Tag Archives: A380

Sunset BA Arrival

My friend, Mark, suggested we head to the north side of Vancouver for a couple of the heavy arrivals.  The light was not on the right side for shooting there but you can get a good angle on the arriving … Continue reading

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Over the Threshold

When the aircraft are approaching SFO from over the bay, they touchdown out of sight of the usual locations on the bay shore.  However, the old control tower provides a better perspective on these approaches.  While you are shooting through … Continue reading

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LA Dodgers and Emirates Have a Thing

Emirates A380s are a regular feature at SFO.  They usually look pretty much the same with maybe the occasional graphic added for an event or other.  This one was a bit out of the ordinary though.  Apparently Emirates must have … Continue reading

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A380 Gear Sequence

The jets approaching SFO have their gear down long before they reach Coyote Point.  However, if you look into the distance, you can see them lower the gear somewhere around the San Mateo Bridge.  The A380 has a gear sequence … Continue reading

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A380 Gathering

Heathrow is an airport that was probably at the heart of the thinking of the Airbus team when they conceived of the A380. A busy international airport with tight constraints on movements, it is the sort of place that requires … Continue reading

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A380 Day Out

SFO is becoming a popular spot for the A380s. Last summer Air France were bringing theirs here and over the winter both Emirate and Lufthansa were bringing the mighty beast in. With the new summer season starting, Air France are … Continue reading

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A380 Jetwash

While at Coyote Point, I was surprised to see how the wind was clearing out some of the particulate matter in the air and giving me a good view of things at SFO. A few times I watched the departure … Continue reading

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Heavy Departures Over the Beach

LAX is undergoing a multi-year program of rebuilding their runways. They have to make some federally mandated upgrades and they are taking the chance to relocate runway and taxiway alignments to accommodate the A380 more efficiently. This means that one … Continue reading

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Big Boys at LAX

I was in Los Angeles a little while back and managed to get a few shots of things at LAX between other activities. This is a quick picture post. The new international terminal has been opened and the big jets … Continue reading

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Gear Down and Locked

There are some shots that it is just hard to get. They are possible but it depends on what you have available. One idea that I have been trying to come up with a solution for is getting good shots … Continue reading

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