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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
18-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 06:55PM CDT 08:24PM CDT Scheduled
18-Oct-2018 MD80Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:33PM CDT 05:39PM CDT Scheduled
18-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 02:44PM CDT 03:25PM CDT Scheduled
18-Oct-2018 MD80Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:49AM EDT 01:24PM CDT Scheduled
18-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 07:25AM CDT 10:26AM EDT Scheduled
17-Oct-2018 MD83Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:30PM EDT 09:23PM CDT Scheduled
17-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 02:43PM CDT 06:15PM EDT Scheduled
17-Oct-2018 MD83Will Rogers World ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:43PM CDT 01:16PM CDT Scheduled
17-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Will Rogers World () 10:34AM CDT 11:13AM CDT Scheduled
17-Oct-2018 MD83Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:14AM EDT 09:25AM CDT En Route
16-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 07:57PM CDT 11:07PM EDT 2:09
16-Oct-2018 MD83Eppley Airfield ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:18PM CDT 04:55PM CDT 1:37
16-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 01:02PM CDT 02:13PM CDT 1:10
16-Oct-2018 MD83Pensacola Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:01AM CDT 11:42AM CDT 1:40
15-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Pensacola Intl () 09:19PM CDT 10:39PM CDT 1:20
15-Oct-2018 MD83Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:43PM EDT 06:44PM CDT 3:01
15-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 12:14PM CDT 03:38PM EDT 2:23
14-Oct-2018 MD83New Orleans Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:19PM CDT 08:43PM CDT 1:24
14-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 05:19PM CDT 06:20PM CDT 1:01
14-Oct-2018 MD80Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 02:52PM EDT 03:58PM CDT 2:05
14-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:50AM CDT 01:26PM EDT 1:36
13-Oct-2018 MD83Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:42PM CDT 02:13PM CDT 1:30
13-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 07:59AM CDT 09:29AM CDT 1:29
12-Oct-2018 MD80New Orleans Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:55PM CDT 09:12PM CDT 1:17
12-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 05:32PM CDT 06:37PM CDT 1:05
12-Oct-2018 MD83Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 02:24PM EDT 03:42PM CDT 2:17
12-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:38AM CDT 01:15PM EDT 1:36
12-Oct-2018 MD83San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:59AM CDT 08:42AM CDT 0:43
11-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 10:16PM CDT 11:01PM CDT 0:44
11-Oct-2018 MD83Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:09PM EDT 09:11PM CDT 3:02
11-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:36PM CDT 05:58PM EDT 2:22
11-Oct-2018 MD83General Mitchell Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:02AM CDT 12:26PM CDT 2:24
11-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 07:03AM CDT 08:53AM CDT (?) 1:50
10-Oct-2018 MD83St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:04PM CDT 12:29AM CDT (+1) 1:25
10-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 08:02PM CDT 09:16PM CDT 1:14
10-Oct-2018 MD83Eppley Airfield ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:50PM CDT 05:22PM CDT 1:32
10-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 01:35PM CDT 02:50PM CDT 1:15
10-Oct-2018 MD80St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:25AM CDT 11:54AM CDT 1:28
09-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 10:44PM CDT 12:01AM CDT (+1) 1:17
09-Oct-2018 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:08PM CDT 04:02PM CDT 0:54
09-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 01:17PM CDT 01:58PM CDT 0:41
09-Oct-2018 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:12AM CDT 08:09AM CDT 0:57
08-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 11:12PM CDT 11:51PM CDT 0:38
08-Oct-2018 MD83San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:46PM CDT 09:51PM CDT 1:05
08-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 06:47PM CDT 07:37PM CDT 0:49
07-Oct-2018 MD83Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:54PM CDT 08:49PM CDT 0:54
07-Oct-2018 MD83Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 04:45PM EDT 06:24PM CDT 2:39
07-Oct-2018 MD83Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:45PM EDT Diverted
07-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 11:21AM CDT 02:34PM EDT 2:12
07-Oct-2018 MD80Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:46AM CDT 09:37AM CDT 0:51
06-Oct-2018 MD83Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 09:27PM CDT 10:08PM CDT 0:40
06-Oct-2018 MD80New Orleans Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:02PM CDT 02:06PM CDT 1:04
06-Oct-2018 MD80Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 10:49AM CDT 11:54AM CDT 1:04
06-Oct-2018 MD83Eglin Afb/Destin-Ft Walton Beach ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:05AM CDT 08:45AM CDT 1:40
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