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A380 At LAX Today!  
User currently offlineJetsa From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 40 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10927 times:

The A380 landed at LAX today. I missed school to see it. A boy in my class dad works for Qantas and we got to go inside it. It was Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! We were not supposed to go in the cockpit but a very friendly airbus employ let us in. It was sooooo cool. Any body else hav anything to share? Big grin

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User currently offlineBruin787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 117 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10868 times:

it doesnt seem like that many people are making the effort to go see it this time around. seeing it has become old news i guess.

here's one of my shots.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/janus020/bcce7b6c.jpg

[Edited 2007-11-28 18:50:20]


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User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10848 times:



Quoting Bruin787 (Reply 1):
it doesnt seem like that many people are making the effort to go see it this time around. seeing it has become old news i guess.

It's because Americans are very upset about the A380 dethroning the 747 as the biggest airliner and are intentionally snubbing it every chance they get.  Wink

LOL!


User currently offlineLuv767s From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10784 times:

Did it come in at 2pm today as scheduled? I was looking for it online and in the sky. My work is under the path and I was outside from about 1:30p to 2:20p and never saw it come in.


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User currently offlineScouse From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10701 times:



Quoting Bruin787 (Reply 1):
it doesnt seem like that many people are making the effort to go see it this time around. seeing it has become old news i guess.

this was not the case yesterday in MSP, there must have been a few hundred people along Post Road which is one of the viewing areas. There must have been the same number at the Humphrey terminal and on the gold parking ramp when it was taking off for the demo flight at 10.00am in the morning. I do not know how many were there when it landed 2 hours later but that was at lunch time so there may have been more.
Maybe the next time it comes to MSP will be in NWA colors to transport all the DC9 pilots back from the desert there will not be so much interest.
Did you notice how quiet it was on take off?



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10701 times:

Saw it landing on a CO flight today, then drove over to it in my car. It is very accessible, and everyone should go look. Just take Imperial Highway west, you can't miss it.

There's a Kalitta 747 parked nearby for reference. A380 doesn't seem much bigger, but is more massive due to the full upper deck. Second time seeing it here at LAX in reference to a 747. Very nice looking plane from many angles, the 380, but headon, still a bit awkward due tot he placement of the cockpit.

Quoting Bruin787 (Reply 1):
it doesnt seem like that many people are making the effort to go see it this time around. seeing it has become old news i guess.

It's parked nearly nose to nose with a DC-3. If anyone could capture that image, it would be fantastic!



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10676 times:

I was up at Imperial Hill today at 2pm, looks pretty good. I'm ready for 8am Friday, when it departs...


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User currently offlineA380fo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 10616 times:

I was there. Got some media passes, and got to view the interior, ill post some pics ASAP. IT IS AMAZING Big grin

User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 10536 times:

Anybody know the schedule for tomorrow? Any planned take-offs/landings? Thanks!!

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 6):
I'm ready for 8am Friday, when it departs...

If that still holds, it'll be the perfect excuse to show to work late that morning....


User currently offlineA380fo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10513 times:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/hobiedude/IMG_0274.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/hobiedude/IMG_0599.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/hobiedude/IMG_0610.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/hobiedude/IMG_0381.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/hobiedude/IMG_0471.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/hobiedude/IMG_0418.jpg

i love that plane Big grin....any comments on pics. r grealty appreciated  Smile


User currently offlineA380fo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10513 times:

forgot one

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/hobiedude/IMG_0129.jpg


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10289 times:

Couple of pics from the Proud Bird parking lot:

http://leannepowers.com/forumcrap/A380-rough-2.jpg

http://leannepowers.com/forumcrap/A380-rough-1.jpg

The shots kinda sucked, but it was fun seeing this bird in the air.  Smile


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10107 times:

Can anyone get a pick with the A380 and the DC-3 in the same shot? Preferably nose to nose angle? If I could, I would, but I can't get in the gate. It would be one of those classic shots, and one I don't think exists currently in the world (where else has the A380 been parked next to a DC-3?)


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User currently offlineDacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 444 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9935 times:
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With the overkill in media coverage on TV and in print during the past couple years it really isn't news anymore.

Once we start getting A380s with actual airline liveries then I'll make the effort to get up to LAX to shoot them...until then it's old news.

Michael
(Dacman)
LAX / LGB Local



"Airliner Photography is not a crime"
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9805 times:

Did the A380 leave today? I was going under the airport on Sepulveda and saw a few helicopters hovering over the airport at around 7:30am....


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9656 times:

There is a demo flight scheduled today, LAX-LAX roundtrip. It leaves for SYD tomorrow morning, IIRC.


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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9020 times:

Wow, the wx is so much better than the first time it came to LAX, I wish I lived close to LA I would have been there. Oh well, I guess there is always a next time...


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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8827 times:

On a radio report that I heard, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is not allowed to take a 90 minute flight on the big jet due to law that was put into place in the train era.The law still has a lot a merit and prevents abuse. Read the link.But I laugh my head off when I heard it.

http://cbs2.com/local/Airbus.A380.LAX.2.598765.html



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8661 times:

It is just as valuable now as opposed to then. After all, why is it any different when Boeing or Airbus offer a free flight? Considering the modifications that are required for the A380, and may be required for the 748I, and the cost involved, the free demo flights given to politicians around the world are basically done to "curry favor" and it's exactly why the law was enacted.

And considering how our mayor and city council operates, I'm glad they was allowed to go. They are corrupt enough as it is.



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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3040 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7742 times:

We are long past the stage where Airbus has to twist the arm of local politicians around the world. Demand will be the drive.

The A380 is coming to LAX; fact

What more favour do Airbus have to curry?

Or is the intimation that not only do Airbus have to pay the airlines to operate their aircraft, but also the airports and poiliticians too...?  sarcastic   eyebrow 

Shamu



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User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7362 times:

Why was the A380 back at LAX? I missed it by two days. Its nice to see the interior around this time. I remember when it came to SFO there were newspaper photos of the interior but no seats.

User currently offlineJs From Malta, joined Aug 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7252 times:

The teddy bear on the dashboard is a nice touch.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6676 times:



Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 19):
Or is the intimation that not only do Airbus have to pay the airlines to operate their aircraft, but also the airports and poiliticians too...?

No intimation. Clearly stated. But not as payment, as perks and "schmoozing." And not just Airbus, but EVERYONE. The law was enacted a LONG TIME AGO because EVERYONE tries to curry favor with politicians. Due to the high costs of transportation infrastructure and the importance of government involvement via rights of way, land redistribution, state grants, etc., it's vital that undo influence is kept in check.

Let me put it another way: why does Airbus even invite the Mayor and City Council on a free flight? They don't make airline purchasing decisions, and if it's entirely as you say that airlines will drive demand and airports will respond, then what's the point of flying our corrupt mayor and our corrupt city council around? Because they are friends?

Of course you know the answer, but you are being defensive.

Living here and finding out about scandal after scandal involving our elected politicians accepting free hotels, airfare and other perks, I'm more sensitive to this sort of thing.

But I'm with you. Let the airlines push the demand for improvements. Right now, LAX is barely ready, but yet they are ready right on time. But only for a limited number of A380s at one time. If demand increases, LAX will adapt. But the politicians shouldn't be influenced by "how great the flight was and how cool the plane is inside" or anything else like that.

And BTW, the 748 requires some rejiggering of gates at LAX, and may have to fight with the A380 for the few larger LAX gates. So if Boeing were to come down and try to get our "distinguished" politicians on their plane to help convince them it is a "good idea" I would be against it.

Let the airlines lobby the airport. Let's not have the airframe makers lobbying the politicians. It's not their place...



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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3040 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6281 times:

I knew we agreed in a round about way !!  Big grin  highfive 

Shamu



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User currently offlineJetsa From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

This morning I could see it taking off from our deck. It's so cool to see it fly from a distance. Then I realized it was really that big.

25 Post contains images Lightsaber : It was the background for the channel 7 morning news. I was shocked to come out of the shower and my wife start telling me about 'the airbus'. How bi
26 Post contains links Jetsa : It actually will happen eventually. "Upcoming construction of a new midfield concourse designed to relieve congestion at existing LAX terminals." htt
27 Post contains links and images Lightsaber : I could only hope... But I'm really hoping for the West terminal. http://www.airport-technology.com/pr.../losangeles/index.html#losangeles3 Lightsabe
28 BN747 : What's gonna happen (already greenlighted) is midfield concourse built in two phases. The 1st phase will be a 5 or 6 gate wing (north-south orientati
29 Laxintl : A bit bigger - 8-10 gates in the initial Northwing all capable of handling the A380. The airport commission earlier in November put a solicitation fo
30 AA61Hvy : I'm soaked and at work now, but that was AWESOME. That thing sounded like a 777 on steroids....
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