Today marked a new benchmark for my planespotting.  Thanks to Lufthansa and Frankfurt Airport, I was granted what for me was unprecedented access to the airport.    No place was off limits to me as long as I didn’t step in front of a moving aircraft.  Simply Wow.   You have to be somewhat of an ‘Avgeek’ to understand what this all means! 🙂

The day started before sunrise at the ramp where D-ABYA was being prepared for her tour of Germany, designed to show off Lufthansa’s new livery.    One thing that struck me today looking at her at the gate, parked next to other LH aircraft wearing the previous livery, was that the livery looks REALLY, REALLY good.    The contrast between the newer, sleeker look and the previous version is far greater than I thought it would be.   The new look simply gives the airplane a very polished and sophisticated look.    For those that think they don’t like the livery, I think their minds will change over time.

So without any other words, here are some of my favorite shots from this morning’s session.  Several hundred photos were taken and these are the ones that stand out right now.    I’ll be back on the tarmac to watch her land later today and I get to fly her home tomorrow….not a bad 48 hours!