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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
25-Feb-2021 B74SCologne Bonn ()Cologne Bonn () 06:23PM CET 02:44AM CET (+1) 8:21
24-Feb-2021 B74SCologne Bonn ()Cologne Bonn () 06:14PM CET 02:45AM CET (+1) 8:31
23-Feb-2021 B74SCologne Bonn ()Cologne Bonn () 06:19PM CET 02:56AM CET (+1) 8:37
19-Feb-2021 B74SCologne Bonn ()Cologne Bonn () 06:02PM CET 02:24AM CET (+1) 8:22
18-Feb-2021 B74SCologne Bonn ()Cologne Bonn () 07:19PM CET 03:22AM CET (+1) 8:02
17-Feb-2021 B74SCologne Bonn ()Cologne Bonn () 07:21PM CET 03:23AM CET (+1) 8:01
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