Aviation Photo #1650590 Boeing 747-438/ER - Qantas

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I've always found QF ops at LAX to be very interesting. With up to five daily flights, arrivals are between the hours of 6am and noon and departures between 8pm and midnight. Inbetween these hours, the aircraft are sent to a remote maintenance area due to the time difference down under, where they rest after their long hauls and are prepared for their evening returns home. Here, one of the B747-400s is captured before parking at a gate for boarding beside its big sister, an A380. [Canon 40D]
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    Josh May
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    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Los Angeles - International
    January 2010
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8 years ago
The 747 never looked so good before!
8 years ago
Yeah! Qantas!!
8 years ago
And you caught the beacon, excellent shot. Qantas ops are like that because of curfews at a few Australian airports, Sydney especially, very very very restricted ops between 2230 and 0600, because of people buying houses and being annoyed that they are under flight paths to an airport that has been there since the 1920's. Seems like it was only yesterday when Qantas operated a fleet entirely of 747's.
8 years ago
Brilliant shot mate. i must admit, i think the best feeling is seeing nothing but that big red tail and hearing those aussie accents when you have been away from australia for a while. i have to ask though. how do you get that shot at LAX? whenever i fly to and from with Qantas i always try and look for this place. could someone help?

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