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A380 In LHR?  
User currently offlineAesch From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

I was looking out my window and noticed this aircraft on approach to Heathrow... 30/05 about 19:45. At first i thought it was an 747 SP... but at closer look... i think it was an A380. Did i dream or was it reality? IF so... what is it doing in LHR?

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User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Here are my guesses, if the A380 did indeed arrive at LHR, IM sure there will be photos very soon. . . But Im going with one of the below widebodys. . .


19.40 BA238 BOSTON LANDED 1934
19.45 BA325 PARIS CDG EXPECTED 2003
19.45 CX1224 GLASGOW EXPECTED 2030
19.50 SK533 STOCKHOLM LANDED 1952
19.55 SU582 TOKYO VIA
MOSCOW EXPECTED 2012


User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Maybe a A340 with flatulence?

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Perhaps a test flight with first time landing at an other airport than TLS. But I doubt that they would choose such a busy airport like LHR.

[Edited 2005-05-30 21:50:41]

User currently offlineDazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 578 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Quoting Aesch (Thread starter):
Did I dream or was it reality

You dreamed. The A380 has not landed on any other Airport than TLS yet.

Ciao
Daniel


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

my guess is a beluga, from the front i personally think they look quite similar with the big fore head


You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Yes it is neck and neck between the beluga and the A380 for the king of the slaphead crown!

User currently offlineBoogyJay From France, joined May 2005, 490 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Quoting Aesch (Thread starter):
At first i thought it was an 747 SP



Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 5):
my guess is a beluga

A 4 engine Beluga maybe?

Anyway, I doubt they will bring the A380 at LHR without announcing it, the flight-test campaign has just begun, there is no way they will bring it around yet.

The demonstration flights will be held late this year - early 2006 if I recall correctly... Until then it's gonna be a lot of TLS-TLS flights... with maybe some flights to XFW (e.g. interior fitting?)...


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I saw some telex at my work that it may visit CDG during nighttime and this would cause specific runway closure. But of course I don't know more about this...  Confused Dates mentioned were May 30/31 indeed! So I may be true it visits LHR as well? Who tells more?

Rgds
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Perhaps you had the time wrong and saw an IL-82 - they look very stumpy, and have 4 engines.

Other than that, insanity.



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

Quoting Aesch (Thread starter):
I was looking out my window and noticed this aircraft on approach to Heathrow... 30/05 about 19:45. At first i thought it was an 747 SP... but at closer look... i think it was an A380. Did i dream or was it reality? IF so... what is it doing in LHR?

Check this tomorrow and if you find F-WWOW then I guess it was there  Smile

http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/heathrow/maylhrindex.html



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