September Sports Services | Chartered Heavies @ KBUF

Hello Community!

September brings the start of the NFL Season, and while I don’t care at all for the game, the teams bring some pretty cool aircraft to town. This will probably be a monthly series ending in early January with the Atlas 747-400.

Week Two [20SEP2020] - Delta A330-300 N816NW - Buffalo Bills to FLL

Unfortunately, I missed Week One’s United 777-200(ER) due to a COVID Test so we’re starting on Week Two. At this point, I hadn’t seen a passenger heavy in seven months so even though it’s just a Delta A330-300 I thought it was pretty cool.

Rotating off 05, less than 5500 feet of runway, interesting consider this isn’t exactly an empty plane [f/8 1/640 ISO125 @ 122 mm].

Signature close up shot [f/8 1/640 ISO125 @ 360 mm].

Week Three [27SEP2020] - American 787-9 N840AN - Los Angeles Rams from LAX

Even though the lighting didn’t turn out as well as I expected, this was a really cool visitor and my first time seeing an American 787.

Arriving on Runway 23. Excuse the quality, shot from nearly a mile away [f/8 1/320 ISO200 @ 400 mm].

Delivery for @Moritz, here’s that engine light you ordered [f/8 1/200 ISO250 @ 290 mm].

You could make a sandwich out of this photo. It’s a crop sensor, I tried [f/4.5 1/10 ISO4000 @ 100 mm].


Nikon D7500
Tamron 100-400 mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
Nikon AF-P DX 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR (OLD)
Tamron SP 45 mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (OLD)
Manfrotto Element Tripod

Previous Topics

Toronto Pearson International

Shiny Metal, Silhouettes, and Memories | CYYZ Spotting | February 22nd, 2020
[BA A35K] Deice Shots @ CYYZ | December 1st, 2019
Cathay & Air France Inaugural [A350] | October 27th, 2019
New Angles: Spotting @ CYYZ | October 27th, 2019
Arrivals, Departures, and Night Shots | CYYZ Spotting September 1st & 2nd, 2019
A Beautiful Afternoon @ CYYZ | PART 2
A Beautiful Afternoon @ CYYZ | July 27th, 2019
AIR DRAKE visits Toronto | July 27th, 2019
Lufthansa A350’s Inaugural Flight @ CYYZ | March 31st, 2019
Snow Storm Spotting @ CYYZ | March 31st, 2019
Boxing Day Spotting @ CYYZ | Featuring Hainan Red Kung Fu Panda | All Heavies
New Camera Equipment | 5 Shots from CYYZ | November 25th, 2018
6 More Quick Shots @ CYYZ | October 20th, 2018
Spotting Session @ CYYZ | A Few Quick Pics
CYYZ Runway 5 Movements | September 8th, 2018 | Spotter Advice Requested!
CYYZ | Runway 23 (Airport Road) Arrivals | August 24th, 2018 | Featuring a Surprise Visitor!
CYYZ RWY 5 Arrivals @ Dixie Road - 5/6/18

Greater Rochester International

Airside with a 737 Freighter | September 15th, 2020
The Sky On Fire | Rochester Spotting | August 23rd, 2020
Airside with a 727 Freighter | June 29th, 2020
Two Smoky FedEx 767 Landings @ KROC | June 2020
Spotting A Community Member @ KROC | June 14th, 2020

Other Canadian Airports

A Beautiful Sunset | Spotting @ CYVR | August 31st, 2019
[WESTJET 787] Golden Hour @ CYYC | August 27th, 2019
YUL Spotting | April 7th, 2019

Other American Airports

[MORE TO LOVE] Seattle Spotting Part 2 | August 24th, 2019
Sea-Tac Spotting Part 1 | August 24th, 2019
[DREAMLIFTER] Spotting @ KPAE | August, 23rd, 2019
[ALL HEAVIES] Spotting @ KJFK | August 17th, 2019
JFK Spotting [PART 2] | June 28th, 2019
JFK Spotting [ALL HEAVIES] | June 28th, 2019
Miami Spotting | 2/17/19

Other International Airports

Hot Air Balloon flight over Melbourne’s Yarra Valley | December 28th, 2019
Afternoon Departures @ Melbourne Tullamarine [YMML] | December 27th, 2019
Sydney Finale | YSSY Spotting Part 4
I woke up at 4:30 AM for this | YSSY Spotting Part 3 | December 26th, 2019
Afternoon Heavy Rush @ YSSY | December 25th, 2019
[QANTAS 747] Dusk Pans at Sydney [YSSY] | December 23rd, 2019
Munich/Singapore Gate Spotting + In-Flight Pictures
Spotting at ZRH/LSZH | July 15th, 2019

Special Topics

Celebrating Two Years of Aviation Photography
My Tribute to the Air Canada 767
IFC’s First 15 Spotter Collaboration Topic | Part 1
Old Shots, New Edits | Quarantine Things
Bored in Quarantine | Editing like IFC Spotters
[TOP 10 SHOTS] 2019 Spotting Year in Review


Shiny Aircraft - A Complete Tutorial
A Complete Guide To Aviation Photography [2020]
10 Mistakes of New Spotters [and how to fix them]

Thanks For Viewing!


Sunning shots! Great as always, keep up the great work!

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Andrew, these are very uWu worthy. Thank you for sharing your talent with us

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Sports charters are a godsend for medium airports.


Number 1 and 2 are remarkable clear, very well done. Some nice captures of the AA787 as well. It’s really cool that you get such big planes for the games, which isn’t a thing here in Europe with soccer mostly (except for the top European level games probably).
Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks guys.

They are, until you realize that your home airport doesn’t have a team :/

It’s mostly just for American Football. The thinking is that those players aren’t going to fit well into economy seats and the heavies have the international business class seats, at least that’s what I’ve heard in the past.


So many questions… Thanks for the insight!

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Great shots.

Glad to see Buffalo choke a 28-3 lead too


Nice title and photos andreu ;)

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Mad @MJP_27 noise, I don’t follow football so I don’t care.

Thanks Soohas


Haha Burger King line edit go brrrrrrt


Well I mean you have a team within a reasonable day trip distance. It is true though that you still have to be a decent sized city, but a lot of airports who don’t get 777s/787s/747s, the like get a weekly heavy for part of the year which is pretty cool.

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Come to DFW and you’ll have more than enough of them


Amazing photos! Glad I could meet you at the airport! 😊

I can’t believe the bills almost blew the game!

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I call fake 🤪


Cannot wait to see some 77W UAL 2019 for the Cheifs and the A332 Hawaiian for the Raiders every week here in KLAS. Those 2 will be fun.

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Well those are not good. Not great. Nor are they awesome. Those are some amazing photos there Andrew!

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I shall do a Wendy’s edit next.


Nice to meet you too! They clutched up big time lol.

You’re half right.

Yessss I hope it’s a NL when it comes here, except it’s on a Wednesday so that’s no fun. Raiders don’t ever play in Buffalo though which sucks.



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