Cumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6057 times:
A A380 is doing a pass or two for the Festival Of Speed today at Goodwood.
Which one is it, where is it coming from and what will be the likely routing after it has finished it's demonstration?
In just under two weeks time many of the visitors to the 2008 Festival of Speed (11-13 July) will get their first glance of the world’s largest passenger airliner – the Airbus A380 – in low speed action as the phenomenal double-decker, wide-bodied aircraft flies slowly over Goodwood Park on Saturday 12 July.
The Airbus A380, or Superjumbo as it is sometimes known, can seat up to 853 passengers, depending on seat configuration, with a range of 15,200 kilometres and a cruising speed of Mach 0.85, equating to around 560 mph. The A380 is truly immense, being 73m in length, with a wing span of 79.8m, making it very difficult to miss as it flies over the Goodwood crowds.
[Edited 2008-07-12 02:34:23]
What Goes Up Must Come Down, Hopefully In One Piece!
JRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 359 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2928 times:
I was at Goodwood yesterday and saw the 380 do it's display. Fantastic show of its capabilities. Its a shame the weather didn't co-operate as it was very murky and cloudy which destroyed all photo opportunities. Still, got to almost see a tornado out at sea (well funnel cloud) which i've never seen in the UK before!
James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
Leej From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
It's very close 'as the crow flies' between Farnborough and Goodwood - I drew the short straw and had to work in the office this weekend (Chichester) - seen the A380 at shows before but she seems to have much more presence when flying over a city doing her display. I got some shots from our car park, I'll try and upload them somewhere and provide a link shortly. The guys I was standing with had never seen the 380 before - I'll have to edit the video comments!!