Good day wasn't it!!! I well pleased, as aside from the great light and the Varig, there was the ANA Pokemon 744, the special livery Gulf Air A330 and the Pause to Remember 757, none of which I'd done before.
And yes, that was the Canon 100-400 IS lens... Nice toy, if expensive!
I've done the slightly further away thing on a number of occasions before, and was deliberately trying to get some "in your face" front on shots to try out the extender Canon gave me for free when I bought the EOS-3 (100-400 + 1.4x extender = 560mm!), which is why I was nearer the lights than normal.
You might also have seen my pointing it straight up on a few occasions as there were simply loads of interesting contrails yesterday, wasn't there. However, I didn't see anyone else with any serious camera gear (I was looking). Shame... Maybe next time!
PS: Intruiging car!