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Airbus A380-800 (G-XLEE)


Speedbird heavy departing RWY 24L behind some beautiful palm trees.


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Incredible photo, nice job!
Frank Vila
Really Good shut Right there, I wish I had at KMCO A380 Schedule Flights. Take care.
Ryan Carson
Wow Great Pic!!!!
Jan JPhoto Uploader
Thanks guys!
Don Ridgeway
Great shot, excellent detail
Superbe photo !
zoom,zoom....nice shot!
Sunil Kurian
Edward Dougherty
Can't add too much to the praise here except to say that the photo is so arresting, even beyond its great clarity, through its precise display the immense complexity, the sort of mid-takeoff ballet, of the wheels retracting, the flaps being modulated, the pitch and angle of the nose, the thrust. 70 critical data points in the first 40 seconds. It's all there. Exceptional pic!
Amazing shot of this stunning Aircraft! WOW!
Gary Pace
This looks photoshopped it is so great.
Garry X
Gorgeous pic! What location are you getting to to get this shot? I've spent many hours at the famous In-n-Out area (W 92nd and Sepulveda, 24R). To get this shot, obviously you're at the west end, and between the pair of runways (24/6 and 25/7)? Maybe you just have good equipment with an awesome zoom lens? I'm asking too many questions. :)
Absolutely wonderful photograph of an awesome plane. I'm not much of an Airbus fan, however I will say this is an incredible aircraft. Great job. I assume this will be in the running for photo of the year, fer sure.
Gilles Lavoie
Je rêve de posséder un équipement aussi parfait. Mais je doute de pouvoir prendre en photo un tel appareil à l'aéroport de Québec ( YQB )
Jan JPhoto Uploader
@Garry, this was shot from the beach! Taken at 340mm on a Canon 6D.
Higher resolution and EXIF here:
David Burns
Wow, great photo!
Scott Duncan
Stephen clifton
beautiful shot got everything
Leandro Vale
Garry X
@Jan J, very nice. Thanks! You certainly have 'the eye', and nice equipment to boot!

Curious. In your avatar pic, is that on the parking deck over at Ralph's? Great overall view of LAX from there.
Joseph Immermann
This is one of the best shots I have seen to date. Keeping the trees in the foreground enhances the impression of the size of the jet and the proximity to the camera. Beautiful shot - framed well, color (time of day) is beautiful. Way to go Jan J!
Jan JPhoto Uploader
@Garry, it was a parking garage in front of the renaissance hotel on my avatar.
perfect lighting!
Martha Aarons
Breathtaking. I want it for my desktop!
werner rummens
A real postcard picture, fantastic.
Speedbird SUPER, not heavy :)
Marcelo de lima
Yea wish we had them here at LAS too... really nice format..
Bel oiseau !!!
Lynette Filipov
Like a T-Rex in Jurassic Park!!
Wow, was that ever impressive.
Dieter Hamann
Terrific picture, very clear
Dave Sheehy
WOW! 5 Stars!
Legal pra caralho!!!!!
dawozi khan
superb shoot, perfecting great job keepit.....up
Brian Johnson
Thomas Wenzlaff
Ana Archer Nolan
love it
james moreton
Wow what a gorgeous big Bird, can clearly read tail rego and see air vectoring over engine.. Engine insides look polished good ground crew cleaning..
Darren Merrills
Pin sharp, great shot!
Rachele Tinoco
Awesome pic!!
marilede sala
marilede sala
Magnifico con i colori dell'Africa
john russell
A stunning shot of a great aircraft whilst sunbathing on the beach!
Great shot!
Frans Wit
Big power. To fly with one big adventure.
Jaime Mejia
woow Super...
Had no idea there were Palm trees in England until now.
Ghislaine Robert
Extraordinaire !
Brendan Halloran
Great photo.
Alfredo Erculiani
Excelente toma del despegue!!!
David Sameresinghe
Nice shot
Henry Lara
verdaderamente hermosa imagen
michel charron
Magnificent dawnlighting!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
15-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:20PM BST 07:26PM PDT Scheduled
14-Aug-2018 A388Singapore Changi ()London Heathrow () 11:30PM +08 05:22AM BST (+1) En Route
13-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Singapore Changi () 08:29PM BST 03:52PM +08 (+1) 12:22
12-Aug-2018 A388Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 10:09PM PDT 04:06PM BST (+1) 9:56
12-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:40PM BST 07:15PM PDT 10:34
11-Aug-2018 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:38PM SAST 05:12AM BST (+1) 10:33
10-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:18PM BST 08:30AM SAST (+1) 10:11
09-Aug-2018 A388Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 10:51PM PDT 04:57PM BST (+1) 10:06
09-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:41PM BST 08:04PM PDT 10:23
08-Aug-2018 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:40PM SAST 05:09AM BST (+1) 10:28
07-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:49PM BST 09:10AM SAST (+1) 10:21
06-Aug-2018 A388Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 10:11PM PDT 04:06PM BST (+1) 9:54
06-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:04PM BST 07:28PM PDT 10:24
05-Aug-2018 A388Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 03:52PM PDT 09:37AM BST (+1) 9:45
05-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:21AM BST 12:59PM PDT 10:38
04-Aug-2018 A388Hong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:35PM HKT 04:41AM BST (+1) 12:05
03-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 07:25PM BST 01:33PM HKT (+1) 11:07
02-Aug-2018 A388San Francisco Intl ()London Heathrow () 08:06PM PDT 01:30PM BST (+1) 9:24
02-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Intl () 02:41PM BST 05:02PM PDT 10:21
01-Aug-2018 A388Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 03:51PM PDT 09:45AM BST (+1) 9:54
01-Aug-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:28AM BST 12:55PM PDT 10:27
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