Aviation Photo #1553634: Airbus A320-232 - Jetstar Airways


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  • Darren Howie - Vortex Aviation Photography
    Jetstar Airways
    Airbus A320-232
    Airbus A320
    Airbus A320
    Airbus
    2651
    VH-VQK
    In Flight
    International Airspace
    June 27, 2009
  • 425

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#1553634
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July 14, 2009
Caption
Off the south coast of Borneo flying through high cloud associated with distant storm cells our A320 truly becomes an electric jet. Amazing display of static electricity flowing through our jet in relatively smooth air makes for an amazing sight and luckily had me gear along. EOS1DMK3 14/2.8 II
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Comments (39)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Absolutley stunning darren,possibly one of the best flightdeck photos i have ever seen!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing shot Darren!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning photo, sure you weren't on the set of a sci-fi movie warping across space! best flightdeck shot i've ever seen.
Does this happen very often? and is it only seen at the front or also along the sides of the aircraft?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Woow! I have never seen such a good catch of the St Elmo's Fires. Fantastic! The cockpit ambience is great too!
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's nothing but awesome. Never seen a shot like this before!
Anonymous
7 years ago
St Elmo in the house! Cool shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
One thing to keep in mind is that this photo was exposed over several seconds. This means that there are never that many sparks on the windscreen at any one time.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Really stunning!
Anonymous
7 years ago
NICE
Anonymous
7 years ago
An amazing light show to be sure! I can imagine how it looked up close and personal - wow!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excellent photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing shot Darren, as always. I am wondering how you can take such shots in those situations. Well done! Mehdi.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thats a big control unit.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This photograph has great detail. i feel i am in the cockpit.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Like they r watching a movie :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Not easy to capture!... Congratulations!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The sheer detail, the immensity of the discharge.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Long time ago I'hve got the same during a procedure to Toul airport in France on a T33... all the cockpit lighted by static electricity... Very impressive!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic picture .I generally love the nightshots from the cockpit!And let me tell you this one is a masterpiece!Congrats!
Anonymous
7 years ago
St Elmo visited you guys... awesome! Best picture of the effect I have seen so far! Does is move rapidly or how can I imagine it?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great photo!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Absolutely wonderful shot - wow
Anonymous
7 years ago
Sweet
Anonymous
7 years ago
Prett rare to ctach this phenomenom - and photograph it clearly.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I've never seen anything like this before!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome shoot !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great balance between the prosaic cockpit interior n the amazing natural phenomenon, so close together.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The justaposition of consummate control and the willfulness of nature is what strikes me most.
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's simply a great photo !!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I have heard about this but never seen it.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice!
Anonymous
5 years ago
+++++
Anonymous
5 years ago
Fantastic shot. Thank you.
Anonymous
4 years ago
This couldn't have been a time exposure or the pilots would be blurred. I can tell you one thing, Airbus are fanatics about bonding everything on the aircraft. EVERYTHING has a bonding wire attached to it. For good reason, apparently
Anonymous
4 years ago
Can't wait for this to be my office next year. JQ Cadetship here i come! Simply an amazing shot.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The slow exposure made it possible to see the whole show all at once. Pretty nifty photography there. I used to fly small planes. Never was up during storms, but would love to see this phenomina in person.
Anonymous
3 years ago
A little scary too!!