Monday, September 27, 2010

My first post: Airbus Family Day 2010

Hi all,

The Airbus Family Day 2010 has been an excellent opportunity to play with my new toy, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. For that occasion, it was equipped with an EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM zoom (rental).

To celebrate its 40-th anniversary, Airbus held an "open doors" day on Sunday 19 September. The Toulouse-based facilities were open the whole day, allowing the people working on site to share with their families and friends their own work.

For once, the cameras were freely allowed on the whole site, thus offering the possibility to bring home some nice shots, so i brought with me my Pentax K10D (pictures shown here) and my EOS 5D Mark II ...

One of the most impressive subjects, were the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine, one of the two engines available for the A380, with its impressive inlet of about 2.9 meters (a bit less than 10ft):

A380 Engine Alliance GP7200 Inlet - _MG_1113

Here you can appreciate a bit better the size of the inlet:

Entering the inlet - _MG_1498

On my Flickr photostream available here there is a small set of the 800+ pictures taken during the whole day.

Definitively, a nice sunny day spent on the runways, with more than 100.000 people enjoying it ...

P.S.: To make Technorati happier, my claim code is QAFAVW9GY3SH ...

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