Saturday, 5 September 2009

Airbus A380 visits Edinburgh

At 1.30pm this afternoon, the world's largest commercial airliner, the Airbus A380, performed an 'approach and go' manoeuvre at Edinburgh airport. (Just as well - had it landed, it wouldn't have been able to leave again because the runway would have been too short!)

Anyway, thousands of people watched this magnificent plane fly directly over the airport first before turning over the bridges, doing a big loop and finally a fly-through just above the runway. I took this photo at the plane's lowest point, as it (noisily!) pulled its nose up and rose again to disappear into the clouds. We must have had the best, exclusive view - from the roof of the airport!

9 comments:

Eamon said...

Great shot and very topical - for me anyway, as I was just reading about this elsewhere! Thanks ~ eamon

offon.tv said...

great shot!! see video of the Airbus A380 at Edinburgh here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doZILrC90Sg

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - great capture! Timing is everything! Looks like it's a real monster! Wonder how many passengers can fit inside?!

Dido said...

Thanks! Apparently it can hold 525 passengers....

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Wow, what a great shot! Lucky you, having such a great vantage point too.

Keith Hughes said...

Top photo - Iheard it go over and wondered what it was - cheer...

Si Charlton said...

Smashing shot, where abouts were you to take it? I have some taken from the ATC tower if interested at

www.si-charlton.fotopic.net

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Jimmy said...

Yup, quite a nice airplane shot you got there!

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