Monday, August 22, 2016

Pic(k) of the week 35: VIEW FROM THE LOUNGE - AIRBUS A380

As an airline pilot, I sometimes regret not having flown post World War II, in aircraft like the Douglas DC-3,-4,-6,-7, Lockheed Constellation and even the Boeing B707. Flying was still very different back then. Passengers used to dress up before they went on a flight, service was often top notch and some aircraft even had a lounge to relax during the longer flights... 

Well, it seems that some of that is at least coming back. The Airbus A380 I fly for living, has an excellent lounge area on the upper deck (Business/First class only). A great place to chill out and socialise, but also a perfect spot to frame an image of the graceful wings. With its 80 meter wingspan, the A380 is the largest passenger jet flying and as a pilot is an amazing bird to fly. Regularly flying with more than 600 people on board, it sometimes reminds me more of a cruise ship, than an airliner! 



Image details:
Fujifilm X-T2 with the 16-55 f2.8 lens
ISO 200, 39mm (60mm full frame equivalent), f5.6, 1/100s
SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) jpeg using the VIVID Film Simulation

More images of the A380 airliners can be found here

Orville Wright, which did the first powered flight in 1903, once stated: "No airplane will ever be able to fly from New York to Paris".  


Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.

BJORN

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