Allow me to share a few pics of (and around) SQ380. Those of us who were at SYD
were certainly treated to a little slice of aviation history.
My favourite photo of 9V
-SKA as she sits at Gate 57 after arrival.
It was a big day at SYD
for all the spotters. More than 90 minutes before SQ380 was due to touch down there was a huge crowd by the fence at The Beach already! Here they watch as the former Queen of the Skies (the QF
-OJQ) taxis to the terminal after arriving from JNB
"Airservices Australia welcomes you to Sydney, sir. Singapore 380, you're cleared to land."
Within minutes 9V
-SKA landed on 34L to a lot of cheers. The helicopter in the background belongs to local TV
station Channel 7.
What are you
looking at?! Qantas must not be happy SQ
to be the first A380 port.
And finally, a close-up of the front end of 9V
-SKA. Check out the "A380 Capable" catering truck that lifts straight up to the top deck.