Simply beautiful! The 747 certainly beats the A380 to death in terms of looks! Sitting in the background is the FedEx feeder.
Departing on RWY 23R. [1400 pix]
The Captain consults some charts as 'Sierra Tango' - 'Ladybird', leaves the Tango hold to line up for departure on Runway 23L, in beautiful winter lighting.
Living up to her reg. "Vast"
Kissing the tarmac of runway 23R.
Just after taking off from Runway 23R. Shot taken from the mound on the South Side.
This Gatwick based Virgin returns home after her long flight across the pond.