My second shot of an airplane was a last second grab. I was actually shooting windmills, which actually look a lot like airplanes (see Power Up), when I suddenly heard an aircraft engine. It was a way's off but I turned and realized this was as close as I would get. I rotated the lens to the max (105mm), composed it and clicked all in one move, before it got to far away. I had know idea I managed to get a clear and detailed photograph. I really love this shiny metal bird frozen in the vast deep blue sky.
I was actually sent out to the airport by the record company to catch a shot of Elton's tour plane. This is as close as I could get.
Where's your airplane?