Twenty-four miles and a big old jet airliner… all before breakfast. Unfortunately as my digivideo cam is not equipped to wirelessly transfer its data into the ether I have no capability of uploading my footage of the awesome on-time landing of the Airbus A380 at LAX at 9:30 a.m. this morning… but that should be no big deal as I’m pretty sure a search of YouTube and or any of the newschannel videostreams should yield one or two thousand other captures of the historic landing.
So for now and the remainder of the day you’ll have to content yourself with someone else’s video(s) and my impression that it was fantastic and mind-blowing to behold such a behemoth on its inaugural L.A. touchdown.
And I certainly wasn’t alone. Lincoln Boulevard and Westchester Parkway were loaded with a couple thousand like-minded airplane geeks, one of which was Julia, a Blogging.la reader, who met up with me on the side of the road not too far from the Sepulveda Boulevard In-N-Out and not long after that the big bird came calling.
Afterward I biked the long way around the airport (Westchester Parkway to Pershing Drive to Imperial Highway) to get to work.
UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): Julia’s got a post on her blog up with video of the landing, and me after it touches down.
UPDATE (8:14 p.m.): Here she is from my POV…