This is an Avro RJ85/100 – previously known as BAe146 – belonging to the Finnish airline Blue1 on the final approach to runway 22L at Copenhagen Airport (CPH/EKCH). It's a very silent four-engines aircraft used for regional and shorter international traffic, with a maximum range of 2.300kms/1'430mi.
Blue1 started out as Air Botnia in 1988, with main routes on the Finnish market to/from Helsinki. In 1998 the company became a fully owned subsidiary to SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) - basically aimed to connect Finland with the Scandinavian hubs Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen - and in the year 2004 Air Botnia became Blue1.
This is one of three Blue1 jet aircraft arriving from Turku, Tampere and Helsinki in the rush hour between 7 and 8 am. At this hour most of the Scandinavian traffic is brought into Copenhagen in order to be forwarded to final destinations within Europe or further away. In the opposite direction there's an outbound rush in the evening between 10 and 11 pm.
Copenhagen Airport – formerly known as Kastrup – was founded in 1925, being one of the first civil airports in the world. Today it is Scandinavia's largest airport with 19 million passengers per year and a maximum capacity of 83 operations (take-off or landing) per hour on the main runway system (04/22).
"One eight zero at niner knots, cleared to land runway two two left!"
Image cropped, ran autolevels, increased saturation +20 and decreased in green –100, ran NeatImage at 60%, resized for TE, sharpened, framed and saved for Web.
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kent_s (1911) 2005-09-18 18:49
Juste kärra den här finnen har.
A very clean shot where every detail of the aircraft is shown.
PJE (20758) 2005-09-18 19:51
I do say you sure know your jets very well. and the clarity in this photo with a 3.9 mega pixel camera. such clarity and details. Nice results in every way. Sidelighting looks great on this beast too. In your gallery i see interesting photos. Nice TE in your inro pic too. Cheers Paul.
maphoto (8082) 2005-09-18 22:42
Hi Kaj, the passion never go... always a pleasure to see an airplane picture...and the voice of the controller ! Beautiful point of view and excellent tight cropping, it makes me remember my bird shot a few weeks ago, same cropping, same look !
Very sharp most enjoyable, well done, thnaks for sharing.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-09-19 12:43
Interesting shot of the approaching aircraft, Kaj. The tight cropping is certainly appropriate here, and in terms of technical presentation you are close to perfection here with the sharpness of details on the plane, and the smoothness of the surrounding sky. Interesting notes, as usual.
Ebbe (9617) 2005-09-19 16:10
A well filled frame Kaj. A nice tilt to give the swaying feeling of a short final. Nice light that really makes the fuselage come alive.
nst (135) 2005-09-19 19:36
A lot of useful information, of course, it is your expertised field, isn't it?
And all, together with a detailed close-up of one of my favorite aircraft, which I 've been flown as a pilot several times (in FS I mean...)
Pity you cutoff the wings from both sides, though.
Was it a total zoom-in of the 750UZ?
pamastro (7218) 2005-09-20 13:21
Hello Kaj... This photo has made me scramble together a note for a photo to complement yours.
I like your nice tight view of the aircraft. The sharpness of the image is excellent and helps create the image that it is light and hanging right there in this beautiful soft sky. But yet it creates the feel of the clumsy mechanical contraption that is an airplane. I can sense the plane in this image being bounced on the air and coming in slowly and heavily as any aircraft does. But I think with this choice of aircraft and its design (everything seems to be hanging like a puppet) adds to that feel of it coming in clumsily. And clipping the wings is both good and bad. Having the whole thing would be nice but clipping it gives the feel that it is approaching and getting too close to fit in the frame which adds to that dynamic energy that exists here. Nice capture.
jiherka (4538) 2005-09-21 15:23
Nice view. But why do you have cut the wing? I know that having all the aircraft needs to see it smaller. But on other, without wing the aircraft is nothing...
Well done Kaj.
bertolucci (13356) 2005-09-21 16:22
Hi Kaj, I just come from Paul's capture. I really like the way you portrayed this Avro - it really looks the part with its extended flaps and landing gear. The PoV and light are great. As Ebbe says the tilt nicely conveys the dynamic feeling of the final approach. And its a very dynamic feeling. I once was aboard an Avro J85 operated by Hemus air and the landing was spectacular, sitting directly beside/under the big overhead turbofans.
Very nice job!
Best regards from Rotterdam,
ktanska (23442) 2005-09-22 8:59
Great shot accompanied with an expert note.
This is a viewpoint not so often seen even in the airliners.net. Landing gear and other technical stuff well exposed. Cut wings makes this more like insect-looking. Very nice for a change!
Lolydodia (580) 2005-09-23 16:56
Beautiful captured! I love the way that you have cut off the "wingtips" because then the wings seem endless. ;) I´m really amazed by the sharpness and the smooth blue sky. Well done!
AnneFrance (921) 2005-10-25 11:08
waouw, amazing, happy to see hhis belly, now i see for the wheels, we took alot of these here and i never saw him like this, mhhhh, thanks, maybe next time i will not be so afraid anymore.....
so, great picture!!!! very sharp and good light too!
Titanus (37) 2007-02-28 19:21
Hi Kaj, very amazing shot ! I've never seen this airplane before. It's particular for that small airplane to have four engines..Good position to observe the extended flaps on approach !
Congratulations for your exhaustive note !!
- Copyright: Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) (2414)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus C-750UZ, Olympus 6.3-63mm f/2.8-3.7, JPEG 50 ISO
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Aircrafts II, Air Craft - Comercial air crafts only [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-18 18:23