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McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (N970TW)


Nothing like a wet Mad Dog! At the RDU observation deck, 2/7/18.


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Gary Schenauer
I miss the AA MDs. The only ones we see now are AAY's. Super 5 * capture, and (if I could) I'd add 2 more *s for being a spotter who gets out in the inclement wx to get some clicks. Bravos for all these newest posts!
Savannah FordPhoto Uploader
Thank you, sir. The conditions happened to be right for me, plus, I feel like I’m growing in confidence every day as a photographer. I just liked getting pictures of planes; now, I’m appreciating the art of it more. I appreciate your kindness, especially coming from such a prolific spotter! :)
Savannah Ford... a "spotter" compliment from our esteemed Gary Schenauer is indeed "top drawer", as they say!!!

Congrats to You!!!
Gary Schenauer
Savannah ... Cliff is a friend of mine so he is being (very) overly complimentary in his comment about me (big grin); however, to offer a bit more info to you, it may be fun for you to know that one of your photos (N694DL, Delta's "Spirit of Freedom", on the climb out of RDU) was one of 150 pictures displayed on a large screen a few weeks ago. A small group of us (no professional photogs, we're just aviation photography hobbyists) sat down in January, identified 150 photogs who (purely in our opinion, of course) were the best FA photogs in 2017 (like Leland S. up in Washington state, Scot W. out of Phoenix, etc.), and then we picked one picture of theirs from their FA folders and viewed them as a 150-pic slide show. (I want to say we did NOT "rank" them numerically; we just put them alphabetically by last name.) Your shot of DAL's N694DL was the one of yours we selected. We had several criteria we used (otherwise, we could NEVER have whittled the list to just 150), and the first three criteria were: 1) used real name (not an anonymous one) because real name shows a willingness to take credit for the quality of the pictures, 2) posted an airborne photo (much more difficult than taking a shot of a motionless object), and 3) all photos in the folder had to have been taken by the photographer (no stolen photos or ones taken from other sources). There were a couple other criteria, too, which made it possible for us to decide our top 150. Anyway, although 150 might seem like an awful lot of people, it really isn't when you realize how many hundreds of contributors there are. When you examine your first photos and then look at your newer posts, the growth in "confidence" you mentioned ... AND a parallel growth in experience and talent, is very apparent. There isn't any trophy or $ award associated with our little selection group, but I thought you might enjoy knowing that there are viewers out in FA-land who are appreciating your posts and enjoying the pics. Please keep 'em coming, Savannah.
Greg Byington
Nice job, Savannah, and I agree with Gary and Cliff. Thanks!
Savannah FordPhoto Uploader
Wow. I am flabbergasted. Thank you for such an incredible honor. I’m really picking my jaw up off the floor right now! I’m only doing what I love, and it gives me a thrill to know to other people enjoy it. I’m beside myself, thank you!! And how about the Spirit of Freedom? I hadn’t known they made a new logo representing all the branches of our armed services, I thought that was very tasteful on Delta’s part. And I had no idea it was in town, so that was a lucky capture. I got that and the Comco 757 in one day - it was a great time for getting 757s!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 08:39PM CDT 09:26PM CDT Scheduled
20-Jul-2018 MD80Nashville Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:14PM CDT 06:39PM CDT 1:25
20-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Nashville Intl () 02:45PM CDT 04:08PM CDT 1:23
20-Jul-2018 MD83Nashville Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:45AM CDT 01:12PM CDT 1:27
20-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Nashville Intl () 09:12AM CDT 10:35AM CDT 1:23
20-Jul-2018 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:56AM CDT 07:38AM CDT 0:41
19-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 08:48PM CDT 09:30PM CDT (?) 0:41
19-Jul-2018 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:06PM CDT 07:45PM CDT 0:39
19-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 05:25PM CDT 06:10PM CDT 0:44
19-Jul-2018 MD83Gerald R Ford Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 02:54PM EDT 03:51PM CDT 1:57
19-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Gerald R Ford Intl () 10:48AM CDT 01:50PM EDT 2:01
18-Jul-2018 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:34PM CDT 08:12PM CDT 0:38
18-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 05:59PM CDT 06:43PM CDT 0:44
17-Jul-2018 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:56PM CDT 07:36PM CDT 0:40
17-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 05:29PM CDT 06:10PM CDT 0:40
17-Jul-2018 MD83Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 02:43PM EDT 03:35PM CDT 1:51
17-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:43AM CDT 01:27PM EDT 1:43
17-Jul-2018 MD83Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:55AM EDT 09:18AM CDT 2:23
16-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 07:00PM CDT 10:25PM EDT 2:24
16-Jul-2018 MD83Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:39PM CDT 05:22PM CDT 0:43
16-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 02:58PM CDT 03:36PM CDT 0:37
16-Jul-2018 MD83Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:44PM CDT 01:26PM CDT 0:42
16-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 10:56AM CDT 11:39AM CDT 0:42
16-Jul-2018 MD83Columbia Metropolitan ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:38AM EDT 08:44AM CDT 2:06
15-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Columbia Metropolitan () 06:49PM CDT 09:45PM EDT 1:56
15-Jul-2018 MD83Indianapolis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:28PM EDT 05:19PM CDT (?) 1:51
15-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 12:40PM CDT 03:24PM EDT 1:43
15-Jul-2018 MD83Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:47AM CDT 10:58AM CDT (?) 1:11
15-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 07:30AM CDT 08:36AM CDT 1:05
14-Jul-2018 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:10PM CDT 08:38PM CDT 1:28
14-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 03:06PM CDT 04:23PM CDT (?) 1:17
14-Jul-2018 MD83Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:58AM EDT 01:35PM CDT 2:37
14-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 07:20AM CDT 10:56AM EDT 2:35
13-Jul-2018 MD83Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:47PM EDT 11:30PM CDT (?) 2:43
13-Jul-2018 MD83Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:10PM EDT 04:54PM CDT (+1) Cancelled
12-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:38PM CDT 10:28PM EDT 2:49
12-Jul-2018 MD83Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:51PM CDT 01:33PM CDT 0:42
12-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 10:59AM CDT 11:40AM CDT 0:41
12-Jul-2018 MD83General Mitchell Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:03AM CDT 08:56AM CDT (?) 1:53
11-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 09:58PM CDT 11:53PM CDT 1:54
11-Jul-2018 MD83Savannah/Hilton Head Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:26PM EDT 08:40PM CDT 2:14
11-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Savannah/Hilton Head Intl () 01:59PM CDT 05:05PM EDT 2:06
11-Jul-2018 MD80General Mitchell Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:31AM CDT 12:24PM CDT 1:53
11-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 07:33AM CDT 09:26AM CDT 1:52
10-Jul-2018 MD83Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:20PM EDT 08:57PM CDT 2:37
10-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 01:40PM CDT 05:18PM EDT 2:37
10-Jul-2018 MD83Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:26AM CDT 12:06PM CDT (?) 0:40
10-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 09:04AM CDT 09:46AM CDT 0:41
10-Jul-2018 MD83Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:35AM EDT 07:39AM CDT 2:03
09-Jul-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 09:32PM CDT 12:15AM EDT (+1) 1:42
09-Jul-2018 MD83Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:52PM EDT 08:24PM CDT (?) 2:32
09-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 01:42PM CDT 05:41PM EDT 2:59
09-Jul-2018 MD83Indianapolis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:09AM EDT 11:50AM CDT (?) 1:40
09-Jul-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 07:25AM CDT 10:10AM EDT 1:45
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