PICS: A380 over Cape Town

2014-02-05 16:01
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BA A380 flies low over Cape Town

Check out these awesome pics sent in by readers of BA's superjumbo flying over the Mother City.

Cape Town - The Mother City was treated to an aviation display of supersized proportions on Wednesday when a British Airways A380 swooped in low. 

The reason for the flight is the airline starts A380 services to South Africa (London/ Johannesburg) on 12 February and wants a photograph of the aircraft over a South African landmark that will be instantly recognised around the world.      

Watch the A380 fly over Cape Town

The air-to- air photoshoot started with the A380 rendezvous-ing with the photographic aircraft over Robben Island at about 15:00, after which it flew inland past Table Mountain from Lion’s Head towards Devil’s Peak.

It was the first time that an A380 has flown over the World Heritage site.    

The aircraft has been based at King Shaka International Airport in Durban since 27 January for flight crew training and will be in Johannesburg on 6 February before returning to London the next day.       

The flight which has been over a month in the planning required obtaining clearance from a variety of role players including the City of Cape Town, SANParks, the Civil Aviation Authority, ATNS and  the South African Air Force amongst others. 

The flight route below clearly show's the aircraft circling the city:

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Check out these pics shared via Twitter. 
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