard next though, on the airport radio scanner, stopped all thoughts of the full moon. A pilot of a large Delta airliner had just called in to the Logan air traffic tower to notify them that he believed that his airplane had just struck another jet. I sped through the Ted Williams tunnel and up to the roof of the Terminal B parking garage. There it was, in full view, 2 planes, one with a gash through it’s tail. My photos were picked up worldwide after the Boston Herald’s usage. Here are some of the photos. The first photo was just about 8 minutes after the collision and it shows the larger “offending” jet, at left, although in this photo one cannot see the damage to the larger plane’s left wing tip. In the second photo, the larger jet is being moved, so it’s damaged left winglet is now visible with the mangled tail of the smaller jet. An interesting aside to this is that the larger plane’s winglet is still embedded in the tail section of the smaller plane.
I snapped this photo tonight from Bayswater St. in East Boston. I used a Canon 800mm lens with a 1.4x extender. This jet was flying from the southwest to the northeast when it came upon a dying contrail of another jet that passed this position previously. I have written in the past about my nervousness, or uneasiness, about photographing so close to Logan with such a large lens. I get these nice stares from the neighbors
Before the terror attacks of 2001 I would sometimes hang out near Logan airport fences, etc to try and get a glimpse of the action. This was most in evidence during lightning storms or interesting light such as with this foggy landing below. Needless to say, I don’t really do this too much anymore due to concerned, well meaning neighbors and an overburdened police force. In short, I don’t need the hassle either. This photo was always one of my favorites, even though there are some technical issues, such as high film (that’s right film) grain. I snapped this 11 years ago tonight. It shows moisture, or wake vortices, coming off the wing tips of this jet. According to Wikipedia: “Wingtip vortices are tubes of circulating air which are left behind a wing as it generates lift. One wingtip vortex trails from the tip of each wing. The cores of vortices spin at very high speed and are regions of very low pressure.” My photo was aided by the fact that another airplane facing me was backlighting the landing plane, so that the moisture coming off the wings really went “electric” once it was backlit. You can see the circles inside these vortices, not unlike a tornado. This was shot for the hobbyist website airliners.net where you can view a portion of my aviation photography images.