Most images on spotter's sites show aircraft with their gear down, either on the ground, taking off or on final. The nice thing about photographing aircraft from your own backyard, some miles from the airport, is that you can catch them in a much cleaner configuration, with gear up and moving surfaces not completely extended. As ATC of Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM) has apparently decided more aircraft may fly over densely populated areas during the holiday period, I have field days with quite a number of aircraft flying straight over or just past my home on their way to Schiphol runway 27-09. It feels a bit like fishing, sitting comfortably on my patio with my camera next to me like an angling-rod, but with the extra comfort that absolutely fresh coffee is readily available.
The photo shows Airbus A319-111 c/n 4132 G-EZFT of EasyJet some 25 miles out on its way to Schiphol airport at a height of about 4000 ft and a speed of around 200 kts on 26 April 2012. The aircraft first flew on 4 December 2009 with test registration D-AVWF and was delivered to EasyJet on 21 December 2009.
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