The morning rush at Melbourne offers some of the best “jumbo jet” action that we have. The rush features the daily Qantas A380, 747 and multiple Emirates A380 flights (more to be added next year). In winter, all these flights operate between 7-8am which offers some stunning golden lighting to catch them in.

Because there’s so many Emirates flights, occasionally we’re visited by one of Emirates’ A380s wearing the “uniting for wildlife” decals, as featured in the video.

Without further ado, I hope you enjoy these jumbo jets in action on a perfect winters morning!



00:30 | QF30 | Qantas Boeing 747-400ER Landing from Hong Kong
01:10 | EK404 | Emirates Airbus A380-800 Landing from Singapore
02:35 | QF94 | Qantas Airbus A380-800 Landing from Los Angeles
03:53 | EK406 | Emirates Airbus A380-800 Takeoff to Auckland | Uniting For Wildlife Decals



Airport: Melbourne Airport Tullamarine [YMML / MEL]
Country: Australia
Spotting Locations: Operations Road



Camera: Panasonic VXF995
External Mic: Rode VideoMic Pro + Deadcat
Editing Software: Adobe Premier Pro CC
Tripod: Libec LX7 Tripod System



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  1. Surprised to see GE engines on that QF B747. Thought QF only ran with RR engines on that plane. When did that change as I'm not keeping up to speed?!

  2. I am not sure what I should love more about this video – the amazing conditions or the impressive planes! Combined with your camera work everything together makes the perfect video – thumbs up! 🙂

  3. 95% of the comments mention how good it was seeing the start of the day, hustle & bustle, totally agree. Made me feel part of the video, I think only like minded people will appreciate what I'm saying here. Some of your videos, are so life like, almost reality, that you feel as though we are on the tarmac and your videoing around us. Exceptional work my friend

  4. Incredible video mate!! Very nice angle and close-up of the arrivals!! The lighting added to the incredible video!! Loved the start of the video which showed the movements in the early hours!! Massive like

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