Remarks: Our regular sunset time visitor here at LAX. Lucky for me today it was not a complete silhouette photo, so you can see some reflections on the fuselage, and also just a small hint of vortices is visible which will be gone any moment when this beast will deploy spoiler upon touchdown killing all lift developed by its huge wing.
Remarks: We don’t usually these cargo aircraft landing over at the North Complex at LAX because most of the time they would land on the South side since it is closer to cargo facilities. However, today I guess I was just lucky today to get this shot.
Remarks: Well, as you can see, we get used to beautiful sunsets here in SoCal, so I can say we're spoiled pretty bad. I like how it's possible to see through the bypass of engine #1. This shot goes to Mr. Jorge, great times spotting, a year of good friendship and fun!
Remarks: A usual sight at LAX a Southwest jet landing, and sometimes it just gets really boring because all you see is SW after SW and after SW. Well, guess how much fuel did they use in ’09 with that much flying? Yes, you’re right, approximately 1.4 billion gallons. Just think of how huge that number is! Note that bump on fuselage, that's a satellite-delivered broadband antenna. Southwest say that by 2013 the entire fleet will have Wi-Fi.
Remarks: Nuku Hiva from ant's perspective. This A340 was stored for almost a week here at LAX due to volcanic ash. It was interesting to see every spot occupied at the airport by European carriers, well, no complaints, it just made things more interesting to us photographers.