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Aviation Photo #1805262 Airbus A320-232 - Jetstar Airways

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    Seth Jaworski
    Jetstar Airways
    Airbus A320-232
    Airbus A320
    Airbus A320
    Airbus
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    VH-VQV
    Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot)
    New South Wales
    Australia
    October 23, 2010
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Comments (35)

Anonymous
6 years ago
One "l" is missing in "All day..."
Anonymous
6 years ago
Cool shot, but did you switch your focus from the A320 to the A380 after this? I hope so! lol
Anonymous
6 years ago
Actually weird that the operating directions of the two runways is different..
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a catch!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I see All not Al.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nope. There are 2 L's on the plane. They're squished together so you can barely see them from this angle.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Visitor from Switzerland, if you actually zoomed in and looked closer you'd notice that there are two "l"'s there. Some people really don't think before commenting do they. Sheesh.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The A380 appears to be landing while the A320 is taking off but they have opposite headings. How is this possible? A little more info on this photo would be appreciated.
Anonymous
6 years ago
No its not... its very fine print. Great shot Seth!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice shot. Congrats. Note the letter "l" : is missing ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Isn't there's a chance for the A320 to fly headon into A380's wake?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Superb!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice one! Very well framed. Was it a zero-wind day? Does Sydney often have anti-parallel operations?
Anonymous
6 years ago
5 stars - instant classic!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Right place - right time
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture and good timing!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Woow ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
This operation is called SODPROPS (Simulataneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations). As the A380 is landing on 34L over Botany Bay, and the A320 is taking off from 16L over Botany Bay, noise heard by locals will be minimised. SODPROPS is great for noise abatement. It allows for YSSY to maximise the number of flights over Botany Bay. It is conducted in zero-wind conditions.
Good shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Baby Give me a HUG.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent pic...
Anonymous
6 years ago
A unique photo. However, I'd like to ask Seth how were that possible: wind in two different directions? or absolutely "no wind" at all?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Quote: "Isn't there's a chance for the A320 to fly headon into A380's wake?"

Very little chance of that - first, the two paths are offset, and second, the A320 will have climbed above the level at which the A380's wake turbulence would be found by the time the two aircraft are abeam each other.
Anonymous
6 years ago
According to airfield charts, the centrelines of 34L and 16L are around 1000m apart and the JQ A320 will have climbed well above the level of the 380 by the time they pass so there will be no wake turbulence issues. Using a long lens also makes the aircraft appear closer than they actually are.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Brilliant shot!
The relative distance between the two aircraft makes the A380 appear roughly the same size as the A320.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The best pilot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
6 years ago
"Mornin', Frank."
"Mornin', Earl."
Anonymous
6 years ago
That is cool!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Just a planeĀ“s dance :)
Anonymous
5 years ago
You have got to love SODROPS!!

John
Anonymous
5 years ago
Three things..... 1. I never heard "SODPROPS; 2. Never saw "SODPROPS" 3. I LOVE "SODPROPS"!

SODPROPS makee velly goood picher !
Anonymous
5 years ago
Visitor from Australia; 5 stars for your excellent explanation of SPDPROPS ! It added immensely to this incredible image, (IMHO)
And Seth....thanks for being one fantastic photographer of airplanes!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Looks like they want to give a 'high-five' ;)
Anonymous
2 years ago
I had never seen something like this. Awesome picture! And, by the way, I love Jetstar's livery.

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