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I’m Frozen…apparently so are some of you (A380 over Canberra)

June 7th, 2007 at 03:10pm

The A380 has come and gone again.

I think this message from Ryan sums it up:

1.45pm WTF? We had the whole office outside in the cold mate, very unimpressed….. Whats the story samual?

Well, 1:45pm was accurate when I left for Mt. Ainslie…unfortunately the time blew out to about 2:15. There were an awful lot of very cold people on the top of Mount Ainslie, and worse yet, due to the altitude of the plane, it looked just like any other plane to the naked eye.

That being said, the cameras picked it up pretty well, and Channel Nine (who seemed to be the only television station up there) may have some good footage on their news bulletin tonight.

Airbus A380 over Canberra
Airbus A380 over Canberra
Airbus A380 over Canberra
Airbus A380 over Canberra
Airbus A380 over Canberra

I’ve cropped those images so that you can actually see the plane without squinting, however you can get a slightly larger version if you click on them.

As quickly as the plane came, it went again. One quick lap of Canberra was all we got. Mind you, it was that far behind schedule that it’s probably not even back in Sydney yet.

So, to all of you who froze because I was relaying the 1:45pm time, I apologise…I hope you have a heater nearby, I know I need one.


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  • 1. Ralph  |  June 7th, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks for posting these pics Samuel, I appreciate the effort you took to get these.

    The A380 flew directly over my work in Parkes. Earlier I wandered over to the National Library and caught the olde Qantas 707 as it flew over.

  • 2. Tim  |  June 7th, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Great photos! What res camera did you use to get those?

  • 3. Natty  |  June 8th, 2007 at 2:33 am

    i saw it too but i was parked on the side of the monaro hwy many cars pulled over to have a look. it seemed like it was flying lower then other planes.

  • 4. Samuel  |  June 8th, 2007 at 2:54 am

    It’s my pleasure Ralph…I would have been happier if the plane flew a bit lower and did a second lap, but it was nice to be there for the first A380 passenger flight in Australia.

    6 megapixels Tim. Until now I have generally left it on 4MP due to file size, but I have a bit more storage capacity now, so I decided that the full resolution would produce a better picture of a relatively distant object.

    Natty, it certainly was flying lower than others do. Were you able to hear it at ground level?


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