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What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?  
User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

I don't recognize the chase aircraft in this picture. It looks similar to a Lear 35, except it is not a T-tail.

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

looks like a Falcon 10

[Edited 2005-04-29 04:26:02]


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User currently offlineCrjonbeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5033 times:

i could be wrong, but it has a striking resemblance to a rockwell sabreliner

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5022 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
looks like a Falcon 50

No a Falcon 50 has 3 engines, and doesn't have tip tanks.
Could it be a Falcon 20 with tip tanks?
I don't know of a Sabreliner with tip tanks.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5019 times:
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It's an Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette.


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User currently offlineSk902hvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5013 times:

It's an Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette 100 owned by Airbus.


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Dang, 2H4 beat me to it!  bigthumbsup 

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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4989 times:
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Here are more photos of the actual chaseplane:



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Photo © Gustavo Bertrán - Iberian Spotters




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Photo © Jorge Abreu - Madeira Spotters
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User currently offlineCrjonbeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):

good eye! it's been ages since i've seen a corvette! i knew the tip tanks were a long shot, buy hey, i've seen some obscure planes w/ tip tanks, so i figured i would take a guess. thinking back, the horizontal stab is lower on the tail w/ the sabreliner.

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 3):
Could it be a Falcon 20 with tip tanks?

just a little FYI...

the falcon is a bit larger w/o the downward slope to the upper aft fuselage and w/o the intake found on top of the fuselage above the engines(common on the lear series)

i can definitely see where you can confuse them though. falcon passed through my head as well because of the angled tail.


User currently offlineSk902hvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

Interesting that the plane in the above photos is not owned by Airbus, but by Aero Vision. Is Aero Vision an Airbus subsidiary? Why wouldn't Airbus use its own Corvettes?

sk902hvy


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

Thanks for your help everyone. It only took 13 minutes for the answer.
I looked up the aircraft data on this model. It was built from 1972 to 1977, with only 40 built. It is a nice looking plane.

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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12945 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4875 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
Here are more photos of the actual chaseplane:

Now we know where Boeing got the idea for their new house livery  Smile



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

What exactly does the Chase Aircraft do during a Test flight of this kind.How many members totally travel on board.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8034 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

Quoting Sk902hvy (Reply 8):
Interesting that the plane in the above photos is not owned by Airbus, but by Aero Vision. Is Aero Vision an Airbus subsidiary? Why wouldn't Airbus use its own Corvettes?

Maybe the Aero Vision plane was specially equipped with recording cameras to monitor the flight of the A380? The Corvette owned by Airbus is probably still in its executive configuration, so it's probably used to transport Airbus officials around Europe.


User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4670 posts, RR: 77
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4656 times:
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NO, Ray
That aircraft is dedicated to air shots and case-plane duties, and equipped accordingly.
All the AI official aerial shots were from that airplane.
Considering the stability of the AI videoshots,there is one mean formation pilot on board.
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