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Any Old Iron


Back in early October, we had an ancient guest in the skies again.

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A Blimp Goodbye


Our local Blimp Theo flew for the last time today this season – see you in the Spring!
This shot is actually from October 17 – I saw it flying in the distance today, but couldn’t get a clear shot. I’ve still got some more photos of the WDL blimp and even a little movie coming up soon.

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The Last Airplane


When I took this photo of an Air Berlin jet back in mid-August, I had no idea it would be the last one ever. One day later the company filed for insolvency and the last plane flew on October 27.

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Cloudy Flyer


I caught this Air Berlin jet flying into a cloud by accident!

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A Blimp Evening


There was something glowing in the sky yesterday evening – the WDL blimp on a dusk excursion!

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Low Approach V


The Lufthansa A319 ‘Babybus’ also came very close that day
the approach route shifted right over the inner city!

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Low Approach IV


The tail end of the Eurowings jet that was right above me in the previous photo.

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Low Approach III


I said on the last plane photo that it was right on top,
but actually this one was completely above me!

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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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