Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Airbus A380

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is about 20 minutes away
from Coventry and has a runway long enough
to support the enormous Airbus A380-800.  Today was the 3rd
day of daily flights between Dubai and Birmingham.
We found the perfect location for a little plane spotting.
Emirates Flight 39 (below) is just about to take off.

I am using a telephoto lens in all of these images.
The A380 is so big I just about managed to fit it in the frame.

I am pleased I could get the distant shot of the plane
heading over Coventry and then to Dubai.

When the Emirates flight left I tried some more shots.
Seeing this one (below) made me pause for a moment.

There was a little drama too.  Black smoke.
A recycling centre nearby caught fire just as we were
watching the planes. Not good.
Hopefully, by now, that fire is out.

Participating in Our World Tuesday


William Kendall said...

Colourful aircraft! That last shot's my favourite.

Stefan Jansson said...

I don't live close to an airport so I am yet to try real plane-spotting. Probably quite fun. I like the first one best.

Stephanie said...

Nice colors on the planes. First shot is my fav.

Cloudia said...

Super aviation shots!

Linda said...

Big plane! That last shot is stunning.

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, I am impressed. These photos are fantastic. That aircraft is HUGE! I can't imagine traveling on such a huge airplane.

Tanya Breese said...

great shots...watching planes is fun...we had a small airport near our home in san diego and when i'd drop ashlyn off at school some mornings, i'd take pick christian some breakfast up and we'd sit and watch the planes land and take off...this was before 9/11 though so you probably wouldn't be able to get close now.

cieldequimper said...

Cool shots. Bruxelles... :-(

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very cool shots Lauren, they made me TERRIFIED!! No seriously I'm off to Sydney next week for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday and I am already getting myself worked up about the flying :) I really have to sort this problem out :)

Jack said...

Great flying photos, LOL. That plane looks BIG.