Published on Jun 17, 2012
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Qantas A380 as QF11 taxying out to 34L for her departure to Los Angeles. This was supposed to be OQC's inaugural service after delivery to Qantas a few days prior but an issue when she got to the runway caused a slight traffic jam and forced the crew to return to the gate. The A380 named 'Paul McGinness' did end up departing to Los Angeles at 20:14 that evening, about 5 hours delayed.
The video shows her taxi out and then holding up the following 747's from Malaysia Airlines (able to enter the runway earlier and depart) and Qantas' Wunala Dreaming. The 744ER requiring the full length of the runway forces OQC to enter and leave 34L so it can depart.
There were many other people at this location and you can hear some of the comments in the background about this being a 'very expensive Botany Bay tour' and other Boeing fans rallying against the superjumbo.
Again, I was using my Dad's old tripod for these shots, but some of them are far from smooth unfortunately.
Aircraft: Airbus A380-842, VH-OQC 'Paul McGinness'
Flight: QF11, Sydney - Los Angeles
Location: The Beach, Fenceline
Date: 3 January 2009
Camera: Sony Handycam HDR-SR5
Motion: Old Tripod
Editing Suite: Ulead VideoStudio 11
Copyright: Abraxas Video, Daniel Collins 2009
Aircraft & flight information gathered from ACARS on www.16right.com and visual reference.
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