LAXspotter1985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 18 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 21500 times:
Just Got back from being 300 ft under the belly of the new big guy! It was so cool, It was a quiet approach, smooth landing but the nose was a bit wobbly so many people were there, it was just a moment to never forget. I hope to get my video footage up soon on Flight level 350 since my camera batteries died on approach! Good to have my brother with his camcorder near by. How did everyone else feel when seeing this monster?
A-380 parked at the Imperial Terminal Near Quantas Freight. Hey easy guys its my first shot!
Waleckdaddy From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 19915 times:
I completely forgot that it was coming in today... I was driving by on the 405-S and saw the tail - quite a bit taller than those of the 747s next to it!! I just had to go see it so I took a quick detour.
WOW!! I must say it looks MUCH better (And MUCH bigger) in person than in photos. I gathered that it looks a little more narrow in person, but the real suprise is how giant the wings are - those things are massive and have a shape I have never seen before - the plane truly looks like a bird.
I absolutely cannot wait to fly on one of these beasts - something about the design and shape of the A380 from the outside suggests that the cabin is an extreamly hotel-like layout with tons of room to explore during a long flight.
Vivek0072 From India, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 19817 times:
Good pics Phxplanes .
Quoting San747 (Reply 14): Anyone remember as that UA 744 was coming in how everyone was getting excited and building up, and then they saw it wasn't the A380, and they just .
All the spirit went out of them... for a second before someone else realized that the A380 was coming THEN...
Yup, remember it. A guy next to me (looking at the 744) said "The A380 is not that big", and then "oops". I guess it was the excitement. When I was walking by the KTLA van, I remember one of the KTLA guys telling somebody that this one flew from Toulouse.
I only wished it was a bit sunny.
That life's most failures were people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up. - Edison.