Big Berther

I feel for all those stuck in Bali as a result of the Volcano ash cloud, especially those poor souls who elected to fly with Jetstar…. and… not have travel insurance,…you will have learnt two very valuable lessons from that trip. 1) do not fly with Jetstar, you will get what you pay for πŸ˜‰ 2) always get travel insurance πŸ™‚

Remember the British Airways flight (9 i think from memory) that flew thru the ash cloud in da middle of the night then everything went awfully quiet, ie all the ponies stopped, yep all four ! they were damn lucky that they could restart one engine and limp to a airfield. Thus, why airlines are sensible about not trying to flight thru these clouds, volcanic ash + plane = scrap aluminum πŸ™‚

I was having a nice stroll in the park when the Singapore Airlines A380 lumbered overhead, a slight mad dash to swap lens and I was in time to get this nice ass view πŸ˜‰

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 300mm f4 +1.7 TC @ 508mm Aperture: f10 and Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
ISO 320

19 thoughts on “Big Berther

  1. Great shot! And very true about the bad luck with the volcano!

    And that A380 is one giant of a plane. When they fly overhead at 30000' there's no mistaking it!

  2. I am a lover of these flying flying beasts. I even know the sound of it at take off, and there am I, like a kid, staring at it. It's a beauty, even from the rear end :). Nice capture!

  3. i haven't travelled overseas yet,but i do hear that travel insurance is a must,glad you posted this to make people aware. Im gathering the travel insurance covers everything when this situation occurs??

  4. Nice aero photographic picture background blue sky with patchy white clouds, at this point appearance of aircraft, probably it is thinking about land or not what do you say__ say yes or no. Thank you.

  5. +Glen Anderson
    , i believe it would be all in the fine print – but as I understand it most insurance will cover delays for a whole range of things, including natural disasters and they will at least cover your accommodation and meals..

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