The star of the spotting show at ROC is undoubtedly the FedEx 767, being the only regularly scheduled heavy here. She flies in two or three times a day, which allows for a variety of different shots. Here are some I took over the last week of N173FE and N130FE.
Shot on D7500 + Tamron 100-400 VC
I caught N173FE on June 20th, arriving Runway 04 around ninety minutes before sunset. The rain clouds from earlier in the day presented a beautiful backdrop.
Here in Rochester we’re not exactly a spotter’s airport, but we have one pretty cool spot where you can get pretty close to the runway without the fence in the way, which leads to moments like these.
Looks like someone else was watching with me, which is interesting because the spotting community here is probably ten people.
I caught N130FE this morning, originally went out to grab United’s New Livery E175, but FedEx happened to be delayed. It arrived Runway 22 around two hours after sunrise. Sorry about the lighting situation, the way the sun is situated early in the morning here means 22 arrivals have weird lighting.
Today, the pilots decided to roll full length, which allowed me to grab this head-on shot.
Taxiing back up Alpha to the FedEx Ship Center here.
And of course, what would a spotting topic be without a signature closeup?
Thanks for viewing!