Container ships near Quebec City

The container ship Hapag_Lloyd Quebec Express and the container ship MSC Paola are sailing around Île d'Orléans near Quebec City.
The container ship Hapag_Lloyd Quebec Express and the container ship MSC Paola are sailing around Île d’Orléans near Quebec City.

Those two container ships that sailed near Quebec City in July 2019 reminded me of recent news regarding the Port of Quebec‘s installations and the will to receive always bigger container ships.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/port-of-quebec-announces-deal-with-hutchison-ports-and-cn-rail-to-develop-new-775-million-container-terminal-300857306.html

To take the picture, I waited that the Quebec Express had completed his turn west of Île d’Orléans. From that moment, the photographic distance between the two container ships started to diminish. The MSC Paola’s bow became an artificial frame that included part of the Quebec Express.

Complete edition of the orbx freeware and payware virtual airport list.

The complete edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airports, dated June 09 2019, is in the downloadable file below (the link in green). The runway details and airport elevation is included. It will be updated regularly.

The information in the PDF file is in colour. The airports in black are part of the global pack freewares. The airports in green are freewares that are not part of the global packs. The airports in blue are payware airports.

When a runway is in orange, it means that the length of the runway is 2000 ft or below, and/or the width is 60 ft or below. The water aerodrome are defined by the word “water” in blue. Finally, the elevation of the airport is in red at the end of the runway details.

Complete list of freeware and payware airports with runway description

Fourth edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airport list.


The fourth edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airports, dated June 02 2019 is in the downloadable file below (the link in green). The list of airports is complete. I still have to add runway details to several airports.

The information in the PDF file is in colour. The airports in black are part of the global pack freewares. The airports in green are freewares that are not part of the global packs. The airports in blue are payware airports.

When a runway is in orange, it means that the length of the runway is 2000 ft or below, and/or the width is 60 ft or below. The water aerodrome are defined by the word “water” in blue. Finally, the elevation of the airport is in red at the end of the runway details.

Fourth edition of the Orbx freeware and payware airport list.



Third update of the orbx freeware and payware virtual airport list.


The third edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airports, dated May 26 2019 is in the downloadable file below (the link in green). The list is not completed yet, but there is constant progress.

The information in the PDF file is in colour. The airport in black is part of the global pack freeware. The airport in green is a freeware that is not part of the global pack. The airport in blue is a payware airport.

When a runway is in orange, it means that the length of the runway is 2000 ft or below, and/or the width is 60 ft or below. The water aerodrome are defined by the word “water” in blue. Finally, the elevation of the airport is in red at the end of the runway details.

Third edition of the Orbx freeware and payware airport list. (2)



freeware and payware list of orbx virtual airports.

My second edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airports, dated May 19 2019 is in the downloadable file below (the link in green). The list is not completed yet.

The information in the PDF file is in colour. The airport in black is part of the global pack freeware. The airport in green is a freeware that is not part of the global pack. The airport in blue is a payware airport.

When a runway is in orange, it means that the length of the runway is 2000 ft or below, and/or the width is 60 ft or below. The water aerodrome are defined by the word “water” in blue. Finally, the elevation of the airport is in red at the end of the runway details.

Second edition of the Orbx freeware and payware airports.



Montreal reflections.

Montreal reflections.
Montreal reflections.

An outside exhibition presenting metal office furniture installed in a glass cage allowed me to show Montreal under an unusual angle. The picture was then digitally treated to give it the desired look.

For other pictures of Montreal and the Province of Quebec, click on the following link of my blog: https://francoisouellet.ca/en/photo-galleries/province-of-quebec-photos/

A Boeing 737 800 on final for the Toronto international airport.

A Boeing 737-800 is on final for runway 05 at the Toronto international airport.
A Boeing 737-800 is on final for runway 05 at the Toronto international airport.

The picture above shows a Boeing 737 800 on approach for runway 05 at the Toronto international airport. I used the precision approach equipment at the threshold of runway 05 to frame the aircraft on approach. A few trials were required to ensure that an aircraft of that size would not seem to be touching the antennas with its wings. At the same time, the rapidly moving Boeing had to stay in focus.

The picture was taken in February by -20C. The ambiant light is always softer at this time of the year. For this hand held photo, I used a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens.

Photography, aviation and flight simulation