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BOEING 747SP (N747NA) - Probably a "once only" capture of the "daily whale flight arrival" into Christchurch with such a gorgeous aircraft waiting in the background!<br />On 20 July, SOFIA (N747NA), our part time resident B74S, was scheduled to depart and fly back to Palmdale AFB via Hawaii, but was a little early at the holding point, so had to give way to the landing A380. And I was ready up the ladder to see over the fence and capture the beaut "8 engine meet".<br />I understand that Christchurch is the smallest international airport to serve the A380, and we get one daily. So, for a small country and small airport, we certainly get some unique "Heavies" and "Supers-Heavies" quite regularly.
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BOEING 747SP (N747NA)

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Probably a "once only" capture of the "daily whale flight arrival" into Christchurch with such a gorgeous aircraft waiting in the background!
On 20 July, SOFIA (N747NA), our part time resident B74S, was scheduled to depart and fly back to Palmdale AFB via Hawaii, but was a little early at the holding point, so had to give way to the landing A380. And I was ready up the ladder to see over the fence and capture the beaut "8 engine meet".
I understand that Christchurch is the smallest international airport to serve the A380, and we get one daily. So, for a small country and small airport, we certainly get some unique "Heavies" and "Supers-Heavies" quite regularly.

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Greg Byington
David, that is a very nice catch, especially with the SOFIA bird in the background! Thanks!
Thomas Clarkson
Great catch!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
14-Apr-2021 B74SPalmdale Regional ()Palmdale Regional () 12:28PM PDT 08:26PM PDT Scheduled
13-Apr-2021 B74SPalmdale Regional ()Palmdale Regional () 07:22PM PDT 03:50AM PDT (+1) 8:28
12-Apr-2021 B74SPalmdale Regional ()Palmdale Regional () 07:18PM PDT 03:54AM PDT (+1) 8:35
08-Apr-2021 B74SPalmdale Regional ()Palmdale Regional () 08:41PM PDT 05:09AM PDT (+1) 8:28
07-Apr-2021 B74SPalmdale Regional ()Palmdale Regional () 08:14PM PDT 04:48AM PDT (+1) 8:33
06-Apr-2021 B74SPalmdale Regional ()Palmdale Regional () 08:57PM PDT 05:26AM PDT (+1) 8:28
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