Amphitrite

Build from 1884 to 1887 in Great Britain, the Amphitrite is the worlds oldest seagoing sailing yacht. The three-masted gaff schooner‘s curent sailing area is the baltic sea.

On an evening walk at the beach of Grömitz, I saw the ship sailing in the Neustädter Bucht heading north and being exclusively illuminated by the setting sun. I managed to grap my camera and do three exposures until the magic was over.

Back in the old days

How many airports do you know that still have position marks like these on the apron?
Sadly, the last VC10 visited Hannover Airport on January 20, 2012 and the last L-1011 departed in the evening of February 23, 2014. Both aircraft types were in service with the Royal Air Force but are taken out of service by now.

Hannover Airport 2015 / May 05

Due to bad weather at Geilenkirchen Airbase, an E-3A "Sentry" was diverted to Hannover Airport on May 5, 2015.

The AWACS (Airborne early Warning and Control System) is an airborne radar system designed to detect aircraft, ships and vehicles at long distances. It also performs as a control center in an air engagement by coordinating and directing fighter and attack aircraft.

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

LX-N90451 (Boeing - E-3A Sentry)

NASA's flying infrared telescope at Hannover Airport

NASA's flying infrared telescope did some touch and go's at Hannover Airport today. SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is a joint German-US space science project and is in service since 2010. The modified Boeing 747 SP (Reg.: N747NA) is carrying a 2.5 metre telescope and performs astronomical observations high above the disturbance of earth's atmosphere.

Aviation - The Invisible Highway

I'm really looking forward to this movie!

Aviation: The Invisible Highway is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. The documentary is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (“One Six Right”), narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an original score by Academy Award-winning composer James Horner. It’s scheduled for a 2015 release.

Official website: www.aviationtheinvisiblehighway.com

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