Monday, March 30, 2009

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR arrives in Houston Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH) - Water Cannon Salute

When a new airline or aircraft graces an airport, it is traditional that the fire fighters for that airport gives it a water cannon salute. Today, March 30, 2009 is the first time that Qatar Airways (QR) arrived in Houston-Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH). Here is the video:

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Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR arrives in Houston Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH)

Qatar Airways, QR77 landed in Houston-Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH) after it inaugural flight from Doha, Qatar (DOH).

The weather was crappy, it rained as nine (9) of us (one of my colleagues from work was with me) waited for the aircraft to arrive. Soon, there it was, off in the murky distance. Its bright landing lights stabbing the cloudy skies. The gray, white and dark red Boeing 777-200LR landed quietly and then taxied over to gate D5 where it was met with a traditional water cannon salute. It was amazing, the rain stopped once the airplane landed. Enjoy these pictures below:

First picture when the camera worked

Qatar Airways' and Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR in Houston-Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH)

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR at gate D5
Emirates (EK) Boeing 777-200LR at gate D4

Two Boeing 777-200LRs parked next to each other from two countries that are next to each other.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sydney, Australia March 2009: Heading from Vancouver to Seattle, WA

Waiting in Seatac for a flight to Houston, TX

Sydney, Australia (SYD) March 2009: V Australia



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Sydney, Australia (SYD) March 2009: Air Canada (AC) Boeing 777-200LR












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Sydney, Australia March 2009: Qantas (QF) Airbus A380 in Sydney, Australia (SYD)

VH-OOA, the first Qantas Airbus A380-800 as seen in Sydney on Saturday, March 8, 2009. Later that day, the aircraft was damaged while being serviced and was put out of service :-(. The aircraft was slated to do the afternoon Sydney to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) run.











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Sydney, Australia March 2009: Airplanes in Sydney, Australia (SYD)




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Sydney, Australia March 2009: Heading from Vancouver to Seattle, WA

In Vancouver, BC Canada heading for Seattle. Just boarding the flight.