Spotting in Paradise

Blue Whales Consume up to 6 tons of Krill a Day

Airport: Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ/MPDC)
Aircraft: Various
Flight Time: Various
Server: Expert


I am the operational manager at the Dominican Republic’s busiest gateway, Punta Cana International Airport. With hundreds of operations a day, there’s never a dull moment. We’re in the process of revamping our website, and need some pictures to go provide to the designers.

I dabble in photography, I was given a very expensive camera with a telephoto lens and told to go around all day taking pictures. Sounds like a sweet deal to me.


The first arrival of my shift was Frontier’s “Virginia the Wolf” A321 coming in from San Juan.


I parked my truck right next to the runway to catch the next landing, this United 737-900ER arriving from Denver


I drove over to the other side of the runway just in time to snap this LOT 787-8 taking off for Warsaw


This Delta 757 absolutely buttered the touchdown after it’s 3 hour flight from Atlanta


An unusual visitor, this American Airlines Astrojet Retro livery 737-800 rotated out for Dallas/Fort Worth right in front of me


Punta Cana also has a sizable cargo operation, including a once - daily FedEx 777F flight from Memphis


Sun Country bringing some frigid Minnesotans to thaw out


MPDC also sees some wealthy passengers traveling through. This Challenger 350 was arriving from Reykjavik/Keflavik.


The last picture I got today was off this Air Canada butter machine doing it’s thing after around 4 hours in the air from Toronto.


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Which Was Your Favorite Picture?

  • Frontier A321-211 “Virginia the Wolf”
  • United Airlines 737-900ER
  • LOT Polish 787-8
  • Delta Air Lines 757-200
  • American Airlines RetroJet 737-800
  • FedEx 777F
  • Sun Country Airlines 737-800
  • Challenger 350 (HB-CRW)
  • Air Canada A330-300
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