Convinced by my fellow pro gamers in the top secret spotter society that 100% doesn’t exist, I find myself creating my first spotting topic on the IFC. Oh well, sharing is caring and given that Instagram simply cannot be bothered to show my photos to more people, I might as well.
Since this is my first topic, I’m going to start with a little introduction and some context. I’m a 16 yr old living in Ontario, and started aviation photography about three years ago. Currently, and for the foreseeable future, most of my content ends up on Instagram, although I won’t be posting regularly for the next month or so. I mainly spot at Toronto-Pearson, but once travel ramps up again, expect to see spotting topics from abroad as well :)
Another thing to note, I tend to have a difficult relationship with Pearson, usually some weather-related fiasco.
@AndrewWu gets me😖✊
On this fine Sunday, the weather gods blessed us with clear skies and 33 ops (about the rarity of reverse ops @KLAX) at the price of no LiveATC and 35KT gusts dropping temperatures to -10°C
First catch of the day was this DHL / Kalitta 767, outbound to KCVG after bringing in a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. A minimal load and high winds meant this workhorse was up and away in less than 3,000 feet of runway.
I briefly left the airport to run some errands, and when I returned, my favourite golden tones were starting to show. They remind me of summer :)
Here’s a rather empty C-GOFW climbing past the apron tower for a much warmer Madrid. This aircraft is an ex-Singapore Airlines airframe, formerly 9V-SSA. It’s among the several second-hand A333s recently acquired by Air Canada as part of a fleet expansion program.
Here’s a much heavier B77W with the previous-generation “toothpaste” paint scheme, departing for Frankfurt
A semi closeup of C-GYRS folding in the gears for Vancouver
This capture was more or less unintentional. I was testing out my panning settings, and this DH8C rotated just early enough for me to squeeze off a few frames
This is one of my favourites, the stunning new Westjet paint on this MAX 8 touching down from Calgary
Ending off the day with this Turkish A359. It was my first time seeing it in person, and I think the paint looks pretty good on the European next-gen bird.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
GoPro Hero5 Black
Optex Trident Tripod
OLD / FORMER
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Thanks for Stopping By!