Airbus A400M on trials

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Bev81 from France
Bev81 from France Contributing Member • Posts: 616
Airbus A400M on trials
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On trials, from the French Armée de l'Air (Air Force), I guess

I was working on my new house when we (my son and I) hear and saw low altitude maneuvers from this "bird". It was flying away at first when suddently it made a 180 and came back to us. By half a chance I had my X-T1 (armed with the 16-50 for the forecast pictures I was about to make a the house). I shot a few pictures of the plane, far away unfortunately, and the hit rate has been pretty low (I only managed the 90° ones here, behind electric wires !!! ) :

The plane disappeared and I was done. A few minutes later my son screamed "it comes back". I had a short so switched to the 50-230 and spray. Another low hit rate (the XT1 is not up to the task, but I'm not either !), but I managed a few in focus

For thoses wondering, I live in the Tarn department (81), a mostly rural county, roughly 70km away from Toulouse (main assembly Airbus factory) and many of their new planes are being tested in my sky (saw, but missed photos opportunities of the A380 for example) with many low altitude / low speed flights

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Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 II Fujifilm 50-230mm II 7artisans 25mm F1.8
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