Qantas A380 Photostory

A friend of mine has been unwell for some time. As a great fan of Qantas and Australian aviation he’s often saying I don’t show them often – So for Steve, who’s support for Australian Aviation is patriotic, enthusiastic and frankly inspiring, the Qantas A380…arriving and departing from RLSI….

I’m not brilliant with special effects and cameras so as it’s Easter and a moment of fun is called for the “story” is published here….

Qantas A380 VH-OQD begins approach just before lowering her gear
Qantas A380 VH-OQD begins approach just before lowering her gear
Gear down the A380 descends onto Runway 08R
Gear down the A380 descends onto Runway 08R at RLSI, the sky is grey and rain is imminent (this is Central England!)
VH-OQD is instructed to take up her usual position at Gate 6 Terminal One West, used by Oneworld and Virgin Atlntic
VH-OQD is instructed to take up her usual position at Gate 6 Terminal One West, used by Oneworld and Virgin Atlantic
As soon as the unloaders begin their work to disembark the inbox luggage and cargo, 4 trcks from LSG SkyChefs arrive to re-supply the galleys for the return trip to Dubai and on to Sydney Kingsford Smith
As soon as the unloaders begin their work to disembark the inbox luggage and cargo, 4 trcks from LSG SkyChefs arrive to re-supply the galleys for the return trip to Dubai and on to Sydney Kingsford Smith
The unloading of some special cargo is overseen by staff at RLSI and a pilot take s photos from the flight deck
The unloading of some special cargo is overseen by staff at RLSI and a pilot take s photos from the flight deck
LSG SkyChefs get to work and the loaders prepare to get the outbound passengers gear aboard as 40 personnel being the interior turn round.
LSG SkyChefs get to work and the loaders prepare to get the outbound passengers gear aboard as 40 personnel being the interior turn round.
Soon the process is winding down and the turn-round is complete...
Soon the process is winding down and the turn-round is complete…
Less than 150 minutes later and she's airborne again, bound for Dubai on the return leg to Sydney.
Less than 150 minutes later and she’s airborne again, bound for Dubai on the return leg to Sydney.