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Topic: Spotting @ LAX, Oct 20; A380 Arrival
Username: KSMOGeNe
Posted 2008-10-19 06:01:14 and read 4672 times.

Another thread is reporting that the Qantas A380 will be at LAX on Monday Oct 20.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4182594/

Given that it is scheduled to use 25L, would you recommend Proud Bird or Imperial Hill for photography? I only have a 200mm lens, which might be a factor.

Topic: RE: Spotting @ LAX, Oct 20; A380 Arrival
Username: Hawaiian717
Posted 2008-10-19 10:05:30 and read 4636 times.

Proud Bird. 25L arrivals can be tricky from Imperial Hill because of all the airport buildings on Imperial Highway.

Topic: RE: Spotting @ LAX, Oct 20; A380 Arrival
Username: Joits
Posted 2008-10-19 19:09:09 and read 4584 times.

cool! thanks for the info guys! i will be at the proud bird.

Topic: RE: Spotting @ LAX, Oct 20; A380 Arrival
Username: KSMOGeNe
Posted 2008-10-20 16:55:26 and read 4511 times.

Showed up this morning at the Proud Bird but it was quite foggy/overcast. I had to boost ISO to 800 just to get a high enough shutter speed so that it wouldn't blur so much. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any good pics this morning. Did anyone have better luck?

Nice to see the big bird, though.

Topic: RE: Spotting @ LAX, Oct 20; A380 Arrival
Username: Joits
Posted 2008-10-21 06:40:11 and read 4440 times.

i was able to get decent pics that morning although the pics i posted on my flickr account was from the afternoon. and yeah, it was awesome to finally see the a380... damn thing is frackin huge!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joits/tags/a380/

Topic: RE: Spotting @ LAX, Oct 20; A380 Arrival
Username: INNflight
Posted 2008-10-21 07:46:34 and read 4431 times.

Was a great day, unfortunately as you guys said, the landing had nothing but overcast sky, and the take off was too much heat haze to be good.

Had a few nice encounters with JT though, glad he found time for a photo or two, he was quite relaxed despite everybody going for him hehe. Seems like a nice person.

Briefly talked to his 707 crew too, now that's a job you'd have to have. All nice guys.
Could have asked him for a job on the 707, but then again not sure how impressed he would be with my Cessna 150 endorsement  Wink
Some photos if you care.

http://www.airteamimages.com/photographer57.html

Cheers,
Florian


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