Hope you all are doing well! As you may or may not know, today was the Parisian FNF, courtesy of @TRDubh. I was able to spend an hour and a half manning the ground station at Charles de Gaulle, and wanted to share this special FNF with you.
A timelapse of ground control isn’t as mesmerizing as approach or tower, so I instead decided to see how many IFC members I could spot during my session. Please let me know if you have any feedback; I’d love to hear it. Happy Valentine’s Day!
All images were taken on the Expert server, between 2350Z and 0120Z. Images edited with Adobe Photoshop Express.
Starting us off is @NiharG, about to touch down on 27L
We now shoot over to the terminal near the 26s, where @Tsumia can be seen on the right. Dilly Dilly sits on the left and an AF 77W is in the middle, completing this Skyteam-only shot.
As we head towards the departure end of the runway, more IFC members appear. Right in front is @contrailer, with @HerrMrSir in the superjumbo right behind him. @Bruno_Palma (A359) is fourth in line, and @ViperSlam brings up the rear in his Cathay 74.
Enough with 26R – let’s head over to 27L where @Stef_Smet is lifting off in his 737. He’s currently overflying @Philippe_Gilbert, whose Lufthansa A320 seems to be levitating…
This was taken at the very end of my session. I snuck behind @Wesleyhenrich’s main gear to get a shot of @Luke_Sta deploying his reversers while landing on 26L.
@jet_centric can be seen making the long trek from the 26 terminal area all the way to 27L. Behind his engine #1 is @Pilot_Future, getting ready to go.
Dual-IFATC shot: @Ethan_Hansen in the AF A320 is having a showdown with @PlaneCrazy (A359). Oblivious to the drama, a 777 with the Skyteam livery shoots off of 26R.
Finishing us off is @Robertine, rotating off of 26R. This was his second attempt (not really sure what happened with the first one, maybe N31LN can explain). ;)
Thanks for bearing with me! If I missed you, I’m sorry. Hopefully I’ll get you in a future post. Happy flying, everybody!