Bigsmile From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5417 times:
Quoting RichM (Reply 16): It is landing at Filton? What day and time? Thanks.
We have not been told the times as yet, just around mid morning to midday, times will be issued nearer the time of 18th May.It is will be arriving before it goes to LHR, so 18th May
The memo read that Filton will be restricting visitor access to the site. There was no mention of it landing at Filton, just doing a flying display. The same applies to Broughton. But it can't land at Broughton anyway coz of our little runway.
Because of the A380 doing these visits, I was informed from the memo that there is not much chance of it showing up at the Family day on June 10th. Due to the heavy testing schedule.
Rom1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5407 times:
Quoting Bigsmile (Reply 17): The memo read that Filton will be restricting visitor access to the site. There was no mention of it landing at Filton, just doing a flying display. The same applies to Broughton. But it can't land at Broughton anyway coz of our little runway.
do you know if it will fly over the Clifton Suspension Bridge like they did for the last Concorde?
Also, what MSN number will it be?
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 897 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4877 times:
It's just been announced on local tv news that the A.380 will be arriving over Filton approx 12 midday...
The flight-path was given as approaching from the NE (presumably from Broughton?), doing a low pass along the runway East-to-West, then looping south-west, over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, back up to Filton for a repeat fly-past West-to-East, and on to Heathrow...
All subject to the weather, of course, which is likely to be miserable (not to mention forecast high winds)!
LHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4600 times:
It will be 27L by all accounts. Landings at the moment (11.45) are on 27R. The weather at the moment is Cloud with small patches of clear sky... But there are also some very dark couds about so it's really is going to be luck of the draw regarding photo's.
For me the aircraft is going to fly right over my office as i work about 2 mins from Hatton cross. I have my Canon 20D ready and will have to walk all of 20 ft to get a photo
Good luck anyone comming down.
Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender