Currently Tuesday and Friday evenings afford me the opportunity to catch a 787. After work, I decided to head over to my favorite spot near the airport to do a little planewatching.
Well first, I stopped at my second favorite spot to catch a 757. There is just something about the looks of the 757 that get me. It was a pretty nice night for photographing because there were clouds to one side and sun to the other.
As much as I like blue skies, I think clouds lend something to plane pictures (and boat pictures).
I really like it when I can get a little of both.
As I was about to leave, there was this Airbus coming in for a landing.
As I arrived at my spot for catching the Dreamliner, this Airbus A319 was coming in for a landing. Some of the Spirit planes will have "Spirit of something" near there nose. This plane happened to be the Spirit of Suncatcher. I tried to ask what that meant but Spirit wanted to charge me for that.
It wasn't too long before the plane I wanted to see appeared.
Royal Jordanian 267 is a non-stop flight from Jordan to Detroit. Right now it is on Tuesdays and Fridays. When I first started to chase this plane, it was on Mondays. Occasionally, there will be a stop in Montreal.
Despite the problems during lunch, it is a beautiful looking aircraft. It still can't compete with the 757 but it is a pretty close second.
One more shot.
I went back to my other spot to catch another plane. not this one though.
Fed Ex Flight 505 is their service from Memphis, TN to Detroit. I believe it is strictly a Monday through Friday affair, but I'm pretty sure I might have seen it Saturday. I guess that depends on package volumes.
Normally it is an MD-11 but on this night it was a DC-10. Even though they are basically the same plane, there are still some minor differences.
And one more shot as it passes by.
Next up was a 737 arriving from San Diego.
And I ended the evening with another 757.
This particular one was coming in from Mexico City.