Remarks: Evening AF flight to Hong Kong lit by warm rays of low sun. Such conditions are available only for relatively short periods in spring and in autumn, so I tried to take maximum. 1600pix for more details. Photo from ground (as always).
Remarks: The second time Ship 033 "City of Orlando" gets into my viewfinder, now in flight KL896 PVG-AMS. The first time was almost exactly 2 years ago. Comparing to those times I'm much better equipped now. Photo from ground. Canon 400D + 1200mm telescope.
Remarks: A mighty 747 high up in the skies over my home village. Flight LH729 PVG-FRA in about 3 hours away from its destination. It was very nice to hear woman's voice reporting BP waypoint to Moscow ATC. I don't know her name and I don't know if she was a captain or a first officer on that flight but I'd like to dedicate this photo to her and to all female airline pilots in the world. My deepest respect to you, flying ladies!
Remarks: LH723 over my garden. Many thanks to the ATC for letting this flight proceed directly from Larionovo to Buzharovo and giving me a rare opportunity to catch this A340 not under usual "head-up" angle. Photo from ground.
Remarks: Saturday evening over my village. There is already enough light to take some photos of evening AF heavies bound for Asia. This is the first picture of AF112 CDG-PVG in this year. Taken from ground.
Remarks: PO958 at 10100m over my garden. This was a true highlight of the day. I could see its contrail from about 70km. Photo from ground at 2400mm. Special thanks to Artyom Anikeev for checking the routing of this flight on online radar.
Remarks: "I've been to cities that never close down from New York to Rio and old London town... Now I'm over Moscow city!" QF29 at 11600m. Together with ANZ they have become frequent visitors on this airway. Taken from ground at total focal length 2400mm.