Dxborbust From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11821 times:
i was in downey, california today (March 8), watching a soccer game (my school, Santa Monica High School won the state championship, woohoo!) and I saw many planes shortly after take off or maybe on descent to LAX. I could've sworn one of the planes i saw, at about 2 PM, was a Singapore A380. I got a pretty good look at it, and it was definitely SQ, and it had that sloping front that is different from the A340. It looked taller and squatter than a 340. It definitely had four engines, and wasn't a 747. Does anyone know if this might've been a 380?
N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 3078 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10135 times:
Quoting Francoflier (Reply 8): Since it has started revenue operations with SQ, there have been many 'UFO' A380 sightings around.
Yes that's true. Someone even saw a QF A380 over the East German City of Rostock some weeks ago...
Here is a little training session for a-netters. Try to find out if the A380 is on the left side or on the right side:
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21972 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5377 times:
Quoting Dxborbust (Reply 13): i just could've sworn that distinctive flat front was there instead of the hump of the 747
seen from many angles, the 747 has the same 'distinctive' flat front, as does the A320 series, the 757, etc. The 747 is just a bit more pointy, but due to the curvature or the sun, the point can seem flattened.
You of all people would know that SQ don't operate the A380F or even have orders for it.
I think Singapore_Air does have a point... The Singapore Airlines passenger planes have the old color scheme with the smaller titles. The freighters have the bill board like titles a la A380 (with additional "cargo" titles of course). So, maybe when you see those big titles quickly, you can get confused...
But, then again, I'm just guessing about Singapore_Air's remark.