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Emirates A380 Airbus - Looking Up

By Lord_Raglan    
Saw this coming from a mile and half away, so raced into the house came out with 500mm attached and pointed directly up as it was disappearing behind the house as I walked out the front door. Managed to fire off two shots, the first was blurred the second was this one. Neck was arched right back as it disappeared over the roof top.

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hobbo Plus
11 1.8k 4 England
17 Sep 2016 2:26PM
By a shear coincidence, if this was taking off from `Birmingham I awaited the very same plane with my camera only yesterday ......sadly, the flight path wasn't over our house as it sometimes is.....the wind must have been the wrong way?

You beat me to it.

I love this huge beast of an aircraft, it is remarkably quiet as is almost floats in, lowering its undercarriage just a mile or so out from landing.

Takeoff is has a very distinctive roar.

Lord_Raglan 10 32 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2016 2:53PM
The flight path varies, if it takes off towards Coventry it will pass over the South of the city but if it takes off North away from Coventry it comes around either over Bedworth or North Coventry. Yesterday I missed out, when I saw it approaching me when I didnt have my camera it banked at 45 degrees over Ash Green and turned direct into my path. The shot I took a few weeks back and put on here it was passing over Bedworth/Nuneaton and put a false background on as it approached Birmingham. The banking shot would have looked rather impressive against the landscape so its one Im going to look out for in future.

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