Plane Spotting

December 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I don't consider myself a plane spotter but I do enjoy heading out to Tampa International every so often and checking out operations.  Unfortunately our awesome airport doesn't have much variety on the commercial side.  We're a hive of Southwest and Jet Blue with  sprinkling of United, American, and Delta.  I found a new spot to view just outside the airport perimeter next to runway 1R.  Although not much happens on that runway, I did manage to grab a few decent shots.  It wasn't ideal lighting since it was mid-day so I adjust my exposure accordingly.  Thankfully there was some clouds to diffuse the sun just a little.

Here's a shot of a Southwest 737 in the new livery.  I really like the new paint and logo.  A far cry better than the old brown and orange planes.

LUV to Fly SouthwestSouthwest 737 cleared for takeoff on 1R from KTPA

Here's a stretched out 737 with United Airlines.  Really like the angle you can get from this vantage point as the planes turn on to the runway.

United - Star Alliance 737-9A stretched United 737-9 positing for takeoff.

I had to yank my camera back out of it's bag when I saw this taxi by.  It's a Jet Blue A320 in a special livery for the NY Jets.  Looks like they're the "Official Airline of the NY Jets." I dig it.


Jet Blue A320Offical airline of the NY Jets

 

Commercial airliners aren't really exciting. Unless it's a special livery or an airline that doesn't fly in to your home airport, they all start to look the same.  Don't get me wrong, I like being up close and watching airplanes.  That's just the avgeek in me.  Hope you enjoy these photos!


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