Aviation Photo #0966792 Airbus A330-202 - Aer Lingus

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A very close and low encounter with the Irish Airline. She wears a very appropriate registration too! This photo gives a lot of details of LAX surroundings! [Nikon D2x]
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    Aer Lingus
    Airbus A330-202
    Airbus A330-200
    Airbus A330-200
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    EI-LAX
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    October 29, 2005
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Comments (208)

Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!! Sam, love the light and shadow.
The airplane is so sharp!!! Great shot.
Ander
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great angle, beautiful plane, fabulous pictures… well done mate
Anonymous
11 years ago
The angle and position with the plane's shadow down on the road make this pic really good!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Love the angle its shot at, and the airplanes relation to its surroundings

fabulous shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Holy hell... this is sooooooo good, sam!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb shot! I love to see a flying airliner without a sky or an airport scenery as a background! It puts aviation into a different perspective!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Angle the photograph is taken from
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, i wonder how he took this picture from above the sircraft, he seems to be getting out of the parking lot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!! I love this view from above!!!
Great quality as always!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Feels like you´re almost too close to it....
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Note the huge shadow in the background.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!!! This is great photo! Best Aer Lingus photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Once again, Mr. Chui takes another amazing photo like this one!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! I love the angle!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Always nice to see.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent photo, purely because it was caught at the right time, rare to see these from above angles, really depicts the size of the A330, and its height from the ground. Mostly, because its a rarity to see aircraft on approaches this low, (apart from old Kai-Tak).
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOOW!!
Nice picture! And a biiiig shadow!
Great.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing close up - How do you get this perspective? It looks dangerously close to "Traffic Alert" - Excellent shot though.

Bob.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love this shot!!!but how high is this (EI-)LAX aircraft???^^looks so funny...I would be there during these low approaches...
Anonymous
11 years ago
It looks like its landing on the motoway
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a fantastic angle for this bird !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot. Not only was the A330 the first Airbus I ever flew in but I actually flew this same exact bird back in May 1999 from Boston to Shannon. Coincidently it was the same week that they were starting the DUB-LAX run and our flight was one of their "practice flights" (lol). The captain even announced during our flight over that the plane was brand new and was barely a month that "Shamrock" had taken delivery of it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Outstanding detail that can't be obtained from any other angle.I saw an american 777 on this same website that captured the same effect.this photographer really knows his "stuff"
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a shot that is different from the normal landing shots. The Angle and the clarity of this shot makes it truly worthy of a five star rating.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the angle of the plane over the highway
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yeah! Great shot! The angle is perfect and unusual!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is simply amazing!!!

I wish I was in that car, that would be nice.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A flying glove over LAX
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the getting their parking tickets as they enter the parking lot that is between the right wing and the right tail wing. Too clever!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture looks superb! the grace of the A332 in nice Aer Lingus colors flying just some feet over a street really convinces me, that this is the most beautiful ac flying
Anonymous
11 years ago
A very low approach. I am 15 currently working in ATC in my local airport EGAE, studying for my PPL and further wish to be an airline pilot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like the aircraft was standing on the highway!!! :-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sam Chui once again provides us with one of his trademark images. He is one of only a few photographers on this database who provide us with angles and perspectives which push the boundaries of aviation photography.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Quite interesting. In the right spot at the right time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sam Chui at it again! I can't get enough of your photos, you are an outstanding and a VERY talented aviation photographer! Keep up the great work!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Only at LAX! Sam, you must have been on the VFR overfly route...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great detail - the position of the plane relative to the surroundings emphasises the beauty of the plane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a shot, the tail looks sooooo tall!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sweet
Anonymous
11 years ago
A very unusual but nice angle of this aer lingus a330
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love this photo as it is so unusual. Aer Lingus is captured in all its fine colours and the perspective is outstanding.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Proud to be irish!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot that most photographers wouldn't dare.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Savage Photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very cool picture! wonder where can the phonographer be when he's taking this shot! (no tall buildings are allowed near the airports!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well framed good shot cool head excellent
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a great photo!sam,you've a unique talent
Anonymous
11 years ago
GOD, just GREAT, u have talent, that looks awesome, how did you made that pic?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome!!! I would love to be under it!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!! Looks like its gonna land on the highway!LOL very Nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Someone needs to let that piolet know that he does not have to land right at the beginning of the runway!!! Very COOL Picutre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Would have loved to be in the car beneath it!!!!!! Too Bad........................
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unusual angle for a plane. I like unusual angles of planes. Hope the pilot knows he's not supposed to land on the highway. (-:
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo, it's nice to see an Aer Lingus aircraft for a change!!! thanks Sam
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very cool it looks like it is on the ground!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
So clear its scary
Anonymous
10 years ago
I for one would e standing on the pavement under this approach. Wonderful shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
The timing and sun angle are excellent! Actually, the "highway" is Westchester Parkway and the parking lot behind is Lot D which is used by us employees here at LAX. Again, a beautiful shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an amazing view of this aer lingus plane, love this kind of pictures
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice sunny at Los Angeles!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really nice, we see clearly the plane and the contrast whit the cars is nice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Only us irish can fly so low, and not hit anything or anyone. the pilot was making sure that his rental was the right colour.....;) great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Makes my proud to be Irish when you see the national carrier going this far.Beautiful shot well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This should be used on an Aer Lingus advert! well done
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot Sam!! How do manage these extraordinary shots all the time? My definate favorite on this great website,Thanks from a fan not in the Bizz.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Holy mackarel!!, that's close, see the car on the right, the plane is probably three stories high.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome photo !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think the aircraft and surroundings are excellent and great piloting by the pilot

danny g
Anonymous
10 years ago
Reminds me somewhat of that old joke about Irish runways. A fantastic photograph of not only my favourite type of aircraft but the example of which I assembled a Revell kit a couple of years ago. That green is gorgeous on our national carrier's 330s. :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love this pic! Lovely light and angle etc. But its the Shammrock on her tail and if you look closely,you can see a wee pair of leprechauns riding on her winglets.
Anonymous
10 years ago
TOP TOP PIC, & being Irish - I always like 2 see *the Shamrock* flying across the sky.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hard to get shot! Must have been another pilot
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best of LAX pictures I've ever seen!!!!Cool
Anonymous
10 years ago
The luck of the Irish has a relly cool looking paint job on their aircraft.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a different perspective. Nice shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, the clarity, the shadow, it puts you on the edge of your seat.
Anonymous
10 years ago
AWESOME!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very cool airline and plane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very different perspective...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Another great photo Mr. Chui. You have cemented yourself as my favorite A.net photographer.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent shot - a Sam trademark.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely love the Aer Lingus paint and especially their A330. Hope to see one like this some day.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unusual, mystery as to where photo was taken from, shadow of airliner is on the ground and detail of cars and highways is good.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Dude, O.k, that has to be the best photo I've ever seen. Look at that lady; She looks like she's hiding or something. Great phot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, how could they have taken this picture? It's a marvellous picture. Just fantastic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Aer Lingus has a great livery and this is an amazing shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ear plugs needed
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome picture!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 stars for you Sam!
It is fact, that the A330 is almost the same plane as the A340. But I can not believe that it works. I have to look to the wings where normally are the other two engines placed. Does the A330 have more powerfull engines?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unusual but espectacular view on a landing plane. Great.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Fantastic photo. Great contrast between the small dainty cars below and the monster A330!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've been there dude!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
An amazingly clear picture. You can even see the security guard below going about his day without looking up at the beautiful sight above his head.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What, were you skydiving when you took this shot? LOL, very cool angle.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing the photo, the angle it's amazing
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love it
it shows how planes are much bigger than cars
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great image
Anonymous
9 years ago
The coolest angle ever, the best of airbus product and love the livery so much !!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
9 years ago
Aer Lingus jet looks beautiful, makes me proud to be irish! Aer Lingus rules!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing POV, unique and a great plane on top of that.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's sense of depth (3D)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Not sure how you got it, but it captures the "feeling" of the action at LAX
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic photo, thought it was parked on the highway!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great position!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Incredible photo!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great picture but the shadow of the plane don't work with the others shadows!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The best of the qualities so far.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love this shot man.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Thats what you call low level
Anonymous
9 years ago
Such an unusual angle. The EI livery stands out so well and the 2 combined results in a truly 5 star picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
Brilliant photo! And a beautiful aircraft...
Anonymous
9 years ago
You wonder what the people in that bottom-left corner sedan are thinking...
Anonymous
8 years ago
That plane seems like it's practically touching the highway. 5* for this photo.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This airplane appears to be touching the ground.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Truly Incredible !!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very Cool!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful picture!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Think it had to pay to get through those toll booths?? XD
Anonymous
8 years ago
Only the skillful Irish can pull off something like this A330! Such a beautiful photo :')
Anonymous
8 years ago
Strange parking position! :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
The angel from which this picture was taken is very unique! Its one of a kind picture! Job well done!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Incredible picutre. Seems as if it was a model...!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unusual and wonderful photo! Amazing angle!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Heyy hunni have you found a parking spot? ok we'll go around...hahahha
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is really a great photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hot damn! The colors stand out against the road so nicely. Good use of your natural lighting!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really an amazing photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
One word - WOW!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Talk about a low flying aircraft.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ups, wrong runway!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome manoeuvre! probably the pilot was in the airforce earlier.
Anonymous
7 years ago
They probably chose the route according to the registration
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of those once in a lifetime shots, with great clarity and detail!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Vey nice shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
How on earth did you manage to take this picture?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Lol- i wouldn't want to be under it, or would i...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow.
How do you make that picture!!
Amazing!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Oh, I wish I were there, under this really big and beautiful bird... Great shot, five stars of course!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very Good shoot. Five stars
Anonymous
7 years ago
Brilliant!!! Looks like the plame will land on the highway!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing~~
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is such a good shot of a low level plane!
Anonymous
7 years ago
You are next for 22L after Chevy Pick-up clears the runway....
Anonymous
7 years ago
Speeechless! you are the best spotter!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice plane. great photo!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Unbeliavable angle. master photo
Anonymous
7 years ago
This photo makes me so proud to be Irish!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The shamrock on the tail alone says it all. this
will be a special jet for a long time to come.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love the illusion created by the camera angle which makes the jet look like its almost on the ground. it looks like its about to hit those street lights. WOWW!!!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
IN-CRED-I-BLE
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nothing to say! 5/5
Anonymous
6 years ago
Cooooooooooooool
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice...new wall paper :D
Anonymous
6 years ago
What an amazing shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Stunning shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a picture
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a shot!! Nice job
Anonymous
6 years ago
It is very unusual view
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow! Stunning
Anonymous
6 years ago
The persepctive or angles of your shot make it unique...That makes it a great shot.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Take an immediate right after exiting the car park....
Anonymous
6 years ago
You were in the right place at the right time! WOW!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Really cool!
Anonymous
6 years ago
How did you even get the shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Stunning picture, shame the Aer Lingus dont fly into LAX anymore..
Anonymous
6 years ago
I love the detail and clarity of the shot,both of the a300 and the ground.it shows off the clean lines and beauty of this aircraft.the different shades of green of the livery have a very calming effect.photographer must have been in a high building.great angle.michael dublin
Anonymous
6 years ago
Are Take-offs from LAX uusually that low?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great
Anonymous
6 years ago
I must admit i love this shot for nostalgic reasons. I am cabin crew for the airline in question and have to say i miss that approach into LAX! Bring back the LA route please Aer Lingus!
Anonymous
6 years ago
No Sir, you can't park your plane here!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
My favourite fast food restaurant and location!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow what a shadow....where's the In and Out Burger joint I've seen in other LAX shots though? lol
Anonymous
5 years ago
WAUW no more words to say
Anonymous
5 years ago
Picture perfect!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great photo
Anonymous
5 years ago
It looks like the wing is gonna hit the post!
5/5!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Pilot : "That's the shortest runway we've ever landed on!"

Co-pilot : "Yeah, but look how wide it is!" :-D Perfect timing and angle, kudos to the photographer.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Look at the white lamborghini!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wonderful, great capture! What I would give to be in a car below!
Anonymous
5 years ago
"Where is that airport? It's gotta be around here somewhere!" Stunning shot by the way!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Slightly faded, but the best airline with the most helpful and friendly Staff,I really wish Aer Lingus would fly to Australia..
Anonymous
5 years ago
Stunning shot. Well done.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Cool shot of Aer Lingus landing on north side of LAX!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great composition of a nice aircraft from my favorite airline (my former employer).
Anonymous
5 years ago
How do you get that birds eye view? awesome photo!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Jaw-dropping capture, Mr Chui! Aer Lingus, please start flying to the West Coast again!
Anonymous
5 years ago
That may be the saddle six arrival route in over the city.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Such a brilliant capture!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very nice picture
Anonymous
5 years ago
Magnific foto.
how do you make this?
wow
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great photo of the Irish national carrier, we're able to see the depth of the photo, fore and backgrounds. Keep taking aircraft photos like this, a pleasure to view !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great Picture
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow, wow, wow!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Oh wow!!! For a moment I thought that the airplane was sitting on the ground. Then I looked at the shadow and realized it's still in the air!! I was very pleasantly surprised. - Abe
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fabulus
Anonymous
3 years ago
*Turn right on the next intersection, then inmediately left. You've reached the airport!*
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great photo you would think that the road was part of the runway.Its a pity EI stopped flying into LAX.
Anonymous
3 years ago
How did you get this amazing angle? Excellent photo showing the scale of the plane relative to the cars and the road.
Anonymous
2 years ago
A great aircraft, and great angle! Looks like I found my new desktop wallpaper!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Love it! Hope Aer Lingus will return to LAX sometime!

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