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Airbus A380-800 (G-XLEK)



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Great shot. How was this pic taken? Hopefully not a drone!
Cameron StonePhoto Uploader
ANGELO DROUTSAS, haha no I wouldn't fly a drone over the airport. It was taken from a Robinson R22 helicopter in an authroized area about 1500 feet above the airport.
Kerry Ahearn
A very fast chopper, to keep up with an A380's approach and landing.
Cameron StonePhoto Uploader
Kerry Ahearn, I know you think these are Photoshopped. They aren't. There are 2 authorized areas over the airport. Area 2 and Area 4. These were taken from Area 2, circling in a constant pattern inside the terminals. And from that comment you obviously don't understand how cameras work. We were stopped in one spot, and the plane flew past us. I adjusted my zoom to meet the needs for how close the plane was or what angle I wanted. I couldn't see anywhere near the whole approach, just the final mile or so. If you provide me with your email, I can send you the originals. If you even want them, I can send you the shots from the entire landing sequence that I could see.
Great Shot, Cam!
Awesome smoky landing!!
Kevin Haiduk
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
25-Sep-2018 A388Hong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:33PM HKT 04:27AM BST (+1) En Route
24-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 07:23PM BST 01:39PM HKT (+1) 11:16
23-Sep-2018 A388San Francisco Intl ()London Heathrow () 08:28PM PDT 01:52PM BST (+1) 9:23
23-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Intl () 03:12PM BST 05:44PM PDT 10:31
22-Sep-2018 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:38PM SAST 05:10AM BST (+1) 10:31
21-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:52PM BST 06:58AM SAST (+1) 10:05
20-Sep-2018 A388Hong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:39PM HKT 04:52AM BST (+1) 12:12
19-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 07:28PM BST 01:37PM HKT (+1) 11:09
18-Sep-2018 A388San Francisco Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:58PM PDT 01:31PM BST (+1) 9:32
18-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Intl () 02:40PM BST 05:03PM PDT 10:22
17-Sep-2018 A388Singapore Changi ()London Heathrow () 11:35PM +08 05:46AM BST (+1) 13:11
16-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Singapore Changi () 08:37PM BST 03:54PM +08 (+1) 12:16
15-Sep-2018 A388Vancouver Int'l ()London Heathrow () 09:10PM PDT 01:31PM BST (+1) 8:20
15-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()Vancouver Int'l () 05:54PM BST 06:57PM PDT 9:03
14-Sep-2018 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:36PM SAST 05:10AM BST (+1) 10:34
13-Sep-2018 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:29PM BST 06:44AM SAST (+1) 10:14
12-Sep-2018 A388Hong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:46PM HKT 05:01AM BST (+1) 12:15
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