I Love Planes

The tumblr site for I Love Planes. Mostly pictures etc. If I had to do over, I'd probably make the I Love Planes site more like this.

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Burj Khalifa BASE Jump

Burj Khalifa BASE Jump

I think the sub title to this Burj Khalifa BASE jump video should borrow from Tosh.O and say something like “Nana nana boo boo, my BASE jump is more badass than the ones that you do.”

This is, just about the coolest video that I have seen in a long time. It is just, sick.

There is a helicopter in the video, so there’s something aviation related in there, so don’t be hating that I posted a BASE…

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sentinelchicken:

New aircraft type to I haven’t yet seen at DFW, this is a Korean Air Cargo 777-F, normally this morning cargo departure is a 747-400F or 747-400ERF. The 777-F is derived from the 777-200LR and technically should be a 777-200LRF, but Boeing just calls it a 777-F or 777 Freighter. Korean’s Boeing customer code is B5, so a 777-200 is designated 777-2B5, but their 777 Freighter is designated 777-FB5. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #nikon #d7000 #kdfw #dfw #airport #airplane_lovers #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #boeing #777 #korean #koreanaircargo #dfwavgeek #instadfw #instagramaviation #HL8285 #avgeekery #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

sentinelchicken:

New aircraft type to I haven’t yet seen at DFW, this is a Korean Air Cargo 777-F, normally this morning cargo departure is a 747-400F or 747-400ERF. The 777-F is derived from the 777-200LR and technically should be a 777-200LRF, but Boeing just calls it a 777-F or 777 Freighter. Korean’s Boeing customer code is B5, so a 777-200 is designated 777-2B5, but their 777 Freighter is designated 777-FB5. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #nikon #d7000 #kdfw #dfw #airport #airplane_lovers #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #boeing #777 #korean #koreanaircargo #dfwavgeek #instadfw #instagramaviation #HL8285 #avgeekery #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

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The Planes Of COTA

The Planes Of COTA

I was out at Circuit of the Americas, aka COTA, for the MotoGP race a couple of weeks back. The circuit, is close to the airport, in fact, it’s directly under the flight path of runway 17L, if memory serves me right.

Of course, in between photographing the motorcycles racing by at 180+ miles an hour, and the hot girls modeling at the static displays, I had to look up and take a few shots of the…

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Learjet 45 - N46MW

Learjet 45 – N46MW

Caught this beautiful Learjet 45 landing at Austin Bergstrom International Airport recently. The plane is registered to an outfit named “Whiskey Tango” which makes me wonder out loud: “where’s Foxtrot?” but that’s something for another day.

I like how you can see straight through the hull in a couple of the pictures which makes me wonder if there’s anyone on board other than the crew.

After…

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The Runway Is Wet

The Runway Is Wet

The music in this video sucks but the pictures that they get are quite spectacular. I did not realize that you could fly a T-6 Texan like that. By the way, overseas the Texan is called “Harvard.”

Wheels down, skimming the water like that takes skills and big ole brass cojones. I’d be worried about going too deep and planting the nose in the lake. There is no runway, other than at the beginning of…

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King Air 350 - N454TB

King Air 350 – N454TB

This beauty, was delivered new to the University of Texas Regents. It is hangared at the state hangars on the East side of the airport.

According to the University, this King Air 350 was purchased new for $5.5 million back in July of 2008. The plane is configured for 9 passengers and the operational cost of the plane is shared with other state agencies.

The Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60A engines were…

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Caught this bad boy at ABIA the last time I was out there. This is a beautiful Jet Blue A320 called “Blue Kid In Town.”

When she was refurbished, there was a competition to pick out the new tail pattern. The pattern that won, is called “building blocks.”

I like the tail pattern quite a bit. Although, I must confess, that when I first saw the pattern I thought that they were TV sets.

This plane was delivered new on April Fool’s day 2004.

She was headed back to JFK from Austin when I caught up to her.

Blue Kid In Town – Jet Blue – Airbus A320 N587JB Caught this bad boy at ABIA the last time I was out there. This is a beautiful Jet Blue A320 called “Blue Kid In Town.”

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Air Reel

I love this air reel video. Seriously, it’s beautiful. The colors, the lighting, everything about it is absolutely stunning.

The after burners on the F-15 look awesome. They gave me chills.

We even got to see a C-5 Galaxy in flight, so you know it’s rare. Sorry for the dig to the C-5 guys, but that plane has horrible reliability.

Watch this in full screen mode for all the goodness.

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