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A380 Fills 4 Most Popular A.net Photos!  
User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2728 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5740 times:

Can't remember the last time one single aeroplane managed to fill all 4 sports reserved for the most popular pictures of the day on airliners.net!

http://www.airliners.net/search/index.main

Guess she will be on all newspaper covers by tomorrow too!

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User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

Well, if you go and look at the most popular pictures of all time, they're all 747s.


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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

Anti,


The 747 has been around somewhat more than the 1 day that the A380 has been though  Wink


User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

It's like that. I believe that the A380 is mostly an "engineer masterpiece" rather than a beauty of a plane....

Regards



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User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

Mika: of course, I never tried to imply otherwise. Just stating a fact. They're 2 of the most remarkable feats in aviation history.


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User currently offlineFloris From Netherlands, joined Jun 2003, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

This truly is a non topic. I can't even see why anybody would be surprised by this.

User currently offlinePixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

Sam Chui described the A380 take off as "the biggest aviation news in the decade, if not this century!" in his photos of the event. Maybe he'll be right (although the century has a fair bit to go yet). The event of the 20th century was probably Concorde at the time, but in retrospect the 747 turned out to be a more important milestone. I get the feeling that the 787 won't be different enough to generate similar media interest on its maiden flight - although no doubt a.net will be buzzing when it happens.  Wink

Pete


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4763 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Quoting LIPH (Reply 3):
I believe that the A380 is mostly an "engineer masterpiece"

McDonnell Douglas and Boeing were both looking at full-length double deckers while Airbus was still masturbating. I personally don't see it as a big deal.

The Concorde to me was an engineering masterpiece...



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User currently offlineKFly From Australia, joined May 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7):
McDonnell Douglas and Boeing were both looking at full-length double deckers while Airbus was still masturbating. I personally don't see it as a big deal.

But they didn't build one and flew it successfully, did they?  Wink


K



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User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7):
McDonnell Douglas and Boeing were both looking at full-length double deckers while Airbus was still masturbating

Why didn't they ended up the job ? Anyway the A380 still remains an ugly aircraft...



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User currently offlineReady4Pushback From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 1):
Well, if you go and look at the most popular pictures of all time, they're all 747s.

What a very negative comment (given the context of this thread). Do I detect some jealousy here?

Of course the 747 has had more views than the A380 - it's been around a few decades more!


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6194 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5221 times:

What do you guys expect? Its the first flight and in Europe where Aviation photography is huge! I don't find it to be any big deal.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7):
McDonnell Douglas and Boeing were both looking at full-length double deckers while Airbus was still masturbating.

Bitter hard-core Boeing fans are always very classy.


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5300 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7):
McDonnell Douglas and Boeing were both looking at full-length double deckers while Airbus was still masturbating. I personally don't see it as a big deal.

How long do they normally look at it in the US before they start doing something?

Quoting Sabenapilot (Thread starter):
Can't remember the last time one single aeroplane managed to fill all 4 sports reserved for the most popular pictures of the day on airliners.net!

Because it's the biggest milestone in Aviation history. And it will probably always stay like that as well.. Be honoust, the 787 is just a new version of the 767, I know they use plastic, but that has the 380 as well...

What a wonderfull day!! Thanks Airbus!

KL911


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4962 times:

It's only because there are no more than four pictures available.

Had there been 25 pics, then they would have been the 25 most popular pics.



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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5300 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 18):
It's only because there are no more than four pictures available.

Had there been 25 pics, then they would have been the 25 most popular pics.

Lol! So true!


User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7):
McDonnell Douglas and Boeing were both looking at full-length double deckers while Airbus was still masturbating. I personally don't see it as a big deal.

That's the key -- Looking. They didn't DO it.

I disagree with you, it IS a engineering wonder.

1011yyz



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4763 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 14):
Bitter hard-core Boeing fans are always very classy.

Try again bro. Yes I may love Boeing, but I have great appreciation of Airbus aircraft too...

I continue to find it odd that people cannot appreciate both manufacturers. I may prefer Boeing, but I love them both. Without Boeing, there wouldn't be Airbus and without Airbus, there wouldn't be many of the technological advances, and there wouldn't be a need for Boeing to improve. I understand we all have preferences, lord knows I do in many areas of my life, but does that mean we have to hate or get our arms in a twist everytime someone says something supportive or unsupportive about one of the manufactures.

Personally, I think the A330-200 (GE Engines of course) is one of the most beautiful planes in the sky right now Smile I'm still trying to get on one.

Also, w/o Airbus (its predecessors) we wouldn't have one of the all-time most beautiful planes - the Concorde.

All in good fun guys!



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4706 times:
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Quoting KL911 (Reply 17):
Because it's the biggest milestone in Aviation history

While impressive, it's hardly the biggest milestone in aviation history.


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 17):
Because it's the biggest milestone in Aviation history. And it will probably always stay like that as well.. Be honoust, the 787 is just a new version of the 767, I know they use plastic, but that has the 380 as well...

This is nowhere near the biggest milestone in aviation history. It is a milestone for sure, but the biggest? Hardly. I believe that title will be forever held by Orville and Wilbur.  Wink

All the A380 is is a bigger plane. I'm happy to see it fly, but it doesn't mean THAT MUCH for aviation in general. If anything, it's the biggest milestone in Airbus history, but that's it.


User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

Anything that redefines the boundaries can be considered a milestone, as for whether its the biggest or not, it depends on where you're looking from - airline, civil, military, analyst - and what that milestone has done for you in your specific area of the industry. The A380 is certainly up there with the best of them, after 707, 747 and Concorde. Depends on your criteria. If you look at the A380 design in terms of its 5,000psi system, material usage (glare), onboard data and monitoring systems and so on, each one is taking the civil industry to new heights.

User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4606 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 27):
Hardly. I believe that title will be forever held by Orville and Wilbur. Wink

I concur and agree wholeheartedly. NO one will come out with a plane that will overshadow the originals. Just because it didn't' happen in our lifetime, doesn't mean it isn't significant.

Quoting friendlessness (Reply 27):
All the A is is a bigger plane. I'm happy to see it fly, but it doesn't mean THAT MUCH for aviation in general. If anything, it's the biggest milestone in Airbus history, but that's it.

It means a lot for EUROPE. To me, and the rest of the world, it's an impressive display of human thought, design and ingenuity. (No matter how you look at it, there IS some ingenuity built into this airplane).

This airplane meant a lot to Europe, and for that, I applaud todays success.

Now, having said that, I would NEVER take away from any other country's manufacturer. I think that Embraer, Bombardier and Boeing among others, are all fine manufacturers with fine aircraft.

This was a big moment for Europe.

1011yyz



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User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4507 times:

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 10):
What a very negative comment (given the context of this thread). Do I detect some jealousy here?

Easy there, mate. I was just pointing out a fact, a mere coincidence. It never crossed my mind to troll or anything of the sort. I'm just as happy about the A380 as most people on this site, and proud of being european, for sure.



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 26):
While impressive, it's hardly the biggest milestone in aviation history

I agree... I couldn't be better right now.

P.S.

Quoting LIPH (Reply 30):
....Masturbating...? Yeah...the BIGGEST milestone in aviation history....The LARGER....The HARDER....!!!
It looks like it's coming a hardcore topic uh ?!?

you guys need help!



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

Guess any Aircraft whose Test Flight is so awaited would get many hits.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
25 Columbia107 : Ah yes the most popular but certainly not the biggest milestone in aviation history. That remains the domain of the Shuttle - half plane, half aircraf
26 Jush : Well yeah and while airbus was still doing what you said. Boeing and MD threw away that idea because they couldnt cope with the problems provided by
27 Bongo : A380 Fills 10 in a row Most Popular A.net Photos!
28 ChrisNH : If someone is going to point to the 747 as being a milestone, then the A380 certainly is one also. Can't say 'yes' to the 747 and 'no' to the A380. I
29 BOSPMV : yea, a departute towars ugly ass planes, such as the a380
30 Qantas077 : last time i looked the 747 flew over 30 years ago, last time i looked it had a double deck too! albeit a shorter one but a double deck none the less,
31 Post contains links and images Canberra : A shame the best "testflight photo" is not among them! View Large View MediumPhoto © S.Beilliard All the best, Michael
32 Mauriceb : its now even dominating the top 24 of the day...... no other aircraft is between the A380 photos
33 Post contains images Monteycarlos : Don't bait anyone with a comment like that.... Yeah I agree... Nah flying 120ft is no achievement! (kidding - I do realise the importance of this). I
34 Gary2880 : i cant wait for the 787 to fly so i can come here and continually bash it with such stupid comments as yours, as it is such an ugly ass plane
35 A350 : There is only one A380 photo among the 30 all-time most popular photos, and not even a beautiful one. I hope that F-WWOW will do a round-the-world tri
36 Post contains links and images Sabenapilot : Today, we are 3 days after the first flight of the A380 and still the A380-800 is filling all 4 top spots in the most popular photo list on the photo
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