Aviation Photo #1782981 Airbus A340-313 - Swiss International Air Lines

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Blasting out of runway 28 in the evening sun heading to the USA. Check out the reflections on the forward fuselage!
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    Pierre Knoblauch
    Swiss International Air Lines
    Airbus A340-313
    Airbus A340-300
    Airbus A340-300
    Zurich (- Kloten)
    September 12, 2010
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8 years ago
It must have had a very light load as it is taking off from rwy 28 for the US. Normally the A340's seem to have problems to take off even from rwy 16:) Nice picture from a nice bird.
8 years ago
Beauty, lighting is wonderful, and angle couldn't be better.
8 years ago
Well captured !
8 years ago
Apart from being a great shot, it is super cool as I was on that plane (seat 34A)! It is LX52 taking off for its 8-hour / 3,745 mile trip across the Atlantic to Boston's Logan airport. The flight was very smooth and we touched down on Logan's runway 4R just before 8pm ET. Great stuff, Pierre, and thanks for sharing! Tony
8 years ago
I kept my eyes on this pic for a good while, lots of detail and action. By the way, is she really heading to the US, as this clearly is RWY28 (2500m) and not RWY16 (3900m) which it usually uses? Just wondering, I live just south of ZRH and love to see the A343 thundering low over the roof-tops, can't imagine her taking-off from 28 with all that weight...
8 years ago
Who put that "Shell" logo on its nose?
8 years ago
Excellent picture! Quite unusual that a A340 takes-off from RWY 16
8 years ago
Thanks everyone :)
Yep, its really taking off from runway 28. I've seen many flights to the USA leaving from runway 28, no problem for A332/A333's but the A343s are really low on the climb out.
8 years ago
Now there's some flower power!
8 years ago

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