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CX 747-400 At Farnborough Tomorow  
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Posted (9 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

Hey all,

Can someone tell me which CX aircraft will be on display at Farnborough tomorow?

I have heard rumours that it is the World City Aircraft, B-HOY. Is this true?

Cheers,

Simon


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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

I've heard that rumor as well but can't confirm it for you, but if it puts on a display like the South African 747-400 did today you wont disappointed. Also the Red Arrows put on an absolutely spectacular display. It was a fantastic day and I've got the sunburn to prove it. Big grin


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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

I'll be there tomorrow, so it better be good  Big grin.

Gman94, I'm sunburnt too  Laugh out loud

-Stephen


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

I was there today too! That SAA was fantastic!


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 3562 times:
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I think Cathay has replaced SAA for tomorrow, I checked on the Farnborough website and there's no mention of SAA for tomorrow, originally they were scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.


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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

Cathay is doing a show instead of the SAA 744.


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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 3543 times:
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Good reason why the Farnborough website didn't mention the South African display tomorrow - it happened on Friday!

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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

I don't think CX could do any display as they haven't done the display qualifications.

User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3416 times:
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Nice to see the SAA was a RR one Smile


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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

don't think CX could do any display as they haven't done the display qualifications.

Well they are!



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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1654188/4/

User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5080 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Now showing on www.farnborough.com

15:53 Cathay Pacific Airways - B747-400

So We will see this bird  Smile


User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2650 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

Hey I was there yesterday (24) as well and also go the sunburn!

SAA did put an absolutely stunning display, i's so amazing to see a 744 doing all those twist and turns! and the spiral climb to 8000ft... WOW!

Also I loved the A346 and A318 displays....and the ERJ190 and the Alenia C27J showing you how to stop a plane in no time... the red arrows did a good show too and the F16 and the F18 hornet!! (who said Concorde was noisy?)

well as you can see I enjoyed the whole thing! cant wait to go back in 2006 and see the A380!! oh boy oh boy!!!

MIAspotter



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User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6533 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Don't get your hopes up for an interesting display. It will do two flypasts, one at low speed, the other at 350kts...that's about it. We aren't known for making airshow appearances, and I would be very surprised if management have authorised the crew to do a full display. Either way, hopefully this is a start to some more interesting appearances in future!

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Both the SAA and CX 744's were taking part because of the 100th anniversary of Rolls Royce, both being RR powered. RR paid the airlines to operate the flights IIRC. Also both airlines regularly day stop their a/c at LHR so no impact on any flight schedules would have occured as the a/c were not doing anything anyway.

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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2458 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

The SAA display was an excellent but left me a little dissapointed, they did a display at Duxford last september and flew the aircraft at much lower altitudes than yesterday, only 600 ft yesterday

Here are 2 from Duxford, aircraft much lower than yesterdays display





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What a coincidence that the same aircraft was used at Farnborough and Duxford - ZS-SAK



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

The aircraft did in fact just do two fly pasts and then headed off to Heathrow. Nothing spectacular, except the paint scheme  Big grin

The harrier put on a great show. I'm not a big fan of milatary/fighter aircraft but the harrier was great! I loved the Hercules display too, where they turned it off the runway and the cars came out and drove past letting off yellow "smoke." Then reversed back onto the runway and took off. That was great!

Great show!

-Stephen


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2900 times:

A great day and a great aircraft  Big thumbs up Now we have to wait until 2006

Horus




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User currently offlineXwizard From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2004, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

So that explains why B-HOY arrived at Gate 20 at Terminal 3 at Heathrow under its own power around 1630 hrs (instead of the usual being towed in from a remote stand) for my flight back to HKG.

I saw the SAA 744 on Friday at Farnborough - stunning! And judging by the number of people that started to leave after its display was over, it must have been a lot of people's highlight of the show.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

EZYAirbus,

Due to safety reasons, aircraft had to be over 600ft, except when landing, and they also had to keep claer of the spectator area, which is why after take off they all turned right.

-Stephen


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