An American Airlines Embraer arrives in Minneapolis after a flight from Philadelphia.
A rare treat for Minneapolis planspotters, a Delta Boeing 747-400 arrives after a flight from Tokyo, Japan.
A pair of IAE V2528-D5 engines, each packing 28,000 lbf of thrust, bring a McDonnell Douglas MD-90 to a halt in Minneapolis with a mighty roar of reverse thrust after a flight from San Diego, California.
A Delta Connection (SkyWest Airlines) Bombardier CRJ-200ER arrives in Minneapolis after a flight from Rapid City, South Dakota.
The beautiful Hekla Aurora, an Icelandair Boeing 757-256, departs Minneapolis on its way to the moon.
An American Airlines MD-83 takes a wrong turn and gets lost in the Minnesota countryside on its way to Dallas.
A Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-800 shows us her belly as she thunders overhead for a landing on runway 12R in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
An American Airlines A320 still in US Airways livery, coasts into the gate in Minneapolis after a flight from Phoenix.
This special livery is all about the vibrant colors of the Aurora Borealis. Here the Icelandair 757-256, dubbed Hekla Aurora, adds some additional color in the form of its beacon as it departs Minneapolis, bound for Reykjavik.
A Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-800 climbs out of Minneapolis, Minnesota on runway 12L.
T is for Trainer
A former Northwest Airlines DC-9-30 sits perennially exposed to the elements on the Minneapolis airport field. It is now a training aircraft used by the airport police and fire departments. It stopped flying after it was heavily damaged by a fuel truck that collided with it in 2005. The driver of the fuel truck fell asleep at the wheel and impacted the nose section of the aircraft, prompting Northwest to scrap the airframe.
Hekla Aurora, an Icelandair 757-256, basks in the light of the setting sun on a nice day in Minneapolis before heading back to Reykjavik.
The beautiful Hekla Aurora, an Icelandair Boeing 757-256, departs Minneapolis on its way to Reykjavik. This livery is inspired by the northern lights. See more about how it was created at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov_zbezOy5w
An Alaska Airlines 737-900 soars high above Washington state as it prepares to land in Seattle. Visible in this image are Mt. Rainier, followed by Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood in the distance. Barely visible is Mt. Saint Helens.
An Air France A340-300 stretches her wings in preparation for a flight from Minneapolis to Paris.
The ghostly outline of downtown Minneapolis can be seen as a Delta Connection Bombardier CRJ-900 cuts through the dense air after a flight from Cleveland.
An Air France Airbus A340-300 provides Minneapolis with an exotic and rare sight as it heads back home to Paris.
Aircraft in the Mist
A Boeing 767-300 descends through misty air into the urban jungle of Minneapolis after a flight from Los Angeles.
A Delta Airbus A330-300 climbs out of Minneapolis on a warm spring night as it prepares to race away from the setting sun towards Amsterdam.
A UPS MD-11 paves a highway in the sky on takeoff from Minneapolis to its home base in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Silver Surfer (an Airbus A321) rushes out of Minneapolis to fight its archenemy Boeing in another part of the world.
The aluminium fuselage of an American Airlines MD-82 gleams in the sun as it cruises out of Minneapolis towards Chicago.
Barely a toddler in airplane years, this 7-month-old American Airlines A321 throttles out of Minneapolis on the way to Charlotte. Its first flight took place on August 8, 2014.
Wild Orange Yonder
An Orange Air MD-83 is seen in her colorful orange livery just moments before disappearing into the wild blue yonder.
A Delta Airbus A330-300 shows off its graceful lines as it surfs among the clouds on its way from Minneapolis to Amsterdam.
A Delta Airbus A330-300 jumps out of Minneapolis on its way across the pond to Amsterdam. This particular jump resulted in 7 hours and 23 minutes of air time.
New Florida charter airline, Orange Air, climbs out of Minneapolis on its way towards Omaha with one if its two McDonnell Douglas MD-83s.
Disney World Express
A Delta Boeing 767-300 launches out of Minneapolis on its way to Orlando, Florida. It is one of many round trips it will make during the month of March 2015 between MSP and MCO.
An American Airlines Airbus A319 screams into Minneapolis after a flight from Charlotte.
A Delta Connection Embraer 170 shoots by in a flash on its way from Minneapolis to San Antonio.
Spirit of Kitty Hawk
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, Spirit of Kitty Hawk, rushes out of Minneapolis to escape conditions that are very much not reminiscent of the Wright Brothers' first flight. The aircraft was so named as it was delivered on the 100th anniversary of that famous flight.
The longest narrow-body twinjet ever produced, a Boeing 757-300, is seen here in Delta livery accelerating out of Minneapolis towards Los Angeles.
A Delta Embraer 175 completes its leap from Dallas to Minneapolis with a final burst of speed just seconds before touchdown.
A Delta Airbus A319 rushes to escape a Minnesota snowfall as it seeks out more pleasant conditions in Kansas City.
Small, yet powerful, a Delta Connection Embraer 170 blasts out of Minneapolis like a rifle bullet towards Chicago.
A sickly Delta Airbus A319 sheepishly allows itself to be repositioned by more pedestrian means while its healthy brethren look on. This aircraft spent the night in Delta's Minneapolis maintenance hangar before departing to Philadelphia the following afternoon.
A Delta 767-300 "Heavy" plows through the snow in Minneapolis after a flight from sunny Phoenix.
A 48-year-old Ameristar Douglas DC-9-15 cruising out of Minneapolis, provides a subtle reminder of how far we've come since the early days of jet-powered flight.
A Southwest Airlines 737-8H4 and I have a rematch of our recent head-to-head as it arrives in Minneapolis from Chicago.
An American Airlines MD-82 fires up its Pratt & Whitney JT8Ds in Minneapolis before heading to Chicago.
Queen of the Haze
A Delta Boeing 747-400 floats down through the hazy Minneapolis air after a flight from Tokyo Japan. The 747 was replacing a 777 that was out of service due to an upline hard landing in Singapore. For this particular arrival, the 747 executed an autoland, Cat IIIa approach where the aircraft performs an autonomous landing under crew supervision.
An Ameristar Douglas DC-9-15 hauls cargo out of Minneapolis on a beautiful winter day. This classic airframe is 48 years old!
An Air Canada Airbus A319 shuttles Colorado Avalanche hockey players from Denver to Minneapolis for a game against the Minnesota Wild.
A Delta Boeing 757-300 leaps out of Minneapolis on its way to Atlanta.
An American Airlines MD-83 whips out of Minneapolis on its way to The Windy City.
Head-to-head with Southwest Airlines' 500th Boeing 737 as it arrives in Minneapolis.