Those of you who know me well know that despite my home airport being Greater Rochester International (not Toronto Pearson as everyone thinks), I’ve never actually spotted there. That changed over the weekend.
@Ashea58, a friend and former community member, invited me to the airport to spot him doing pattern work. I even got to go airside for a brief bit.
Shot on D7500 + Tamron 100-400 and SP 45
Out on the ramp, here’s the DA40 Diamond Star XLS sitting dormant. Personally, out of the small “trainer” props, the Diamond has always stood out to me as the only one that actually looks good.
Engine start and some checklists, I think.
Doing patterns on Runway 4. The beauty of pattern work is that you have multiple chances to get good shots, so it was a perfect time to practice some panning. 1/125, 400mm.
KROC is so devoid of airliners these days that this becomes a treat.
Signature departure shot.
Despite the lack of airliners, business traffic is still pretty good.
My first time spotting a Citation X, I think.
Blurry but I really dig the composition of this shot. If only airliners could land on 7/25.
Thanks for viewing! My next KROC spotting quest is the Kalitta Charters II 727, so if for some reason there’s anyone out there viewing this who knows KII well, please message me.