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A Tribute To The Airbus A300/310  
User currently offlineDsa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

'This last week marked the delivery of the last ever Airbus A300/310 series aircraft ever to roll-out of Toulouse. The aircraft spearheaded Airbus into the limelight and established the company as an innovative pioneer of our industry.

The airplane was the very first wide-body twin engine aircraft that was ever brought to the market and still has a special place in the hearts of many.'

Full tribute at: http://letsfindaflight.com/page_1181845192626.html


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Thanks to Airbus, for a great aircraft!

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User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

A great family of Aircraft, the A300/A310!
Heres to many more years of these machines gracing our skies!

FLYTUITRAVEL.


User currently offlineOrl777 From Venezuela, joined Jun 2005, 268 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Great Planes Makes by Airbus, I hope many more year in the air for the A300 and A310!!!

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

Here's a bunch of my fave A300's, and BOY how I miss them!

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Long live the ORIGINAL two-holer widebody hauler...



Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

I really enjoy flying the A300/A310  Smile

The last time I flew on-board an A300 was onboard an American Airlines A300-600R....and the last time I flew on-board an A310 was on an Emirates A310-300  Smile

Good times  bigthumbsup 

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineRigo From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

The very first time I flew it was on an A300. I was 13 back then and very impressed by just about everything. The A300 and, by extension, Airbus has been a love affair for me since that day.

I'll miss that plane, but it's good to know we'll still see her in the sky for years to come.


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

Launching customer:


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RIP  Sad


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Best A310 livery ever:


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User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

A300/310 is a truly first original Airbus design, which is so familiar to us and similar to other current Airbus creations.
Soon the A350 will become a new twin-engine update.



Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Best 300 livery


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[Edited 2007-07-16 15:57:27]

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3007 times:

Heres some of my fve A310's....

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Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

my five (A300)


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my five (A310)


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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

The A300 and A310 were indeed ground-breaking aircraft and helped to establish Airbus as a major aeronautical manufacturer. I have flown on the A300 4 times (never on the A310). While my first flight was on AF in 1978, it was my second flight in 1983 on Eastern (EA) that was most significant. About halfway into the MIA - BGI leg of the flight which continued into POS the Captain spoke at length about the A300, introducing it to those passengers who had not heard about it and describing the many new features of the plane. Indeed IFE was a new concept to me at the time (I had only previously experienced on BW TriStars) and so listening to the music channels was so much fun! I was also amazed at the mighty plane making its way along on just 2 engines - indeed that was one of the A300's selling points. The plane also had movie equipment installed but this was not used on this flight.

As the A300 now ends its long production run let us all remember it as the most defining moment of Airbus which helped to galvanize the shaky consortium of builders into the powerhouse we know today.

TrinToCan.



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