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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.

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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**

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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.

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New Photos of Damaged Boston Logan Airplane

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.


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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 🙁


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I had just a few minutes to try and show a small “slice” of yesterday’s post blizzard cleanup, and how it was progressing. I chose Boston’s Logan Airport. Thanks to the good people of MassPort’s snow crew for being out on the runways and taxiways for those few minutes that I had. See the cool machines below. Come on you guys out there, doesn’t this kind of bring you back to being a boy, or was I the only kid who used to peer out snow encrusted windows to watch the snow plows. Photographed on my shift for the Boston Herald.



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On This Date in My Photo History: November 22, 1999

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.


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On This Date in My Photo History: Sept. 18, 1998 & 2003

(09/18/1998-Boston,MA) On the same day that the Judiciary Committee voted to release President William Clinton’s grand jury testimony in the Monica Lewisky scandal, the president arrives at Logan Airport for a fundraiser . Here, he shakes the hand of a son of a secret service agent on the tarmac at Logan. Both photographed while on assignment with the Boston Herald.

AND, BELOW… (09/18/03-Westport,MA) Hurricane Isabel stirs up the surf  at Horseneck Beach as a trusting soul looks on. The storm’s eye moved inland today at the North Carolina coast throwing heavy surf hundreds of mile north.




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On This Date in My Photo History: August 5, 2008

(08/05/08-Boston,Mass) Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, is welcomed back to Boston’s Logan Airport by BPD’s Fugitive Unit in connection with the kidnapping of his young daughter.


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Last evening’s engine failure aboard an Alitalia/Air One Airbus 330 has not officially been called a “bird strike.” But one 2007 incident, captured dramatically here by photographer Simon Lowe, shows some similarities in cockpit audio transmissions as well as witness descriptions of intermittent fire and popping sounds. Liveatc.net has last evening’s cockpit audio transmissions between Logan tower and the pilot here (Alitalia-61G-Engine-Failure-KBOS-2010-06-15). Listen how the Logan controller directs the jet around radio towers, presumably the Needham TV towers. Watch and listen to both incidents and see how calm all involved are. More of Simon’s work can be seen here. The plane, below, is the actual plane with the tail number of “EI-DIP” shown in a photo I snapped May 10.


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