Friday, 6 November 2009


Our way out to the US earlier last month involved a 3hr stopover in Newark. Boring for many, but other than giving us the opportunity to stretch our legs, it allowed me a short period to photograph some aircraft! These all had to be taken through the expansive windows of Terminal C, which overlook downtown Manhatten accross the Hudson River. So here are a few examples that did not have annoying reflections or significant distortion. Newark is the 2nd major hub of Continental Airlines (after Houston) so movements were dominated by them. Nevertheless in the afternoon and evening it comes alive with international traffic, largely from Europe plus India and Singapore.

Top...One of the oldest aircraft in regular airline service, this 40 year old Douglas DC-9 of Northwest taxies out for departure

Above...Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 on very short finals

Right...Air Canada Jazz Bombardier RJ900 taxying.

Left... the latest and largest of the Boeing 737 family, a -900, this example in retro Continental colours. of the many Continental commuter types, this being a De-Havilland Canada Dash Eight Q400 aircraft

Bottom...a Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300
ER taxies out

All in all a pleasant stopover. We flew home via Newark, but sadly it was getting dark, so no opportunity to spot or photograph.

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