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First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?  
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 554 times:

Who would want to be on the first test flight of the A3XX if they allowed aviation enthusiasts the opportunity? Fare or non fare paying.

mb (*grin - it would be exciting*)

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User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 495 times:

That would have to do with money. But if money was no objection, I would be on the flight as long as they are not testing what the airplane would do in an emergency. (Airbus had a fatal incident with the A330 test flights)

User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 481 times:

I'd even clean the interior of the plane after the flight if that would get me on!

User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 469 times:

Yeah I will be on it because I will be flying it 

User currently offlineTurboprop From Canada, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 442 times:

FOR SURE 

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 437 times:

I would die to be on the first flight! That would be so awesome!

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User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 433 times:

I would definitly be on the flight if money was not a factor and they werent doing any emergency tests. It would sure be a thrill though.

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 415 times:

I think it would be one of the most exciting and scary things that you could possibly ever do. The maiden "never flown before" flight!

Yeehar!

I can't wait to see the big birds at YssY.

mb


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 404 times:

I would love to be on the first A3XX flight.

Now imagine: some 555 aviation enthusiasts in the A3XX, all waiting in line for getting to the cockpit...these pilots would really have to work for their money  

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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 401 times:

The maiden flights are rarely scary anymore due to extensive computer design and pre-flight testing and simulation. The 777 even practiced mid flight engine-out and relight on its first flight. I don't think the A3XX will be any different.

I'd be on that flight without even without the parachutes that they normally wear for test flights  


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 400 times:

I'll be on board!


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User currently offlineMonte From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 382 times:

Being on a A3xx maiden flight would be a dream come true. Even if they were testing the emergency procedures, I would be willing to risk... if it was indeed the FIRST flight.

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 378 times:

Yes it would be good to be on the first flight of any new airplane type. Unfortuneately MX5 Boy us Aussies aren't likely to be invited on the planes first flight.



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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 358 times:

NOOOO!!! The 747 is such a cattle car I'd hate to think of flying on anything bigger!!


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User currently offlineA student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 354 times:

Nope. I would stand on the ground to take a picture of it - as memorablia besides my Super Guppy picture, as contender for ugliest flying watermelon in the world... But it is sort of spectacular, in an ugly way...

User currently offlineN503JB From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 349 times:

I really don't want to be one of the passenger!!!!!

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