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A380 Seen From Space  
User currently offlineRingway From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 51 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10507 times:

Have searched to see if this has already been posted, but to no avail, so here goes...

The BBC website has a picture of the A380 on the ground at Paris taken from an altitude of 450km.

It shows a comparison with the A340 just further along the taxi way.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4103032.stm

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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9985 times:

Wow the wings are huge on the A380. I love both of the aircraft in that picture.
The taxi way looks like a cycle path compared to the A380. Big grin  Big grin


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9470 times:

I'm still waiting for Airbus to do a side-b-yside comparison between the A380 and 747-400... Surely they can get one to be flown to TLS somehow..

Chris



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User currently offlineSjoerd From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9441 times:

Here is a better picture...

http://www.digitalglobe.com/images/q...bourget_airshow_june12_2005_dg.jpg

Sjoerd



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User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9148 times:

Thats sooooooo cool.


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User currently offlineAC787 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9065 times:

Isn't there 747's at LeBourget? It looks like theres 2 in the satelite image

User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9025 times:

Ac787,Indeed there are two 747's in the picture. one is a 747-100 in the le bourget museum (worth the extra 3 euro to go in),


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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2941 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9012 times:

http://www.digitalglobe.com/images/qb/le_bourget_airshow_june12_2005_dg.jpg


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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9021 times:

Man that plane is huge. I guess I'm pretty anxious to get on a flight and be riding on one of them. With the delays Airbus has stated, which carrier will receive their A380 first?

Regards.


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 8976 times:

Wow...big friggen deal....apparently you can also see Cessnas from space. The top area of the A380 is not all that large compared to the A346, 773, 747 etc, its the fact that it has 2 full decks and also its width.

Seen from space....so?



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8475 times:
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It's a great picture, it gives us a real perspective on the size of the A380, the A346 looks deceptively small in that picture even though it's standing much further away.


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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8352 times:

Sorry for being a bit harsh in my prior post. The thread title made me think it was a 'its so big you can see it from space' post. It is a very cool picture and thanks for posting it.

 Sad  Sad



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8350 times:

Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 9):
Wow...big friggen deal

Nobody said it was a big deal that it can be seen from space.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3992 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8262 times:

Look at how they parked the 747 that is near the DC-10. It looks like the tail of the 747 is right over the wing of the DC-10. Surely they could of found a better parking space for that either one of those planes.


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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8246 times:

JpetekYXMD80: If you'd waited 10 seconds before your second post, my post wouldn't have looked so stupid!

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