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A380 & A340 Formation Flying Over Alps  
User currently offlineIvo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17985 times:

I' ve got some nice photo's I like to share


You have to click on the photo's.

Cheers,

Ivo

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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17928 times:

WOW nice! thankyou for sharing! looks beautiful!
edit:
well it shows how beautiful the A346 is compared to the A380 or how ugly the A380 is compared to the A346.
And even though I know the A380 is bigger than the A380, the A346 looks just as big as the A380

[Edited 2005-09-23 13:53:00]

User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17860 times:

Thnx for sharing

fugly  Wink


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17720 times:

Since starting test flights earlier this year, the A380 has flown over 300 hours, occasionally touching speeds close to the sound barrier, or Mach 0.95, when thrown into a test dive. MTOW V1 full braking tests are underway.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5761 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17613 times:

Great pics -- the two look so graceful flying together

User currently offlineEha From France, joined May 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17608 times:

Quoting Ivo (Thread starter):
I' ve got some nice photo's I like to share

Some of them also available here :

http://www.skipass.com/forums/enmont...direct/pyrenees/sujet-51171-0.html

It is over the Pyrenees, not the Alps. It is dated June 1st apparently.

E.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6939 posts, RR: 63
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17514 times:

Aaaaaaaaah... Eight Rolls-Royce Trents in close formation!

Thanks for the great pictures!


User currently offlineEha From France, joined May 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17494 times:

Not far from the Pyrenees, the A380 in Tarbes:

http://www.tarbes.cci.fr/aeroport/a380.htm (August 10th)

E.


User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17484 times:

WOW!

I would pay at least 10.000,-- USD to be in the chase plane and have the chance to take pictures like you did .....
I ve got the wrong job ...


Robin



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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1873 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17367 times:

WOW! Tarbes A380 ready....
It would be impressive to see some pilgrim charters in the future...
Teva



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17365 times:

Just great ! For me, those shots with the A346 in the foreground resemble a whale (A346) floating through oceanic waters with its cub (A380) close by (yeah I know that it should be the other way round, but the A346 is bigger in these pics).
also, in comparison the A380 appears to be much smaller than the A346, but thats only due to the 380´s bigger (and higher) fuselage which gives it a more compact appearance ...
-HT



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User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17335 times:

You know, the more I see the A380, the more I think it will look much better if stretched.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 17266 times:

Fantastic.
Is this Formation Flying for a Photo shoot.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 17242 times:

Nice photo's!!
The second photo (58kB) is captured from what kind of airplane? I believe it isn't made from the a340!?
Anyway! Realy nice photo's!!!

Cheers,

Wouter



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 17114 times:

Quoting 777klm (Reply 13):
The second photo (58kB) is captured from what kind of airplane? I believe it isn't made from the a340!?

Well, there was obviously a chase plane of some sort, so the thing to keep in mind was that there were three aircraft involved here.



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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 17093 times:

Those are truly nice photos.

Actually the best aesthetic feature of the 380 is that it makes the other Airbus family members look better when it is present in the same photo. Kind of like when women bring along their not-so-attractive friends to make themselves look better.

The 346 looks graceful in that photo.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17026 times:

looks like the chase plane was an a319/a320 based on that wing in picture #2
and if you look closely in pic #2 you see a small chase plane in the top of the picture, so 4 aircraft were involved in this photo shooting?

[Edited 2005-09-23 16:24:10]

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17008 times:

Nah. These are all from different photo shoots. That one was a formation with an A318, and someone took it.

You can see the chace plane in the distance even of that shot.

N


User currently offlineBoogyJay From France, joined May 2005, 490 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17003 times:

Quoting 777klm (Reply 13):
The second photo (58kB) is captured from what kind of airplane? I believe it isn't made from the a340!?

It is the A318. IIRC, they took these shots when coming back from (or going to) LBG for the Air Show.

Here is another one taken from the inside of the A318 cockpit:



User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 16737 times:

Quoting BoogyJay (Reply 18):
Here is another one taken from the inside of the A318 cockpit:

WOOOOOOW!!!  eyepopping 

Really great pictures!!

Thanks for sharing



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User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 16567 times:

Quoting 777klm (Reply 13):
The second photo (58kB) is captured from what kind of airplane? I believe it isn't made from the a340!?

These were PRIVATE pictures taken over the Pyrenees by the A318 pilot prior to Le Bourget Airshow.

I remember he was quite disappointed to see these pics already available on the net only a few hours after he actually landed!!!!

Truthfully, nobody has the right to distribute them...but what can he do?



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2892 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 16505 times:

Fantastic pictures mate, thanks a ton for sharing

User currently offlineBirdbrainz From United States of America, joined May 2005, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 16442 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 1):
well it shows how beautiful the A346 is compared to the A380 or how ugly the A380 is compared to the A346.

I'm glad someone else thinks so. It's funny, I think the 318 looks extremely cute, but the 380, well, ahhh. I think it's the mid-height cockpit, for starters.



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User currently offlineTAP340 From Portugal, joined Oct 2004, 102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15905 times:

Quoting N79969 (Reply 15):
Kind of like when women bring along their not-so-attractive friends to make themselves look better.

That one was brilliant...!

On topic: Great photos! Do you have more?  spin 


User currently offlineSingel09 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 15358 times:
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and the amazing thing ... I would choose the A340-600 for looks every second of the day over the A380 ... swan versus ugly duck

Mause


25 HT1000 : They must have turned off their TCAS ?! Great pics. Thanks for sharing all ! HT1000
26 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Great Pics cheers Lee
27 Geo772 : TCAS works on closure rate as well as distance so they could well have had it turned on, or set to Traffic Advisory only mode rather than Resolution A
28 Airbuff : Wow...Not that I am really an airbus fan, I have to admit that I love that A346. The 340's in my opinion are the nicest looking planes out there.
29 Post contains links Jacobin777 : I wonder if these are the same pics from the link which I started a few months ago... WOW...A380 And A318 Flying Side-by-side!
30 AA87 : I have to vote with the 340 too. Just beautiful, plain and simple. That said, A380-600, anyone ?
31 Omoo : Nice Photos....thanks for sharing....
32 Lando : The A340 does look very nice. The A380 is just plain ugly right now. I dont like how the nose is shaped, otherwise it is an awesome plane.
33 ThereAndBack : I think I am the only one here who likes the way the A380 looks. I even like the nose... over all it is such a cool plane.
34 N79969 : Nice to hear. As they say, "Fat girls need lovin' too"
35 Mandrake : It is unfortunate that the photo is controversial re its origins. I see it as a missed opportunity if the two were actually flying together. Greatest
36 SATX : Excellent photos, and I'm glad to hear such positive remarks about the 346, which just happens to be my favorite plane regarding exterior looks.
37 KLM685 : Hey there!! Amazing pictures!!!!!! I dream of being on one of those A380 flying over such beautiful landscapes and living a fantasy many of us have. T
38 AirPacific747 : I second that. It also gives the A380 a big forehead which doesn't look good, but I understand that it is more aerodynamic to make it look the way it
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