Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The A-380...

Now that's a big 'Ta-Ta!' (For those of you who don't know, 'ta-ta' is Jonah's word for airplane.)
Our most recent family adventure consisted of a trip to LAX to watch the A-380 take off for its return flight to France. It was history-making in the process, as this was its first time ever taking off in Los Angeles, and there were lots of people there to witness the event (from those who were trying to capture a picture of the plane with a cell phone camera to those who had a zoom lens that was more than a foot long. Generally speaking, those there with the biggest cameras also had several handheld radios tuned in to various frequencies that broadcast the exact second the plane would take off, at what speed, at what angle, and at what exact spot it would make its "rotation." As amateur planespotting enthusiasts, we fell somewhere in the middle of these extremes).
Though the historical significance was lost on Jonah (he was equally interested in eating his Cinnamon Toast Crunch because the takeoff time also happened to be his dinnertime), the plane itself was impressive. With its tail reaching 8 stories into the air, it could be seen clear from the opposite end of the airport. It dwarfed the other planes there, as you can see in some of the pics below:


Anonymous said...

This reminds me of "wow, bug space shuttle!" :) love you, mom

jessi said...

What's this I hear about NZ?