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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!
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
25-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:35PM BST 06:54AM SAST (+1) En Route
24-Sep-2018 A388Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 10:38PM PDT 03:50PM BST (+1) 9:12
24-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:07PM BST 07:50PM PDT 10:43
23-Sep-2018 A388Boston Logan Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:56PM EDT 06:43AM BST (+1) 5:46
23-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Boston Logan Intl () 11:45AM BST 02:03PM EDT 7:17
22-Sep-2018 A388Hong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:48PM HKT 05:14AM BST (+1) 12:25
21-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 07:33PM BST 01:41PM HKT (+1) 11:07
20-Sep-2018 A388San Francisco Intl ()London Heathrow () 08:14PM PDT 01:25PM BST (+1) 9:10
20-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Intl () 03:12PM BST 05:27PM PDT n/a
19-Sep-2018 A388Singapore Changi ()London Heathrow () 11:33PM +08 05:32AM BST (+1) 12:59
18-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Singapore Changi () 08:24PM BST 04:11PM +08 (+1) (?) 12:46
17-Sep-2018 A388Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 10:33PM PDT 03:53PM BST (+1) 9:19
17-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:10PM BST 07:54PM PDT 10:43
16-Sep-2018 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:40PM SAST 05:15AM BST (+1) 10:35
15-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:31PM BST 06:52AM SAST (+1) 10:21
14-Sep-2018 A388San Francisco Intl ()London Heathrow () 08:22PM PDT 01:27PM BST (+1) 9:04
14-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Intl () 02:49PM BST 05:10PM PDT 10:21
13-Sep-2018 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:36PM SAST 05:14AM BST (+1) 10:37
12-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:32PM BST 06:50AM SAST (+1) 10:18
11-Sep-2018 A388Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 10:12PM PDT 03:44PM BST (+1) 9:31
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