The 737 MAX Returns to Rochester | May 1st, 2021

Hello Community!

We were supposed to get Southwest’s 737 MAX 8 starting on April 17th, but because half their fleet is grounded the swaps are frequent. After two extra weeks of -800s, we finally got one.



Does anyone actually dislike the way this plane looks? Well proportioned, big engines, distinct winglets, just a sharp plane overall. Best looking single-aisle airliner on the market right now.

f/8 1/800 ISO125 @ 400 mm


f/8 1/1250 ISO125 @ 400 mm


Would you fly on a 737 MAX?

  • Yes
  • Not Yet
  • Never

0 voters



Equipment

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

Greater Rochester International

FedEx go ZOOM @ KROC | April 4th, 2021
Air Horse One [Boeing 727] Visits Rochester | March 8th, 2021
Two Special Visitors @ KROC [Southwest California One & DHL 767-200]
Ski130 | USAF LC-130R
How is it Sunny in Winter? Spotting @ KROC
DC-10s visit Rochester [and an A300]
A Special, A Classic, A Sunset | Rochester Spotting
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

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

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

Sports Charter Finale | December - January @ KBUF
Indianapolis Colts’ Private 737-700 BBJ
November Sports Charters | Heavies @ KBUF
October Sports Charters | Heavies @ KBUF
September Sports Services | Chartered Heavies @ KBUF
[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

Why I’m not spotting anymore
AndrewWu’s 2020 Spotting Year In Review | Part 2
AndrewWu’s 2020 Spotting Year In Review | Part 1
All About Southwest
Editing Your Photos
Aviation Photography Wallpapers
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

Tutorials

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!

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Nice pictures, love that second one the most

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First and great pictures

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Color Noise 🥸

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Very clean pictures you got there! Congratulations on the the 737 MAX!

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757 and A320neo: Are we a joke to you
Anyway great photos and…
What in the world is oatmeal?

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Actually I was the first

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Awesome photos of the Max, Andrew!

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Thanks guys!

An A320 will never match the 737 in looks, they’re just round and funny looking. I’m not a fan of the 757’s looks but I see the argument.
Idk what oatmeal is

Topaz things, I hoped no one would notice bc it doesn’t go away with the slider

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Hmm. I am not a fan of the 737 cockpit windows and nose.

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The B737 is truly the best

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Completely different for me, 737 looks stunning with the cockpit windows and nose, especially WN colors.

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I’ve been waiting for this topic…and now it’s here! Great job Andrew!

Agreed, whoever does the designing at Boeing did a good job!

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Please don’t turn this into a Boeing vs Airbus thread.


Great pictures, Andrew!

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Thanks yall

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Awesome pictures Andrew! And yes, I would love the opportunity to fly on a Max.

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Mr Wu, I’m going to have to fine you for this photo being too good. Nice one Andrew!

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Same and thanks!

Thank

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The only thing I wish SWA did was make the bottom part of the winglet blue

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