A Delta 777 fills its nacelles with condensation as it barrels down the runway in Minneapolis towards Tokyo.
A Delta Boeing 777 bound for Tokyo, dwarfs a company Airbus A319 in Minneapolis bound for Denver.
A stream of deice fluid lances out towards a Delta MD-90 in Minneapolis as it prepares for departure to sunny Las Vegas.
Dueling MSP deicers clear the ice off a Delta MD-90 bound for Tucson, Arizona.
An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F brings a load of Christmas packages into Minneapolis from Louisville.
A Delta Airbus A330-300 gets some temporary bling thaks to the runway lights of Minneapolis after a flight from Amsterdam.
Like a scene from Tron, a Delta Airbus A330-300 descends out of the darkness into Minneapolis with its nacelles ablaze after a long flight from Amsterdam.
Out of Darkness
An American Airlines MD-83 emerges out of the darkness of a low cloud deck over Minneapolis after a flight from Dallas.
A Transavia Boeing 737-800 flies in a hybrid livery as it shuttles passengers from cold Minneapolis, to warm and sunny Phoenix on behalf of Sun Country Airlines
Separated at Birth
Sister ships from Sun Country and Transavia get deiced on the Minneapolis tarmac. Transavaia and Sun Country enjoy opposing peak seasons, allowing Sun Country to borrow Transavia 737s during peak holiday travel season to Mexico and the Carribean.
One of the largest airliners ever built, a Boeing 747-400, prepares to settle its massive bulk onto the tarmac in Minneapolis after a rare domestic flight from Atlanta.
The Queen of the Skies prepares to dip her toes into the icy Minnesota landscape.
Goodnight My Queen
A soon to be retired Boeing 747-400 arrives on a very rare domestic flight from Atlanta to Minneapolis (DL744). This airframe, N661US, is the very first Boeing 747-400 ever manufactured. It was originally delivered to Northwest Airlines in 1989.
A United Express Embraer 170 shuttles a group of passengers from The Windy City to The Land of 10,000 Lakes.
A Sun Country Boeing 737-800 soaks up the last rays of the Minnesota sun to power her flight to Fort Meyers, Florida.
Buzzing the Tower
A Sun Country Airlines 737-700 buzzes past the the tower on departure from Minneapolis.
A Delta Boeing 757-300 departs the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and heads back to its home base of Atlanta, Georgia.
A Delta Airbus A330-300 blasts out of Minneapolis on its way to exotic destinations.
A classic example of the 747 series, the 747-451, also known as the Queen of the Skies. It is seen here in Delta livery departing Minneapolis, bound for Tokyo.
Hearts and Minds
A fine example of the aircraft that has won the hearts and minds of aviation fans worldwide for generations, the Boeing 747-400, rockets out of Minneapolis towards Tokyo during the summer of 2014.
Through the miracle of physics, over 800,000 pounds of aircraft launches itself into the sky. Seen here is a Delta Boeing 747-451 bound for Tokyo.
Home Away From Home
Home to hundreds of passengers for the next 11.5 hours, a Delta Boeing 747-400 departs Minneapolis, bound for Tokyo.
An American Airlines Embraer 175 banks in for a landing at Chicago's Ohare International Airport. Downtown Chicago can be seen in the distance.
Beautiful blue skies and peaceful clouds over Minneapolis as seen from an American Airlines Embraer 175 bound for Chicago.
Land of 10,000 Lakes
A Southwest Boeing 737 can be seen arriving in Minneapolis on Runway 22 while an Antonov 225 Mriya sits idle on the ramp in the distance. Taken from an American Airlines Embraer 175 bound for Chicago.
A young boy laments his inability to play with the giant toy airplane sitting just outside of his grasp at the Minneapolis airport.
A rare sight in Minneapolis, a United 747-400 pulls into the gate on July 1, 2014 in preparation for a short flight to Chicago. The flight was originally scheduled for Shanghai to Chicago and diverted due to powerful storms in Chicago on June 30, 2014. I've always loved the shape of the nose on this aircraft.
A pair of aviation fans take a close look the the multitude of wheels and engines on the Antonov An-225, to confirm once and for all that, no, this is not Photoshopped. It really does have 32 wheels and six engines.
Up Close and Personal
A group of very lucky aviation fans get up close and personal with the largest aircraft in the world, an Antonov An-225 Mriya.
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An Icelandair 757-200 arrives in Minneapolis after a flight direct from Reykjavik. Iceland is quite beautiful and exotic if anyone ever has a chance to go!
King of the Airfield
A Southwest Airlines 737-7H4 helps provide some perspective as to just how massive the Antonov An-225 in the foreground is.
Cargo Airline of Ukraine
Water Park of America can be seen here lying in the shadow of the largest aircraft in the world, an Antonov An-225 operated by the Ukrainian cargo hauler Antonov Airlines.
An escort vehicle does its best to stay a safe distance behind the monstrous power of the mammoth An-225's six engines.
Ford vs. Antonov
An Antonov An-225 chases down an escaping Ford in Minneapolis.
An Antonov An-225 slams on the brakes, speedbrakes, and thrust reversers in a vain attempt at obeying the 30 mph speed limit of the Minneapolis ramp.
A portion of the Antonov An-225's 32 wheels goes up in smoke as the massive bulk of the aircraft settles onto the Minneapolis ramp.
Gulliver and the Lilliputians
The largest aircraft in the world and the only one of its kind, an Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrives in Minneapolis, a land frequented by much smaller aircraft.
An Antonov An-225, the largest aircraft in the world, prepares to crush its cargo competitors as it arrives in Minneapolis to pick up cargo so big, FedEx can only dream of carrying it.
Wheels, Wheels, and More Wheels
Yes, the An-225 really does have 32 wheels and 6 engines! Seen here on arrival into Minneapolis after a flight from Edmonton.
The biggest, baddest plane of them all, an Antonov An-225 Mriya cruises into Minneapolis after a flight from Edmonton.
The largest aircraft in the world and the only one of its kind, an Antonov An-225 Mriya, cruises into Minneapolis.
Before there was A380, there was 747, the original "jumbo" jet. A fine example of the 747-400 series arrives in Minneapolis with a blast of smoke after a fight from Tokyo.
Once considered the flagship of most fleets, and soon to be rare sight worldwide, a Delta Boeing 747-400 arrives in Minneapolis after a flight from Tokyo.
One of the 20th century's greatest aviation creations, a Boeing 747-400, arrives in Minneapolis after a flight from Tokyo.
Turn and Burn
A Delta Boeing 747-400 turns and burns out of Minneapolis on its way to Tokyo.
The Queen of the Skies
The Queen of the Skies, a Delta Boeing 747-400, makes a rare appearance in Minneapolis as it departs for Tokyo.
Goliath and David
The Goliath of the skies, a Delta Boeing 747-400 bound for Tokyo, waits patiently for its minions to disconnect so it can chase an escaping rival down the runway (A United Express CRJ-700 bound for Los Angeles).
Competitors Sun Country and Delta cross paths in Minneapolis. Seen here is a Sun Country Boeing 737-700 arriving from San Francisco, with a Delta Airbus A320 prepping for departure to Raleigh-Durham.