Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pic(k) of the week 47: RARE AIRLINER FORMATION, DUBAI AIRSHOW

For several decennia there has been a rivalry between the two largest airliner manufacturers of the world; Airbus and Boeing! 

To my knowledge there has never been a formation flight of both a Boeing and Airbus wide-body airliner in a single formation. 

Last week the Dubai Airshow took place, at the new Dubai World Central (often referred to as the Al Maktoum International airport). This two yearly event,  (largest in the region), is an Aviation and Aerospace trade show, which also has a daily flying display where both military and civil manufactures show off there airplanes. 

On opening day, Emirates Airline flew both a brand-new Boeing B777-300ER and an Airbus A380 in formation. As this was not enough, the UAE military jet team Al Fursan joined the formation for an even more spectacular event. A great sight that couldn't breathe missed as my Pic(k) of the week! Both airliners were painted in a special livery to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the founding father of the UAE; HH Sheikh Zayed. 

Dubai Airshow 2017
      

Image details:
  • Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF100-400 lens
  • ISO 400, f9, 1/2400s, 261mm (391mm full frame equivalent)
  • RAW file edited in Iridient Developer
  • Nik ColorEfex Pro for optimal contrast, including a neutral density filter

What has now become my standard airshow photography gear, proved once again perfect for the job:
Click on the links above to check out the reviews I blogged about before.
An entire gallery of images shot during the show, can be found here.

BJORN

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