If I recall correctly, 7 of the 8 international flights I've taken this year so far have been on Airbus A380s. I knew that they had a camera mounted in the tail, but this was the first time that working technology, daylight and good timing have come together to allow me to watch the take-off and landing on it. It's quite a good view.
The landing at JFK today was pretty amazing actually, we came down angled into a significant cross wind and watching the view from the camera I thought it would be a bumpy landing, but I barely felt a thing. I wonder how often I've been oblivious to such skillful piloting in the past.
It was also raining to welcome me back to New York.
It still is, but I am very happy to be home.