Sexy pictures are the aim of the day today in the Flight office, but not in the sense that you’d think.
“The A380 I here you say”! Yes I admit, the sight of the hulking great machine isn’t titillating in any way (unless you like that sort of thing). We are talking about getting that “great shot” of the aircraft which it is finally running commercially.
Our initial hopes weren’t raised by the initial shots we got in, which seemed good but not quite “dynamic” enough (i.e. not flying):
But after a bit of a wait which involved tears, recriminations and great angst as the BBC got it online first, the images started coming through and our realisation came that the shot didn’t matter, it was the event that would start a new era of airline travel:
*If you have a better shot of the A380 than we have, let us know or alternatively upload it on AirSpace.