So yesterday, I had the chance to go spotting at my local Baltimore/Washington Airport. Instead of visiting the same spots that I usually go to, I decided to try something new. The spot I chose was in an abandoned parking lot (with some construction vehicles), but there was one problem. Large fences obstructing my view. So, my solution was to climb on top of a 10-foot crate. Problem solved. Anyways, Let’s move on to the good stuff, the photos.
First off is a Spirit A320neo slowing down on runway 10.
Southwest 737-700 blasting out of 15R, with another Southwest 737 MAX 8 in the background.
Now here was a super-rare catch, a United Arab Emirates government 747-400. I nearly peed my pants when this beast rolled around the taxiway to take off.
Two more photos of the 747-400.
A pan shot of a SW 737-800 lifting off.
Here was the second rare sight, the Alaska “Honoring Those Who Serve” livery. It was departing for Seattle.
Second shot of the Alaska 739.
A nice pan shot of a Canyon Blue B738.
flying banana I mean a Spirit A320, departing for Las Vegas.
Finally, here is the last photo, a former World Airways DC-10. If anyone is wondering what happened to it, I looked up the registration and found a story. Apparently, back in 2009, this DC-10 was operating under contract for the U.S. government, flying personnel from Leipzig, Germany. There were 168 passengers on board plus crew. Upon landing, the pilot pulled a “Ryanair” landing, but to an extreme. The nose gear was severely damaged, because the airplane bounced, but than landed on the nose gear instead of the main gear. The first officer was severely injured, along with 11 passengers in the back. Read the full story here. So, now it sits, abandoned, stripped of all valuable parts on a gravel ramp. I never knew why until I looked it up, but you learn something new every day!
I hope that you guys really enjoyed this thread! The 744 was an awesome catch, along with that Alaska 739.
Until next time!
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