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A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)  
User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6939 posts, RR: 63
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4269 times:

Right place at the right time. Walking the dogs on a beautiful clear day and carrying my binoculars so as to spot birds, I noticed something big and white flying slowly. To the naked eye it looked curiously familiar and with the binoculars there was no doubt: an A380.

11.56am. It was flying north or maybe a little north-east. Perhaps on its way to Hamburg? It was all-white so which one was it?

So that's my first view of an A380. And rather splendid it was too!

Anyone else see it?

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User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

Plenty of A380 sightings  Smile I think I just saw one take off in LIS on hour ago. But I may be mistaken.


I scratch my head, therefore I am.
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

I hope one of them will make it to ZRH soon and doesn't only fly "over" it ...
cheers



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

Yes, over MUC as well!
They're invading us!  Smile

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 1):
Plenty of A380 sightings Smile I think I just saw one take off in LIS on hour ago. But I may be mistaken.



Like most of life's problems, this one can be solved with bending -- Bender Unit 22
User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 3):
Yes, over MUC as well!

Are joking or are you sure? I did see an aircraft that looked like it flying over Munich at about 12:20, but I could not stop my car and I was not sure.


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3914 times:

How high was it? Cruising altitude or low fly-over?

Georg


User currently offlineMagic48 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 5):
How high was it? Cruising altitude or low fly-over?

As it might have been headed to HAM it probably had cruising altitude over ZRH. Being located in Zurich myself, I am so unlucky not to have seen the big whale this morning  Sad
What amazes me more is that the A380 was spotted in LIS. I wonder if that was the same plane...


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

Quoting Magic48 (Reply 6):
What amazes me more is that the A380 was spotted in LIS. I wonder if that was the same plane...

Not unless it went very hypersonic. I spotted "it" (or whatever else it was that I saw) about 5 minutes before the A380 was spotted in ZRH.



I scratch my head, therefore I am.
User currently offlineSULUK From Switzerland, joined Jul 2005, 115 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Cant wait until one of these birds actually lands in ZRH...
Fantastic airplane...



we are swissair /+/
User currently onlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

Quoting PM (Thread starter):
Right place at the right time.

Unfortunately I was at the wrong place at the wrong time....  Wink


User currently offlineJbond From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

it was seen everywhere!
the 04 was to go to OBF/Germany


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

Quoting Jbond (Reply 10):
the 04 was to go to OBF/Germany

Are you 100% sure about that ? Testing with the DLR ?



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Yes, it was on the way to Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineBakestar From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

I think i just saw the entire A380 fleet take off from Wangaratta airport, and do formation barrel rolls followed by 'buzzing' the tower!!!!!!!!

Unfortunatly i didn't have my camera, so no evidence.

 Wink
 duck 



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
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I must have just taken off in the CO flight to EWR.


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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

The A-380 is just on the way to Basel ex Toulouse right now. Estimated arrival time is currently 11:13. It will be F-WWDD and will at least do a touch-and-go.

Real aircraft fly to real airports ladies Big grin

RJ100



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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

RJ100, any chance to have some pictures ?

[Edited 2006-03-23 11:27:59]


Whatever
User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

RJ100, any chance to have some pictures ?


Whatever
User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 15):
The A-380 is just on the way to Basel ex Toulouse right now. Estimated arrival time is currently 11:13. It will be F-WWDD and will at least do a touch-and-go.

What?????!!!!!! Now its 11:30... I am near BSL airport, it is already gone???



Next flight: hopefully soon...
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Estimated arrival time is now 11:42 so hurry up dear HB-DAN!  Smile Big grin

It seems someone from eapforum is there to make some pictures. I'll post a link if some pics will be available.

It is unclear yet but it's possible that they will do a full stop.

Regards,
RJ100  Smile



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User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

 Sad No touch and go... They made only a low pass at 11:52 local time.
Anyway was great to see it for the first time!!!

Why was it foggy today.... WHYYYYYYYYYYYY???!!!



Next flight: hopefully soon...
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

Damn, I couldn't see a thing  Sad Big grin


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 21):
Damn, I couldn't see a thing Sad Big grin

Rumour is an AN225 swooped down and swallowed the A380 whole  Silly  duck 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

It came from the north and was easy to see until the place where ASA stands still (for those less familiar still on the french side), after that it entered a big cloud.... Such a pity it didn't touch and go!

Regards,
HBDAN



Next flight: hopefully soon...
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Pictures can be found here:

http://www.eapforum.ch/showthread.php?t=1848

Note the photographers remark! He obviously listened to air traffic control.

Tower: On a pas vu grand chose ("we couldn't see much")

A-380: Désolé ("Sorry")

 Big grin

RJ100

[Edited 2006-03-23 13:34:00]


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