Saturday, June 24, 2017

Waking Up to the Red Eyes

Something that I've been meaning to do for a while is to try and catch some pictures of the red eyes coming into Metro.  Usually there are a couple of cargo planes and 757s.  Since the 757 is my favorite, I figured it would be a good time to do so.
 Sadly, I missed the trio of 757s by about 10 minutes (or less) but I did manage to catch this plane.
 It is an Airbus A319 coming in from McCarran Airport in Las Vegas.
 This 737 was also coming in from McCarran Airport in Las Vegas.
 It was kind of cool to see but not quite a 757.
 One more shot.
I think the next plane is a first time visitor to this blog.  I know the livery certainly is.
 The plane is an Airbus A300.  The plane holds two distinctions, it was the first twin engined wide bodied airliner and it was the first plane designed and built by Airbus.  Airbus was a consortium of aircraft manufacturers in Germany, the United Kingdom and France.  The British withdrew from the agreement before the plane's first flight in October 1972.  The plane was introduced in 1974 with Air France.  561 planes were produced during its production run from 1971 to 2007.
The United Parcel Service was founded in 1907 as the American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington.  It was used to deliver special packages to retail companies.  In 1913, they acquired a Model T as their first delivery vehicle.  They also merged with a competitor and formed Merchants Parcel Delivery.  In 1919, they introduced delivery to Oakland and become United Parcel Service. 

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