Remarks: Playing with gulls while preparing for take-off. One gull seems to be painted on engine #1. There is a nature protected area at the mouth of river Var, that's why we have sometimes this type of encounter. But be confident, only the long tele lens gives this impression of birds being very near planes, it is not the case in fact !
Remarks: American flight 2177 to Mexico City lining up on ruwnay 12 - with a nice reflection of the "2" from the number "12" on the forward fuselage. This plane was removed from service in 2009 and send to GWO to be scrapped.