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News On The A380 In FRA!  
User currently offlineA346 From Germany, joined May 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 17344 times:

I already did a search and couldn't find anything about it.
So here are my latest facts I know:

- Landing: Oct.,29th approx. 9 a.m.

- Only people wit an special I.D. will have access to the A380 or are able to get close to it. The area around is widely closed.

- For all of those who want to follow the landing live, there will be an area on the airport on the south apron, across the Terminal 2. You can get there from designated parking areas, only with a shuttle bus. There is no way to see the landing from the arriving Terminals. This area to view the landing will be opened at 5 a.m. and there will be breakfast too.

- Both viewing Decks will be closed, and police won't tolerate parking cars on the Bundestraße and Autobahn.

So this is as much information as I could get from airport employees and it is also on the Fraport homepage ( http://www.fraport.de/cms/press/dok/...irbus_a380_kommt_landung_vom_s.htm )

Hope this helps a little bit.

Maybe we can organize a kind a of a meeting place for Saturday here.
So I am gonna be there for sure. I just don't know how early I should come.

See you sat

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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17294 times:

I will fly through FRA on 27.10 and 1.11. and wont be able to follow any news coverage in between. so I count on you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

please post any vidoes about this you find  Smile



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17277 times:

Great news!  Smile

What aircraft will be in FRA?

Will it feature the Airbus or eurowhite colours?

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17264 times:

Quoting A346 (Thread starter):
Only people wit an special I.D. will have access to the A380 or are able to get close to it. The area around is widely closed.



Quoting A346 (Thread starter):
There is no way to see the landing from the arriving Terminals.

Looks like the A380 is a super, ultra, mega confidential thing.  Yeah sure

Patrick


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17208 times:

I won't be able to access the apron around the A380 with my "yellow level" Fraport ID card? That would be highly unusual...


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineA346 From Germany, joined May 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17163 times:

TriStar500,

I really don't know how it is on the apron. I just know with my "blue level" I.D. card I probably won't be able to get near.
I also think if you have access to the Gates, with your I.D. card you should be able to see the A380.
In my opinion I think you should be able to have access. But I think they will have an extra barrier or something close to the A380.
I am sorry if I am lacking any information but this all I know.
But if you work at the airport, there is lots of information on the intranet.


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17148 times:

Yeah why is all that stuff?
Shitty thing is coming to my land and i'm can barely see it cause airbus is making a fuzz out of it. Or is it Fraport that is doing this confidentiality thing???

Regards
jush



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17076 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 6):
Shitty thing is coming to my land and i'm can barely see it cause airbus is making a fuzz out of it. Or is it Fraport that is doing this confidentiality thing???

Don't forget in which state Frankfurt is and which people are prime minister and interior minister there.


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 16962 times:

Also, the A380 is in FRA not for some publicity show, but because of handling/ taxying and gate positioning tests. If people crowd at the gate, it will be very difficult to conduct all the tests within the very limited time Fraport has.

I can still remember the inaugural A346 flight to FRA - you wouldn't believe, how many Fraport coworkers "accidently" popped up next to the gate when the aircraft arrived on that Saturday (myself included of course). Big grin



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 16907 times:

Anybody remember the Queen Mary 2 in Hamburg? Half a million people where there.

http://www.spiegel.de/reise/metropolen/0,1518,367740,00.html


User currently offlineMatt24wigan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 16824 times:

they have done modifications at singapore for the a380, including new airbridges

User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10677 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16626 times:

Oh yeah, the Queen Mary2. This ship draws crowds wherever whenever. I was in Southampton last year when it came in from New York in tandem with the QE2. Thousands of people - in fog. Later, when the QE2 left and passed her giant successor, it brightened up and the banks of the Solent were full of people.

I guess, FRA authorities are massively afraid of an overwhelming attraction of the A380, fearing traffic jams and blocked access roads. I bet they pray for appalling weather. The viewing spots at either Startbahn West or the US recreation area will be overcrowded for sure.


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16598 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
Will it feature the Airbus or eurowhite colours?

I guess Airbus colors are pretty much eurowhite anyways



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User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16602 times:

Can anyone tell me till when it will be in FRA as I am flying to FRA on the 29 and will be arriving early in the morning 30th....

User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16544 times:

I think it will leave the very same day it arrived.

Regards
jush



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10677 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16498 times:

Last I heard is that the A380 will leave sunday, 8 in the morning (I don´t know if the time is changed from summer to standard this weekend, if not it won´t be very bright at that time in the morning!).

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16470 times:

Quoting NA (Reply 15):
(I don´t know if the time is changed from summer to standard this weekend, if not it won´t be very bright at that time in the morning!).

The time will be changed from summer to standard on Sunday.

Whoohooo, one hour more for boozing in the night from Saturday to Sunday. 

Patrick

[Edited 2005-10-24 17:55:03]

User currently offlineDazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16432 times:

Quoting Matt24wigan (Reply 10):
they have done modifications at singapore for the a380, including new airbridges

Thank you. That's waht everybody wanted to know.  duck 


User currently offlineMatt24wigan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 16340 times:

various other modifications as well m8

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 15249 times:

Is there any ideas what some mods might be at the gate.

Photos

FRA
SIN
etc


Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3564 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 14992 times:

Check out this website about a special programme dealing with the A380 arrival. The oversized A380 looks just great !

http://www.hr-online.de/website/specials/airbus_a380/index.jsp


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 14130 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
What aircraft will be in FRA?

Most likely F-WWOW.


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If I still lived in Madrid I would deffitenley fly up to FRA to see it landing! A lass, I now live back in New York Sad



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User currently offlineSvenvdM From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 13530 times:

Is it possible to see planes docking at Terminal 2 from the McDonald´s viewing/dining area in T2? Is it going to be closed when it lands at 9am? Probably not, because McD is not going to accept that, right?

User currently offlineMandrake From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12463 times:

Dang!! While the BIG BIRD is landing in Sydney on Nov.16, I will be in YVR!

Mandrake



Everything nice has its price, and the nicer, the pricier.
User currently offlineGeizistgeil From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10799 times:

Quoting SvenvdM (Reply 22):
Is it possible to see planes docking at Terminal 2 from the McDonald´s viewing/dining area in T2? Is it going to be closed when it lands at 9am? Probably not, because McD is not going to accept that, right?

I just read that there will be a VIP-Event at the Food-Plaza in Terminal 2, that´s just where McD is also located. So I guess, FraPort has got a deal with McD to have the big windows on their own.
BUT, there is a chance to be invited to this event, just fill out this form from a local radio station and you could be the lucky one, who could see the a/c from near:

The lucky draw

Just reduced my chance to win  psst , but perhaps some other a.netter will have luck and could post cool photos next week  bigthumbsup 



"If the Wright brothers were alive today. Wilbur would have to fire Orville to reduce costs" (H. Kelleher)
25 FlyingZacko : So what about the spot right next to the A5, where you can shoot the 25 Approach. Is that going to be open or not, cus that's where I wanted to go ass
26 FlyinTLow : I have to work on the ramp on saturday (the cruelty in that is unbearable *g*) and all I have is just a regular yellow ID and I haven't heard of any
27 ZRH : This is not Airbus which makes a fuzz out of it because of confidentiality. It is rather Fraport, they are simply afraid that too many people will co
28 Fraport : Right and wrong. It IS Airbus that makes a fuss because they don't wish any troubles during the tests. I've some connections to the department at Fra
29 FlyinTLow : When the A380 overflew Hamburg, there were 150000 people there watching that spectacle. Now just imagine what is going to happen in Frankfurt now tha
30 FlyingZacko : Grüß dich Low, heute abend mal wieder telefonieren. So what about that little bicycle trail next to the A5? I will be able to go there won't I? I pr
31 Fraport : You're absolutely right. Maybe I made my sentence a little bit misleading. I meant that it WOULD be embarrassing IF they could not handle it. But by
32 FlyingZacko : Where is the "south" supposed to be? The south of the airport is the USAF base. Cheers, Sebastian
33 Fraport : The South of the airport WAS the USAF base. As far as I know it's gonna be exactly that area.
34 FlyingZacko : Oh I see, sorry if this has been said before but how do you get there? Cheers, Sebastian
35 Post contains images FlyAUA : Woooohooooo! I completely forgot. I guess Austria will have the same this weekend then if you have it in Germany. Would love to come see the A380 aga
36 Post contains images NumberTwelve : I think there will be lots of traffic jam - FRA has to work fine, because other air traffic has to run as usual. The a380 is not a weak headed preside
37 Airboeing : Wouldn't it been easier to see her in Toulouse then ?
38 NumberTwelve : Sure, Airboeing - on the other hand, FRA visit also is "unique": they test ground handling like air bridges etc. In FRA 3 air bridges are planned, 2 f
39 Post contains images Sabena332 : Yes, the whole EU is changing from summer to standard time next weekend. I was thinking about coming to FRA on Saturday but I am not happy with three
40 Thorben : You'll need a lot of alcohol when your glorious team loses against Paderborn. And flying Sh*thansa after your team loses, you have a big head, and go
41 TheSonntag : Take the train or fly via Berlin with DBA!!!
42 Post contains links and images Sabena332 : This will be a friggin interesting game since both Bochum and Paderborn are doing well lately. But I have no doubt, Bochum will win Friday night, it'
43 Thorben : Or fly via DXB with EK.
44 Post contains images Airboeing : Yeah this sounds great to see indeed... Hope there'll be a lot of pics ! And I thank you all for sharing it here
45 Post contains images Sabena332 : Impossible, I had to fly to DXB on Friday and I would miss the football game. Seriously, a few months ago I flew HAM-DUS via CDG. Patrick
46 Post contains links A346 : I got another link with more info.... http://www.fraport.de/cms/a380/dokbin/70/70171.programm_a380@de.pdf Anyone with a "blue level" Airport I.D. want
47 Post contains images FlyAUA : I wholeheartedly support your decision Patrick. Would have done the same myself Wow, and I thought I was crazy for doing VIE-GVA via CDG
48 FlyinTLow : Sorry Zacko, totally missed your message there. Yeah, working the 5:30 shift. More than welcome to stop by the night before, and I'll take you to the
49 Cymro : Sorry to be a bit off topic but when did the A380 fly over Hamburg? Was it over the Airbus factory for the workers?
50 FlyingZacko : Must have been about two months ago. Airbus had a special thing going for the workers and their families. Cheers, Sebastian
51 Thorben : The 0:4 against St.Pauli yesterday was a good preparation for the game on Friday. And I once flew TXL-ARL via MUC.
52 Sabena332 : Yes, they will be even more motivated on Friday. And...who cares about the Pokal? Where is ARL? Patrick
53 Thorben : Sorry, I meant ARN (Stockholm Arlanda).
54 Post contains images HT : 550 / 3 = 150 ???? My ten fingers compute the result as 183.3 Looks like I´d better stay in T1 during connecting flights on Saturday afternoon ... -
55 Stu1978 : Will there be a cost or payment to get into this old USAF base to witness the arrival ? Also any locals now what the weax is looking like for the wkd
56 Post contains images A346 : Weather forecast for Saturday Octh, 29th, for FRA: - temp.: 10�C - no rain - wind SE with 6km/h - Airpressure: 1020 hPa so it looks fairly good.
57 Stu1978 : A346 ..............thanks for the info. Hopefully the weax will play ball so everybody can view and see this beast in decent weather. stu
58 Birdwatching : In case anybody needs a lift... I will be driving up A5 from Freiburg to FRA, leaving at around 2 AM in Freiburg on Saturday. If you live along the wa
59 Jbond : It will be the Eurowhite cls, s/n 004 F-WWDD.... Yann/FFAS
60 MEA330 : It makes sense that s/n 004 F-WWDD will make the trip as it is expected to have Emirates Stickers in DXB for the Dubai AirShow and maybe Qantas colors
61 PUnmuth@VIE : when will it leave FRA. On Saturday or on Sunday morning?
62 Cymro : Thanks for the info FlyingZacko, fingers crossed they will do one for Broughton sometime soon!
63 Andreas : Sunday morning, afaik around 9am.
64 Post contains images Fraport : We have CAT III today - for the first time this year. You know what that means for the landing if we have similiar weather tomorrow?
65 FraT : Some more information. All spotter points will be closed. So no chance to go to the A5 point. No parking right at the airport. You have to drive to th
66 Post contains images Andreas : I find this.....EXTREMELY ANNOYING, to say the least!!! So do they expect me to close my windows and NOT get out on my balcony since I'll certainly be
67 FraT : Birdwatching, I think, the event starts at 05.00 AM so there should be busses. If you are coming from the south follow the signs to the arena. You can
68 Andreas : @birdwatching: Coming on the A5 from the South turn right at Frankfurter Kreuz onto the A3 direction Wuerzburg, then at Frankfurt Sued onto the B43 di
69 Post contains images Andreas : I was being just a little bit sarcastic And no, I don't think this is the best way to prevent chaos, on the contrary, it'll end up in a mess because
70 NA : The most ridiculous thing is the last minute apply of the mayor of Frankfurts (ugly) neighbour town Offenbach to forbid the A380 landing. What a moron
71 A346 : Do you guys think it is gonna be early enough if I am there at 0630 - 0645ish to get a good spot or, should i come earlier ? regards
72 Post contains images Aloges : Just booked my train ticket!
73 Tom3 : Is it now allowed to go to the A5 Spotting Point or not ? Or do I have to go to a parking , and take a shuttle bus for the south area (USAFBase) ` Kin
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