Remarks: HiFly's A340 taking the right turn to track direct to DUNES on the DEENA FOUR SID from Sydney to a whole new extreme. Already in to the turn at about 200ft in this shot, they must have commenced the turn at 100 feet!
The aircraft has been positioned in the top of the photo to show the runway as a reference point so you can get a perspective of just how low he was. The two people on the fenceline had very astonished looks on faces after seeing this!
Remarks: Powering up for the long flight the 747-400 completes the full collection of Qantas jet aircraft in this shot - in the background a B737, B767, A330 and A380 which is missing it's number 3 engine.
Remarks: Thundering down the runway commencing what is arguably the one of the world's longest flights for a freighter. Over 17 hours after being photographed in Sydney, this aircraft arrived on the East Coast of the USA with no stops en-route. Amazing!