this beautiful plane was part of the 2007 Fleet Week airshow in San Francisco and I was lucky enough to see and record it. some of the parts are made in nearby Puerto Real. I’ve flown already on the A320 and those planes are awesome, so can imagine these are just as gorgeous inside, rather than an old, superglued Boeing 747. Way back then captured with a Canon EOS 400D with a Tamron 28-300

featured in 15 Mar 2013 in As Is Photography
Featured in March 2013 in Airplanes and Airports

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 4 years ago

    lucky you! that bird came once in Montreal but it was too late for me to go and watch it along the fence of the airport. I work just beside the airport but I finish at 3pm and the plane came around 5pm :(

  • thanks for your visit! i have friends who live nearby who work for the factory in nearby Puerto Real where some of the airbus parts are assembled! yes, to read and hear about it for so many years, then to finally see the finished product is fantastic!! hugs and happy new years!!

    – fototaker

  • Barrie Woodward
    Barrie Woodwardover 3 years ago

    I wonder if the A380 performed a similar routine to the United 747 in and around the bay or if she just did some fly bys? I believe Lufthansa fly the A380 to SFO these days. I can never understand the American anti Airbus sentiment you see around various forums. When you see a picture like this – what’s not to like ?

  • hiya and thanks for your comment. i have flown the A320 aboard Lufthansa and it was such an experience!! i am with you that the Airbus aircraft are superior but guessing to each their own

    – fototaker

  • in answer to your question about the A380’s maneuvers during the Fleet Week of years previous, noooo. a simple non-threatening fly-by at a high enough attitude to be clear of everything following by a chase plane probably ferrying news & photographers… flew from the Bay Bridge then a slow turn toward the Golden Gate

    – fototaker

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 2 years ago

    Good shot. – Ted

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  • Tina Hailey
    Tina Haileyalmost 2 years ago

    Nice shot

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