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Topic: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Moderators
Posted 2013-06-13 22:58:50 and read 41479 times.

Today, Friday June 14th, is the big day. At 07:00 AM UTC the Airbus A350 XWB will make its maiden flight.

Let's all watch the event in live streaming on www.a350xwbfirstflight.com and discuss the A350's first flight here!

Other links in case the first one doesn't work:
http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/a350-xwb-first-flight/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC9qmo7roWc

Enjoy  

Take-off is scheduled for:
- 10:00 CET
- 04:00 EST
- 01:00 PST
- 16:00 HKT

[Edited 2013-06-14 00:30:00 by ManuCH]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: etops1
Posted 2013-06-13 23:01:19 and read 41509 times.

What time is that in NY ?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-06-13 23:02:54 and read 41472 times.

Some times:
15:00pm Tokyo
2:00 AM EDT

23:00 west coast US

live stream will start shortly.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: flood
Posted 2013-06-13 23:10:39 and read 41320 times.

Airbus: The international crew of 6 for the #A350FirstFlight have boarded our #A350 XWB...Stay tuned

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-06-13 23:14:01 and read 41263 times.

Note: broadcast to start shortly but on the websites it says the flight will take place at 10am..........


Three hours of dignitaries and "remarks".   


Edit: my UTC was an hour off lol sorry Guys

[Edited 2013-06-13 23:17:27]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: flood
Posted 2013-06-13 23:16:07 and read 41167 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
Three hours of dignitaries and "remarks".

10 AM local is in less than two hours.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: starbucks
Posted 2013-06-13 23:16:22 and read 41171 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
Three hours of dignitaries and "remarks"

Nope, they fly at 10AM local time, it's 08:15 at the moment... stream starts at 09AM, so one hour before flight

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Prost
Posted 2013-06-13 23:34:02 and read 40757 times.

Are the orange jumpsuits necessary?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Max Q
Posted 2013-06-13 23:40:30 and read 40530 times.

Quoting Prost (Reply 7):
Are the orange jumpsuits necessary?

In the event the crew has to bail out they will be a lot easier to see..

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Fiedman
Posted 2013-06-13 23:42:38 and read 40468 times.

seeing that pic makes me think back to the space shuttle days when the astronauts were walking to the launch pad in their flight suits

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: nutsaboutplanes
Posted 2013-06-13 23:43:44 and read 40468 times.

I like that plane more every time I see it!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: starbucks
Posted 2013-06-13 23:48:27 and read 40296 times.

We have movement on FR24

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: okie
Posted 2013-06-13 23:48:51 and read 40293 times.

Quoting Prost (Reply 7):
Are the orange jumpsuits necessary?

Crash helmets and parachutes as well until the plane makes a few flights and is determined human safe.

Just standard procedure. I just can not imagine if they really did have a serious event how you would move about the plane to the escape hatch in high g's or zero g's.
When they did the video's of the first 380 flights it was fun watching the engineers and tech's try to put their gear on.

Okie

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: RayChuang
Posted 2013-06-13 23:54:01 and read 40186 times.

Livestream available on YouTube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DC9qmo7roWc

Good luck on the first flight of a plane that will be Airbus' bread and butter until at least 2026.  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-13 23:56:02 and read 40114 times.

What is the flight number for this very first flight of the new Airbus?

AIB350 as before?

At least they'll have very good weather!


    

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Part147
Posted 2013-06-14 00:00:27 and read 39856 times.

Live feed up and running right now!

Doors closed, connected to the tug, APU running

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-06-14 00:01:26 and read 39869 times.

Looks so beautiful haha

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: CaliAtenza
Posted 2013-06-14 00:02:42 and read 39743 times.

Not to be a downer but to me it just kinda looks like a sleeker version of a A330...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: bioyuki
Posted 2013-06-14 00:04:27 and read 39553 times.

Looks like the YouTube feed is down?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: nutsaboutplanes
Posted 2013-06-14 00:04:32 and read 39552 times.

what happened to the feed?? Is everyone else seeing nothing?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 00:05:53 and read 39560 times.

Quoting Part147 (Reply 15):
Live feed up and running right now!

Doors closed, connected to the tug, APU running

I got nothing..

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: skyhawk62507
Posted 2013-06-14 00:05:56 and read 39559 times.

Quoting nutsaboutplanes (Reply 19):

Nothing on the YouTube feed or a350xwbfirstflight.com...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:06:02 and read 39561 times.

Quoting bioyuki (Reply 18):
Looks like the YouTube feed is down?

Feed has stopped. Maybe a tech glitch?

What is the flight number please? Thanks!!

    

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: thunderboltdrgn
Posted 2013-06-14 00:06:11 and read 39559 times.

nothing for me as well. Offical site just showing a picture and at yt a screen showing"first flight".

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: christish
Posted 2013-06-14 00:07:21 and read 39381 times.

Same here - not working on either site

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: nutsaboutplanes
Posted 2013-06-14 00:07:57 and read 40077 times.

I have to get up for work in 3 hours.........I stayed up for this!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ZRH
Posted 2013-06-14 00:07:58 and read 40284 times.

Quoting CaliAtenza (Reply 17):
Not to be a downer but to me it just kinda looks like a sleeker version of a A330...

That's the problem with all this boring two-holers. The 787 looks like a blown up 767. Though I am sure that both aircrafts are excellent in the performance. This is important and not the sights.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:08:42 and read 41462 times.

Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 23):
nothing for me as well. Offical site just showing a picture and at yt a screen showing"first flight".

yes, and the picture is not moving! The plane is stuck!!!

C'mon Airbus!!!! We are all waiting!!!

    

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: mighluss
Posted 2013-06-14 00:09:35 and read 41339 times.

There's in flightradar24 a plane with Flight number RPC3341... could be this one?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: khenleydia
Posted 2013-06-14 00:10:23 and read 41090 times.

Wow...   Live streaming of blank screens is SO cool! I really should make some popcorn or something.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: qf340500
Posted 2013-06-14 00:10:33 and read 41049 times.

live stream doesn't work on airbus site.... !!!  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: tortugamon
Posted 2013-06-14 00:11:09 and read 40998 times.

Is anyone else not seeing anything on youtube or the 350xwb link?

tortugamon

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:12:21 and read 40779 times.

Quoting mighluss (Reply 28):
There's in flightradar24 a plane with Flight number RPC3341... could be this one?

I don't see it. I'll have to check. I see old DD instead. Maybe they will do a duet?

Airline: Airbus Industrie
Flight: FWWDD
Aircraft: Airbus A380-841 (A388)
Reg: F-WWDD
Track: 272°
Hex: 38105A
Squawk: 0000
Pos: 43.6168 / 1.3644
Radar: F-LFBO1


     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: RamonKok
Posted 2013-06-14 00:12:47 and read 40733 times.

I am guessing there is also no sound? I am at work so I have no audio.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 00:12:49 and read 40775 times.

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 31):
Is anyone else not seeing anything on youtube or the 350xwb link?

tortugamon

Nope, VPN'd to UK to see if it is a region issue but nope..

This is awkward   ....

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ManuCH
Posted 2013-06-14 00:13:04 and read 40758 times.

It seems like the live streaming has stopped, like everyone else noticed... I'm sure it will restart shortly.

The Youtube link posted earlier seems to work better anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC9qmo7roWc

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-06-14 00:13:12 and read 40754 times.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 22):

The flights not for another 45 minutes guys. Don't get your undies in a bunch. There's probably nothing to see but it sitting idle.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: skyhawk62507
Posted 2013-06-14 00:13:19 and read 40753 times.

Say what you will about the farce that was the 787 launch, at least Boeing's video feeds worked...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: nutsaboutplanes
Posted 2013-06-14 00:13:32 and read 40719 times.

Quoting mighluss (Reply 28):
There's in flightradar24 a plane with Flight number RPC3341... could be this one?

If it is, that will be frustrating.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: AirbusGeek
Posted 2013-06-14 00:13:37 and read 40713 times.

Wow! This is great a BLANK screen! I am so glad I stayed up for this! Airbus we are all watching!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: thunderboltdrgn
Posted 2013-06-14 00:13:59 and read 40791 times.

here we go. Stream is up and running  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:14:00 and read 40781 times.

Quoting RamonKok (Reply 33):
I am guessing there is also no sound? I am at work so I have no audio.

Nothing. Niet. Nada.

Ohhhhh a video!!!!!

     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: frigatebird
Posted 2013-06-14 00:14:15 and read 40523 times.

Working again! (YT)  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: qf002
Posted 2013-06-14 00:14:55 and read 40471 times.

It's just come back for me...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: WSTAKL
Posted 2013-06-14 00:15:00 and read 40501 times.

Quoting skyhawk62507 (Reply 37):
at least Boeing's video feeds worked...

unlike their plane a few months later....

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: oldeuropean
Posted 2013-06-14 00:15:34 and read 40484 times.

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 42):
Working again! (YT)

Not for me.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:16:42 and read 40352 times.

Quoting WSTAKL (Reply 44):
Quoting skyhawk62507 (Reply 37):
at least Boeing's video feeds worked...

unlike their plane a few months later....

No Boeing bashing please. This is not the right thread for it!

Enjoy watching the new Airbus!

     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: foppishbum
Posted 2013-06-14 00:16:55 and read 40323 times.

I couldn't get the link in OP to work but found this one:

http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/a350-xwb-first-flight/

It's working for me.   Hope this helps!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-06-14 00:16:57 and read 40270 times.

Ms. Paige Stanton presenting various aspects of the program and the plane right now.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: khenleydia
Posted 2013-06-14 00:16:59 and read 40262 times.

Is it just me or does the black paint around the flight deck windows look like a burglar's mask?

Nice looking blended winglets.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: flood
Posted 2013-06-14 00:17:00 and read 40243 times.

Quoting skyhawk62507 (Reply 37):
Say what you will about the farce that was the 787 launch, at least Boeing's video feeds worked...

Feed was fine, the event just started 15 minutes late. I don't see what the big deal is.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: qf340500
Posted 2013-06-14 00:17:06 and read 40245 times.

its not running!!!! ahhhh is it my work PC?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Part147
Posted 2013-06-14 00:17:11 and read 40138 times.

Back again and she's obviously a little nervous knowing that 1,000s of people are watching around the world!

(side not: Youtube feed is very clear and smooth!)

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 00:17:35 and read 40077 times.

Ok, what can we insert into the tweets so they know its from A.netters

#A350firstflight

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Unflug
Posted 2013-06-14 00:17:35 and read 40095 times.

Quoting mighluss (Reply 28):
There's in flightradar24 a plane with Flight number RPC3341... could be this one?

Don't think so. Wrong hex code and I don't think that this is the location where the aircraft we are waiting for is parked...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: CXfirst
Posted 2013-06-14 00:17:50 and read 40100 times.

Just got the youtube link working.

-CXfirst

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: jetblueguy22
Posted 2013-06-14 00:19:22 and read 39923 times.

Where did they find this lady? During a layover at CDG?
Pat

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: travelavnut
Posted 2013-06-14 00:20:59 and read 39750 times.

Quoting RamonKok (Reply 33):
I am guessing there is also no sound? I am at work so I have no audio.
Quoting ManuCH (Reply 35):
It seems like the live streaming has stopped, like everyone else noticed...

Working great here! In awesomse HD through Youtube 

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 00:22:54 and read 39538 times.

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 57):
Working great here! In awesomse HD through Youtube

Yup, have it flicked up onto the plasma now in HD  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: tortugamon
Posted 2013-06-14 00:23:07 and read 39568 times.

Looks like just youtube is working complete with an American hostess who is struggling a little. I do not get anything from the Airbus links at the moment.

tortugamon

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: skyhawk62507
Posted 2013-06-14 00:25:09 and read 39355 times.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 56):

She certainly doesn't appear to be the brightest bulb, though I do appreciate the numerous shots of her legs.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: OA260
Posted 2013-06-14 00:25:51 and read 39303 times.

Quoting foppishbum (Reply 47):
I couldn't get the link in OP to work but found this one:

http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/a350-xwb-first-flight/

It's working for me.   Hope this hel

Thanks Im using this and workig great   Fantastic day looking forward to the first flight !

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: tortugamon
Posted 2013-06-14 00:31:22 and read 38629 times.

These guys look like they are having such a good time. Almost like its a party. Definitely not what I would have expected from the first crew. Glad they are relaxed though.

tortugamon

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:35:20 and read 38275 times.

Quoting skyhawk62507 (Reply 60):
She certainly doesn't appear to be the brightest bulb, though I do appreciate the numerous shots of her legs.

Airbus choice.
These French men are really having trouble with English. They should have had them speaking French and hired a professional translator for simultaneous translation. This whole presentation isn't really great.
Looking forward to the flight. I hope it will not be all talk all morning!

  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 00:36:49 and read 37997 times.

That A300 test flight landing was a bit ropey..

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 62):
hese guys look like they are having such a good time. Almost like its a party. Definitely not what I would have expected from the first crew. Glad they are relaxed though.

Whats not to enjoy about being a test pilot?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: skyhawk62507
Posted 2013-06-14 00:37:15 and read 37961 times.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 63):
Airbus choice. These French men are really having trouble with English. They should have had them speaking French and hired a professional translator for simultaneous translation. This whole presentation isn't really great.Looking forward to the flight. I hope it will not be all talk all morning!

Agreed with all!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Part147
Posted 2013-06-14 00:38:00 and read 37991 times.

The crowd!... I bet those little A350 flags will be on eBay before she lands after first flight today  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: teme82
Posted 2013-06-14 00:39:35 and read 37751 times.

Any one knows who is the woman commentator?!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: starbucks
Posted 2013-06-14 00:40:34 and read 37568 times.

So the CEBU first, then chase plane then A350  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: qf002
Posted 2013-06-14 00:41:01 and read 37576 times.

And the award for most awkward live coverage of the year goes to...

It's pretty decent coverage, but I think I'd prefer to just listen to a few people commentating (like the British guy) rather than doing these silly crosses to 'Ann in the crowd'...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:41:16 and read 37650 times.

Quoting skyhawk62507 (Reply 65):
Agreed with all!

Quite unprofessional.
Not that Airbus can't afford professional simultaneous translation.

The lady presenter herself is not on par with the event.

This is a very sought after international event, watched from the whole world over.

        

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: flood
Posted 2013-06-14 00:41:19 and read 37562 times.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 63):
These French men are really having trouble with English. They should have had them speaking French and hired a professional translator for simultaneous translation.

Their English is perfectly fine, albeit with a heavy accent. I'd much rather listen to their English and hear their account first hand than through a translator.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Part147
Posted 2013-06-14 00:41:45 and read 37524 times.

On RP - nice to see RPC3341 line up and taking off on the live feed at the same time! Just waiting for the A350 to appear now

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 00:43:02 and read 37294 times.

If anybody is interested, the Youtube feed seems delayed by about 20 seconds from the Airbus feed...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: scbriml
Posted 2013-06-14 00:43:15 and read 37316 times.

Quoting mighluss (Reply 28):
There's in flightradar24 a plane with Flight number RPC3341... could be this one?

No, that's a Cebu A330, just took off.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: CXfirst
Posted 2013-06-14 00:43:23 and read 37314 times.

Quoting mighluss (Reply 28):
RPC3341

Well, that's just left on Flightradar24, so I'm guessing that was the Cebu A330 that they showed.

Unless my feed is very delayed...

-CXfirst

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Stitch
Posted 2013-06-14 00:43:38 and read 37335 times.

Quoting starbucks (Reply 68):
So the CEBU first, then chase plane then A350.  

Smart move by CEBU to take delivery this morning for some free publicity.  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: thunderboltdrgn
Posted 2013-06-14 00:43:44 and read 37164 times.

Quoting teme82 (Reply 67):
Any one knows who is the woman commentator?!

Her name is Paige Stainton i think.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: CaliAtenza
Posted 2013-06-14 00:43:44 and read 37123 times.

the youtube comments on the right hand side are hillarious though  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: starbucks
Posted 2013-06-14 00:44:29 and read 36870 times.

Quoting flood (Reply 71):
Their English is perfectly fine, albeit with a heavy accent. I'd much rather listen to their English and hear their account first hand than through a translator.

Agreed, hearing French and English simultaneously makes it very difficult to follow the event... In my eyes it's perfect

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: CaliAtenza
Posted 2013-06-14 00:44:44 and read 36870 times.

Quoting ZRH (Reply 26):

That's the problem with all this boring two-holers. The 787 looks like a blown up 767. Though I am sure that both aircrafts are excellent in the performance. This is important and not the sights.

actually i thought the 787 looked pretty unique...i didnt really get a 767 vibe from it at all.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Bogi
Posted 2013-06-14 00:45:33 and read 37025 times.

Oh yes, A350 XWB First Flight : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC9qmo7roWc

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ManuCH
Posted 2013-06-14 00:46:32 and read 36616 times.

Any idea on why the aircraft can't be seen on FR24?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: teme82
Posted 2013-06-14 00:46:37 and read 36608 times.

Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 77):
Her name is Paige Stainton i think.

Cheers! I think I've seen her before. Looks like the Airbus feed is so full that I'm not able to access it.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 00:47:50 and read 36600 times.

While we wait.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:48:03 and read 36613 times.

Quoting Bogi (Reply 81):

The view from the Heli is really nice. I bet they will do a lot of photo shoots of the new plane during this first flight.

  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: flyingturtle
Posted 2013-06-14 00:48:41 and read 36426 times.

Quoting flood (Reply 71):
Their English is perfectly fine, albeit with a heavy accent. I'd much rather listen to their English and hear their account first hand than through a translator.

I find English with a (heavy) French accent much easier to understand, they're slower and allow some time for me as a hearing disabled person. 

Now, is there still enough time to fry a cordon bleu before the bird flies?


David

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 00:49:01 and read 36400 times.

Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 77):
Her name is Paige Stainton i think.

Paige Stanton..

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: pvjin
Posted 2013-06-14 00:49:06 and read 36390 times.

Nice to see this beautiful bird finally go fly soon.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MillwallSean
Posted 2013-06-14 00:49:07 and read 36432 times.

Ah stop whining. Its not in the UK so why should we expect an English accent or English in the first place?
Hearing things in English isnt a right. People often forget that.

We should be happy that Toulouse have provided us with this.

And for those that says her english isnt up to scratch, it sure beats most regional dialects up north... And dont talk to me about Scottish English. Bought a railway ticket in Glasgow the other month and never understood a word.
The scottish lad that served me spoke some accent that was as comprehensible as Estonian to me.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: francoflier
Posted 2013-06-14 00:49:12 and read 36426 times.

Well, we were wondering if the chase Corvette was still flying... Here's the answer.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Part147
Posted 2013-06-14 00:49:15 and read 36406 times.

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 82):

Any idea on why the aircraft can't be seen on FR24?

Maybe they haven't switched ADS-B on yet?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: tortugamon
Posted 2013-06-14 00:49:29 and read 36440 times.

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 64):
Whats not to enjoy about being a test pilot?

If you have to show up to work with a helmet and a parachute so you can start to do your job you have made an interesting job choice.  . They seem to have the right temperament for it. Good for them.

tortugamon

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Aesma
Posted 2013-06-14 00:49:48 and read 36418 times.

Chase plane on the move, it's happening !

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: flood
Posted 2013-06-14 00:49:54 and read 36418 times.

Quoting Part147 (Reply 91):
Maybe they haven't switched ADS-B on yet?

Now they have  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: starbucks
Posted 2013-06-14 00:50:14 and read 36204 times.

AIB350 live on FR24, Chase plane lining up

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Part147
Posted 2013-06-14 00:51:06 and read 36184 times.

And now AIB350 is on FR! yay!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 00:51:23 and read 36204 times.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: mighluss
Posted 2013-06-14 00:51:33 and read 36174 times.

It's now visible in FR24 as AIB350!

It seems that "RPC3341" was the CEBU one...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Stitch
Posted 2013-06-14 00:52:07 and read 36148 times.

Lining up on the active.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 00:52:09 and read 36167 times.

She's moving to the runway.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: DrStrange
Posted 2013-06-14 00:52:18 and read 36244 times.

She's rolling!  
filler filler filler

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:52:29 and read 36477 times.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 93):
Chase plane on the move, it's happening !

From the famous Concorde runway she will lift off!!!

        

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: sturmovik
Posted 2013-06-14 00:52:37 and read 36395 times.

Lining up on 32L, any moment now!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MIAspotter
Posted 2013-06-14 00:52:44 and read 36494 times.

She´s moving!!!!!!!

GO A350!!!!   

MIAspotter.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 00:54:32 and read 35958 times.

Does TLS get closed while all this is happening or just an extended hold for aircraft?

All lined up, here we go...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 00:54:38 and read 36149 times.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: DrStrange
Posted 2013-06-14 00:55:46 and read 35935 times.

Do we have liveATC for this event?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: chiad
Posted 2013-06-14 00:56:01 and read 36047 times.

How did u get this photo? Are u there KarelXWB?
 

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: slinky09
Posted 2013-06-14 00:56:19 and read 35919 times.

Good luck Airbus and the flight crew - have a great and successful flight!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:56:41 and read 35704 times.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 104):

I like the telemetry room!

Has to be at 10.00 AM sharp!

  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: qf002
Posted 2013-06-14 00:56:51 and read 35701 times.

Quoting chiad (Reply 108):

They're screenshots from the feed,

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BluemoonUK
Posted 2013-06-14 00:56:52 and read 35664 times.

live link is approx 1 min behind real time,bloomberg is live right now.
Bluemoon

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: thunderboltdrgn
Posted 2013-06-14 00:56:59 and read 35664 times.

Quoting chiad (Reply 108):
How did u get this photo? Are u there KarelXWB?

I would guess that he took a screenshot of the live video.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 00:57:00 and read 35866 times.

http://oi39.tinypic.com/ivjqxx.jpg

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: dan23
Posted 2013-06-14 00:57:01 and read 35715 times.

Its great to be able to watch aviation history live......from the other side of the planet!

She is clearly the most attractive Airbus aircraft in the line up.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: TheAviator380
Posted 2013-06-14 00:57:23 and read 35648 times.

What time she is landing back?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: CaliAtenza
Posted 2013-06-14 00:58:23 and read 35309 times.

i wonder if airlines are gonna paint the XWB on their planes...would be kinda cool.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: travelavnut
Posted 2013-06-14 00:58:26 and read 35342 times.

Good luck and have fun!!!  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 00:58:32 and read 35459 times.

http://www.radar-toulouse.fr/a350-first-flight.html

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 00:59:20 and read 35367 times.

Any moment now!!!!

     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: slinky09
Posted 2013-06-14 00:59:21 and read 35351 times.

According to You Tube over 28,000 ANetters are watching the live feed LOL!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: francoflier
Posted 2013-06-14 00:59:52 and read 35390 times.

The airport is now closed to traffic. Then again TLS only has one useable runway these days so no choice.

Corvette is coming back!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:00:45 and read 35058 times.

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 105):
Does TLS get closed while all this is happening or just an extended hold for aircraft?

The airport will be closed for 30 minutes.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: TaniTaniwha
Posted 2013-06-14 01:00:46 and read 35130 times.

How about the black paint around the cockpit windows to disguise the A380 look window shapes?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: thunderboltdrgn
Posted 2013-06-14 01:01:39 and read 35281 times.

Hoooorraaaaaaaaaaaaaayy she's in the air. 

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MIAspotter
Posted 2013-06-14 01:01:50 and read 35228 times.

SHE FLIEEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D:D:D:D

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: OA260
Posted 2013-06-14 01:02:12 and read 35012 times.

Fantastic . Well done Airbus  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:02:27 and read 35163 times.

http://oi41.tinypic.com/59vszd.jpg

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: slinky09
Posted 2013-06-14 01:02:32 and read 34844 times.

Congrats to all, lovely bird!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Aesma
Posted 2013-06-14 01:02:33 and read 34853 times.

Wooohooo !

The stream was late compared to the TV channels I had on other screens.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Palmyboy12
Posted 2013-06-14 01:02:39 and read 34877 times.

And...We have liftoff! Marvellous looking machine...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Stitch
Posted 2013-06-14 01:02:49 and read 34905 times.

Bon voyage.

Noticed the wing flex is not as extreme as the 787's.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: sturmovik
Posted 2013-06-14 01:02:54 and read 34867 times.

A brand new Airbus in the sky! Welcome to the airspace, godspeed and fair winds!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: travelavnut
Posted 2013-06-14 01:02:52 and read 34950 times.

Congrats to Airbus and all the people working on her! She's a looker ladies and gentlemen! 

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-06-14 01:03:23 and read 34980 times.

That was so beautiful. Those engines make such a beautiful drone. I am officially in love with this thing 

Btw that Cebu Pacific delivered before the takeoff looked good too  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Vhqpa
Posted 2013-06-14 01:03:25 and read 34867 times.

Wow it seems like yesterday it was throwing my 56K modem against the wall trying to watch the A380 first flight back in 2005.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Part147
Posted 2013-06-14 01:03:36 and read 34830 times.

Nice - and I love that they painted the A350 XWB logo underneath so it's easy to see who she is!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: francoflier
Posted 2013-06-14 01:03:37 and read 34909 times.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 128):

However do you get these pictures posted that fast???  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: qf002
Posted 2013-06-14 01:03:54 and read 34763 times.

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 116):

Due back in 4 hours.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BEG2IAH
Posted 2013-06-14 01:04:05 and read 34193 times.

Congratulations, Airbus, on your beautiful new bird!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:04:24 and read 34229 times.

Beautiful take off of a beautiful aircraft... yet she is not Concorde...

     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: btblue
Posted 2013-06-14 01:04:41 and read 34178 times.

Another milestone of my life marked off with the first flight of an aircraft. Last time the 380, then 787 and now the 350. Absolutely outstanding!

Congratulations Airbus - a spectacular job and complete and utter credit to the regular contributors who have kept the progress and development of the A350 at the forefront of airliners.net members minds.

Well done!

[Edited 2013-06-14 01:06:58]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: foppishbum
Posted 2013-06-14 01:05:14 and read 34267 times.

BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to fly it when China Airlines takes delivery.  
Photo Courtesy of Airbus

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 01:05:17 and read 34178 times.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 123):

The airport will be closed for 30 minutes.

Its what I would have expected..

Nice rotation and into the sky, good job   

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Aquila3
Posted 2013-06-14 01:05:13 and read 34147 times.

         Bravo Airbus!!!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: HA_DC9
Posted 2013-06-14 01:05:50 and read 34175 times.

I am utterly speechless!! That was one of the most beautiful moments I ever seen. Congratulations Airbus. She is beautiful.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: 817Dreamliiner
Posted 2013-06-14 01:06:21 and read 33695 times.

MSN 1 is now Airworthy! Congrats Airbus!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Flying Belgian
Posted 2013-06-14 01:06:22 and read 33700 times.

Bravo Airbus teams !!

A very proud European feeling at rotation  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: skyhawk62507
Posted 2013-06-14 01:06:31 and read 33664 times.

Well done, Airbus. I think it's a beautiful plane.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: EK413
Posted 2013-06-14 01:06:55 and read 33762 times.

Successful takeoff of the 1st A350XWB      


EK8413

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Dano1977
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:03 and read 33682 times.

Spritely performance.


Now John Leahy on the feed... forever the salesperson!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:08 and read 33606 times.

A very pretty looking aircraft especially that view from the back!

Still an Airbus! A very nice looking Airbus!!

     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: racko
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:13 and read 33558 times.

Leahy on camera. The lady has to be careful or he's gonna sell her an A380.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:15 and read 33674 times.

Some screencaps from the broadcast. All credit to the airbus YouTube channel

http://i42.tinypic.com/9qzi37.jpg
Cebu delivery

http://i43.tinypic.com/2lvelmx.jpg

:D

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: flood
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:17 and read 33548 times.

Fantastic! Congrats to Airbus, gorgeous bird   

Hopefully they broadcast the landing too!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: pvjin
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:18 and read 33514 times.

What a beauty! Great to see this bird finally flying.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Eightball
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:27 and read 33546 times.

We have lift off!! What a beautiful aircraft, and I hope that the A350 will be a success in the airline industry.   

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: sturmovik
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:27 and read 33552 times.

Leahy is selling us the plane on the YT feed 

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: starbucks
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:50 and read 33551 times.

JL can't stop selling the thing!!   :P

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: CaliAtenza
Posted 2013-06-14 01:07:53 and read 33552 times.

Would Boeing also be sending congratulations to Airbus, as a professional courtesy?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: RayChuang
Posted 2013-06-14 01:08:08 and read 33196 times.

Looks good so far!  If Airbus can get this plane flying over the Paris Air Show this coming week they're gong to get a LOT of new orders for this plane. That's why I'm holding out hope that LH will order the A359 to replace the now-agign A340-300 fleet.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: OEH68
Posted 2013-06-14 01:08:10 and read 33171 times.

Congratulations to Airbus.
She looked absolutely stunning!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: slinky09
Posted 2013-06-14 01:08:49 and read 33244 times.

Now at over 10,000 ft according to FR 24 - here in the air:

A350 first flight from the tracker aircraft

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:09:03 and read 33256 times.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ManuCH
Posted 2013-06-14 01:09:08 and read 33380 times.

And here's another screenshot from the live stream:

http://i42.tinypic.com/2cnb4f8.jpg

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:09:48 and read 33330 times.

Nice to follow on FR24!

http://www.flightradar24.com/2013-06-11/15:18/AIB350#!/RPC3341

  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: dan23
Posted 2013-06-14 01:09:59 and read 33161 times.

Very impressive takeoff!


Quoting CaliAtenza (Reply 160):

I would expect so.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:10:03 and read 33008 times.

And from above:

http://oi40.tinypic.com/k4z12c.jpg

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: TheAviator380
Posted 2013-06-14 01:10:18 and read 32873 times.

Is she flying with landing gears on ? I am missing something?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 01:10:24 and read 32915 times.

John Leahy tries to sell some planes, haha.

Nice aerial shoots..

So we see main gear is toe down not heel down as on A330

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: skyhawk62507
Posted 2013-06-14 01:10:28 and read 32872 times.

Something I've noticed... I don't believe anyone in this telecast has used the word "composites" yet?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: faro
Posted 2013-06-14 01:10:34 and read 32870 times.

Fantastic!! Well done Airbus, and a hearty welcome to the newborn A350!


Faro

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: HA_DC9
Posted 2013-06-14 01:10:35 and read 32929 times.

Interesting. The A350 main landing gear points forward like the 767. I didn't know that.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: qf340500
Posted 2013-06-14 01:11:02 and read 32856 times.

Congratulations to Airbus and all the great people there!!! Well DONE!

YEAH! Champagne!!!

She looks beautiful!!!!

Or would it be "him, the racoon"?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: christopherwoo
Posted 2013-06-14 01:11:03 and read 32856 times.

What are the black lines on the right hand side?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Sandgroper
Posted 2013-06-14 01:11:18 and read 32843 times.

Well done Airbus, congratulations, she sure looks majestic!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:11:15 and read 33142 times.

Bank shot:

http://oi39.tinypic.com/2ll11lw.jpg

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:11:50 and read 32959 times.

Beautiful views from the chase plane!

  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: teme82
Posted 2013-06-14 01:12:05 and read 32588 times.

Compared the to the A330 of Cebu Pacific. The A350 was quieter.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Part147
Posted 2013-06-14 01:12:11 and read 32561 times.

She's over-flying Toulouse at 12,000ft zipping along at 220kts!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: RamonKok
Posted 2013-06-14 01:12:35 and read 32617 times.

Ah man, my boss started walking around just at moment supreme    got to love there is a video of it.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PanHAM
Posted 2013-06-14 01:12:43 and read 32639 times.

was much better watching live coverage on German N-TV. Except for that "expert" who mentioned that it was a good day for Beoing ehh Airbus of course. No kidding. Well, may be in the long run he's right.


 

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: autothrust
Posted 2013-06-14 01:12:46 and read 32592 times.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 132):
Noticed the wing flex is not as extreme as the 787's

Isn't the wing bigger and has lower wingload? I think this could be the reason.


Great Takeoff, these engines and wing look awesome.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:12:50 and read 32589 times.

Altitude: 11850 ft (3612 m)
Speed: 249 kt (461 km/h, 287 mph)

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: slinky09
Posted 2013-06-14 01:13:11 and read 32583 times.

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 169):
Is she flying with landing gears on ? I am missing something?

For first flights this is normal, subsequent flights will test landing gear retraction.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ManuCH
Posted 2013-06-14 01:14:05 and read 32488 times.

Another in-flight shot:

http://i43.tinypic.com/34zypn7.jpg

Does anyone know what kind of technology the chase-plane is using to stream live video? Via ground stations or satellite?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: shamrock350
Posted 2013-06-14 01:14:14 and read 32338 times.

Beautiful, uneventful take off, just how it should be. Well done Airbus!

Gorgeous inflight but obviously not as much wing flex as some may have expected, that'll change as it starts flying with heavier loads.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: francoflier
Posted 2013-06-14 01:14:22 and read 32394 times.

Quoting HA_DC9 (Reply 173):
Interesting. The A350 main landing gear points forward like the 767. I didn't know that.

Very few people did. The question has actually been raised on these forums but no one could answer. So, there.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:14:32 and read 32393 times.

She is back to AIB350 on FR24

She moves on nicely

  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: FlyMaravi
Posted 2013-06-14 01:15:24 and read 32477 times.

As a Boeing man, I must say the A350, especially in the air is very easy to look at. Always a great day in aviation when a first flight takes place regardless of the manufacturer!!! Lastly, happy to finally join the airliners community!!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: RayChuang
Posted 2013-06-14 01:15:45 and read 32444 times.

Quoting teme82 (Reply 179):
Compared the to the A330 of Cebu Pacific. The A350 was quieter.

That's not surprising--the Trent XWB, because of its much larger fan size compared to the A330 engines, allows the engine to turn its front fan at a slower speed. That right there means lower noise levels.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: francoflier
Posted 2013-06-14 01:16:12 and read 32084 times.

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 185):
subsequent flights will test landing gear retraction.

She will be cleaned up later in the flight.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Aesma
Posted 2013-06-14 01:16:44 and read 32101 times.

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 185):
For first flights this is normal, subsequent flights will test landing gear retraction.

No, the flight will last 4 hours and test many things, including this (allowing to then test higher speeds). They just wait to have tested that she's flying fine before trying to retract the gear, if you need an emergency landing that's one thing less to worry about.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-06-14 01:16:45 and read 32178 times.

Did a loop and will head down towards the Pyrenees.

http://i44.tinypic.com/ab77v9.jpg



I loooooooove my iPad right now hahahaha

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MIAspotter
Posted 2013-06-14 01:17:32 and read 32112 times.

She is GORGEOUS! I had a knot on my throat when she left the ground.

Managed to watch the liftoff sneakily at work hehehe. Following her on FR24

Way to go AIRBUS! can´t wait to fly on this beauty!

MIAspotter.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: TheAviator380
Posted 2013-06-14 01:17:34 and read 32028 times.

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 185):

Cheers...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: scouseflyer
Posted 2013-06-14 01:18:05 and read 31799 times.

Quoting christopherwoo (Reply 175):

What are the black lines on the right hand side?

I think that they're sensors for measuring the testing process, pressure sensors, airspeed indicators etc.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:18:37 and read 31957 times.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/bv5p0.jpg

http://oi41.tinypic.com/fx9un5.jpg

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: 817Dreamliiner
Posted 2013-06-14 01:19:54 and read 31833 times.

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 169):
Is she flying with landing gears on ? I am missing something?

Thats normal for first flights. The 787 did as well on its first.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: shamrock350
Posted 2013-06-14 01:19:55 and read 31815 times.

I notice the landing gear hangs forward like the 767 rather than hanging back like the 787/777 and A330/340, wasn't aware it was going to be configured like that.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Wolbo
Posted 2013-06-14 01:20:54 and read 31466 times.

And its now her first international flight as well...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: RamonKok
Posted 2013-06-14 01:23:16 and read 31097 times.

In the replay very nice and a beautifull plane

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: starbucks
Posted 2013-06-14 01:24:39 and read 30811 times.

TLS has reopened again... within the said 30 minutes...!!!  

Good sign

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:25:01 and read 30771 times.

I wish we had more live feed of the aircraft rather than watching these hosts talking....

    

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: 76er
Posted 2013-06-14 01:25:06 and read 30832 times.

Some interesting remarks from the live feed:

- Takeoff was made with full thrust.
- Common typerating with the A330.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:25:24 and read 30826 times.

Quoting starbucks (Reply 159):
JL can't stop selling the thing!!

Lol indeed, "it's so quiet, you will not even notice it's there"  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: 817Dreamliiner
Posted 2013-06-14 01:25:30 and read 30774 times.

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 200):

Indeed, I thought they would have done it like the A330/A340 gear.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: zkojq
Posted 2013-06-14 01:25:47 and read 30804 times.



What a babe; she is beautiful. The liftoff was so smooth and those winglets make her look so graceful inflight. I loved the sound of those Trents during the takeoff run.

Did anyone else notice how Tom Enders was filming the takeoff with his phone?

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 195):
I had a knot on my throat when she left the ground.

Me too.     

[Edited 2013-06-14 01:28:33]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: LH526
Posted 2013-06-14 01:25:52 and read 30770 times.

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 200):

I notice the landing gear hangs forward like the 767 rather than hanging back like the 787/777 and A330/340, wasn't aware it was going to be configured like that.

Just like the center gear on the A345/6 ...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: A380900
Posted 2013-06-14 01:26:22 and read 30589 times.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 132):
Noticed the wing flex is not as extreme as the 787's.

There is clearly a design philosophy difference here. This is too striking. So is Boeing's flex the wave of the future and is Airbus lagging behind? Or is the 787's wing a little too funky?

The 787 feels like a glider. The A350 feels like a regular old-timer.

Can the lighter Boeing wing be attributed in part to the no-bleed technology?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:26:44 and read 30498 times.

Quoting francoflier (Reply 138):
However do you get these pictures posted that fast???

I have 2 extra monitors connected to my laptop so I can do many different thing at once.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2013-06-14 01:27:42 and read 30568 times.

Such a nice take off, couple of screen shots-

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/9040792978_2ece982a2b_o.png
Airbus A350 First Flight! by Brandon Farris Photography

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9040880090_eb4ae6f328_o.png
A350 Head on by Brandon Farris Photography

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7335/9040823844_ed0e5af357_o.png
Air 2 Air A350 by Brandon Farris Photography

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Pellegrine
Posted 2013-06-14 01:29:39 and read 30115 times.

A gorgeous plane.
.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:30:10 and read 30174 times.

First high-res picture:



Click for bigger.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:33:12 and read 29582 times.

Come on Airbus!!! Show us the flight!!! Not the presenters on the ground!!!!!

    Wow!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ferpe
Posted 2013-06-14 01:33:17 and read 29607 times.

If one looks at FR24 they are now checking the landing config, they are at 170kts going up and down. Guess they do that before retrackting the gear and speeding up.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: francoflier
Posted 2013-06-14 01:33:46 and read 29711 times.

The feed on France3 has a nice unedited air to air video stream from the Corvette. You can even hear its engines spooling up and down to keep up.

http://midi-pyrenees.france3.fr/

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: eclipz
Posted 2013-06-14 01:35:07 and read 29342 times.

Gears retracted... yeah !

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Wolbo
Posted 2013-06-14 01:35:07 and read 29397 times.

And she just passed over Liechtenstein from 10:33:08 to 10:33:22. An entire country flown over in just 14 seconds! 

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:35:48 and read 29445 times.

Gear up:

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: oldeuropean
Posted 2013-06-14 01:35:50 and read 29332 times.

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 158):
Leahy is selling us the plane on the YT feed

Where can I sign for one?
  

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: 817Dreamliiner
Posted 2013-06-14 01:36:06 and read 29073 times.

They just did the first gear retraction!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: slinky09
Posted 2013-06-14 01:36:14 and read 29148 times.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 193):
No, the flight will last 4 hours and test many things, including this (allowing to then test higher speeds). They just wait to have tested that she's flying fine before trying to retract the gear, if you need an emergency landing that's one thing less to worry about.

My apologies, and just to prove it:

Gears retracted

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: TheSonntag
Posted 2013-06-14 01:36:48 and read 29122 times.

Is it just me or is the front of the A350 looking a bit like the initial drafts of the 787 design?

It looks great, IMHO.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:37:18 and read 29089 times.

Quoting francoflier (Reply 217):

Thank you very very much for the link this is a muuuuch better and more interesting feed!

     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: thunderboltdrgn
Posted 2013-06-14 01:37:39 and read 29044 times.

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 219):
And she just passed over Liechtenstein from 10:33:08 to 10:33:22. An entire country flown over in just 14 seconds!

Actually I do believe it was Andorra? and not Lichtenstein.

[Edited 2013-06-14 01:39:29]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: waly777
Posted 2013-06-14 01:37:45 and read 28996 times.

Beautiful!!! Congratulations to airbus!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 01:38:17 and read 28769 times.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 206):
Lol indeed, "it's so quiet, you will not even notice it's there"

He is going to PAS with a bag full of bragging rights..

Franks off, Wolfgangs up next.. I like the european component of this broadcast.

Gear up! Lets get onto flap settings..

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: shamrock350
Posted 2013-06-14 01:38:23 and read 28848 times.

Beautiful!

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/Shamrock380/ScreenShot2013-06-14at093533_zpsd72a37c7.png

Shamrock350

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BestWestern
Posted 2013-06-14 01:39:13 and read 28736 times.

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 219):
And she just passed over Liechtenstein from 10:33:08 to 10:33:22. An

Andorra???

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: qf340500
Posted 2013-06-14 01:39:15 and read 28821 times.

and they pulled the gear up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ap305
Posted 2013-06-14 01:39:21 and read 28767 times.

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 223):
My apologies, and just to prove it:

WOW!!! No other words

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:39:23 and read 28797 times.

AIB350 heading straight down to the Pyrenees

FR24

     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Pihero
Posted 2013-06-14 01:39:54 and read 28764 times.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 177):
Bank shot:

Rock solid . I can't quite believe she was still in direct law.
A new princess in the sky.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2013-06-14 01:40:20 and read 28601 times.

For the first time, the Gear is retracted on @Airbus #A350 MSN001 inflight! #A350FF-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seahawks7757/9040966486/

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: anfromme
Posted 2013-06-14 01:40:52 and read 28495 times.

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 185):
For first flights this is normal, subsequent flights will test landing gear retraction.

They just showed gear retraction, about 35 minutes into the flight.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MIAspotter
Posted 2013-06-14 01:41:38 and read 28516 times.

Quoting zkojq (Reply 208):
What a babe; she is beautiful. The liftoff was so smooth and those winglets make her look so graceful inflight. I loved the sound of those Trents during the takeoff run.

  

I had to watch it in mute, otherwise my colleagues would have been like... ¨what´s that you are doing there¨... LOL

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 219):
And she just passed over Liechtenstein from 10:33:08 to 10:33:22. An entire country flown over in just 14 seconds! 

Eh? FR24 is just showing her flying around TLS, heading south towards the Pyrinnees  

MIAspotter.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:41:57 and read 28541 times.

The A350XWB is a very Airbus looking aircraft!

     

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Wolbo
Posted 2013-06-14 01:42:02 and read 28569 times.

10:36:38 - entering the airspace of her other 'mother country'. Just 37 minutes into her first flight and she's already visited five countries. This baby is fast...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: HAL
Posted 2013-06-14 01:42:05 and read 28585 times.

Very happy to see my future 'office' flying. I'm really looking forward to flying this beauty for HA.  

HAL

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: bwest
Posted 2013-06-14 01:42:48 and read 28509 times.

Great moment to see her go airborne... and those winglets are beautiful.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Wolbo
Posted 2013-06-14 01:45:21 and read 28029 times.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 237):
Eh? FR24 is just showing her flying around TLS, heading south towards the Pyrinnees  

MIAspotter.

Oops, I clicked on the link provided earlier. So if that's not the correct flight than ignore my earlier posts...   

[Edited 2013-06-14 01:50:34]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: eclipz
Posted 2013-06-14 01:46:20 and read 27791 times.

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 239):
10:36:38 - entering the airspace of her other 'mother country'. Just 37 minutes into her first flight and she's already visited five countries. This baby is fast...

Which aircraft are you following > she has been over France the whole time.

[Edited 2013-06-14 01:47:38]

[Edited 2013-06-14 01:49:17]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:46:34 and read 27821 times.

Quoting HAL (Reply 240):
Very happy to see my future 'office' flying. I'm really looking forward to flying this beauty for HA.

In a most beautiful part of the world!

I will have to come and join you! I so much love your islands!

A350XWB for Hawaiii

        

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: slinky09
Posted 2013-06-14 01:46:35 and read 27833 times.

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 239):

10:36:38 - entering the airspace of her other 'mother country'. Just 37 minutes into her first flight and she's already visited five countries. This baby is fast...

Am I missing something? According to FR24 she hasn't left France yet ....

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ZSOFN
Posted 2013-06-14 01:47:04 and read 27819 times.

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 239):
10:36:38 - entering the airspace of her other 'mother country'. Just 37 minutes into her first flight and she's already visited five countries. This baby is fast...

Eh?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Pihero
Posted 2013-06-14 01:47:13 and read 27868 times.

A remark from an earlier question : the chase plane is still the Corvette.
Some nice aerial shots on FR3

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MIAspotter
Posted 2013-06-14 01:48:46 and read 27612 times.

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 242):
Oops, I clicked on the link provided provided earlier. So if that's not the correct flight than ignore my earlier posts...

Hehehe no probs, I am just following it on FlightRadar24 she´s just north of Andorra at 12500ft and 172kts still in French airspace, so far it hasn´t left it.

 

Don´t think we can say it enough, but she´s a beaut!!

MIAspotter

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:50:08 and read 27387 times.

Quoting Pihero (Reply 247):
A remark from an earlier question : the chase plane is still the Corvette.
Some nice aerial shots on FR3

Good thing we have the FR3 feed to see the airplane in fflight.
The Airbus feed shows almost none of the live flight, if only very little....


       

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: unityofsaints
Posted 2013-06-14 01:50:20 and read 27363 times.

Parts from Spain, France, Germany, UK and flown in Andorra = 5 countries

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: 817Dreamliiner
Posted 2013-06-14 01:52:07 and read 27323 times.

A really nice shot of the take off:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/9038658991_0c430573f6_b.jpg
a350-takeoff by DeeKnow, on Flickr

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-14 01:52:24 and read 27757 times.

Some more high-res pictures from EADS:






[Edited 2013-06-14 01:53:39]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: starbucks
Posted 2013-06-14 01:53:06 and read 27490 times.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 249):
Good thing we have the FR3 feed to see the airplane in fflight.

FR3 looks like showing repeats, just saw the take-off again...

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-06-14 01:53:56 and read 27481 times.

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 239):
10:36:38 - entering the airspace of her other 'mother country'. Just 37 minutes into her first flight and she's already visited five countries. This baby is fast...

5 counties? She hasn't left France yet..

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2013-06-14 01:54:51 and read 27326 times.

Another First to Fly event in perspective!!!

I will have to make sure I book my seat for the very first commercial flight!!!!

One more new type I will have to add to my First to Fly list!!!

QR better have real champagne!!

Party in the Sky!!!!

        

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: ManuCH
Posted 2013-06-14 01:55:58 and read 27247 times.

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 254):
Quoting Wolbo (Reply 239):
10:36:38 - entering the airspace of her other 'mother country'. Just 37 minutes into her first flight and she's already visited five countries. This baby is fast...

5 counties? She hasn't left France yet..

Exactly. The light borders it's crossing that you see on FR24 are the French departments, not different countries.

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Palmyboy12
Posted 2013-06-14 01:56:50 and read 27097 times.

Wheels are back down! Watching the France3 feed from the Corvette with Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder on...

Bliss!

EDIT: Sorry, forgot I'm not supposed to post links.

[Edited 2013-06-14 01:58:12]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Wolbo
Posted 2013-06-14 01:57:03 and read 27054 times.

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 245):
Am I missing something? According to FR24 she hasn't left France yet ....

Someone posted a wrong FR24 link that I clicked on. Sorry for the confusion. In about five hours time I would have started to wonder why the first flight went all the way to Kazakhstan...

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 249):
Good thing we have the FR3 feed to see the airplane in fflight.
The Airbus feed shows almost none of the live flight, if only very little....

That's a pity indeed. I'm sure almost all of us here would just like to see the life flight. The stuff they are broadcasting now is interesting but could have been shown at a different time. Or why not have two separate feeds with one raw feed just showing the flight and the other with all the extras?

[Edited 2013-06-14 02:00:01]

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: flood
Posted 2013-06-14 01:57:18 and read 27162 times.

http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_gallery/photogallery/big/800x600_1371190466_A350_XWB_First_Flight_preparation_06.jpg

http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_gallery/photogallery/big/800x600_1371191313_A350_XWB_MSN1_TAKE_OFF.jpg

http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_gallery/photogallery/big/800x600_1371192471_A350_XWB_First_Flight_take_off_9.jpg

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: francoflier
Posted 2013-06-14 01:58:02 and read 27117 times.

Quoting starbucks (Reply 253):
FR3 looks like showing repeats, just saw the take-off again...

Yes, it's gone into loops now. I wonder if there is any real time feed still coming through anywhere?

I understand the mediatic climax has passed now, but what about us nerds?

Topic: RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Username: Moderators
Posted 2013-06-14 02:00:13 and read 26855 times.

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