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Looking pretty Halloween like a Boeing 747-800 Air Cargo ship visits Anchorage on the ramp this past week at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Photo by Rob Stapleton/Alaskafoto 2016 @TSAIAirport

Photographing Air Cargo Aircraft

As a photographer and pilot I enjoy recording all types and sizes of aircraft both for myself and my clients. Whenever I see a new aircraft at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC), or a new paint scheme (livery), it soon ends up as a photograph. Either with digital still or video as soon as possible. Most of the carriers using PANC are here for tech-stops and turn around quickly.

This image, made before sunrise in overcast lighting, flattens the color somewhat. However the orange on the aircraft ¬†popped off more than that of the aircraft behind it. Notice the reflection on the ramp, it’s not water, but ice.

The vantage point above the aircraft from the “C”section of the passenger terminal was made through a window with the camera lens pressed up to the glass. Being careful not to underexpose the image care was needed to offset the white on the Centurion’s fuselage. ¬†The orange color reminded me of fall and Halloween and is sure to attract attention at any airport, in any season.

Air Cargo Advantages at ANC

The Alaska International Airport System has the most liberalized air cargo transfer rights in the United States. Air carriers can create new opportunities for global cargo logistics and integrated alliance partner networks by taking advantage of expanded cargo transfer rights at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). As of January 2004, a new law permits air cargo to or from a foreign country to be transferred to another airline in Alaska without being considered to have broken its international journey.