Jo’burg’s finest send off Air France’s A380

It’s not the greatest photo ever taken* but this tail-camera shot does offer an unusual perspective of the A380, this one being Air France’s F-HPJB taxiing through the mist of a firefighters’ water arch for its first departure from Johannesburg on 18 February.

 

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Flight AF995 for Paris Charles de Gaulle weighed in at 490t, including 137t of fuel, with three pilots and 23 cabin crew, and took off on runway 03L. Not that I was making notes, you understand.

 

 

*It’s possible that it’s not even the greatest Air France A380 tail-camera photo ever taken, because I’m reliably informed that during the delivery of F-HPJA all the passengers were treated to the sight of a magnified fly walking across the lens.

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