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Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight  
User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9672 times:

Airbus A380: Taking the Largest Passenger Jet for a Test Drive (Popular Mechanics).

Includes great shots of the interior which gives an idea of how huge it is, a view out the window on takeoff from 4L at JFK, an interview with the flight testing engineer, an interview with the FO, and closeups of the first class bar and the cruise-ship-style spiral staircase.  hyper 

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User currently offlineAutoThrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9572 times:

Very nice video, never have seen such details, thanks a lot of sharing. Damn this thing is big. Big grin


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User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9477 times:

A couple of things the article made me think about:

--The A380 cabin is pressurized to 5,000 feet rather than 8,000. I remember hearing that the 787 will have lower pressurization equivalent, too...will it also be 5,000 feet?

-- I've never been upstairs on a 747, but that deck doesn't go all the way back as the A380 does, which allows an overview of the wings.


User currently offlineRobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 947 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9384 times:
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Is there a stairway to the upper deck in the front and the back? Would assume this to be the case for emergency reasons.

User currently offlineAutoThrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9344 times:

Quoting RobertS975 (Reply 3):
Is there a stairway to the upper deck in the front and the back? Would assume this to be the case for emergency reasons.

Yes there are two of them.

Awesome the walls on the lower deck seem to be totally straight.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5875 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9329 times:

Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 2):
will it also be 5,000 feet?

Yes, but the humidity level will be much higher.

I look forward to watching this video tomorrow, when it's had time enough to download!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27168 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9195 times:

Great video , thanks very much .

User currently offlineArdian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8600 times:

Nice video. Interesting to see the interior. It really looks spacious, even in Y-class. It's just a 'basic' interior. Can't wait to see the real products from the 'real' carriers. VS has a great signature design in all their aircrafts and lounges, so it would be awesome to see it for real in such a big plane.

User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8379 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 6):
Yes, but the humidity level will be much higher.

Why is that?

Quoting Ardian (Reply 9):
Nice video. Interesting to see the interior. It really looks spacious, even in Y-class. It's just a 'basic' interior. Can't wait to see the real products from the 'real' carriers. VS has a great signature design in all their aircrafts and lounges, so it would be awesome to see it for real in such a big plane

To me it doesn't look THAT spacious. The high ceiling on the lower deck is pretty friggin impressive when you realize there's still another floor above you. The aisles didn't look any wider than a 777, the seats no bigger. Ultimately I think most airlines will strive to squeeze people in to the limits of human comfort just like they do with existing aircraft.


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7463 times:

Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 2):
--The A380 cabin is pressurized to 5,000 feet rather than 8,000. I remember hearing that the 787 will have lower pressurization equivalent, too...will it also be 5,000 feet?

Are you really sure? IIRC the A380 has the usual 8000ft cabin. And the 787 will have 6000ft, not 5000ft.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7463 times:

When the F/O was being interviewed in the cockpit, it seemed as if there was no flight controller, anybody have an explanation?


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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6775 times:

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 10):
When the F/O was being interviewed in the cockpit, it seemed as if there was no flight controller, anybody have an explanation?

If you look at the monitor of the tail external camera, it seems that the aircraft was on ground while shooting this sequence.



Whatever
User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5820 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 9):
Are you really sure? IIRC the A380 has the usual 8000ft cabin. And the 787 will have 6000ft, not 5000ft.

Upon further review, it seems this may be a factual error in the article.

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 10):
When the F/O was being interviewed in the cockpit, it seemed as if there was no flight controller, anybody have an explanation?

Do you mean the control stick? Airbuses (Airbii?) have side sticks rather than between-the-leg controls, seen here on an A320...

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User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

Sorry, that should have been


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User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4250 times:

Two points I found interesting:

Reporter states that the RR engines produce "combined, 80,000lbs of thrust!!!"

Oops...

Also, the view of the wing shows it practically flapping on take-off ...I've noticed that a lot on the A380 - the wing is very flexible. I wonder if the affects the ride quality at all.

Nice video - thanks for sharing.


User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 995 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

Great Video! Thanks for sharing!

Quoting LawnDart (Reply 14):
Reporter states that the RR engines produce "combined, 80,000lbs of thrust!!!"

I noticed that too. This video really reminds me of how big the aircraft actually is.....



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