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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-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach () 11:10AM CST 12:41PM CST Scheduled
17-Dec-2018 MD80Will Rogers World ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:51AM CST 09:45AM CST Scheduled
17-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Will Rogers World () 07:04AM CST 07:42AM CST Scheduled
16-Dec-2018 MD83Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:14PM EST 09:20PM CST Scheduled
16-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 02:35PM CST 06:00PM EST Scheduled
16-Dec-2018 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:47AM CST 01:13PM CST Scheduled
16-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 09:05AM CST 10:24AM CST Scheduled
16-Dec-2018 MD83Savannah/Hilton Head Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:28AM EST 07:52AM CST Scheduled
15-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Savannah/Hilton Head Intl () 06:58PM CST 09:49PM EST 1:50
15-Dec-2018 MD83Eppley Airfield ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:43PM CST 05:16PM CST 1:33
15-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 01:15PM CST 02:40PM CST 1:25
15-Dec-2018 MD83San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:24AM CST 10:08AM CST 0:43
15-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 07:01AM CST 07:42AM CST 0:40
14-Dec-2018 MD83Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:20PM CST 08:33PM CST 1:13
14-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 04:57PM CST 06:06PM CST 1:08
14-Dec-2018 MD83Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:05PM EST 02:48PM CST 2:43
14-Dec-2018 MD83Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 09:27AM CST 12:04PM EST 1:37
14-Dec-2018 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:26AM CST 08:22AM CST (?) 0:55
12-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 06:57PM CST 08:12PM CST 1:15
12-Dec-2018 MD83Eppley Airfield ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:38PM CST 05:11PM CST 1:33
12-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 01:07PM CST 02:30PM CST 1:22
12-Dec-2018 MD83Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:06AM CST 11:20AM CST 1:14
11-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 05:19PM CST 06:24PM CST 1:04
11-Dec-2018 MD83Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:57PM CST 03:42PM CST 1:45
11-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach () 11:27AM CST 12:47PM CST 1:20
10-Dec-2018 MD83Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:52PM EST 03:16PM CST 2:23
10-Dec-2018 MD83Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 09:31AM CST 12:13PM EST 1:42
10-Dec-2018 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:42AM CST 07:33AM CST (?) 0:51
09-Dec-2018 MD83Chicago O'Hare Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 10:10PM CST 10:50PM CST 0:40
09-Dec-2018 MD83Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:29PM CST 08:29PM CST (?) 1:00
09-Dec-2018 MD80Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 05:32PM CST 06:33PM CST 1:00
09-Dec-2018 MD83Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 03:05PM EST 03:45PM CST 1:40
09-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 10:41AM CST 01:46PM EST 2:04
09-Dec-2018 MD83Pensacola Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:29AM CST 09:04AM CST 1:35
08-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Pensacola Intl () 05:42PM CST 07:07PM CST (?) 1:25
08-Dec-2018 MD80Savannah/Hilton Head Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 02:29PM EST 03:58PM CST 2:29
08-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Savannah/Hilton Head Intl () 10:35AM CST 01:20PM EST 1:44
08-Dec-2018 MD83San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:12AM CST 08:59AM CST 0:47
07-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 09:33PM CST 10:24PM CST 0:50
07-Dec-2018 MD83New Orleans Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:56PM CST 08:07PM CST 1:11
07-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 04:54PM CST 05:57PM CST 1:03
07-Dec-2018 MD83Will Rogers World ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 02:44PM CST 03:25PM CST 0:41
07-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Will Rogers World () 12:48PM CST 01:18PM CST 0:29
07-Dec-2018 MD83Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:43AM CST 11:07AM CST 1:24
07-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 07:25AM CST 08:26AM CST 1:00
06-Dec-2018 MD83New Orleans Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:58PM CST 01:07AM CST (+1) 1:09
06-Dec-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 04:53PM CST 05:53PM CST (?) 0:59
06-Dec-2018 MD83Will Rogers World ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 02:42PM CST 03:20PM CST 0:38
06-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Will Rogers World () 12:54PM CST 01:28PM CST 0:33
06-Dec-2018 MD83Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:59AM CST 11:19AM CST 1:20
06-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 07:31AM CST 08:39AM CST 1:08
05-Dec-2018 MD83Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:40PM EST 08:42PM CST 3:02
05-Dec-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 01:57PM CST 05:31PM EST 2:33
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