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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
17-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Jacksonville Intl () 07:00PM CST 10:01PM EST Scheduled
17-Jan-2019 MD80Northwest Arkansas Rgnl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:41PM CST 05:47PM CST Scheduled
17-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Northwest Arkansas Rgnl () 02:42PM CST 03:32PM CST Scheduled
17-Jan-2019 MD80Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:37AM EST 01:22PM CST Scheduled
17-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 07:10AM CST 10:16AM EST Scheduled
16-Jan-2019 MD83General Mitchell Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:01PM CST 09:15PM CST Scheduled
16-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 03:52PM CST 05:45PM CST Scheduled
16-Jan-2019 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:04PM CST 02:34PM CST Scheduled
16-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 10:31AM CST 11:49AM CST Taxiing
16-Jan-2019 MD80Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:27AM EST 08:58AM CST 2:31
15-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 07:05PM CST 10:10PM EST 2:05
15-Jan-2019 MD83Louisville Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:28PM EST 05:25PM CST 1:57
15-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Louisville Intl () 12:39PM CST 03:14PM EST 1:35
15-Jan-2019 MD83Eppley Airfield ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:40AM CST 11:03AM CST 1:23
15-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 07:10AM CST 08:37AM CST 1:27
14-Jan-2019 MD83Jacksonville Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:09PM EST 10:27PM CST 2:18
14-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Jacksonville Intl () 05:28PM CST 08:16PM EST 1:47
14-Jan-2019 MD83Des Moines Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:32PM CST 02:06PM CST 1:34
14-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Des Moines Intl () 09:45AM CST 11:10AM CST 1:25
14-Jan-2019 MD83San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:42AM CST 07:24AM CST 0:42
13-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 10:45PM CST 11:31PM CST 0:46
13-Jan-2019 MD83Nashville Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:45PM CST 09:34PM CST 1:49
13-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Nashville Intl () 04:52PM CST 06:10PM CST 1:18
13-Jan-2019 MD83Eppley Airfield ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:33PM CST 03:08PM CST 1:35
13-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 10:59AM CST 12:21PM CST 1:21
13-Jan-2019 MD83Wichita Eisenhower ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:10AM CST 09:16AM CST (?) 1:06
12-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Wichita Eisenhower () 06:51PM CST 07:43PM CST 0:51
12-Jan-2019 MD80El Paso Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 02:57PM MST 05:12PM CST 1:15
12-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()El Paso Intl () 01:33PM CST 02:00PM MST 1:26
12-Jan-2019 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:27AM CST 11:52AM CST 1:25
11-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 07:09PM CST 08:30PM CST 1:20
11-Jan-2019 MD83Pensacola Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:59PM CST 05:53PM CST 1:54
11-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Pensacola Intl () 01:23PM CST 02:38PM CST (?) 1:15
11-Jan-2019 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:51AM CST 11:41AM CST 0:50
11-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 09:07AM CST 09:51AM CST 0:43
09-Jan-2019 MD83Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:17AM CST 09:00AM CST 1:43
08-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach () 06:45PM CST 08:03PM CST 1:18
08-Jan-2019 MD83Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:06PM CST 04:52PM CST 1:46
08-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach () 12:43PM CST 02:01PM CST 1:17
08-Jan-2019 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:32AM CST 10:57AM CST 1:25
06-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 07:22PM CST 08:37PM CST (?) 1:15
06-Jan-2019 MD83El Paso Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:11PM MST 05:34PM CST 1:23
06-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()El Paso Intl () 01:45PM CST 02:06PM MST 1:20
06-Jan-2019 MD83San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:24AM CST 12:10PM CST 0:46
06-Jan-2019 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 09:31AM CST 10:14AM CST 0:42
06-Jan-2019 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:09AM CST 07:35AM CST 1:26
05-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 05:13PM CST 06:33PM CST 1:19
05-Jan-2019 MD80Nashville Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:39PM CST 03:11PM CST 1:32
05-Jan-2019 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Nashville Intl () 10:59AM CST 12:24PM CST 1:24
05-Jan-2019 MD83Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:36AM EST 07:00AM CST 2:24
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