Friday, May 19, 2006

19 May


the new
A380 "super - jumbo" flew in to Heathrow, over our house yesterday, but it has a long way to go in good looks Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

micki said...

These things are fast! I live near all sorts of Naval training bases, and by the time I hear one coming, it's gone. How in the world did you capture this?

Jasp said...

Concorde lives on ! The shame of the UK government and BA to let it die. Greatest plane ever built...no other plane could achive those speeds over a prolonged flight. I was flying across the Atlantic to the US when the last Concorde flight flew the other way past us, several thousand feet above. Our flight was American Airlines and even the flight crew joined in applause as this beautiful machine shot across the sky, a surreal moment.

Tony said...

I have a long history with Concorde, when i was a baby we lived at the end of Farnborough airfield, where they were testing the engines strapped to the underside of Vampires. I was at Crystal Palace Bowl when one of the first on service made a slow turn in to Heathrow, everyone just stood and clapped. Now we live under the flight path in to Heathrow, we see all sorts over the garden. We saw the last 3 fly in to Heathrow one after each other, all the cars stopped on the main road, at the front of the house, and we all stood and clapped then to. This pic was taken in our back garden, and i zoomed in as best i could with the Fuji FinePix cam I was using at the time... It was load, but its missed...

Jasp said...

I always wanted to fly in Concorde but could never afford the prices. We were going to do it for our 25th wedding anniversary, which is this year...the nearest we can get to that now is to go to the one at Yeovilton :-(

Tony said...

Yeovilton is good, I done it when I was a teen..
would have been great to fly in...
things that dreams are made of...

Myself said...

too bad that they retired it before I could afford a ride on it :)

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