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Low Approach II


Another one of the really low-flying planes from two days ago. This one was right on top!

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Low Approach


For about half an hour this afternoon, the approach flight path to Düsseldorf International seemed to have shifted to the West, making some of the inbound planes fly really low over our inner city. This one already had the landing gears down – I’ve rarely seen planes fly so low around here!

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Return of the Blimp Summer


Luftschiff Theo has been in the air a lot these days!

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Star Wars in the Skies II


A couple of days ago, ANA’s Dreamliner with the R2D2 Star Wars livery was in Düsseldorf again and this time I used my trusty Canon Powershot SX30 to get a proper closeup of this amazing plane!

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Return of the Red Baron


I hadn’t seen the famous Antonov AN-2 in quite a while!

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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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