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The beginning and end of an era! NW & QF

Post by Northwestdc9 » 29 Oct 2009, 07:29

As the title suggests, it's both the beginning of a new era with the A380 at Qantas, and the end of an era, the Northwest Cargo division and it's 747-200Fs. (I will be doing the charter 747-251Bs as well)

So let's get this going.... Enjoy!

Qantas 12 Los Angeles - Sydney A380
The whale sitting at it's gate in Los Angeles, about 20 minutes prior to departure for Sydney:
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF3881.jpg

Qantas 12 Super, runway 25R, cleared for takeoff!
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF3883.jpg

Oh god it's so massive...
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF3884.jpg
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF3885.jpg

Looking out over the giant wing as we climb out of LAX.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF3886.jpg

Leaving Los Angeles in the distance.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF3888.jpg
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF3889.jpg

On approach to Sydney the next morning.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF38810.jpg

CONTACT. Whalejet burning all 20 tires in Sydney.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF38811.jpg


Northwest Cargo 906 Anchorage - Los Angeles 747-251F
Rocketing out of a cold but beautiful Anchorage.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/NW742F1.jpg

Leaving Anchorage behind, next stop, sunny Los Angeles.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/NW742F2.jpg

Turning onto base for 25L, LAX.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/NW742F4.jpg

Screaming overhead on short final.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/NW742F5.jpg

Leaving her mark on 25L.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/NW742F6.jpg
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/NW742F7.jpg

All parked and ready for it's next trip abroad. Farewell old friend.
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/NW742F8.jpg

(I still prefer, by FAR, the old classic 747s to the A380, hands down.)
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Re: The beginning and end of an era! NW & QF

Post by caps1237 » 29 Oct 2009, 16:09

Northwestdc9 wrote:Qantas 12 Los Angeles - Sydney A380
The whale sitting at it's gate in Los Angeles, about 20 minutes prior to departure for Sydney:
http://and1.dnsalias.com:666/Screenshots/09/QF3881.jpg
Saw this exact view on a recent real-life VX flight. Crazy how many people stopped in the terminal to watch it push back.

I have to agree with you, the classic 74s are some of the best looking planes out there.
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Post by FJ flyer » 29 Oct 2009, 19:16

Great Shots Nick!

I know it's not your fault, but the night lighting on the QF A3880 isn't very good.
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 29 Oct 2009, 19:31

FJ flyer wrote:Great Shots Nick!

I know it's not your fault, but the night lighting on the QF A3880 isn't very good.
I agree and it's, in general, why I hate night shots. FS just does a TERRIBLE job of simulating darkness and unless the model is PMDG level, the night lighting doesn't help things. It's a shame that the only Qantas A380 flights depart at night out of LAX.
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Post by flyingking12093 » 29 Oct 2009, 20:20

AMAZING!!!! :D :D
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Post by maverick10 » 29 Oct 2009, 20:30

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Post by DMM200 » 29 Oct 2009, 21:41

Love the shots!

What's the A380 model?
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 01 Nov 2009, 19:46

Thanks guys!
DMM200 wrote:Love the shots!

What's the A380 model?
Overland/SMS.
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Post by DMM200 » 01 Nov 2009, 21:14

Thanks Nick!
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Post by Delta320 » 01 Nov 2009, 23:51

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Post by flybywire22 » 02 Nov 2009, 00:50

Great shots, what panel are you using with the Overland model?
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Post by a.trailblazer7 » 02 Nov 2009, 14:39

Great shots of the 747.....always good to see a Classy Lady in action. 8)
As for the A-380...still trying to get used to seeing that aircraft around. I tell ya, looks like a pregnant oversize whale. :laugh:

Your pics of it were good....don't get me wrong :winking:
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 03 Nov 2009, 20:03

flybywire22 wrote:Great shots, what panel are you using with the Overland model?
If I recall, it's the standard Overland panel as that is the best currently (it sucks) available. I did try merging it with the Feelthere/Wilco A340-600 but that didn't work out unfortunately.
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Re: The beginning and end of an era! NW & QF

Post by Pierre Mare » 04 Nov 2009, 15:18

Excellent set of pics!!!
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