Aviation Photo #1385420 Airbus A380-842 - Qantas

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Here she is, the first A380 for Qantas airborn in full colours for a short testflight.
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Photo Added: August 26, 2008

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Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply stunning!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo, great composition, and I gotta make me jealous... good thing the 380 is ready for Qantas... just in time to replace certain longreach 747 I saw sitting in MNL a few days ago ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful shot; note the refection of the u/c on the fuselage!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely beautiful!!! I would love to fly it very soon!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is absolutely the aircraft I would love to fly to Australia in!! Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the reflections!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the vortices on the engine strakes, even though there dont seem to be any elsewhere on the airframe. Very nice to see this scheme on an airbourne A380.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo, great plane. Thanks for sharing. This beauty is so clean :-) Look at fuselage, just amazing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful shot - its got everything. You can even see Nancy Bird Walton on it. :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a little bird! very impressive.. 5 stars
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice photo!
Btw, does anyone know what those vortexes are? They seem to come from the engines. Looks like streamline testing, but why would you do that on a plane that's already designed? Or is that an unused engine bleed?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply superb!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A new era soon to begin for Qantas !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture mate love the airline too but not too sure about the aircraft although the A380 is bigger than the 747 it dosnt have the same class as it but still would be intresting too see, nayway once again great picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply magnificent
Anonymous
10 years ago
Kick it!! SuperDuper!!

Rgds Robin
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congratulations to this outstanding shot, thank you Timo! Lars ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absoluely majestic bird. i love the new updated kangaroo logo. and those engines, wow!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its very impressive! what a bird!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a stunner! A gorgeous aircraft taken with great skill. Cheers!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a beauty! Piture & Machine.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thank you Lars! ;) Cheers Timo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well done Timo, great picture. I really like the QF livery on the A380, it's my new desktop and it looks awesome. 5 stars for you :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ust an amazing picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
We all *know* the physics and aerodynamics going on in this shot. We *know* why those wings create lift causing the plane to rise. But...its SO amazing to see such a massive monster like this fly. Even after you know the science flight remains amazing. Excellent photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Those streams you see from near the engines are from the vortex generators fixed to the engine pods. Its peice of metal fixed to the pod at an optimum angle and its job is to generate a vortex. They delay airflow-seperation from the flying surface. It kind of "energizes" the airflow if you will. Depending on the humidity-level of the air these vortices become visible as the streams you see because the water-vapor condenses.
Anonymous
10 years ago
They did spend some time shining the belly
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture Timo, nice to see a GSN-pciture as a top-of-the-day ;)

Greetings from Bangkok
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love australia and i love qantas
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mighty!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply amazing, cant wait to see it for real, good luck Qantas!
Anonymous
10 years ago
An outstanding photo of a wonderful aircraft for a sensational airline. Bring home the Nancy Bird Walton to Charley Q
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely Quantastique!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice job, the A380 looks very "whale" indeed.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow that is one helluva massive plane! I'm lovin it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is probably the best angle i have seen of the 380...and it's close up as well...small price to pay for not seeing all the engines...nice reflection on the underbelly....great shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent photo, what an magnificent beast!! :-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great aircraft, very good photo.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It looks so big that I really think its not possable that it can fly. But it can.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Monster!! :)

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