Gman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4333 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.
MIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2981 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3981 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!!!
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6732 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3970 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!
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4049 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3799 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.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4137 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3711 times:
The aircraft did in fact just do two fly pasts and then headed off to Heathrow. Nothing spectacular, except the paint scheme
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!