Plane Spotting Is About To Get Better At Paine Field……

Plane Spotting Is About To Get Better At Paine Field……

With airlines announcing new service to Paine Field, it will become easier than ever for ‘Avgeeks’ to reach one of the Meccas of Plane Spotting and the home to one of Boeing’s major campuses. It’s only taken 80 years to get us to this point!

In the past few days, United announced that they will begin operating flights to Paine Field in October 2018.   Alaska made their announcement about service to the field earlier this year.    It also appears that Allegiant will serve ‘PAE’ as well, but no official announcement from them as yet.

United’s announcement stated that they will bring six daily flights from Denver and San Francisco.   Alaska thus far has announced 9 daily flights, but did not indicate where they would be coming from.

The Queen Of The Skies With Mt. Rainier In The Background

 

The re-opening of Paine Field to commercial operations has been a hotly contested topic in the Mukilteo area where the airport is located.   Equal amounts of voices were for and against opening PAE to airlines.   However, after the debates and legal challenges, the path has been laid to bring passengers to the field.

 


 

For us plane spotter types, this means it will be easier than ever to reach the birthplace of Boeing heavies and enjoy the views along the runway.    What used to be a flight to Seattle, followed by a drive that is usually mired in heavy traffic from Seattle to Everett can now become a flight to PAE, followed by a 10 minute hotel shuttle bus ride to the Hilton Garden Inn located next to the field.

 


 

Plane Spotting Munich:  Part IV

Plane Spotting Munich: Part IV

More of my favorite shots from the time I spent in Munich a few weeks ago.    Most of these images come from the Southern Runway which creates some great opportunities at ‘Sky Shots’ as well as having the airport in the background.   Then again, there’s really no bad place around ‘MUC’ to watch them come and go!  Enjoy!

For you photographer types, the equipment used was a Nikon D800 with a Sigma 150-600S.   A nearly perfect formula considering the Megapixels of the D800 and the crispness of the Sigma.

If you missed the previous posts from the MUC spotting, here are the links:

Part 1    Part 2     Part 3

 

You won't see much of Transavia around MUC anymore.....

You won’t see much of Transavia around MUC anymore…..

Aeroflot's A321 heads to Moscow

Aeroflot’s A321 heads to Moscow

 

LH's A320 departs in front of the Technik hangars at Munich

LH’s A320 departs in from of the Technik hangars at Munich

'KE' pulls away from Munich

‘KE’ pulls away from Munich

Cook's 767 taking Holiday Charter passengers somewhere warm....

Cook’s 767 taking Holiday Charter passengers somewhere warm….

Bucharest Bound Boeing.....

Bucharest Bound Boeing…..

Egyptair arriving from Cairo

Egyptair arriving from Cairo

Air Berlin 737

Air Berlin 737

A319 'LE' arriving in Munich

A319 ‘LE’ arriving in Munich

SWISS' A319 departs for Zurich

SWISS’ A319 departs for Zurich

Air China A330

Air China A330


Plane Spotting Munich:  Part III

Plane Spotting Munich: Part III

Part III continues with more of my favorites from Munich.   Having a week in and around the airport gave me the opportunity to get some decent shots on film.    More coming soon……

In case you missed the previous posts:

Plane Spotting Munich:  Part I

Plane Spotting Munich:  Part II

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United’s N663UA taxis to runway and heads to Newark…..

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Air Berlin’s ‘Fan Force One’

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Speedbird’s G-MIDS A320

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Next stop Warsaw aboard LO’s Embraer 175…..the 600th E-jet made by Embraer

AB's D-ABZK carries a unique 'Test' Livery for different laminate material.

AB’s D-ABZK carries a unique ‘Test’ Livery for different laminate material.

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Lufthansa’ A319 displaying her reverse thrust……

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Perfect light for this A320…..

Lufthansa's 'KB' A330 carries the special Shark Skin test patches

Lufthansa’s ‘KB’ A330 carries the special Shark Skin test patches

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Qatar’s 777 waits enter the runway…..

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Russia’s S7 arriving with a touch of smoke….

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United 767 glides by Friesing…..