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A380 : Take Off Confirmed Wednesday At 10:30AM LT  
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7494 posts, RR: 56
Posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 26487 times:

The weather forecast are perfect in Toulouse area tomorrow morning, April 27th.
French News channel LCI has just confirmed they will start a special coverage of the event at 9:00AM LT.

The take-off is scheduled at 10:30AM (Local Time) = 08:30 GMT.
All the Air space around Toulouse will be closed about 30 minutes before the A380's take off, and again around 30 minutes before its landing back at Blagnac Airport.

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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 26430 times:

Well, I'll toast to another 4-holer in the skies! This should be good.

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User currently offlineKDTWflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 26374 times:

Hopefully it will actually occur and not encounter any delays. Any idea what networks if any in the US will cover the first flight live?

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User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 26334 times:

Toulouse is such a nice place when there's summery weather around!

Hope the Airbus troops get a good sleep tonight in preparation for a celebratory day tomorrow-- que tout l'monde soit bien pour la fête, quoi  Smile

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26281 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Thread starter):
French News channel LCI has just confirmed they will start a special coverage of the event at 9:00AM LT.

The take-off is scheduled at 10:30AM (Local Time) = 08:30 GMT.

Since here in AZ we are 9 (?) hours behind you so that makes special coverage begining @ 12am MST and first flight by 130am, just in time for a clip in the morning news.

[Edited 2005-04-26 19:39:24]

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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26245 times:

I'm sure if you turn on CNN or MSNBC at 3am or so, there probably wont be much news going on so they will probably show it. They may not have continual coverage, but I bet the takeoff and landing. They had some coverage when it rolled out so I'm sure it'll make some news.

User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4188 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26236 times:

How long will the flight take and what will be its route ?

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User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 5174 posts, RR: 78
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26205 times:
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See this thread and my last post, in which you will find all you want to know about airbus broadcast on different satellites.
Sorry I didn't start a new thread, having already been b@ll@cked by a mod for that very same reason.
A380 Flight On Wednesday (by Geizistgeil Apr 25 2005 in Civil Aviation)


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7494 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26171 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 6):
How long will the flight take and what will be its route ?

The flight will last between 1h30 and 4 hours.
After take off, the A380 should head north west toward Bordeaux and the Atlantic Ocean.

User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26171 times:

Lol gonna be a "close call" for me, I leave work at 0800 and it takes me 15 mins to get home, so looks like im going to have to leg-it tomorrow lol.
Will be keeping a close eye on the time, anyone know if any of the airline representatives will be there?

User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26150 times:

Lephron...MST is 2 hours behind me, which makes the first flight at 01:30am your local time.

User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5923 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26149 times:

Quoting KDTWflyer (Reply 2):
Any idea what networks if any in the US will cover the first flight live?

They might but much of the audience will asleep...8:30 AM GMT is about 4:30 AM in NYC.

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User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26130 times:

Correction: 2:30am MST...forgot about daylight savings time!!

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 26047 times:

Can someone just post a list of the variuos time zones and when it will happen in each!?!


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25998 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 13):
Can someone just post a list of the variuos time zones and when it will happen in each!?!

Do the simple math and stop being lazy. Plus it's all ready been done for you if you take the time to read the thread. bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25986 times:

Sounds to me that Airbus plans to fly the A380 while America Sleeps.

Why can't they wait a few hours and let us see it? Or is there something they are hiding...

Just kidding. We will get the video down here.

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User currently offlineVivaGunners From Italy, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25903 times:

I don't know if i'm missing something, but there is just 1 hour difference between France and the UK, at the moment the UK is in GMT, and France is in GMT+1, so i can't understand why 10:30AM in Toulouse should be 8:30AM in England..... thanks for any help.....


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User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25840 times:

We are no longer in GMT we are in BST - British Summer Time. BST is 1 hour a head of GMT and Continental Europe is an hour a head of that!! Back to normal end of October when we go back to GMT - winter hours.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17664 posts, RR: 65
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25834 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 13):
Can someone just post a list of the variuos time zones and when it will happen in each!?!

Here you go. This gives comparisons between Pacific, Eastern, Central European and HK using the timeanddate.com meeting planner:

If you want to check the current time in Toulouse:

Or just go to http://www.timeanddate.com and figure it out for yourself  Wink

[Edited 2005-04-26 20:15:32]

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User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 4096 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25824 times:


Use this web site to convert between any time zones. Make sure to UN-CHECK the "Use Current Date/Time" check box.

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User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25816 times:

UK is not at GMT currently. UK is at GMT+1 thanks to daylight savings, and Toulouse is GMT+2 for the same reason. GMT does not change for daylight savings, but British/French time does.

User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25813 times:

B752fanatic -- Just kidding

Oh good!

Always good when there's less guff to debunk  cool 

It will be interesting to see how U.S. main network (and cable) news reports on the proceedings, particularly during their evening newscasts.

User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 677 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25783 times:

Will be at 1:30am on the US West Coast/Pacific Time.

Is Airbus ready for the Wed Broadcast?

If not now, then when?
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7494 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25749 times:

Quoting VivaGunners (Reply 16):
I don't know if i'm missing something, but there is just 1 hour difference between France and the UK, at the moment the UK is in GMT, and France is in GMT+1

 no  UK is now GMT+1, and France is GMT+2 ...

User currently offlineMEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 25725 times:

Quoting VivaGunners (Reply 16):

Didn't the UK adjust for DST?
I know France did and us in Lebanon too, so that makes our timing here +3GMT, which means the flight is at 08:30AM GMT.


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25 VivaGunners : ok guys, we are in BST (British Summer Time) in England now, but it's still one hour difference with France, at the moment they are also in their "sum
26 Post contains links and images Starlionblue : Ok, the horse is dead people For those uncertain of the differences between GMT, BST and CET, this should clear things up: http://www.timeanddate.com
27 FriendlySkies : Lucky for me, I don't have school tomorrow...so I'll probably be up at 3:30 watching it lol...and working on my research paper! (if I did that right,
28 Post contains links Starlionblue : You profile says Chicago, so you got it right. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc...year=2005&p1=195&p2=64&p3=-1&p4=-1[Edited 2005-04-26 20:28:25]
29 VivaGunners : LOL many of us seem to be pretty confused about the times zones, myself included..... Thanks Starlionblue for helping us! regards
30 MEA310 : The UK timing is different than that of GMT when summer time is introduced,GMT remains the same, so UK becomes GMT+1... MEA310
31 Aloha717200 : I'm getting 11:30PM Pacific Time.....I wouldn't wait until 1:30 any of you that are on the west coast. You'll miss it. Remember the flight is at 8:30A
32 Lfutia : uhh read the beginning post. 10.30a is 3.30am and the only way I remember it is that Amsterdam is 7 hours ahead of me and it's the only place that I h
33 DLX737200 : Aloha717200, read the starter! It's at 1:30am Pacific Time Pacific Time Zone: 1:30AM Mountain Time Zone: 2:30AM Central Time Zone: 3:30AM Eastern Tim
34 DC-10 Levo : So for everyone in the UK the takeoff will be at 09:30. DC-10
35 Post contains links Mariner : The world's time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ cheers mariner
36 Jfkaua : For anyone who is in NY and gets digital cable... I am pretty sure it will be on Euro News, channel 103 on IO
37 Backfire : I think if you need a slide-rule and a pocket calculator to work out basic time-zone maths then you ought to be back in school instead of watching the
38 Ejpilot : Any ideas where someone in the UK can watch it live?
39 Post contains images Spootter10 : For all German A-netters: ZDF television is broadcastin live tomorrow from 9:45 on. (Luckily I don`t have to go to university tomorrow morning )
40 Post contains images Aloha717200 : Man, it even got me too. Dang. Thought I was onto something there. Oh well.
41 LifelinerOne : There's nothing on the menu at the NOS tomorrow. However, I do think RTL 5's, RTL Z-program will cover the event. Cheers!
42 Lfutia : ehh i was hoping to watch it live via omroep.nl ehh...
43 Pixuk : Sky News are definately covering it, and I'd be surprised if BBC News 24 & CNN International didn't also have coverage.
44 FriendlySkies : CNN better show something...I'm not staying up 'till 3am just to have to wait until 7 to see a tape.
45 Lfutia : any news agency besides airbus going to show it live online? I believe that'd I'd like to wake up and see this live instead of waiting to see it on ta
46 Post contains links NoUFO : http://www.uhrzeit.org/weltzeit.php3 Thank you, I couldn't find any information on ZDF's website.
47 Post contains links and images Sabena332 : http://www.zdf.de/ZDFde/einzelsendung/0,1970,2501175,00.html Patrick
48 Post contains links ZRH : Eastern US time (NY etc) is 6 hours behind the middle European (Summer) Time (Like France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland etc). When the flight starts at
49 Sabena332 : By the way, I just noticed that the ZDF report ends at 10:30am but take-off is planned for 10:30h, huh? Patrick
50 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Looks like Ill be taking my laptop into school then to watch
51 Post contains images NoUFO : Patrick, That info wasn't online a couple of hours ago, was it? Yeah, stupid people. They will broadcast lots of blahblah and then switch to a talk sh
52 Sabena332 : I don't know, didn't look earlier. Looks like that, very poor and dissapointing! Patrick
53 ZRH : I noticed the same. But I hope they are reasonable and prolong the broadcast.
54 Post contains images CasInterest : Ok, I won't be awake for it, but I expect plenty of pics and video on A.net for when I wake up. Please
55 Post contains links LifelinerOne : Lfutia, you will have more chance watching it online at RTL Z on www.rtlz.nl. Cheers!
56 Columbia107 : On the eve of the A380 taking to the skies I congratulate Airbus on its achievement. However, I should also add that on this same day, Boeing proved i
57 Lfutia : Hartelijk bedankt! Many Thanks!
58 Post contains images AMSSpotter : I programmed my VCR for ZDF2 from 9:45 until 11:45, just to be sure In addition to the take-off, ZDF2 is also supposed to cover the landing (I read i
59 Post contains images Jfkaua : anyone notice the error on the seeing is believing site... It has "50 cent" more floor space
60 AMSSpotter : Someone must be into "Rap" here (NOT me), haha.
61 Post contains images Jfkaua : haha I think someone at airbus is.. seems suspisious all the others are "percent" except 50.. which is just "cent"
62 MIAspotter : Hey! I just came back from Toulouse today, I did the Factory tour and got a glimpse of the A380 ( it was parked on a remote hangar ) Anyways there are
63 AMSSpotter : Pimp my plane, man...
64 Brooklyn787 : If you live in New York City & have Time-Warner digital-cable: channel 10 - CNN (may get live feed from CNN Intl) channel 43 - MSNBC (maybe) channel 4
65 Lfutia : what are the chances of RTL covering it?
66 Richie87 : Gadzooks ! Out here along the west coast of the US... most of us except the night-shift at the local 7-Eleven will be sleeping soundly at that hour an
67 Brooklyn787 : I just went to the CNBC Europe website and it says that Guy Johnson will be in Toulouse for live coverage of the A380 first flight in about 6 hours. i
68 PIA777 : I will probably be up at that time since I am working nights this week. I can't wait to watch it. I am in Toronto right now, does anyone know if any C
69 Post contains images ExFATboy : And is up at, as my dad used to say, "oh-dark-thirty..." Needless to say, I'll just watch it later...
70 USAFHummer : Since I have a term paper to write and I write papers about as fast as a tortoise can move, I think I'll be up for it, hopefully it will be broadcast
71 OPNLguy : From another board... (Times in UTC) Details (from Pegase): Tomorrow: - crew on board at 08h45 - doors close 09h15 - taxi to end of runway 10h00 - 10h
72 Milan320 : Well I wish Jacques Rosay et al. the best of luck. Godspeed! /Milan320
73 Airlinelover : I'll be up for it.. Anyone wanna have a mass-chatroom meet for when it flies? Chris
74 GEnxPower : Good luck Airbus, WWOW, Flight Crew and everyone involved! We are cheering for you.
75 WindowSeat : I'll be in the chatroom when she flies, but I just need to know who will have a webcast cheers
76 Jfkaua : ill be in there too.. 5 hours/..
77 Sanjet : Apparently, if you register at the airbus website, you can have a webcast.
78 NceBoy : So what about broadcast here in Canada ? Any news on what network will broadcast ? Does the LCI thing is confirmed because on their program schedule t
79 Glennstewart : Any webcasts apart from Airbus's (I haven't registered)?
80 Jfkaua : If anyone wants a ghetto webcast through my computer you have to have msn messenger and high speed internet add me theman230230@hotmail.com ... ill be
81 Dragon-wings : Thanks for the info! I have IO digital cable and get channel 103, and since I don't have work tomorrow I will stay up late tonight and watch.
82 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Ok so I signed up for the airbus thing a couple days ago but it was after they sent out the email so where will I watch it on the internet. I don't kn
83 QantasA380 : I can't believe Glenn was the first Aussie or Kiwi in this post!!!! Does anyone have any idea if the flight will be covered in Australia on free-to-ai
84 Kerberos : Any fellow Canucks have any idea if it will be covered on any of our channels? I have Shaw Digital Cable. Has any one been able to confirm if any of t
85 Glennstewart : I'd love to see it live on their site. We're slow today....
86 AF-A319 : Radio Canada had a pretty good coverage of the reveal ceremony last Jan. As they often get a lot of material from the French public television for th
87 Post contains images Khushdesi : how does one sign up for the webcast on airbus.com. i can't seem to find it- perhaps i'm too late?
88 Post contains images N754PR : May have been banned in the states
89 AlitaliaMD11 : Well, today is the day! Lets hope it flies! Its 7:51 AM in Spain right now.
90 Knoxibus : 8.00 now here in Blagnac, I am heading off to the factory site to join my fellow companions here in Toulouse. We are going to be along the runway to w
91 Lamedianaranja : How long does a prototype usually fly on a first flight? Couple of hours? Will they perform go-arounds?
92 AirWillie6475 : Where do you sign up at the airbus website to view the video their site is so confusing.
93 SATX : Here's wishing Airbus a thorough success! I enjoy seeing new planes from Airbus, Boeing, and everyone else. I also miss the fact that we no longer hav
94 JetBlueAtJFK : We think they stopped the signing up so the site wont be overcrowded. Join the chat. were having fun jetBlueAtJFK
95 Post contains images NceBoy : You can't register now. It had to be done few days ago. I'm watching french TV over the internet now, and they, along with the french press doesn't s
96 Kerberos : The online broadcast has started... too bad it is such low quality...
97 NceBoy : ON LCI, the presenter just said something interesting... Singapore airlines have received more than 5000 ask for the first flight for only 486 seats..
98 Planecrazy2 : Does anyone have a link to a direct feed of the a380? anything?
99 PUnmuth@VIE : any links for online broadcasts available?
100 Planecrazy2 : BBC news main homepage has a video link but it hasn't started yet it's just music now.
101 Post contains links Gladave : for anyone who needs to see it bbc news will i think have alive coverage over the net go to http://bbcnews.com and look for the video on the right han
102 Post contains links KDTWFlyer : The only live online feed I know of is on airbus's website and that is signup-only access which unfortunately was discontinued a couple days ago I th
103 Planecrazy2 : Thanks so much for that link you have no idea you made my day.
104 NceBoy : So.. Shall we start another thread : the official first A380 Flight thread ? So funny the Airbus link is not protected !
105 Aloha717200 : If any of you have digital cable or satellite....CNBC World is going to be covering the A380 takeoff live. Currently they are just covering some finan
106 LY7E7 : Footages of other A models first flights...
107 Gary2880 : is it still on time to take off 08:30am GMT??
108 Widebody : Doors Closed. Ready to Go.
109 Khushdesi : that live feed is awesome kdtwflyer! thanks a million!
110 Widebody : Warning beacons on.....
111 Post contains images Gary2880 : sky news said the take off was probibly still an hour and a half away 5 minutes ago so i hope their wrong but they also said its the biggest plane in
112 Post contains images Monteycarlos : Its on here is Australia prime time so thats one thing to be thankful for... Was anyone watching they A340-600 flight... that take-off and landing was
113 Post contains images Noelg : Wow this is awesome - I can't believe how close we are now! We're watching history in the making guys!
114 Gary2880 : on ITV and skynews their showing pictures of it outside is that live or is it in a hanger? the pictures seam to show activity in the engines
115 Post contains links KDTWFlyer : Am I hearing engine startup?!? http://www.airbus.com/A380/Seeing/live/video/live.asx
116 Aloha717200 : This is fun, I've got the live stream on full screen on the computer, while having Euro news on TV. That plane may be ugly, but there is no denying ho
117 Widebody : Engine Start. No going back now!
118 Noelg : Those beauties sound good even at idle!
119 NYCA330 : Holy crap! Is this live!?
120 Planecrazy2 : It is! Come in the chat room for discussion.[Edited 2005-04-27 09:27:14]
121 KDTWFlyer : Affirmative lol.
122 NYCA330 : my god, this is so worth staying up for. thanks so much for posting that link. must... fight... sleep... i have a six pack here that might help (or kn
123 Keesje : Help ! I don't get a view, only sound on the link above any free open video link?
124 Thom@s : I've got the BBC web live coverage on here, but all it says is "First test flight expected 0800 GMT." So no coverage yet. I just hope they show the ta
125 Planespotterx : Well home, just intime to hear the first engine start-up, fingers X'd for a normal routine test-flight. Only seemed like yesterday we were talking abo
126 USAFHummer : If you can't get in the chat room, we apologize in advance...for one of the first times ever in recorded history, the chat room is reaching its maximu
127 Post contains links KDTWFlyer : Give it a second try... http://www.airbus.com/A380/Seeing/live/video/live.asx
128 TWAMD-80 : Well Gentlemen and Gentlewomen, I am up to see this as it is getting quite late here in the 'States. Although I am not the biggest Airbus fan in the w
129 Noelg : Pushing back now! We're nearly there!
130 Post contains images Spootter10 : ZDF won`t switch to country music They`ll start their broadcasting at 10:00. Don`t know why they didn`t say that in first place...
131 Aloha717200 : I can't believe that not long ago we were all looking at images of the first sections of the A380 being pieced together. That feels like just yesterda
132 Post contains links Thom@s : http://www.bbc.co.uk Live coverage. Only the text "A380, first testflight expected shortly" with some background music now and then so far. Looks like
133 Post contains images Mighluss : The link works!!!! yay now they are towing it... I'm getting impatient and have lots of work to do, but... WTF!
134 Post contains images ReguPilot : Seems that no more chatroom for the ousiders. Server has reached maximum capacity.. and I can't log in
135 Post contains images Noelg : Those guys on the pushback truck must have soooo much pressure on them now - forget the crew for a minute if they donged that wing on pushback....
136 Post contains images Apuneger : Pushback has just been completed. Should start taxiing in a couple of minutes or so. ZDF will start their live coverage in 2 minutes, untill 10h30 LT
137 Gary2880 : skynews has a special screen on active for it, its on the mooooove!
138 Gary2880 : tugs away! shes on her own
139 Demoose : Come on BBC online, get your live stream working!!!!!
140 Post contains links KDTWFlyer : Try this out... http://www.airbus.com/A380/Seeing/live/video/live.asx
141 Planecrazy2 : use the airbus feed!
142 Noelg : Preflight checks now - that HUGE rudder swinging left to right!
143 Demoose : Thanks guys! She looks amazing!
144 AFB2Pilot : Wow there are so many people there... That is an amazing looking plane! And yes, its 3am here... but its worth it![Edited 2005-04-27 09:57:23]
145 Gary2880 : some stunning helicopter footage being shown here, swooping towards the giant
146 PIA777 : I am watching the live Video now. Can't wait!! PIA777
147 TWAMD-80 : Damnit, I can't find anyone that has a live feed that works. CNN and Fox don't have any live coerage yet. I hope I don't miss it! Tim
148 Dimondan : Its going to be the biggest uproar for all the guys here at Embry-Riddle... We'll be watching at 1 am our time.
149 AFB2Pilot : TWA, the airbus link isnt working for ya? It opened right up in Windows media player for me
150 Post contains links Demoose : If the airbus feed doesn't work try the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4488361.stm and click on "watch the flight" Very good quality live str
151 Post contains images Noelg : Jeez look at how many people are filling the surrounding fields - I bet there's a few people throwing sickies today!
152 Post contains images Pilot kaz : All over the UK TV now... Sky news actually cut off a politics speech or something to take you to TLS
153 American 767 : I can't wait to see it fly. I'm sure TF1 and France 2, the French TV channels, will report about the A380 maiden flight in Toulouse Blagnac. Unfortuna
154 AeroWesty : CNBC in the U.S. just went to a live report from Toulouse, and looks like it will be carrying the takeoff live. They've estimated 50,000 are on hand a
155 Flyerfly : I am so excited about it ... i have shut my office door and asked my secretary to reject all visitors and all calls for the day .. haha !! The live fe
156 Lnglive1011yyz : Good morning everyone! What a truly momentous day. I am laying in my bed, here in Toronto Canada, woken up by my alarm set, ready for today's historic
157 AFB2Pilot : Thanks for the 50000 figure westy i was wondering how many were there! How much longer now? 20 minutes?
158 Gary2880 : thats the airbus big cheese's out on the airfield to watch it now, any second i hope
159 Noelg : Looks like some people from Singapore airlines heading towards a closer viewing area!
160 Dr.DTW : When is that damn thing gonna move.... I would like to get at least an hour of sleep.. Dr.DTW
161 Post contains images Demoose : We've waited 10 years for this, surely you can manage another hour!!!
162 Post contains images AFB2Pilot : WWOW this is gonna be awesome!
163 Noelg : This looks like it - helicopter is out the way and all cameras on the a380!
164 Post contains images Sfilipowicz : Damn company firewall, blocking all streams. Please keep us al updated on this forum!
165 Bruce : Hey, I hear ya! I'm tired too and its 3:14 here in the CDT time zone. bruce
166 Gary2880 : the choppers come to a hover... the marshalers clear, shes on the move! shes begining her taxi
167 TWAMD-80 : AFB2Pilot, I am losing it, lol, Airbus.com is cannot be displayed. I am going crazy. CNBC started playing a feed on TV, but after a bit they went back
168 Post contains images Ants : Taxiing has begun - sweet! A.netters have been counting down to this day for years and now it's finally here...
169 Hannigan : She's rolling to the runway!!
170 AFB2Pilot : Amen brothers! Its a good thing its 'dead week' here in the Purdue aviation department! Its moving!!!!!
171 Post contains images SAS_A330-300 : It's moving......! Yay!
172 Post contains links Aussie747 : Just to confirm the link from Demoose is excellent for all you English people out there. Just click on this link and then the link for 'Live Video wat
173 Jacobin777 : they are showing a lot of it on CNBC/CNBC Europe..not sure how much they are going to show, but they seem to be a bit into it...so that might be a pla
174 Mighluss : Now taxiing... I think it will take off later than 10.30!
175 Gary2880 : stunning footage from this helicopter as the A380 winds her away along the taxiiways infront of the massed thousands
176 Gary2880 : shes at the end of the runway!
177 Noelg : Just think - 5 years time this will be a regular sight at places like LHR!
178 Lamedianaranja : ZDF Germany2 has good comments and the aircraft is about to go!
179 TWAMD-80 : Ok, I take my last post back, CNBC is back to the feed, and it looks like the A380 is on the taxi to the runway. I hope there are some a.net photogs t
180 Noelg : OMFG this is it! filler
181 ITA350 : sky news active has a live feed
182 LordHowe : She's at the beginning of 32L! Regards LordHowe
183 AFB2Pilot : In position.... waiting.....
184 Mpoellot : CNBC and CNN have live feeds -- still waiting on RWY 32L
185 Jacobin777 : I like the commentaries on CNBC..they seem to have a few things right....the main commentator at TLS is doing a good job.
186 TWAMD-80 : It's holding and waiting, and there she rolls!!!! Good Luck!!! Tim
187 Gary2880 : V1! the A380s airborne! SHE FLIES!
188 AFB2Pilot : This is it! Shes started her take-off roll! WWOW!!!!!!
189 Jacobin777 : its up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
190 KDTWFlyer : BRILLIANT! WAY TO go Airbus!
191 Mpoellot : A380 just took off --- amazing pictures !!!!
192 Flyingchoirboy : HALLELUJAH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS AIRBUS!!!!! VIVA A380!!!
193 Noelg : She flies! What a beautiful sight!
194 Flyingchoirboy : HALLELUJAH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS AIRBUS!!!!! VIVA A380!!!
195 Sfilipowicz : And off she goes! Just fantastic!
196 AFB2Pilot : airborne! Wooohooo! That is amazing!
197 MarS : What a take-off! But gear still down?
198 Noelg : Look at the wing flex on that baby!
199 Matt27 : Cooooooooooooooooooooool
200 Lapper : Just fantastic! Well done Airbus, brought a wee tear to my eye!
201 9A-CRO : and there she flies bravo Airbus
202 Post contains images Avek00 : I like the A340-esque climb performance - bodes well for Airbus continuing its manufacturing legacy.
203 Jacobin777 : noel forgeard will be on cnbc europe as well has head of boeing UK....
204 Noelg : Don't think they'll raise the gear until they're totally happy they'll get it back down again!
205 Jacobin777 : take off speed was 150 knots/170 mph mentioned by airbus test pilot is on cnn[Edited 2005-04-27 10:38:04]
206 Post contains images MIAspotter : YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS what a wonderful sight!!!! She is AWESOME!! GO AIRBUS MIAspotter
207 ITA350 : it flies, did you see the flex on the wings !
208 LH526 : Bravo Airbus!!! Clim performance is due to the Camer plane taking inflight shots of the A380 .. it could climb much more .. but it doesn't! Look out f
209 Post contains images BCNGRO : Wow! great take off! Yes, still down, weird.
210 SwissA330 : FLYING!!!!!!! filler
211 Post contains images Khushdesi : that was soooo cool. so cool. glad i stayed up with all of you fools.
212 AJO : "A small push of the hand, but a giant leap for European aviation!" according to an Airbus test pilot.
213 Post contains images Mighluss : go, flying whale, go! What a big flying thing!, it seems that did a very short rotation before lifting off, and used few rwy. also!
214 Post contains images BEG2IAH : Amazing! Congratulations Airbus. It climbs much better than A343. BEG2IAH
215 Jacobin777 : well..it maybe fugly, but congrats to Airbus for getting it off the ground! An engineering marvel indeed!
216 AFB2Pilot : Its empty. I took note of that... big flex even empty! Wait till its full!
217 Windshear : Just saw it on ZDF (German station)... WOW... It first taxiied to the rwy at about 08:20 UTC... Rather fast actually... Then it stood there until apro
218 Post contains images LO231 : At what time do they plan to land the plane? I have to do SOME work...   Edit: Typo[Edited 2005-04-27 10:47:09]
219 Birdwatching : It is not. It's loaded with water to simulate a realistic weight.
220 HAWK21M : Guess if its not LIVE out here,Have to settle for the News later. regds MEL
221 AFB2Pilot : Oh, my apologies. Thanks Birdwatching
222 LordHowe : At what stage do/did they take the wheels in? And Regards, LordHowe
223 Post contains images TWAMD-80 : Not the most beautiful aircraft in my opinion, but pretty damn cool nonetheless I must say!!! Nice work Airbus! Tim
224 B777fan : Very nice. CNN broke in for the flight here in the states. The wings straightened out nicely. It even looked peppy at rotation. I was expecting a more
225 Post contains images NZ747 : F%$K!!!!! I missed it by 15mins!! Any videos??
226 Accidentally : When is it due to land?
227 Mighluss : In the Airbus link, (somewhere in this threat) are doing de replay, from time to time... try there!
228 CURLYHEADBOY : Hats off to Airbus for the successful takeoff! A great sight indeed! I noticed some heat distortion right behind the tail, as if they took off with th
229 AFB2Pilot : I heard someone over a loud speaker in the background say that that depends on the progress of the flight test. Everyone on site was leaving too, so
230 Jacobin777 : wow.......well..i guess its anti-clamatic now...!!!
231 Noelg : IIRC the first flight was planned at like 4-5 hours for testing, including an approach and go-around near the end! Looking forward to that![Edited 20
232 Post contains images Henny : Well done, Airbus. Much to be proud of.
233 FlySSC : Nothing weird. It happened already several times in the past for the 1st test flight, including for Concorde 001 on March 2 1969. Airbus engineers ju
234 Samurai 777 : Saw the whole thing! It was just amazing....! Now i know how those who first watched the 747's maiden flight in 1969 must've felt. Heh. Just over 101
235 Intothinair : Amazing, seeing such a big plane lifting off for the first time. Congratulations Airbus for years of hard work in getting this beauty in the air. Chee
236 Post contains links 174thfwff : Please see The A380 First Flight Thread! (by RootsAir Apr 27 2005 in Civil Aviation) -174th PS...WOOOOOOOO HOOOO. Seeing that thing take off really, r
237 Post contains images TWAMD-80 : If we keep going at this rate, I really look forward to the next 100 years of aviation. They should be incredible! Tim
238 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : That was soooo much better than Janet Jackson's breast. Good job Airbus! BaylorAirBear
239 Post contains links and images NZ747 : WWOW, well done airbus. For those who missed it, or wanting to see it again, BBC is running replays at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4488361.stm
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