I’m starting to really like my new camera and understand how to use it properly. Here are some shots that I took at Cannes with it during last 3 months.
Most of the pictures were taken using the 55-250 mm STM, except this one :
La pointe de l’aiguille under lightning
It was at night during a great thunderstorm in the sea that caused a lot of troubles in the air traffic from Nice to Toulon.
Cannes is also a place where there are a lot of interesting machines like this old Fouga (former plane used in the Patrouille de France before they switched to the Alpha Jet).
There are also a lot helicopters (it represents almost half of the traffic during summer period with a top of 45% during august).
Dragon 06 on departure
G-DLBR departing from runway 17
AS55 bypassing A5 taxiway
The biggest one is the first H175 used for VIP purposes as you can see on this article. The yellow and red EC145 is called Dragon as it is a rescue helicopter based in Cannes.
A lot of things happened for me in 2016. I decided it to celebrate it my way my posting a compilation of my best shots for this year :
NH90 low pass
Dragon 06 flaring
Presidential FA7X on Tango
C150 & Bird Hasard
pelicans low pass
Departing falcon 2000
Enjoy and happy new year 🙂
Here are some of my best shots I took at Cannes Airport recently
Sea Sunet & Jets …
Small aircraft are also welcomed !
Cessna Citation Latitude taxiing
Falcon 2000 taking off
Falcon 900 (F900) taking off
Falcon 2000 (F2TH) landing
Falcon 2000 EX taxiing
All you need for a businessman is a jet and an helicopter
Colibri taking off
In every French aiport, radio-equipements used by aircraft for instrumental approaches needs to be checked every year (and even more often in some cases).
One of the steps in the process is called in-flight calibration and is done by an ATR42 which is full of sensors (the kind of airplane where you should not use your phone ! 😛 ).
Here are some pictures in Cannes Mandelieu LFMD :
ATR42 taking off
More information :
Localizer on Wikipedia
Flight Inspection Wikipedia (should be completed)
Last night I decided to watch the beautiful moon eclipse. The weather was clear in Toulouse (France) so I tried to photograph it with my Nikon Coolpix L820.
I used a tripod and I used the timer of the camera to avoid to have the blur of me pushing the button. After playing with the modes and settings here are my best shots :
Almost done !
Finally : the real blood moon !
The moon is starting to disapear
It was very pleasant to watch and also poetic. What we could see was the shadow of our Mother Earth : our own shadow projected thousands of kilometers away.
Today I decided to edit all the videos I took during the last 2 years. Here comes the result :
There are videos from :
- my glider flight a Auch (France)
- Airexpo 2014 and 2015
- Paris Air Show 2015
- some spotting at Toulouse Blagnac
Any critic is welcomed !
I went to Paris Air Show – le salon du Bourget. I took many videos, I’ll try to make a video in the future but here are my best photos :
The Patrouille de France
Rafale just before landing