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McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (N970TW)

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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! :)
cliff731
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
18-Sep-2018 MD80Gerald R Ford Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:56AM EDT 08:58AM CDT 2:01
17-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Gerald R Ford Intl () 08:50PM CDT 11:46PM EDT 1:55
17-Sep-2018 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:41PM CDT 06:54PM CDT 1:12
17-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 03:25PM CDT 04:44PM CDT 1:19
17-Sep-2018 MD83Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:57PM EDT 02:13PM CDT 2:16
17-Sep-2018 MD83Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 08:49AM CDT 11:21AM EDT 1:32
17-Sep-2018 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:37AM CDT 07:23AM CDT 0:46
16-Sep-2018 MD83Chicago O'Hare Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 10:09PM CDT 10:51PM CDT 0:42
16-Sep-2018 MD83Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:52PM CDT 08:43PM CDT 0:50
16-Sep-2018 MD80Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 05:16PM CDT 06:14PM CDT 0:58
16-Sep-2018 MD83Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 02:55PM EDT 03:31PM CDT 1:36
16-Sep-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 10:34AM CDT 01:57PM EDT 2:22
15-Sep-2018 MD83Tampa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:17PM EDT 07:20PM CDT 2:03
15-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tampa Intl () 01:56PM CDT 04:57PM EDT 2:00
15-Sep-2018 MD83San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:24AM CDT 12:13PM CDT 0:48
15-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 09:41AM CDT 10:27AM CDT 0:45
14-Sep-2018 MD83Eppley Airfield ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:08PM CDT 10:36PM CDT 1:28
14-Sep-2018 MD83Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:28PM EDT 04:46PM CDT 2:18
14-Sep-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 11:11AM CDT 02:18PM EDT 2:06
14-Sep-2018 MD80Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:02AM EDT 09:37AM CDT 2:35
13-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 02:51PM CDT 06:25PM EDT 2:33
13-Sep-2018 MD83Will Rogers World ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:22PM CDT 12:55PM CDT 0:33
13-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Will Rogers World () 10:40AM CDT 11:23AM CDT 0:43
13-Sep-2018 MD83Memphis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:51AM CDT 09:02AM CDT 1:10
12-Sep-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Memphis Intl () 06:56PM CDT 07:58PM CDT 1:02
12-Sep-2018 MD83Columbia Metropolitan ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:17PM EDT 04:23PM CDT 2:06
12-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Columbia Metropolitan () 11:14AM CDT 02:12PM EDT 1:58
12-Sep-2018 MD83Memphis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:40AM CDT 09:48AM CDT 1:07
11-Sep-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Memphis Intl () 07:07PM CDT 08:10PM CDT 1:03
11-Sep-2018 MD83Columbia Metropolitan ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:13PM EDT 04:19PM CDT 2:06
11-Sep-2018 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:54AM CDT 07:38AM CDT 0:44
10-Sep-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 08:40PM CDT 09:17PM CDT 0:36
10-Sep-2018 MD83Des Moines Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:13PM CDT 06:44PM CDT (?) 1:31
10-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Des Moines Intl () 03:00PM CDT 04:23PM CDT 1:22
10-Sep-2018 MD83General Mitchell Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:17AM CDT 12:18PM CDT 2:00
10-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 07:38AM CDT 09:26AM CDT 1:47
09-Sep-2018 MD83Washington Dulles Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:28PM EDT 07:10PM CDT 2:42
09-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Washington Dulles Intl () 12:40PM CDT 04:18PM EDT 2:37
09-Sep-2018 MD83San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:35AM CDT 11:18AM CDT 0:43
09-Sep-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 08:52AM CDT 09:40AM CDT 0:48
08-Sep-2018 MD83Tampa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:54PM EDT 07:58PM CDT 2:03
08-Sep-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tampa Intl () 01:15PM CDT 04:28PM EDT (?) 2:13
08-Sep-2018 MD83Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:11AM EDT 09:21AM CDT 3:10
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