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  • Sterkoder
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    So here's what the city authority did for us planespotters near the east end of the runway (actually there are five of these along the new walkway around this part of the airport, so they are not made specially for us aviation nerds, but anyway....)


    Great view and during my walk yesterday, Scandinavian flight SK2306 was ready for departure to Gardermoen


    Pilot send his (her?) greetings to the photographer


    Photographer waves back and everyone is happy :-)


    Clearance for take-off has been received, take-off power is set and off they go...


    Closing in on around 140 knots Vr speed (rotate speed). This is the indicated airspeed at which they raise their nosewheel. Lift becomes greater through increased angle of attack, and the bird cuts the surly bonds of Earth...

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  • Sterkoder
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    Widerøe from Bergen arrives Kristiansund today.


    Landing on RW07


    Parked at Stand 4


    And taking off for Bergen again






    Kvernberget VOR 113,8 MHz on top of Kvernberget hill


    View of the city through the VOR struts
    Last edited by Sterkoder; May 27th, 2015, 07:04.

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  • Sterkoder
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    I don't see any reason to turn my back on the Pentax, and to improve #131/1 it's easily done by shooting in manual with low ISO, meaning a tripod. And I had a tripod that evening...., down in the trunk of my car.
    Remember all images in #131 is "point-and-shoot", so I didn't expect more from myself that evening ;-)

  • Tommi
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    If you give this motif 10 more tries during the next two years, you'll probably
    1. improve so much that the pictures will look great and
    2. you will have a clear picture of how you should update your gear to get even better shots.

  • Sterkoder
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    Well, thanks :-)
    Even though quality, (technically), sucks...., I find it ok in a strange way and even I was struck by the fact that the Dash-8 turned out fairly viewable and within my limits for the evening ;-)

  • pilotdane
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    Nice series. I especially like the first one. Judging by the light streaks you panned steady for a good, long time.

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  • Sterkoder
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    After work, I took my Pentax and walked up to the top of Kvernberget (206 meters).
    I was half an hour late to get ok light, so I'm not exactly proud of my handheld panning of a departing Dash8-400 from Widerøe, taking off towards Bergen just after 4 PM.


    I like the combination of Widerøe and sunset light


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  • Sterkoder
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    Thanks. It all goes better when one remember to switch to the correct white balance ;-) That said, I try to do as tought by Mike Browne, but I'm more often far from spot on than on the spot..., so to say :-D

  • Tommi
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    Svein, have you also noticed that you're getting better and better doing those night time shots? :-)

  • Sterkoder
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    Widerøes flight WF577 made ready for a flight to Bergen Thursday evening

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  • PoloUK
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    We often pass various aero-engines on lorries toddling up and down the motorway. They come off the planes at Heathrow and then go to the maintenance facility at Cardiff. It just feels wrong to see over £10M of machinery with a bit of tarpaulin on it cruising up the road at 90km/h and 18", instead of 450knots and 37,000ft!

    Mind you we also have some very big planes - the BA 747-400 fleet in particular - coming over us relatively low on the same journey to Cardiff, whilst the long haul transatlantic flights soar above them in the climb out of London, or at cruising altitude from Europe.

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  • Sterkoder
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    It all ended up in a change of engine (Photo: Frode Munkhaug via Tidens Krav)

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  • Sterkoder
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    The morning flight from Kristiansund to Oslo at 06:35 AM Friday had to perform an aborted take-off run as a loud bang and sparks came from the port engine.
    The SAS Boeing 737 were still here today and work was being done on the engine. What's more, a big Scania semi-truck from a company in Skedsmo was here today, and why drive a truck from Skedsmo to Kristiansund if it didn't contain a new engine? Then again, I don't know...




    -"Hey...., how'bout we go and take a beer...?"


    SAS alone on a deserted airport. Well, it's not entirely true, as we have Widerøe, and of course it's the angle of photography
    Last edited by Sterkoder; November 20th, 2014, 08:24.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thanks Cecilia!
    Yes, the airport surroundings are rather rural when viewed from the north side toward south, but I know many cities in the country, and the world, which would like very much to have their airport placed like the one in Kristiansund.
    By taxi or bus, the city center is only 7 kilometers away, so literally...., we have the airport in the middle of town :-)
    Other than that I'm rather pleased with the pictures myself, but belive the light was a bit too sharp. Then again, the sharp sunny light suits M-CLAB very, VERY well :-)

  • Tommi
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    Impressive planes, nice to see.
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