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User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 320 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11380 times:

Well, here it is. Unfortunately it arrived at night so no great photos here. This is the best I could do.

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A380 at KIAD, March 25,2007


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User currently offlineAirplaneFan From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11379 times:

Quoting TJCAB (Thread starter):
so no great photos here

What do you mean? This is still a great capture!  Smile

Thanks For sharing.

AirplaneFan



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User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11347 times:

I was there for it. Was able to get on the ramp as I'm an airline employee. Was right under the wing almost. The size just blew me away. The wings and the vertical stabilizer are awesome. It was just unreal.. What are the plans for it tommorrow (Mon)?

User currently offlineUALMMFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11280 times:

I was there tonight, too. Just came back from Tokyo via LAX on AA. We were riding the PeopleMover, and there it was parked at B15. I got a really good view of it. The bus driver actualy stopped close to the right wing, and announced to the passengers to take a good look of the plane. The driver then drove slowly passing the A380 so that everyone could take a good look of it.

The plane is massive than photo shows. It also looks beautiful in person than in photo. I am really glad I had an opportunity to see it in person tonight.



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User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11289 times:

I was there to. Saw it land, then went to the gate for a closer look. Cool plane to see in person!  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineNY-JFK-LGA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11192 times:

There were a few of us that totally ran from the checkpoint to see it come in. I thought it was going to arrive between 9 & 10p, but something told me to just track the flight, and sure enough, 8:22p it said. We rushed to the gate, just in time to see that big girl taxi in. It was so unbelievable for me. I couldn't believe I was actually seeing the A-380 live, and right in front of me. She was a gorgeous, giant girl. I can't wait to fly on one.


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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11060 times:

Quoting TJCAB (Thread starter):
A380 at KIAD, March 25,2007

Just as a side note on the photo one can see only maindeck catering trucks are used in IAD.

If internal catering lifts on board are used to transfer trolley´s between the main and upperdeck this can easily become critical to turn around times for the A380.

Direct passenger access to the upperdeck is less critical. Airbus claims the 90-minute turnaround can be achieved with using just the two main floor doors. Most airports destined to serve A380s will offer direct passenger access to the upper level.



User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26502 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10908 times:

Quoting TJCAB (Thread starter):
Well, here it is. Unfortunately it arrived at night so no great photos here. This is the best I could do.

Not at all this is a great photo!! The first ive seen like this , thanks for sharing.

Quoting UALMMFlyer (Reply 3):
The bus driver actualy stopped close to the right wing, and announced to the passengers to take a good look of the plane.

How cool was that !!!!



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User currently onlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1422 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10834 times:

TJCAB, what is that under the tail in your picture? It looks like a mechanical lift or something?


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User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10635 times:

Does anyone know what time the A380 is leaving Dulles today?

User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10603 times:

Quoting Zrb2 (Reply 9):
Does anyone know what time the A380 is leaving Dulles today?

I read somewhere around 9pm


User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10566 times:

Quoting RDUDDJI (Reply 8):
TJCAB, what is that under the tail in your picture? It looks like a mechanical lift or something?

It's actually not under or even close to the aircraft. I had to take this photo from very far away (daily A parking for those familiar with IAD) so what you are seeing is actually on top of a building (I believe the immigration and customs) closer to us. A380 as was about 600+ yards from me when I took this image...


User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10563 times:

on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNpaXU1U6ps


User currently offlineAtnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 605 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10388 times:

Quoting TJCAB (Reply 12):
on YouTube

Great video TJCAB!!! I think it is the first night landing video I see of the A380, and even at night that thing looks huge!!! thanks for sharing and the video is really cool..... It still draws a good amount of fans, even from the bus as someone said..... great takes!! BTW, did you take the video?



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User currently offlineSpoke2Spoke From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10321 times:

Just heard that the A380 will make a low-flying pass up the Patomac river on Monday between 11:15 and 12:30 EDT. If you're in the area may want to keep a look-out at lunch.


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User currently offlineNW748i From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10303 times:

Quoting Spoke2Spoke (Reply 14):
Just heard that the A380 will make a low-flying pass up the Patomac river on Monday between 11:15 and 12:30 EDT.

I heard this a couple weeks ago, but didn't know if it was still on. Does anyone have any info so we can track it on the web and have some notice of when it will be passing by? I've got a decent view from my building...

Edit: My MWAA contact says that it just took off 20 minutes ago for the VIP demo...

[Edited 2007-03-26 17:21:12]


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User currently offlineMRA From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10192 times:

Just saw it fly over the Potomac - amazing. I am in Foggy Bottom and I have a southern view towards DCA.

Seeing it lumber low over the river was a nice deviation from the usual stream of A320s, 737s and MD-80s.

Thank you Spoke2Spoke and NW748i for the heads-up!

[Edited 2007-03-26 17:39:53]


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10998 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10161 times:

Quoting MRA (Reply 16):
Just saw it fly over the Potomac - amazing. I am in Foggy Bottom and I have a southern view towards DCA.

GAAAH!!! I drove in to work with my camera today to shoot the thing at Dulles, and now I find out that I would have seen it from my office window!

I wish someone could have told me that it was going to fly over DCA before it actually did.



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User currently offlineAtnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 605 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10129 times:

Guys, check out this panoramic 360 view of the A380.... it's really cool! link here


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User currently offlineSpoke2Spoke From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10012 times:

I caught it as well from the Freedom Park in Rosslyn, VA. It flew over a little higher than I expected, but it was nonetheless impressive. There was a helicopter near by that was filming the A380 as it flew by the capital. I'm not sure where you could purchase that film but I'd look for at least a picture later on washingtonpost.com.

Atnight, I'm having trouble with that panoramic pic but I'll try to take a look when I get home tonight.



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User currently offlineAirplaneCrazy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9993 times:

I just got back from underneath the landing approach at IAD... Very cool. I knew the plane was big, but I am not sure you can appreciate the size unless you see it with your own eyes. It was also quieter than I expected.

User currently offlineJeffB From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9946 times:
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What runway did it land on?

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9873 times:

I'm trapped here at work in Fairfax- what time is it leaving tonight? That's probably the only shot I have of catching it while it's here. Thanks!


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User currently offlineBigtidi From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9881 times:

A380 Landing 19L at IAD after the 1.5hr demo flight this morning....
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A380 Landing 19L IAD


User currently offlineZRB2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9826 times:

I'm about 3 miles out from the approach to 19L...saw it come in a little after Noon. What an awesome sight! It came in again about 25 minutes later on 19R. So glad I got to see that beauty.

25 Post contains images Bingo : My colleagues at our home office saw it take off for the flight around DC. Our Corporate HQ overlooks 1R/19L. Im sooo jealous I couldnt make it out th
26 Planegeek : I'm on the top floor of a 15 story building in Rosslyn and my office faces north. I've been distracted by work and hadn't heard it would make a pass d
27 NW748i : So your local congressman would have a nice venue for his "working lunch..."
28 Post contains links ZRB2 : I think they are in town partly to show off the A380 to the Airbus North America folks who work nearby to Dulles. Maybe some of the big wigs went on
29 D L X : 19R, (not 19L) I'm so upset. I work in Foggy Bottom, and missed its flyby downtown, so I raced out to Dulles. I exited the toll road JUST in time to
30 LACA773 : Thankyou for the wonderful photos! It's nice to see the different perspectives of the A380 @ the gate and also using a mobile lounge specially made fo
31 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Those pictures and videos are great. The video really shows the shear size of the thing. It looks great and I can't wait until its regularly flying ov
32 Post contains links and images ORDZW : My friend who works at IAD sent me these pictures today. He is unfortunately not a member of airliners yet, but he gave me permission to post his pict
33 Boeinglover24 : WOW, I missed it yesterday and still had to shelf out ten bucks for parking! anyway, even though I am boeing guy, my jaw dropped when I saw it.. Got a
34 Iadbudd : A380 will leave IAD at 2200 tonite. Did a flight with 200 press/airline exec,etc.. this morning finishing with a low fly by on 19L with two helicopter
35 Jycarlisle : Are you kidding?!?!? I love night photos especially on double-deckers with the cabins lit. I was just imagining this today. EK, Airbus A380 with the
36 Fbgdavidson : I saw it today at IAD when I landed around 1030, didn't even expect to see the thing, and it was parked up by the control tower away from the main con
37 FlyLKU : Check out the YouTube video that was posted later in the thread. Note that at about 5 minutes the camera briefly pans to show two people movers that
38 Gigneil : I left for PIT this morning on a Mesa CRJ - the pilots were very enthusiastic about it and made very sure that we saw it. NS
39 Post contains links and images NW748i : I was pretty bummed that I missed the A380 doing the fly-by... couldn't sit next to the window for an hour. However, by depression was short-lived bec
40 Post contains images CV990A : I got there tonight just in time to see it start to push back, I break out my camera, and discover the batteries were dead! Still- I'm glad I did get
41 Gigneil : I would like to point out that the optical effect in this picture is the same as in person, from most angles. The United 747-400 looks bigger from a d
42 D L X : Just got back from Dulles (my second trip today). I stood in the Costco parking lot, for those familiar with the area, and watched the A380 take off a
43 United767 : I was out there on the "H" ramp today with my camera handy as well. I wil not post my pics as they are identical to the ones already posted. Cool seei
44 AA777 : I landed at IAD, just 40 mins or so before it departed for ????. I got to see it up close on the shuttle that transports pax from the C/D concourse to
45 Post contains links BOACVC10 : Washington Post has panorama views of the A380 inside and outside that you can manipulate with the mouse on your keyboard using Macromedia Flash playe
46 Poitin : Small problem with all that, Keesje -- At IAD, they use buses that rise up to the side door of the aircraft to load and unload passengers. I have bee
47 Gigneil : Hardly ever. Lufthansa, for example, will never have to do that. They do still do that for a small number of flights, but most people leave and arriv
48 OURBOEING : I was in a meeting and completely forgot about it. I had planned to pack my lunch and go to Dulles to watch the whale. Oh well.
49 Post contains links and images CBERFlyer : A rather funny story in today's Washington Post about the flyover the A380 did down the Potomac River through DC yesterday afternoon, using the a rout
50 CV990A : I thought all international flights at IAD were offloaded straight onto the people eaters, and driven over to the IAB. When I flew BA IAD-LHR-IAD in
51 Iadbudd : The mobile lounges hold 100-115 pax per lounge. Only arriving intl flights and some hardstand departures use them. They are used also between terminal
52 Post contains images OURBOEING : " target=_blank>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn....html Here is what it says right below the picture describing it(follow the link above to the p
53 FutureFO : Saw the 380 when I came into IAD the other night. Not that bad but still ugly. Had all sorts of police guarding the airplane at the gate. Wanted to ve
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