Aviation Photo #1572522: Airbus A340-313 - Virgin Atlantic Airways


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Ismael Jorda
    Virgin Atlantic Airways
    Airbus A340-313
    Airbus A340-300
    Airbus A340-300
    Airbus
    214
    G-VELD
    In Flight
    England
    United Kingdom
    August 21, 2009
  • 281

Photo Details

Photo ID
#1572522
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164,474
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Generic Type
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MSN
Location
Region
Accepted
August 30, 2009
Caption
Banking to the right to join the hold over Ockham (OCK)
Width
1024px
Height
683px

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August 31, 2009

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Comments (103)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful shot from a rare angle Ismael! And on my birthday too!
Anonymous
7 years ago
There is no words to describe the feeling this picture gives me... so much motivation to follow my dreams and make them my reality!

This is one of, if not the best photo on this entire site and in aviation history.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful! Rare angle indeed. 5 stars 4 u!
Anonymous
7 years ago
A truly amazing photo, great job!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I am still not sure which way is up!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very unusual and beautiful!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful. The watermark ruins the photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Rare angle ! Great shot
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! A very unique shot! :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice shot, I have some similar video of an ek777 shot from my BD 320 ill have to upload it soon
Anonymous
7 years ago
Climbing like a rocket!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The new Number 1. wow
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, so sensational! I want a copy for my living room..
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture, Ismael. A beautiful a/c in a beautiful angle flying. If there is any doubt in my mind why I am a aviation enthousiast, this is a picture that brings me back.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Gorgeous and graceful composition displaying the beauty of the A-340's lines.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just... amazing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic!


Botterman Bram
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just stunning! 5 out of 5!:)
Anonymous
7 years ago
The true meaning of flight, a once in a lifetime shot, thank you for sharing.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks like an ad for this site
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a wonderful shot, such an unusual angle, the thick cloud opening to the feilds of the south of england. Fantastic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
One word - DREAMLIKE! Dear Jorda, this is truly a fantastic capture! Thank you very much for sharing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Heavenley beauty.....
Anonymous
7 years ago
Making a picture completely different from anything ever seen on Airliners.net is no easy task. And you've got quite a handful of those in your gallery!! Incredible picture and photographer. Congratulations.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Spectacular Catch!i like coulds in the shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What an view from above, this shot is simply breathtaking!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Clouds are typicially England, light is wonderful, and the A340-600 is simply an amazing plane!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome shot, but that's a 343 not a 346
Anonymous
7 years ago
Magnificent, Rare and Stunning
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome Ismael! Great Job!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This picture is just awesome!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! Just wow! Looks like a scene from a TV advert, you know, during one of those swooping tracking shots.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Brilliant and unique. Amazing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Truly Captivating! Cheers!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful shot! I bet Sir Branson in person would like that picture on his wall! ;-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Absolutly Great one. Love pics like this one!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I really like the composition of the crop here Ismael - a very atmospheric photo and I am assuming hard work given the window to shoot through!

All the best - Paul
Anonymous
7 years ago
A340-600? umm A340-300 for sure..
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing photo. it makes me feel as though i have my head in the clouds!!! how was it taken ismael? Excellent photo. Thanks
Anonymous
7 years ago
It just made my day a lot brighter. WOW
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot! beautiful..

but are you sure it's a A340-600 because when you look really good and compare it with other pictures of Vrigin A340's it look's like a -300 to me (for example G-VELD)!

still a very nice shot!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of the best on A.net How did you you take it?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful use of the rule of thirds! Great composition and contrast of the plane against the clouds. Good job! 5 Stars!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wonderful photo,unique angle but actually it's an A340-313x not the 642.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The true magic of flight is there! Awesome, (almost) perfect light, angle... well done! :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome shot. The farms on the ground make it great. You can tell it is about to finish up a long voyage. Great shot.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Sweet Dreamer!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The best theme on the web. " planes" Beautiful photo as we can see.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This picture will make history, mark my words!
Brilliant work. Stunning, Breath taking.
But isn't it an A340-300?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning! love it
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOW !!! the picture of the year, fantastic, it really moves me !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing air to air picture, one of the best i've everest seen in my life
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing Shot! 5/5
Anonymous
7 years ago
What an EPIC shot man o man!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is an amazing shot. It looks like it just rained and its clearing up and the rain washed everything. Again, amazing shot. Definitely *****
Anonymous
7 years ago
I have to say that this is my favorite photo that i have ever seen on a.net. excellent!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Isn't this an A340-300???
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful picture! A great angle of a great bird :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a shot.... The angle is awesome.Everything about this photo is excellent..WOW
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning shot, really, but... Me too, I think it's a 340-3XX...
However, thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb angle , never seen like it.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Whoa, I have never seen this kind of perspective! .. beautiful shot of this beautiful bird. For me, this picture is worth more than 5-stars!
Anonymous
7 years ago
A340-600? It's an A340-300! Its too short in length to be an A340-600
Anonymous
7 years ago
First time im seeing this perspective! GRAND! awesome capture mate!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Speechless, 5 stars
Anonymous
7 years ago
Who cares if this is an A340-300 or -400, its a fantastic shot nevertheless! once in a liftime...!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing angle on this workhorse... Worthy of 5*+ just a little pointer, this unit is not G-VSUN as it's in the old livery. I was working on G-VSUN that day from HKG! Well done though!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Perfect! From great angle..! Gabe from Hungary
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful. The watermark ruins the photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful! I bet Sir Richard Branson would love to have that stunning image wallpapered behind in his office. It is simply stunning! Enhorabuena, vaya ojo!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing. still trying to work out how this was taken. great
Anonymous
6 years ago
Simply perfect.

Everything fits, aircraft, clouds, background, angle...

Daniel from International Geneva
Anonymous
6 years ago
A dream picture, is the best angle of approach when shooting such a jet. Absolutelly gorgeous. I wonder how did you get that position. Have you been in the cockpit?
Anonymous
6 years ago
I wonder how somebody can get such a perfect/skillful shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
I'm speechless, you do fine work Ismael... were you skydiving or something when you took this shot, I can't even begin to wonder how this was taken. ;-) -Jason
Anonymous
6 years ago
Virgin is launching airbus to space now? :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
A slice of heaven!
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is one incredible shot! - Andrew Broadfoot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Its very nice
Anonymous
6 years ago
Muuuaaaa... thats sexy !!
Anonymous
6 years ago
So, please, will the author tell us just how did he take this amazing shot? I get dizzy just by looking at it! Well done!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Good reaction!
Anonymous
5 years ago
A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon August 31, 2009:
Climbing like a rocket!

I doubt it - its a -300! Nice work though. Did you clean the outside of the window before launch?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Not only is this one of the best aviation images I've ever seen....it stands alone as a great photograph.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is a dream shot, truly amazing, aviation at its best!*****
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful photo.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Absolutely stunning.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This photo made me speechless. Amazing, 5*
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great picture!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
One in a million photo! I intend to do one like this but HOW?! ;-)unique angle!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Superb shot, great timing
Anonymous
5 years ago
GREAT.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This photo cannot be described in words. Brilliant!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow...What a beautiful shot!
Anonymous
4 years ago
How on earth did you capture this stunner? Brilliant view and lighting! 5*
Anonymous
4 years ago
Perfect! 6 Stars ******
Anonymous
3 years ago
Member for 6 years - never commented before - but this is the most remarkable photo I've ever seen on A.net. Thank you.
Anonymous
2 years ago
AWESOME