Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
Im hoping one-day to catch the A380 overflying my house on its way to New York (I live in south Manchester on the trans-atlantic routing.)
Im just wondering when the A380 becomes as commonplace as the 747 what "features" from the ground could I see to be able to identify the aircraft (eg you can tell the difference between a A320 from a 737.)
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1822 times:
I meant if it was flying overhead at say FL350 or however high, would there be a significant difference in size compared to the 747, I know one way i could tell a 747/A340 from the A380 would be by the engine size, but would the wheel-bays be visible?
AAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1804 times:
Given that this aircraft has never been off of the ground (as yet), perhaps it might be difficult for us to judge it from beneath. But I have the distinct feeling that this bird will be no problem to identify when it's directly overhead...you'll know it's the A380 because the sun will be in total eclipse!
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8630 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1787 times:
35,000 ft is seven miles, but even at that distance I think the sheer size of this aircraft will define itself, the way you can tell a 777 from any other twin. There is something about the size, the scale and relative speeds etc. It's supposedly only 10% bigger than a 747 in capacity, weight etc, but I am stunned by how big it looks. This is the first time a jet airliner looks like a small cruise ship. Unmistakable, I'd say.
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