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Airbus A380-800 (G-XLEB) - British Airways Airbus A380 G-XLEB sunset departure at YVR for LHR with afterburners selected ;)
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Airbus A380-800 (G-XLEB)


British Airways Airbus A380 G-XLEB sunset departure at YVR for LHR with afterburners selected ;)


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Pablo Rogina
Yes, afterburners selected only for engines #1 and #2. Strange...
Mark Henley
Great shot Kent - perfect timing! Looks like the blast from #1 and 2 produced a once-in-a-lifetime diffraction of the sunset :)
kent matthiesenPhoto Uploader
https://flightaware.com/user/mohenley Thank you Mark. Correct on your science for the tongue in cheek description ;)
Edwin Sweeney
That's a fantastic shot. I see you used your special after burner lens filter.
Noah Brown
Great shot! The afterburn on one and two is strange. Possibly errors with 3 and 4 afterburners. I have heard of errors saying that only two go at one time.
Lonnie Penner
Great shot!! AB's 3 + 4 aren't selected as they aren't allowed to go supersonic so close to the airport, wink, wink. Wonder, does British Airways provide ear protection for those sitting aft of the wings?!?
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
17-Jun-2024 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:30PM SAST 04:59AM BST (+1) Scheduled
16-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:21PM BST 09:34AM SAST (+1) 10:13
15-Jun-2024 A388Boston Logan Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:46PM EDT 06:40AM BST (+1) 5:53
15-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:17PM BST 04:56PM EDT 6:38
14-Jun-2024 A388Boston Logan Intl ()London Heathrow () 08:10PM EDT 07:00AM BST (+1) 5:50
14-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:17PM BST 04:53PM EDT 6:35
13-Jun-2024 A388Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:58PM CDT 10:35AM BST (+1) 8:36
13-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:23PM BST 04:44PM CDT 9:20
12-Jun-2024 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:43PM SAST 05:05AM BST (+1) 10:22
11-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:53PM BST 09:25AM SAST (+1) 10:32
10-Jun-2024 A388Miami Intl ()London Heathrow () 06:04PM EDT 06:56AM BST (+1) 7:51
10-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Miami Intl () 11:17AM BST 03:14PM EDT 8:56
09-Jun-2024 A388Boston Logan Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:56PM EDT 06:46AM BST (+1) 5:49
09-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:28PM BST 04:56PM EDT 6:28
08-Jun-2024 A388San Francisco Int'l ()London Heathrow () 03:59PM PDT 09:28AM BST (+1) 9:29
08-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Int'l () 10:53AM BST 01:06PM PDT 10:13
07-Jun-2024 A388Singapore Changi ()London Heathrow () 11:51PM +08 06:50AM BST (+1) 13:59
06-Jun-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Singapore Changi () 08:29PM BST 04:08PM +08 (+1) 12:38
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