Nice to see some special painting, at last!
Finnair's Santa Claus leaving to Guangzhou
Turning on runway 22R for takeoff at very gentle evening sun. First time me to see this side off Santa Claus.
Santa Claus is climbing away from runway 22R at beautiful evening sun. [Canon 10D]
Santa Claus reminds that the christmas is coming.
Finally Finnair makes some special paint. But if you look closely you see the paint is already damaged. [Nikon D70]
Flight AY073 to Tokyo is taking off at dusk on runway 22R. All MD-11s of the official airline of Santa Claus will soon have similar special markings. [Nikon D70]
Leaving for Bangkok at night on her first flight with a Santa Claus sticker on the fuselage. [Nikon D70]
[300D + EF 75-300 IS USM]
Taking of runway 22R
Taxiing to 22R for takeoff. Over the next hour, planes lined up and down three taxiways and runway 13L (all visible in the foreground), making the taxi time to the runway about a good solid hour.
Rotating on runway 22R at dusk. [Nikon D70]