Huge Tracts of Land
Points to those who get the reference, but seriously - you have got to take a look at this aircraft:
Airbus380 Dubai-Toronto (Emirates)
It doesn't look as massive during landing...and then it turns into the gate area, and your jaw drops. My two favorite parts are a) the plane getting sprayed with ... well, I guess it's not really champagne, although I'd like to think it is, because that would just be so un-Canadian and wasteful and b) the pilot, who is quintessentially Canadian (of a calm, pilotish nature, of course).
I hate flying, but I am always deeply impressed by the design of these things, and love to watch them at the airport.
**In passing - this is is no way meant as a foil, comment, or any other complement to the Air France 447 tragedy that recently occurred**
by at June 02, 2009 8:30 AM