British Airways First A380 Arrives. G-XLEA

British Airways First A380 Arrives. G-XLEA

Postby RRconway on Thu 04 Jul 2013, 11:02 pm

Hello all,

So hot on the heels of our first two B787s our first A380 arrived this morning.

Having been asked to help with the photography again, I was pleased to see this morning that they were still using 27R for arrivals.
Knowing that the aircraft would be parking up outside our hangar TBD this meant I would be able to photograph the approach, landing and arrival with out any running around....wrong!!!!....because G-XLEA used priority routing from Toulouse to arrive exactly on the 10:25 schedule they allowed it to use 27L, cue more manic running between the 7th floor of TBC and back to the hangar to climb the gantry!!!!

Anyhow, here are a few quick edits with more to follow at the weekend.
Thanks to Ian (Harlequin67) for the loan of the lens, and no Ian, I didn't pour tea in it, drop it from the gantry, lose it down a rabbit hole or accidently drop it in someones bag :lol:

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Hope you like them,
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Re: British Airways First A380 Arrives. G-XLEA

Postby MarkL on Fri 05 Jul 2013, 4:10 am

WOW. Can't wait to see one and thanks for the excellent shots :clap:

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Postby Jetnoise on Fri 05 Jul 2013, 5:26 am

Very nice - I do like the subtle processing on the first shot!

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Postby stevebrodie on Fri 05 Jul 2013, 8:53 am

Great plane, but looks even moreimpressive in the BA livery. Great photos.
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Postby bristol_rob on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 7:48 am

Great photos, sure does look great! :D
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Postby tankbuster81 on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 11:23 am

Very smart aircraft.
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Postby Rory76 on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 9:09 pm

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Re: British Airways First A380 Arrives. G-XLEA

Postby Harlequin67 on Mon 08 Jul 2013, 11:41 am

Thanks to Ian (Harlequin67) for the loan of the lens, and no Ian, I didn't pour tea in it, drop it from the gantry, lose it down a rabbit hole or accidently drop it in someones bag


Glad to help a local photographer! :grin:

Some nice shots of a special day for BA, a special week even, with the recent 787 deliveries.

I still can't believe you didn't drop the lens!
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Postby AndyS on Tue 09 Jul 2013, 10:57 am

Love that last shot - great angle.
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Re: British Airways First A380 Arrives. G-XLEA

Postby RRconway on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 8:23 pm

A belated thankyou for the kind comments all of you, it has certainly been a interesting few weeks.

Also thanks to Dave, Nick and Mark, my colleagues at BA for giving me the opportunity and help to get these pictures. :clap: and of course Ian :clap:

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Postby theskunk on Sat 03 Aug 2013, 8:35 pm

oh Pic of the week. :clap:
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