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Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors  
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14966 times:

I know it's a lot to ask, but I just want us to have a laugh, not start slamming the media (too much) Big grin. Let's keep it light.

So far:

- BBC News: "The test pilots... Those men... and woman..." - IIRC there was no woman...
- CNBC: "... while Boeing believes more in the hub and spoke model" - Loved the pained look on the analysts' face when the anchor told him this one, after the analyst had explained the exact opposite for a couple of minutes.
- BBC News: "Rolling down the runway" - That would be the taxiway, my dear...
- BBC News: "If, at any time during this takeoff, something should go wrong, they will slam on the brakes" - Not really... After 80 knots, probably only for a fire or engine failure. After V1, they will probably take off whatever happens.


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14769 times:

- BBC News: "World's biggest plane to take to the skies" - And the An-225 is what, chopped liver?


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14696 times:

- CNN Inter. "The pilot's pulled on that thing-a-magic" (Reporter pretends to pull on a yoke) The guy from Airbus than corrected him and said "We use a side stick not a yoke" LMAO!!!!

User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14645 times:

The Sydney Morning Herald website had a small picture with something along the lines of "World's Largest Plane to Take to the Skies" and the nose of a 737.

User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14584 times:

I loved on CNN, the reporter was talking to an airbus test pilot and they were talking about where it rotated, the reporter was like "for those of you who don't know, rotating is where the pilot pulls on the thingymagig (making hand signs like a pulling on a yoke), and the nose goes up"...the pilot responded in saying they didn't have a yoke, but a sidestick, to which he just answered "so, do you miss the yoke?"  biggrin 

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14559 times:

N-TV, a so-called "aviation expert" from German magazine "Capital":

1. Airbus is in the lead (he obviously has never heard about the recent B737/B787/B777 sales success).
2. The A380 engines are the largest in the world (what's a GE90???)

Oh, these damn so-called experts...I hate journalists which don't have a clue of anything, but occupy top positions and earn big money.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14502 times:

To be fair to BBC News, they pulled the "World's largest airplane..." banner after about 30 seconds. Probably an A.nut infiltrator on the crew.


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 945 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14390 times:

I saw yesterday in a newspaper in Barcelona, that they would take 300 tonnes of test equipment in the first flight... this leaves room for some 12 tonnes of fuel! (will they last 4 hours? HAHAHAHA)


Miquel.
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14333 times:

I hope you'll all be as quick to compile a list of A.net errors on the A380. There's plenty to choose from... Big grin

[Edited 2005-04-27 11:25:00]

User currently offlineLtuemployee2 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14323 times:

This is not an error, but quite funny indeed:

On the German station N-24 one of the hosts had a model A380. While showing it to her co-host and the viewers she dropped it. It fell approximately eight inches to the table and ----- THE #3 ENGINE BROKE OFF. She was quite embarassed. Poor girl.
Let's just hope that the real thing is a little sturdier!


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14262 times:

Quoting Ltuemployee2 (Reply 9):
Let's just hope that the real thing is a little sturdier!

Well, the real thing will certainly not be touched by those fools...  Wink


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14238 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 8):
I hope you'll all be as quick to compile a list of A.net errors on the A380. There's plenty to choose from...

We'll get there  Wink As I said, let's keep it light. We talk about planes 365 days a years, the media only a couple of hours a year.

Quoting Ltuemployee2 (Reply 9):
On the German station N-24 one of the hosts had a model A380. While showing it to her co-host and the viewers she dropped it. It fell approximately eight inches to the table and ----- THE #3 ENGINE BROKE OFF. She was quite embarassed. Poor girl.

:D Well if you drop the 380 an equivalent distance (scaled up) I'm sure more than the engines would fall off. But that must have been priceless.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineFD728 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14163 times:

I don't remember the station as I was channel flipping, but after the A380 rotated and flew away the moderator was really wondering why the engines aren't retracted. He even repeated himself.

User currently offlineNorbb From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14097 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 10):
On the German station N-24 one of the hosts had a model A380. While showing it to her co-host and the viewers she dropped it. It fell approximately eight inches to the table and ----- THE #3 ENGINE BROKE OFF. She was quite embarassed. Poor girl.
Let's just hope that the real thing is a little sturdier!

Her collegue said something like "Of course we will broadcast the landing live." A second later she THREW it against the table. Big grin

Actually this is not funny at all.


User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 511 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13995 times:

In portuguese television, the morning reporter, in voice over:
'And here are the first images of the parked Super-Jumbo...'

And the helicopter was filming the parked Northwest A330...

No comments!


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13892 times:

i hate it how hte press doesn't take the initiative of paying an aviation exprt just for the event !


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13773 times:

On CNN Headline News just now...

"The 555-seat Airbus A30 made it's maiden flight today..."

At the end of the spiel she said "That's Airbus' A380."

At least she corrected herself.  Smile


User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13755 times:

Best from Italian SKY news:

"This aircraft has four engines!"

"it certainly will use almost the whole runway for getting airborne!"

With aircraft lined up and waiting for takeoff:

-"I can see air moving behind the plane, this means the engines are at full power"

after takeoff

"The gear is not coming up! Obiouvsly there is already some problem happening"

"and we remember you, that this plane needs 4 engines to fly"

[Edited 2005-04-27 12:18:12]


If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2330 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13752 times:

Funny stuff you guys... Shows people pretending to know something about stuff they don't have clue as to what is...

Journalists show 1/4 of the story, they focus on what could be an event, but some forget that information is more important  Smile

Boaz...



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineMatty From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13605 times:

Do you not think though that the news has to be "watered" down as to appeal to Joe Public. The average person on the street hasn't a clue what you guys are on about, so to have the slightly infantile descriptions by these so called non-experts, is perhaps for their benefit not yours???

Gloating about your superior aviation knowledge actually looks/sounds worse than a reporter mistaking a runway for a taxiway.

Don't forget you knew nothing about aviation at some point.

Not starting a flaming match but perspectives an' all that !  Smile



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13531 times:

Quoting Matty (Reply 19):
Do you not think though that the news has to be "watered" down as to appeal to Joe Public. The average person on the street hasn't a clue what you guys are on about, so to have the slightly infantile descriptions by these so called non-experts, is perhaps for their benefit not yours???

Gloating about your superior aviation knowledge actually looks/sounds worse than a reporter mistaking a runway for a taxiway.

Joe Public or not: so-called experts should simply NOT tell WRONG facts. Many of them have talked pure bullcrap today and it's annoying. They get a lot of money for their blahblah, so I expect them to be right on basic issues.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2352 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13426 times:
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Some guy at CNN said, the A380 runs "as smooth as a swiss clockwork" .. funny comparison as the Swiss are not involved in the Airbus development
Mario
LH526



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User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13333 times:

"Boeing said the A380 woud need a very very long runway to take off, well the A380 has just showed them they were wrong"
"Of course the A380 is a success ! Just see, airlines have purchased it even before its first flight !"


User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13249 times:

Reporter " Airbus has orders for 154 at 280 million apiece" Yea right , more like 150 million apiece.

User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13174 times:

LH526: The swiss company RUAG Aerospace IS involved in the Airbus A380 development!

25 MarBergi : According to Sky News the A380 can do LHR-SYD with a full load.......
26 Post contains images Backfire : Well done Matty - finally, someone on A.net who actually says something sensible and informed about the media. Perhaps it's time for a new thread on
27 Ready4Pushback : Sky News reported after the A380 took off that "Boeing reports that the first flight is going really well". Think she meant to say Airbus!
28 Post contains images Matty : I heard that too, thought I misheard!! NOW that was funny, as rather than to just make a technical error, that was a rather HUGE verbal fopah!
29 Cruiser : CNN - The A380 will directly compete with Boeing's Dreamliner. BBC - The A380 already has a healthy order book with 154 planes sold to 15 airlines. (T
30 MidnightMike : Not really, in fact it was a compliment as Swiss Watches are known for their perfection.
31 Post contains links and images MarBergi : Boeing 747-100 first flight on Wednesday Maybe she was referring to this.......
32 Post contains images Mika : Lol you guys, say what you want about the media but dont they make our lives that much more fun? I'm almost lying on the floor laughing here, those ar
33 Post contains images Mika : Marbergi, Hehe, yeah i'm sure she had a peek in the a.net forums before goung to work this morning. TOo bad that she didnt notice my "A380 first fligh
34 NCLairport : Just watching sky news the and they asked one of the test pilots about the landing: "we have heard the landing must have been extremely difficult with
35 Mika : LOL, there really is no limit to media's missinformation apparently.
36 Alessandro : Swedish mediaclaimed, only 14 Concordes flew (in reality 20 including the test planes), first passenger doubledecker (jet, yes, but Br-763 and Br-765
37 Mika : Mentioning the swedish media, Swedish newspaper aftonbladet named the A380 as "A380 Airbus", just like Airbus would be the specific name or nickname f
38 Starlionblue : Aftonbladet.se also says "Världens största flygplan har lyft" ("The World's Largest Plane has taken off"). I repeat: And what's the An-225, chopped
39 2H4 : I fail to see how direct quotes amount to incompetent and know-nothing statements. Misinformation is misinformation. 2H4
40 Airforum : Guys, Misunderstandings and wrong information supply are part of every days media coverage. Just take the tsunami disaster as an example, personally I
41 MD95 : When they mention the A380 as the biggest airplane, they should specify "Passenger Airplane" than may be they are right!
42 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : Speakin of faux pas: BaylorAirBear
43 Jush : Damn i usually watch N24 at home but im on holiday in Chile... Maybe i can see a taping of that beautiful mistake the Co-host did... Can only be Claud
44 9A-CRO : there is very big difference between wrong and simplified information simplified information is OK, wrong isn't i certainly wouldn't like to see joru
45 Post contains images Tobi3334 : On the german station N-TV they wrote in there ticker that Fraport (FRA) have to invest 100.000 millon EURO to prepare the airport for the A380. If I'
46 Post contains images Leezyjet : On Colin and Edith on Radio 1 today, in a competition they asked a caller a question regarding the A380. "The largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380
47 JoKeR : A nice "pearl" on BK TV here in Belgrade... "The new super-jumbo A380 can carry 70 cars in its wings..."
48 Khushdesi : i heard this on cnbc world- that the a380 is more fuel efficient than your car.
49 Starlionblue : This is sorta true, if you count per pax with the cars taking 2-3 pax each that is.
50 Astrojet : in the spanish Tele 5 news: The A380 has a weight of 60 tons! And somebody said they had some weigh problems...
51 Elwood64151 : There's a difference between "watered down" and out-and-out untruth. The media isn't supposed to offer its opinion except when editorialising or anal
52 Stirling : And then, There are A380 errors (or oversights) coming from AIRBUS themselves. Take a look at this page and see what I mean! http://www.airbus.com/pro
53 LMML 14/32 : During prime time news on RAI, the Italian state television station, they showed a video of the A380 taking off. They also showed publicity videos of
54 Post contains images GPHOTO : On one large radio station here in the UK I am sure I heard the reporter say that Boeing was going to fight back with the 787, a larger version of its
55 Post contains images N243NW : While on my way to school today I listened to a short report on the 380 saying that it "can carry up to 555 pasengers." Guess he's never heard of Cors
56 Post contains images BCal DC10 : BBC Radio 2 dropped a clanger tonight as I was listening on the way home from work in my car...... The reporter was doing the business news and said "
57 SWISSER : I heard on the radio today, "this aircraft will have workout centers,casinos,a swimming pool and a theather!" Maybe they switched a fact sheet with th
58 Post contains images Airforum : casinos, double beds, etc. ...note the impact of Sir Richard Branson's thoughts on what is possible on the A380. Seems like some ppl got the idea that
59 Post contains images Matty : Lol I was in a rush and couldn't for the life of me, remember how to spell it. But as the French say "That's life" ..................................
60 AirWales : Probably already been said but the fact that everyone keeps saying it will have shops, a gym and a casino still amuses me. VS possibly - but no one el
61 AeroVodochody : The most common one's I've been hearing are: "World's largest airplane" "First double decker airplane" It's only the first one with two full length de
62 Centrair : You know back in the 60s when NASA was doing the Moon misions, they had "Science" journalists. Many had been close to NASA and to the astronauts. They
63 Jfkaua : Anyone listen to Euronews? They actually had their facts straight.. it almost was like hearing an anetter talk. They discussed the different future ve
64 Trintocan : Yes Jfkaua, I viewed the event on Euro News. They were definitely up there with their facts and were remarkably accurate. The only bone that one could
65 Vatveng : More than likely "A330" was just a typo on the announcer's script, you'd be amazed (or not...) at the amount of script proofreading that doesn't happ
66 Post contains links and images 2H4 : .....Almost. View Large View MediumPhoto © Steve Morris 2H4
67 Post contains images AC777233LR : Just on CNN "It's Europe's answer to the Amercican built Boeing 787"
68 CTHEWORLD : Ahh German precision, reminds me why I drive a German car, not one from the U.K.
69 FlyMIA : Yea friends say oh yea that new big plane took off today. And some say yea that is the one that will have a gym and casino in it right? The media can
70 Starrion : Here's the real joke people. On every subject that the media reports on - their level of accuracy is no different. Finances? Aviation? Computers? Poli
71 Jafa39 : Good point mate, the public are content to know it is a huuuge aircraft and one day they might be very excited to fly in one, its all the majority of
72 AR1300 : From our most important channel,the 13: ''the biggest plane in the world'' Aha. Antonov 225? 124? Isn't the Galaxy bigger too? Mike
73 Post contains images KEno : When BBC News conducted a live interview with Singapore Airlines spokesman, the text headline beneath the screen reads :- " Singapore Airlines orders
74 Post contains images PlanesNTrains : My thoughts exactly. Whenever I watch the news and they report on something that is within my field of interest, it is always easy to pick out the er
75 Post contains images PlanesNTrains : Forgot to add, this morning I was watching CNBC and I could have sworn that the woman reporting on the first flight exclaimed something to the effect
76 Tavve : From various newspapers and news on TV, all in Sweden: "The largest aircraft ever made" Some say "The landing gears were not retracted during this ini
77 Leroidescieux : On CNBC this morning... "The Airbus A380 can carry up to 850 passengers."
78 BigMac : You guys crack me up! Can't stop laughing about the errors that the journalists made...
79 Post contains images Geizistgeil : I think it was on german n-tv. In the background they showed the air-to-air scenes and the (female) moderator said:" They just retracted the....this t
80 LH526 : Yeah, off course I know that (I both have a Breitling and Maurice Lacroix) ... but nevertheless it's a funny comparisson. There are some minor swiss
81 Starlionblue : Yes, the gear was retracted, but later in the flight. The Guardian (this morning): "The only slight problem being the late retraction of the landing
82 Jet-lagged : I think it was a BBC anchor I heard who listed a few airlines that had ordered the A380, and inlcuded JAL in the list (the researchers must have gotte
83 AJO : I'm always amazed by ZDF, they certainly know their facts about airplanes and have some interesting people to comment on events (yesterday with the f
84 Post contains images 3green : This reminds me of something that happened to me back in July`91. I was working outdoors with a guy who thought he knew absolutely everything about ev
85 Post contains images Matty : I think you miss the point, Swiss Clockwork, is an expression used here in the UK, meaning, precise, on time and reliable etc etc etc. The expression
86 Airbus A380 : CNA reported this morning... 'The twin-engined superjumbo...'
87 Starlionblue : BBC World strikes again: "The 240 ton plane..." - Switch those numbers and try 420 dude...
88 B741 : From the CBC it said the 747 could carry 416 pax. vs 840 pax. for the 380.
89 Shamrock350 : I was watching SKYnews and they said that Boeing were taking a different approach with boeing's Airbus 787. ????????????????????? lol
90 Stirling : RUAG was/is involved in the wing's trailing edge. They are also involved with Boeing....After all, besides watches, cheese, and cozy little invisible
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