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Virgin America sharklets.

Beautifully designed 8 foot tall sharklet rising into the blue sky.


Traveling recently to Hawaii from Los Angeles we boarded a suspiciously small plane for our 6 hour commute over the empty Pacific Ocean. Virgin flies a unified fleet of A320 planes to keep operating costs lower and they were able to extend the range of a brand new A320 by including sharklets and new engines.

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Stars and bars of the Virgin America sharklets.

Just as we were taking off from LAX we banked to the left, lifting up my window towards space. I snapped this shot capturing the amazing gradient of blues in the process.

The stars and bars on the Virgin sharklets are iconic compared to the garbage plastered on the tails of the new American Airline livery.