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Note: What a great aircraft to look at from behind, this scheme is one of my all time favourites that has graced an aircraft. China Airlines 'Dreamliner' 747-400 departs 25L at KLAX and makes it's way back to China! (7D/100-400LIS)
Note: Well i was going to save this picture for a big number but i want to upload it now. I spent a good many years chasing this bird around the world trying to get a photo of it and it was finally my time in Feb 2010. Here is the China Airlines...
Note: Well here we have two of the Asian 744's that visit LAX and one of them just happens to be the China Airlines Dreamliner scheme. With a Korean leaving the China is taxing to the active to depart! Love these 744's, nice to see it's not gone...
Note: Swiss A340-300 arrives during the very last light of the day here at KLAX. After landing on the north side of the complex it taxied around the back of the remote stands and made it's way down towards TBIT to do the changover before heading...
Note: Shanghai Cargo MD11F departs away from 25R at KLAX into a beautiful postcard perfect blue sky. This was one of my favourite catches during my entire strip, i love shooting the MD11's!!! (5Dmkii/70-200F2.8LIS)
Note: A lovely side on shot of this AA 777 as it departs KLAX in beautiful conditions. You can see the skyline of part of LA in the background and the tail of a Qantas A380 poking out above one of the hangers. (5D2/70-200F2.8LIS)
Note: Now this was one of my highlights of my trip to LAX. IT was the first time on all of my trips i've been able to catch one of the Asian MD-11F's departing. Not only did i get to catch the lovely looking MD-11F, i got to catch this one...
Note: Korean 744 Jumbo makes it's way out of runway 25R at KLAX to start it's journey back to Seoul, South Korea. This scheme does look fantastic on this aircraft, i will never tire of shooting it in these conditions. (5D2/70-200F2.8LIS)
Note: Korean triple seven departs out of KLAX in perfect conditions in front of the Control Tower and Spider Building that LA is oh so famous for. An American Airlines 757 can be seen holding short waiting for the Korean to pass before taxing to...
Note: Singapore 'Megatop' lifts away from 25R at KLAX in some perfect conditions. Lovely to watch these 744's as SQ are retiring them at an alarming rate! China Airlines 744 in the 'Dreamliner' Scheme can be seen in the background at TBIT. I am...
Note: In the late light of the afternoon i was able to snap this shot of the AA terminal at KLAX. The gates are very full and show a rather complete cross section of AA's fleet, Boeing's including the 737/757/767 and 77 line up with the odd few...
Note: Now this was a lovely thing to photograph as it came accross the central taxi way. On it's way to the Biz Jet ramp this Australian registered Global passed us by in the fantastic winter light. Lovely simply scheme on this bird....
Note: Now this was a nice surprise! While i was sat on Imperial Hill enjoying the sunshine this Nippon Cargo 744 arrived and taxied to the ramp right on the nearest taxi way. It is an impressive sight seeing one of these big jumbo's up close....
Note: Lufthansa jumbo departs 25R at KLAX in the night afternoon light we had that day. I believe this is the second 744 that LH ever received, the first being ABTA which i flew on in 2005. I look forward to seeing the 748's in the Lufthansa...
Note: The lovely triple seven ER from JAL departs KLAX in beautiful conditions. It wasn't too long ago that they were using the 744 on this route and now all the 744's have gone from the fleet totally. It's nice to photograph the 773's though....
Note: Nothing beats shooting an aircraft that not only has awesome angular winglets but also has a great huffing engine going through the tail! I do love photographing tri-jets and the MD-11 is an especially hard one to make look bad. Here is an...
Note: The beautiful 772LR from Emirates departs away from KLAX leaving behind a lovely trail of jetwash engulfing the ramp behind it. This triple now has a long journey back to Dubai which i believe goes over the North Pole. The SW 733 holds...
Note: Now this was a nice sight, great weather, great aircraft and a nice long low rollout on departure. Ex NWA 744 now in Delta colours departs and heads out of the LA basin on this gorgeous winters day. (5D2/70-200F2.8LIS)