Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40283 posts, RR: 74 Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14204 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.
Zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9565 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14131 times:
"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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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.
DeltaJet757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12450 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.
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...
BlueSkys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6058 times:
Quoting 777STL (Reply 19): No, some of us actually have lives outside of this website....
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...
AirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2830 posts, RR: 42
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5486 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.
: Thanks for all the replies folks. I'll leave work early that day to see see it. That whas crossed my mind before.
: 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
: 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'
: 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
: I could've sworn that they were requiring tickets to get past security ever since just before the Ted Kacyzinski arrest...
: 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
: 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
: 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
: I heard back from SFO, the observation deck will not be open due to security reasons.
: SJC was one of them. They always required tickets to get past the security checkpoint. So did DLH (Duluth, Minnesota).
: Polling SFO aircraft watchers! I have been looking at the various possibilities for watching the A380 arrival/departure, as well as other aircraft vie
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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.
: Thanks for all the information. I'll probably run in to some of you all when the A380 arrives.