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A380 Confirmed For Battle Of Britain Show  
User currently offlineIlovebelugas From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 41 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

The A380 and A400M have been confirmed for flying on Saturday the 18th September at the Battle of Britain Airshow at Cotswold Airport (Kemble). Tickets are cheap- so all you South West UK peeps- get down there!

http://www.battleofbritainweekend.com/
http://www.cotswoldairport.com/

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User currently offlineGPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (4 years 19 hours ago) and read 4156 times:
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I guess I'll be going, then.  

I must be the only A.netter NOT to have seen an A380 yet. I have pretty much guaranteed it will now cancel at the last minute. It is a pity that the viewing area is on the North side as it limits the photographic possibilities, but that's ok, it's always well worth a trip to Kemble, sorry Cotwsold Airfield  . I've not been to the Battle of Britain show there before but it sounds like a nice event, smaller than the main annual airshow.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-11148527

Best regards,

Jim



Erm, is this thing on?
User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 15 hours ago) and read 4127 times:
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Is this because the A380 was due to appear at Filton Families Day on the same day...?


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User currently offlineIlovebelugas From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

Yeah I think so! The filton day has got the Beluga as well, so I'm a bit undecided as to which one to go to!

User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

What has the A380 got to do with the BoB???


?
User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3973 times:
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Quoting hotplane (Reply 4):
What has the A380 got to do with the BoB???

Absolutely nothing but as it'll be in the area anyway it is an added attraction to bring people in, and shows the vast progress we have made in aircraft design since World War II.



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User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 5):
, and shows the vast progress we have made in aircraft design since World War II.

Who is "we"?

Are you an aircraft designer?



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User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3949 times:
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Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 5):
and shows the vast progress we have made in aircraft design since World War II.

Actually we haven't
Pressurised passenger planes were a reasonably well understood technology in 1945, the only real progress made since then has been in size, powerplant reliability and communications!



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User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Quoting stealthz (Reply 8):
the only real progress made since then has been in size, powerplant reliability and communications!

And the use of lighter and stronger materials, such as carbon fibre.



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User currently offlinecodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

When I saw this post, at first I thought that the A380 is going to be involved in some sort of a dogfight with the Hurricanes and Spitfires  

KS/codeshare



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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3871 times:
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Quoting stealthz (Reply 8):
Actually we haven't
Quoting stealthz (Reply 8):
the only real progress made since then has been in size, powerplant reliability and communications!
Quoting viv (Reply 9):
And the use of lighter and stronger materials, such as carbon fibre.

Of course... how stupid of me, that's not progress at all is it...(!)            

Quoting viv (Reply 7):
Who is "we"?

Are you an aircraft designer?

No, but last time I checked I was still a human... and as a human race we have come on leaps and bounds from the humble Spitfire to Concorde to A380's and other modern airliners... To me that's progress, right?



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User currently offlineIlovebelugas From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Unfortunately I couldn't get to the show, but I saw the A380 fly over my house!

User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 11):
the humble Spitfire

Hardly humble. In its day, it was cutting-edge technology.

Its only weak point was the Merlin's lack of fuel injection.

Arguably, it represented a greater advance over its biplane predecessors than the A380 does over the Boeing 747.

So, how much progress have "we" really made?

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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3516 times:
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Quoting viv (Reply 13):

Why do you pick out everything I say for criticism?!

Are you seriously saying that there has been absolutely no progress in aircraft designs since WW2? That's all I was saying, is that to me there has been...



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User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 14):
Are you seriously saying that there has been absolutely no progress in aircraft designs since WW2?

Please read my posts again. I NEVER said there has been no progress. I do believe, however, that more progress in aircraft development was made in 1914 - 1945 than in 1945 - 1975.

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 14):
Why do you pick out everything I say for criticism?!

I do not. I was merely engaging in an interesting debate.

We could also discuss Concorde, as an example of aircraft development. It was a significant technological achievement and an aesthetically pleasing aircraft. Nevertheless, only two airlines operated the aircraft, no other airlines ordered it. The two state airlines concerned had their arms twisted by their respective governments and were sold the aircraft at a giveaway price. Even with that, the aircraft made only an operating profit during its life, i.e. it covered its operating costs but no more than that.

It was banned from most prospective routes because of the noise problem.

The 1973 oil crisis and resultant rises in fuel prices meant that the aircraft become horrendously expensive to operate, particularly in view of its relatively limited passenger capacity, so that it was uncompetitive in economic terms with other airliners.

It is significant that no aircraft producer has come forward with a second-generation supersonic airliner. Not because of technological difficulty, but because of market and environmental factors.



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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3461 times:
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Quoting viv (Reply 15):
We could also discuss Concorde

Ah... I remember you now... we used to a lot and disagreed on that subject a lot too.

Quoting viv (Reply 15):
No other airlines ordered it. The two state airlines concerned had their arms twisted by their respective governments and were sold the aircraft at a giveaway price.

Not quite... Plenty of airlines ordered Concorde... however all of them cancelled. And both airlines paid full price for 5 of their Concordes and when the remaining 2 on each side of the channel were left unsold, they were then handed over for the symbolic "giveaway price". So while I can see what you're getting at, you weren't quite right with what you said.

Back to the topic before though....

Quoting viv (Reply 15):
Please read my posts again. I NEVER said there has been no progress.

My apologies, you're quite right, you never actually said that. So would you agree with me when I said that "we" have come a fair way with aircraft development since the 1940's? This is what I was getting at originally when people decided to debate that....



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User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 15):
"we" have come a fair way with aircraft development since the 1940's?

I agree, of course. However, the word you used was "vast", not "fair". This is why I said:

Quoting viv (Reply 14):
more progress in aircraft development was made in 1914 - 1945 than in 1945 - 1975.



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User currently offlinegranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3398 times:
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Hi all

Back to the original topic................anyone get any pics of the A380?

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User currently offlineIlovebelugas From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Quoting granite (Reply 17):
Hi all

Back to the original topic................anyone get any pics of the A380?

I did- but its not a net quality- its when it flew over my house! It'll be on my flickr in the next few days....

www.flickr.com/charlespricephotography


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