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VH-OQA (cn 014) The delivery of the first A380 to Qantas was celebrated with a spectacular play of lights that painted the aircarft with a thousand colors.
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A visitor from United States posted Wed July 4, 2012:
Beautiful, soft lighting. Great angle Luis. BTW, athe hyphen IS in the right place. Mr. Walton nicknamed "Nancy Bird" as Nancy-Bird per Wikipedia essay about her. She attended the reception of VH-OQA. Delighted that QANTAS and Airbus and Rolls-Royce got her airborne again.

A visitor from - posted Sat October 29, 2011:
Nice to see this bird when she was still in excellent condition...Named after the founder of Australian Women Pilot's Association, Nancy Bird Walton. Sadly, this aircraft was damaged as Flight 32 on November 4, 2010 when her #2 RR engine suffered an uncontained engine failure. Kudos to the great crew for bringing her and everybody back safely, considering the damage the aircraft sustained. Aircraft still under repair and will be back in the air by next year:)Thanks for this photo!!!

A visitor from - posted Sun July 24, 2011:
Thought it was a real paint job, well done!

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 6, 2010:
Wonderful detail and beautiful colors!

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 16, 2009:
Nice effect of the colors on the A380, but they somewhat ruin the appearance of the Qantas logo on the tail. Still, a great night shot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue July 21, 2009:
Night Fever

A visitor from Canada posted Wed June 24, 2009:
For one second i thought quantas went mad.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu May 14, 2009:
Is this a disco version of A-280 ? :)

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 9, 2009:
Looks like easter eggs. nice pic.

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 25, 2008:
Groovy photo man. ;)

A visitor from Australia posted Wed October 15, 2008:
Yeah the hyphen is in the wrong spot...weird!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu October 9, 2008:

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri September 26, 2008:
WOW for a minute I thought Qantas had gone completely mad (well, madder than usual) and dreamt up yet another bizarre paint job!

Keep up the flash work, Aussies!

A visitor from France posted Fri September 26, 2008:
Airbus.......the best

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri September 26, 2008:
For a second i thought this was the worst looking special livery there is, i did think about the peter max for a second but fortunately those are only the moving heads lights.

A visitor from South Africa posted Fri September 26, 2008:
It's a psychedelic A380! Austin Powers, here we come!

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 26, 2008:
Anyone else think of peter max when they saw this?

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Fri September 26, 2008:
Amazing colors

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Fri September 26, 2008:
Very sharp and the image is very real.

A visitor from Portugal posted Thu September 25, 2008:
Beautiful standing bird

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 25, 2008:
I work for the mfg of the lighting used on this A380. Never thought I'd see our stuff in an Airliners.net photo. Excellent!

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 25, 2008:
"a thousand colors" over state much?

A visitor from Spain posted Thu September 25, 2008:
The hypen in the name is wrongly placed, isn't it?
Nice photo anyway :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu September 25, 2008:
They should paint all Qantas A380s with these colours and shapes. Would be great to see it like that all the time!

A visitor from - posted Thu September 25, 2008:
And NOW I'm very glad to know this aircraft is WHITE :) By the way, A380 looks small in the photo!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu September 25, 2008:
I'm not the head of the A380 fanclub, but this is one hell of a sighting!

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 25, 2008:
Its just the lights that makes it looks like that, its not lively

A visitor from - posted Thu September 25, 2008:
Haha. I love this picture.
Thanks for capturing this great moment. A new page of history for QANTAS!
I originally thought this was a new livery on the thumbnail. XD

A visitor from - posted Thu September 25, 2008:
The "ugly" bird has something of a turtle with lipstick.

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Thu September 25, 2008:
Great aircraft, great colors. I love it.

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 24, 2008:
Hey This just gave me an IDEA!! Flash ad's up on 380's while they are parked at the gate! This one could be for the new austin powers movie....

A visitor from Australia posted Wed September 24, 2008:
The guys who spent so much time slightly stylizing the livery should take note of how purteh this bird looks under those lights :P...

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed September 24, 2008:
A livery like this would push back the delivery date substantially I imagine:). Looks very nice though and Qantas has been known for the odd exotic paintjob..

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 24, 2008:
Fully agree - A380 is one of a hell ugly aircraft. But this game of lights makes it looking good. Nice shot.

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed September 24, 2008:
Congratulations, Qantas, the great australian airline, a new era has begun ! Good luck !

A visitor from - posted Wed September 24, 2008:
Groovy livery, man! Groovy!

Even groovier if it is actually painted on the plane!

A visitor from Australia posted Wed September 24, 2008:
WOW! Thats amazing - I hope we see a QF A380 like that one day!

A visitor from Denmark posted Wed September 24, 2008:

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 24, 2008:
You got me... I thought it was Tye-Dye day at TLS!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed September 24, 2008:
I absolutely love this picture, not only is this now my desktop image but i'm also making the background for my mobile phone also, so having said that I want to rate it 5x2 stars lol that 10 Starts. Its this type of photo that ensure the first thing I do of a morning after emails is come online to see the new uploads

A visitor from - posted Wed September 24, 2008:
That would make such a beautiful and stunning livery!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed September 24, 2008:
Great lighting to an amazing aircraft!

Can someone say, future livery please?

A visitor from - posted Wed September 24, 2008:
And for a moment I thought it was painted a la Wunala! So far this is probably the only livery that makes an A380 look good in my eyes.

A visitor from Italy posted Wed September 24, 2008:
Holy s**t I almost had an heart attack. But the pic is very nice.

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