Luchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 469 posts, RR: 8 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 26079 times:
He is Belgian ánd he is leading the Emirates-Airbus A380 integration program: captain Patrick De Roeck was the very first commercial pilot to fly the Airbus A380 for Emirates Airlines on the Dubai Air Show, escorted by the 'Patrouille De France'. Have a look at the images here: http://www.luchtzak.be/article10645.html
Scallar From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 25118 times:
Great pics! Thanks for sharing. W(w)ow, the more pics of the A380 I see, the more beautiful it gets. In the first picture there, are they flying over "The Palm", the artificial luxury islands they're building in Dubai for the rich people?
Milan320 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 872 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 24847 times:
Quoting Lehpron (Reply 2): Man if those escorts must be far enough from the wake vortex of the A380, otherwise we would be able to see the interaction with the streams leaving those jets.
That's what I thought or perhaps in the end, the whole wake-vortex "controversy" has been blown out of proportion, especially here on a.net.
Recall the small corvette chase plane photographing the A380? It certainly wasn't far and wasn't affected by the wake vortices.
MD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2777 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 24489 times:
There is no wake vortex controversy....for pete's sake. It's the wake turbulence that is the current issue.
[Main Entry: vor·tex
1 a : a mass of fluid (as a liquid) with a whirling or circular motion that tends to form a cavity or vacuum in the center of the circle and to draw toward this cavity or vacuum bodies subject to its action; especially : WHIRLPOOL, EDDY b : a region within a body of fluid in which the fluid elements have an angular velocity
2 : something that resembles a whirlpool
Main Entry: tur·bu·lence
: the quality or state of being turbulent : as a : wild commotion b : irregular atmospheric motion especially when characterized by up-and-down currents c : departure in a fluid from a smooth flow
Air caught in a vortex is still considered smooth flow, as all air parcels within it share very similar angular velocities.
Goaliemn From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 463 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 22825 times:
Quoting MD80fanatic (Reply 14): Air caught in a vortex is still considered smooth flow, as all air parcels within it share very similar angular velocities.
you've apparently never been in a cessna taking off behind a A320. There is definately some turbulance behind a larger plane. I've gotten caught in vortexi being 737s and DC10s in flight as well. Flying around SFO airspace, you run into that.
NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 20185 times:
Quoting Milan320 (Reply 12): Recall the small corvette chase plane photographing the A380? It certainly wasn't far and wasn't affected by the wake vortices.
Don't forget that alongside the aircraft there isn't much vortex wake. If that aircraft were to fly about half a mile behind the A380, it would encounter the wake. Typically, the wake follows the aircraft about 20-30 seconds after the aircraft passes, to give you some idea of the distance.
Stand at the end of an airport runway on a calm day and wait for the wake to hit you - a very surreal experience with an eery wind!
: Looks to me like the Alphas are flying just abreast where the vortexes would form. Little to no danger from their position.
: what i find amazing is that the alpha jet nearly fits on the wing surface, nose to tail, at the wing root. that is simply MASSIVE...