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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)

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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
27-Feb-2024 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:55PM SAST 04:50AM GMT (+1) Scheduled
26-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:25PM GMT 07:19AM SAST (+1) Scheduled
25-Feb-2024 A388Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:50PM CST 10:22AM GMT (+1) 8:32
25-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:00AM GMT 02:51PM CST 9:51
24-Feb-2024 A388Miami Intl ()London Heathrow () 06:38PM EST 07:14AM GMT (+1) 7:35
24-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Miami Intl () 10:38AM GMT 03:12PM EST 9:34
24-Feb-2024 A388Dubai Int'l ()London Heathrow () 03:03AM +04 06:34AM GMT 7:31
23-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Dubai Int'l () 01:10PM GMT 11:44PM +04 6:33
22-Feb-2024 A388Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:11PM CST 09:16AM GMT (+1) 8:05
22-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:38AM GMT 03:07PM CST 9:28
21-Feb-2024 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 08:15PM SAST 05:15AM GMT (+1) 11:00
20-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:51PM GMT 06:58AM SAST (+1) 10:06
19-Feb-2024 A388Miami Intl ()London Heathrow () 09:51PM EST 09:58AM GMT (+1) 7:07
19-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()Miami Intl () 02:42PM GMT 07:15PM EST 9:32
18-Feb-2024 A388San Francisco Int'l ()London Heathrow () 04:57PM PST 10:51AM GMT (+1) 9:53
18-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Int'l () 11:40AM GMT 01:51PM PST 10:11
17-Feb-2024 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 08:06PM SAST 04:41AM GMT (+1) 10:34
16-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:12PM GMT 07:24AM SAST (+1) 10:12
15-Feb-2024 A388OR Tambo Int'l ()London Heathrow () 08:03PM SAST 04:31AM GMT (+1) 10:28
14-Feb-2024 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:03PM GMT 07:13AM SAST (+1) 10:10
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