Aviation Photo #2246627 Airbus A380-842 - Qantas

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The world's first dual A380 flyover happened today in Sydney. Flying in close formation, this occasion marked the official start of a historic partnership between Qantas Airways and Emirates. The flyover was done under a special call sign "Seismic", as Tim Clark says the EK-QF partnership had caused seismic shift in the global aviation. Interestingly, Delta-Yankee disappeared from the radar after takeoff - was the TCAS system switched off? I quite like how the two prominent tails aligns one another.
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    March 31, 2013
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Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot and flyover! Well done! 5*

Itay Tsin
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well done Hendra! You deserve every view this photo gets.

~Vik
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot!! The future of VLA`s right there! Can`t wait till you shoot 2 A389`s in the near future!
Anonymous
3 years ago
This is really awesome!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beautiful shot! Now we need more, in delta formation!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Cracking shot Hendra, congrats on catching this historical moment! -Angad
Anonymous
3 years ago
Fantastic flyover. Wonderful photo!
Anonymous
3 years ago
For aviation lovers this is a 100 star picture.Most amazing and wonderful. just beautiful
Sarfaraz
Anonymous
3 years ago
Only one aircraft (lead) is squawking in a formation in order not to disturb ATC
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great picture. the images provided by qantas (press room) are of poor qualiy, as usual.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Fantastic photo !
Anonymous
3 years ago
A historical Momment for Avation. 5 stars! RSF
Anonymous
3 years ago
Delta-Yankee disappeared from the radar after takeoff because when flying formation, only the lead aircraft keeps its transponder on, the second aircraft switches to standby mode. This is to help keep the ATC radar computers from constant collision warnings. I flew formation in college.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Love it
Anonymous
3 years ago
Powerfull picture, by both sides: aircrafts and the airlines. 5 *
Anonymous
3 years ago
Buff... Awesome... No words...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Although Qantas' bird looks bigger in this picture, we all know who has the upper hand in this alliance! As a Qantas fan I really hope this move will somehow benefit and strengthen them.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Just outstanding! 5*
Anonymous
3 years ago
Beautiful. Two out of my five favorite airlines (the others being VS, 9W, and BA) flying together over my favorite city. Will they do a similar one for DXB?
Anonymous
3 years ago
Once in a lifetime shot
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
3 years ago
First they cancelled their 787s order and cut some routes, and now they team up with one of their biggest rivals. What's next QF?! This airline is becoming a shadow of its former self.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I believe that the Qantas plane is powered by the Rolls-Royce engines while the Emirates plane is powered by the Engine Alliance GP7000s. Great shot of formation flying!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing shot ... probably the best airline alliance in the world, also one that is going to be one of the most profitable !!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice te see the biggist fly together.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
3 years ago
5 stars, twice!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great job!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great Photo, nice angle of both aircraft. Gear up and doors closed. Very Nice.
Anonymous
2 years ago
This is very rare moment and I think probably never happen again. 2 big jumbos fly together so close!.

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