Aviation Photo #1589166 Airbus A380-842 - Qantas

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Just after lift off, we are treated to this lovely view of Downtown Sydney ... taken from seat 53K aboard QF11. Engine 3 of the quiet & smooth A380 visible. You see the beauty of Sydney here ... if only the skies above LA were this clear! Enjoy!
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Photo Added: October 04, 2009

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Anonymous
7 years ago
Sydney you beauty...
also if LA crime rate is as low as SYD
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful picture. I dont get what crime rate in my city though is related to this picture. LA is still a beautiful city. And I love LA
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome!! Good visibility, great day to fly a great bird!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great ! The best picture of Sydney !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Congrats on a great shot Peter. Ironic that I met you the day before your photo was top of the day. I must be good luck. Keep up the great work.
-Matt
Anonymous
7 years ago
Does anyone else find this picture odd? Look at the wing in relation to the engine. Can someone explain this to me? It's like the wing goes right into the engine rather than above.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The portion of the wing you see is the slat. It will retract once the aircraft reaches a certain speed. Oh, and great pic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Perfect light and colors, thank you Peter.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Okay, I see what it is now. From looking at other pictures, the wing drops off when the slats are extended. So the part of the wing we see is the root, not the slat. The slats have dropped down and you can't see them in the picture.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I've been staring at this one for ages... Love it
Anonymous
7 years ago
The best take -off i the world
Anonymous
7 years ago
And a lovely view for us, too...
I wish I were down there, looking at you guy flying. Nice picture - A380 rocks!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love the way the photo captures the whole Sydney City CBD and the view right out of the heads of Sydney Harbour. Fantastic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks so pure it's almost surreal, so perfect. Keep clickin Spence! AW
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic photo, from a fantastic aircrfat!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Magnificent view
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow my new desktop awsome
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great! Without any smog or haze!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simply perfect photo, by all standards.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great! what we need are planes like these to do their part in cleaning the skies of L.A. planes have come a long way, and they will continue to improve. nice view of sydney!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice photo, I lived in Sydney most of my life but never get sick of seeing her from the air, or snapping photo's from an airplane window whenever I'm lucky enough to visit.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome picture. Great detail and it makes the city look so clean and organized. The huge 380 engine in the foreground is beautiful as well
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perfect shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice! If the that part of the wing is the root... scary...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Waooo! Look at the View! I Love Australia! *****
Anonymous
4 years ago
Come on, it has to be the slat! How can it possibly otherwise be right beside the engine. No, definitely not the root. First one to respond to this issue was right.
Sydney looks great, I need to go there!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well how difficult was that... one look a year or so later and finally I realize... not the root, not the slat... it is a vortex generator- basically a small plate mounted on the cowling. Exact functioning I don't know, but purely aerodynamic.

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