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Star Wars in the Skies


I only wanted to try to get a shot of All Nippon Airway’s Boeing 787 with the new camera, but I got a bonus: their Dreamliner with the Star Wars R2D2 livery! I might have gotten a bit closer with the SX30 though – I really need to get a 300mm lens for the A65 :-).

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A Junkers Weekend II


Another shot of the JU-52 from last week – if this looks different from the last shot, it’s because I took this one with the Sony Alpha 65 and the Minolta f/4 210mm ‘beer can’. I had to crop it more, but I think I still got a bit more detail out of it than with the Canon Powershot SX30.

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A Junkers Weekend


One of the only four flightworthy Junkers JU-52 was a guest at our local airport last weekend again –
this was HB-HOS, one of the three Swiss JU-52’s from JU-Air usually flying much further South.

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A Blimp Summer


There was a lot of that familiar buzz in the air in the last couple of weeks – Luftschiff Theo has been very busy! This photo is from June 5, but the blimp was around all this weekend too.

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Return of the Blimp 2017 – New Sponsor Edition


The WDL blimp Theo has a new sponsor now – the Centro is a huge
shopping mall in Oberhausen, our neighbouring city North of us!

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Return of the Blimp 2017 – Night Edition


Theo, the new WDL blimp, can really glow at night!

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Return of the Blimp 2017 – Video Edition

Just a quick video of our local blimp – this is the first time this year I’ve caught Theo on video! There’s also the usual Youtube version in case this self-hosted version doesn’t play right (which it usually does).

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Blimp Profile


A great Blimp sideview from about a week ago.

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Yellow, Round and Floating


I only noticed this helium balloon because I was looking for the blimp that was making its usual buzzing noise in the sky somewhere else. This balloon was, however, totally silent and actually really far away – but still close enough for my zoom lens to catch it!

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Planespotting Practice VII


It’s a little hazy, but I never got so close to one of these little Fokker Jets from KLM!

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