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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 13962 times:

I understand that the A380 will visit here on October 4-5th.
Does anyone know what time it will arrive and when it departs?
A friend of mine who is an aviation buff plans on travelling around that time. He'll be flying out on Midwest Airlines.
Does anyone know what terminal the beautiful A380 will park at?
Thanks in advance for your help.


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 13947 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Does anyone know what terminal the beautiful A380 will park at?

I can't see it parking anywhere other than the International Terminal, as that's where it'll need to be tested.


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9101 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 13889 times:

from EADS

"The US-tour will take the A380 flight-test-aircraft MSN009, powered by four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, to the United States. The visits are part of the ongoing route proving process for this aircraft/engine-combination. The aircraft, which has no passenger-cabin, is on static display at the following airports:
Connecticut Bradley International Airport (BDL) 2nd – 3rd October
Kentucky Cincinnati/N. Kentucky Airport (CVG) 3rd – 4th October
California San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 4th – 5th October"



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User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 13874 times:

Quoting Zeke (Reply 2):
Connecticut Bradley International Airport (BDL) 2nd – 3rd October
Kentucky Cincinnati/N. Kentucky Airport (CVG) 3rd – 4th October

Why would it go there?



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User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2213 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 13851 times:

Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 3):
Why would it go there?

The Engine Alliance that built the GP7200 includes General Electric (CVG) and Pratt & Whitney (BDL)


User currently offlineOsprey88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 13785 times:

I'll have to nip up to SFO to take some pictures!  bouncy 


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User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month ago) and read 13550 times:

Don't people know where Pratt engines are made? WOW

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13084 times:

Does anyone know what time it will arrive and when it departs?


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineHloutweg From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12863 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):

Wait a bit for Airbus to release details like that, at this point they may have not even fixed the arrival and departure times. When the A380 came to LAX we didn't know what time it would be arriving till only a few days before. Patience.



In Varietate Concordia
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12752 times:

Quoting Hloutweg (Reply 8):
When the A380 came to LAX we didn't know what time it would be arriving till only a few days before. Patience.

OK, Ok, Ok.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBuzz100ca From United States of America, joined May 2007, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12470 times:

Just so happens that the A380 visit to SFO coincides with Fleet Week. Would a nice flyover for the spectators be too much to ask...

User currently offlineDeltaJet757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12208 times:

Well, SFO is pretty much home base for me. I live about 45 min to an hour away so I might actually be able to make it that day. No school on the 5th. Anyone with info on the arrival please post without hesitation.

Quoting Hloutweg (Reply 8):
Wait a bit for Airbus to release details like that, at this point they may have not even fixed the arrival and departure times. When the A380 came to LAX we didn't know what time it would be arriving till only a few days before. Patience.

 checkmark  True.

Quoting Buzz100ca (Reply 10):
Just so happens that the A380 visit to SFO coincides with Fleet Week. Would a nice flyover for the spectators be too much to ask...

That would be nice.

-DeltaJet757



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User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11780 times:

Quoting Buzz100ca (Reply 10):
Just so happens that the A380 visit to SFO coincides with Fleet Week. Would a nice flyover for the spectators be too much to ask...

What about a 1L or 1R approach, with a 19L/R departure?


User currently offlineBuzz100ca From United States of America, joined May 2007, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11678 times:

Quoting CV880 (Reply 12):
What about a 1L or 1R approach, with a 19L/R departure?

That would be the day!


User currently offlineStealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11468 times:

NO on the 1L/R approach. Milbrae would have a cow about that in regards to the noise. (but it would be awesome though)

19L/R departure= plausible.

More likely you would see a 28R arrival and departure

-stealth

[Edited 2007-08-21 20:14:19]

User currently offlineFlymeFASTER From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10760 times:

Should we charter a boat for a really awesome view of it on final, or would security shoot us out of the water?  Wink


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User currently offlineGoomba From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8480 times:

You will see a 28 R or L landing and takeoff. Can't wait to see this.

User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7426 times:

IM already getting those days off. This is a must for me.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6777 times:

The A380-800 will likely park at the gates located at the end of Concourses A and G (more likely A because Concourse G is packed during daytime hours with UA international flights).

User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3642 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6719 times:

Quoting Afitch7881 (Reply 6):
Don't people know where Pratt engines are made? WOW

No, some of us actually have lives outside of this website....



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User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6169 times:

Definitely parking it at IT A.

Definitely going to be there.



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User currently offlineStealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5998 times:

actually I beg to differ. I think it would be parking at G, maybe even G100 (or whichever gate is used to park the A346 or the 77W)

User currently offlineBlueSkys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5816 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 19):
No, some of us actually have lives outside of this website....

OK THEN!!!!

Now i am really embarrassed to be part of A.net.... Maybe I should get a life....

I never knew that being an aviation enthusiast sucked so bad! Thanks for clarifying that 777STL, from now on my extra time relaxing away from work, my woman, friends and hobbies will be spent on YouTube.com looking at the latest videos of Britney Spears and the latest gossip... We never meant to be lame by talking about aviation, we all apologize!

I am glad i will never waste any more time on this cursed website again...  ashamed 


User currently offlineElpinDAB From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 479 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

Quoting Osprey88 (Reply 5):
I'll have to nip up to SFO to take some pictures! bouncy

You better! and show them to us here on a.net!

Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 22):
I am glad i will never waste any more time on this cursed website again... ashamed

Ahhh, don't do that!


User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Amazingly enough, I was on the train at SFO between the parking garage and Terminal 3 when a few Airport execs and a bombardier rep got into the train. At first they were talking about maitnainence issues, but the issue changed to the A380. Apparently SFO was promised (before the plane "ran into trouble") three A380s for the initial intro. They were happy to be getting one at this point.

It was quite a amusing little conversation to be a fly on the wall for.


25 Superfly : Thanks for all the replies folks. I'll leave work early that day to see see it. That whas crossed my mind before.
26 Post contains images FlymeFASTER : I used SFO's online "Contact Us" form to suggest to them that they open up the old observation deck for the A380 visit. I said one way or the other th
27 Post contains images KELPkid : Two questions (and I have a vested interest, since my wife and I are booked on SQ from SFO to PEN next March ) ... 1) Wouldn't they presumably use SQ'
28 Post contains images Superfly : I remember hanging out there at my first Airliners.net met waaaaaaaaaaay back in the year Two Thousand A.D. We also meet in the TWA terminal and non
29 Post contains images KELPkid : I could've sworn that they were requiring tickets to get past security ever since just before the Ted Kacyzinski arrest...
30 Superfly : Nope. Maybe at some airports. In fact there was an Airliners.net meet on August 11th, 2001. I have a picture on my hard drive on my home computer of
31 777STL : I don't why you chose to take offense to my post, it wasn't aimed at you.... Maybe you should, there are more than a few knowledgeable individuals in
32 Post contains links FlymeFASTER : I found a nautical chart online of the area around SFO (link below). Looks like a boat could get pretty close to the 28 approach area, but there is a
33 FlymeFASTER : I heard back from SFO, the observation deck will not be open due to security reasons.
34 AirframeAS : SJC was one of them. They always required tickets to get past the security checkpoint. So did DLH (Duluth, Minnesota).
35 Post contains images FlymeFASTER : Polling SFO aircraft watchers! I have been looking at the various possibilities for watching the A380 arrival/departure, as well as other aircraft vie
36 Stealth777 : You can forget about points D, F, G. Your best bet would be point E if you want to see it on the ground. Points A,B and C are good approach shots with
37 Phishphan70 : does anyone have any idea about Fleet Week and the A-380 doing a fly-by or anything? seems like a little too much of a coincidence for the 380 to be a
38 FlymeFASTER : Isn't the A380 departing on Oct. 5? If so , that's practice day for the Blue Angels. The "big" shows are on Saturday and Sunday, the 6th and 7th. Sou
39 AAFan : Not true. I have picked up many passengers at SJC pre-9/11 and was able to meet them at the gate in both Terminal A and Terminal C.
40 Superfly : Thanks for all the information. I'll probably run in to some of you all when the A380 arrives.
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