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More: Australia - New South Wales, September 9, 2009
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VH-OQC (cn 022) 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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A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri January 24, 2014:
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.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat January 19, 2013:
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!

A visitor from Dominican Republic posted Wed June 29, 2011:
Waooo! Look at the View! I Love Australia! *****

A visitor from United States posted Wed June 16, 2010:
Nice! If the that part of the wing is the root... scary...

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri June 11, 2010:
Perfect shot!

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 4, 2010:
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

A visitor from Australia posted Fri January 1, 2010:
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.

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 4, 2009:
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!

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon November 16, 2009:
Simply perfect photo, by all standards.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue October 6, 2009:
Great! Without any smog or haze!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue October 6, 2009:
Wow my new desktop awsome

A visitor from France posted Mon October 5, 2009:
Magnificent view

A visitor from Australia posted Mon October 5, 2009:
Fantastic photo, from a fantastic aircrfat!

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 5, 2009:
Looks so pure it's almost surreal, so perfect. Keep clickin Spence! AW

A visitor from Australia posted Mon October 5, 2009:
I love the way the photo captures the whole Sydney City CBD and the view right out of the heads of Sydney Harbour. Fantastic!

A visitor from - posted Mon October 5, 2009:
And a lovely view for us, too...
I wish I were down there, looking at you guy flying. Nice picture - A380 rocks!

A visitor from Chile posted Mon October 5, 2009:
The best take -off i the world

A visitor from Australia posted Mon October 5, 2009:
I've been staring at this one for ages... Love it

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 5, 2009:
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.

A visitor from Germany posted Mon October 5, 2009:
Perfect light and colors, thank you Peter.

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 5, 2009:
The portion of the wing you see is the slat. It will retract once the aircraft reaches a certain speed. Oh, and great pic!

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 5, 2009:
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.

A visitor from - posted Mon October 5, 2009:
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

A visitor from France posted Mon October 5, 2009:
Great ! The best picture of Sydney !

A visitor from India posted Mon October 5, 2009:
Awesome!! Good visibility, great day to fly a great bird!

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 5, 2009:
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

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 5, 2009:
Sydney you beauty...
also if LA crime rate is as low as SYD

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