At the Grand Central Parade of Trains
spent the afternoon at the Bayport Aerodrome in Bayport, NY
Matt Harvey faces the Dodgers on 4/24/13
The Zero G Experience
This afternoon I photographed a Baseball and Softball game at the same time. Lots of fun.
Etihad Airways today has commenced non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Washington D.C.
The 15 hour flight(EY131) will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport at 10:00AM and arrive at Dulles at 5:00PM. The returning flight(EY130) will depart Dulles at 10:15 and arrive back in Abu Dhabi 7:45PM the next day.
The route will be served by the ultra-long range Airbus A340-500 aircraft seating passengers in a three-class cabin.
Etihad Airbus A340-500 arrival at Dulles. Photo courtesy Etihad Airways
Baseball Opening Day
Aeroflot Airlines Inaugural Boeing 777-300ER service into JFK
And so it begins, the first annual Sint Maarten Aviation Photography Competition has started.
At least 15 participants have registered for this fist time event which runs from March 17th to 23rd. All involved must stay on the island the entire week (which could get a bit pricey this time of year) and be present for judging and prize presentation which could be the reason for lack of participation. All registration fees will be donated to support the Breast Cancer Awareness Program on Sint Maarten.
The Competition rules are pretty simple, images must be taken between March 18th and March 22nd and the aircraft pictured must be depicted with a St Maarten Theme in the background, que all images with large planes and pretty ladies in the background.
Each participant is allowed to enter a maximum of three images. The grand prize winner will take home $2,500USD. The best 6 photos will be exhibited at SXM airport for the next four months.
As for this photographer, I could not make it down for the event so I leave you with my best images from SXM.
In what was deemed by one American Airlines official as a "low key" event, AA showed off there new Boeing 777-300ER at John F. Kennedy Airport on Friday afternoon as it made its LHR to JFK debut . In Typical New York fashion the weather was subpar and the aircraft arrived about 2 hours late but that didn't stop the awaiting passengers from peering out the window to get a look at the sleek looking plane painted in the "New American" colors as it pulled into the gate.
The 777-300ER is a welcomed upgrade on the New York JFK- London Heathrow route with several new service amenities including three classes of service that include fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats as well its "Main Cabin Extra" seats in coach. The aircraft has international WiFi capability and a fully stocked self-service bar in the premium cabin.
And even the crew quarters seem spacious with rooms for the Flight and Cabin crews Forward and aft of the aircraft.
In April, the 777-300ER service will be expanded to AA's New York JFK-Sao Paulo route.
A somewhat rare visitor to JFK.
First visit to JFK