Thursday, September 25, 2014

"The Conga Line"

I'm on the road again!  This time to Minneapolis, for the Antique Telescope Society Convention.  Flew out of LaGuardia this morning in a light rain.  There was a bit of a wait for takeoff today, but it wasn't too bad.  A few years back, we sat in a "conga line" for an entire hour, waiting for takeoff.  Now they do "gate holds" and aircraft don't get to start their engines and push back until they have a takeoff slot available.  In the old days, they would have 30 aircraft in a conga line, burning up fuel, waiting for takeoff.  So this is just a short line of Delta Canadair CRJ 200 jets waiting for the runway.
Just for fun, the shot below is the first shot of the day I was playing with - water drops on the window.  My attempt to be creative.  You may not be impressed...

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