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Boeing 737 side-by-side with A380

March 28, 2014 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Here’s an interesting perspective on an Airbus A380 and a Boeing 737 making parallel approaches into Los Angeles. Boeing, how small thou art!

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3 Responses to “Boeing 737 side-by-side with A380”

  1. Mike Wilkens Says:

    Yeah, since that sign is nearly in line with 24L, Southwest would appear much larger in the photo if it were actually above the sign.

  2. Chris St.Germain Says:

    I first saw the pic and went WOW! Then, wait a minute…. yep, nice Photoshop. The aircraft appear to be on parallel glideslopes, which would imply 24L and 24R. But, those runways are too close, as Richard says. If the Bus was landing 24 and the 737 landing 25, then their thresholds are about a mile apart, so they wouldn’t be seen side by side like this.

  3. Peter Anninos Says:

    I agree. A nice Photoshop job.

    Look at the Sahdows. That’s only a 737 shadow on the ground. Other than that, the size comparison looks about right.

    If anyone shinks a 737 is small. Try washing one (I never did)! I was the kid who washed planes for flight time. Even a King Air gets pretty big!

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