Image of the week: SAA A340-600 departing Jo’burg at night

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user GlennJ (Glenn Lewington). His photo depicts a South African Airways A340-600 departing Jo’burg at night. Glenn reports he took the photo with a Nikon D80 and 230mm lens south of Jo’burg approaching the international airport in the eastern part of the city.

Glenn adds:

The pic was a “a good timing shot” as she ws very silent and hardly notice her till she was above me, so it was a hope for the best shot. I was hiking it out south of Johannesburg when she came overhead, the flightpath sometimes shifts south. I forgot all about nature and aimed quickly as she was moving fast. The timing was so quick, I hardly had time to play with settings. Was amazed at the result, particulary her tailn winglet and strobem she is one of nine in the fleet and are less than six years old. She joined the -200 and -300 along with A319s. A complete 320 fleet will phase out the 738s in two years and the -200s will be returned for 6 A330-200s next year sadly our 60 year boeing allegiance is over. The last two jumbos, a dash two hundred and SP are in the ground museum.

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