Aviation Photo #1491317 Airbus A380-842 - Qantas

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A beginning of a new era. The new Transpacific rivals are photographed together here. V Australia's maiden voyage to LAX to be closely followed by a Qantas A380 jet. [Nikon D2x]
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    Sam Chui
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    Airbus A380-842
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    VH-OQA
    Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot)
    New South Wales
    Australia
    February 27, 2009
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Well, this photo is really cool as I was literally sitting inside the Qantas A380, 'Nancy-Bird Walton' that day, 27 FEB.....going to LA as QF #11, seat 53K. ;-) I saw the V Australia 777 parked the night before...beautiful.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! who knows what this will spawn? v australia on the kangaroo route?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Oh man! I'm putting this one on my short list of favorites! Classic side by side rivalry! This picture says we're from the same continent but yet we are rivals!
Anonymous
9 years ago
All the factors are aligned -- perfect position of photographer, good sun angle, and I assume a certain degree of luck having these two airliners in close proximity.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice picture... QANTAS..... :D
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, 2 beautiful aircrafts together, despite being competitors! Anyone noticed the very subtle British flag on the 777 near the red tail ? Great shot indeed!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I was hoping it would be QF A380 versus QF Boeing 744. That would be such a rivalry themed photo shot...
Anonymous
9 years ago
I sense a little competition! Yes I noticed the British flag near the tail, in gray but I think its atualy part of the Australia flag! (Note the stars on the tail)
Anonymous
8 years ago
How charm, two great aircraft in one shot, two big birds in one place, the great Airbus A-380 and th Boeing 777 (long version), a sight that everybody must admire.
Thank you.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nicely done Sam. It is indeed the beginning of a new era. I remember when the quartet of QF 744s was all you used to see at LAX.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The beauty vs the AIR(beast)BUS... I vote for 777. :-)
Anonymous
8 years ago

A visitor from Canada posted Sun March 1, 2009:
Wow, 2 beautiful aircrafts together, despite being competitors! Anyone noticed the very subtle British flag on the 777 near the red tail ? Great shot indeed!


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Its not a british flag, the australian flag has this icon in it which is called the union jack. So V Australia has the entire australian flag on the back. It happens to be the british flag, but that is not the intention with V australia placing it there.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I go to Sydney Airport all the time and never have had such an opportunity, great job!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Here, the 777 seems to lower the A380 a peg or two in the size stakes, length wise anyway.

And please no more talk of the British flag. The Union Jack plus Southern Cross equals the Aussie Flag!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot! One of these aircraft has beauty, style and grace. The other is an Airbus.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oh yeas! B777-300ER rules! This is my favorite airplane model on my mini-airport.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Is the triple seven longer than the three eighty?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beauty and the Beast.

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