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Got To See The A380 For The First Time.  
User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6073 times:

I work out of T-5 at JFK and was working gate 3 which is right across from IAT T-4 so I had an amazing view of it coming in and then later on I went back out to my gate and saw them towing it to one of the hard stands. Anyway, I know there has been so much talk for years now on here but I finally got to see it in person. I can't believe how quite it is. Wing span is unreal as well as the tail. Man I'd love to push that thing out. Anyway, I just wanted to share and I hope I get to see more in different liveries. Pictures don't do it any justice, you gotta see it in person.


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10728 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6030 times:

I suppose this is the Emirates 380 you are talking about.

This bird is supposed to do a flyover the QE2 when she comes into Dubai harbour on the 25th (that's if pirates have not seized her when she goes by Djibouti and the Somali coast on her way to Dubai).



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User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5957 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):
suppose this is the Emirates 380 you are talking about.

Yes It's Emirates. There the only one right now that have it going into JFK.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5652 times:

Seriously impressive beastie, she really is.

I was on a BA A319 the other day and had an SQ A388 hold next to us. "Massive" doesnt cover it somehow!

Cant wait to fly on one - got a return trip to SIN in Feb!  Smile



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5475 times:

We got to see her here in YVR a couple of times on trial flights over the past couple of years ago. I have some fantastic photos with her on stand opposite A343's, 767's & 77E's and another one with her on parallel taxiway with a WS 73G landing in front - that really gives you an idea of her size. I would post them, but they are not mine and dont know who took them, so dont want to run into copywrite issues...

As you say, most impressive thing is the quietness - puts the 77W to shame.



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User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5286 times:

I was fortunate to see it (Singapore airlines) rotating at LHR while sitting in the plane waiting for take-off. What a size!!!! I was also surprised to see how slowly she elevated into the skies. ..not too sure I would like to be sitting in there during take-off though.  covereyes 


Who says airports are boring places?!
User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26496 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5274 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
I was on a BA A319 the other day and had an SQ A388 hold next to us. "Massive" doesnt cover it somehow!

Same happened to me but in a BMI A320. The A380 looked massive next to us.



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5910 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5228 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
I was on a BA A319 the other day and had an SQ A388 hold next to us. "Massive" doesnt cover it somehow!

That reminds of a scene I saw when I flew out of LHR this summer. Off the top of my head, the parking order was something like the SQ A380, then a EK B77W and then a SK Maddog. The poor Maddog looked like a toy plane Big grin


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12322 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5208 times:

I saw it for the first time last Saturday, taking off from Dubai (so guess which airline that was!).

Certainly a spectacular sight and it kind of seemed strange to me, in the sense that I have read about it, seen pictures, ideos on Youtube, read articles etc etc and it only dawned on me a few minutes after I'd seen it .... "hang on, that's the first time I've actually seen it "live"!!


User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

Okay, this might be pretty far fetched and I'm sure I'll get killed on saying this but how about a A380 cargo plane. An upper and lower deck just for cargo. I'm thinking it would way to heavy but man, think about all the cargo it could hold.


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User currently offlineJet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

Last week I saw it for the first time at Nartia. SQ's. It was fun to see it in action. As they pushed back and rotated, its fuselage made it look awfully tall and skinny. Very different from the standard tube on the crowd of big twins out there.

User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

Are there any chances of an A380 coming to YYZ? I would love to see one and take some photographs but would have to go to JFK, NY (the closest A380 airport at present, I think). Does anyone have a possible airline that would be flying A380 and coming to Toronto?

Thx.



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User currently onlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4456 times:
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Quoting Contrails15 (Reply 9):

Okay, this might be pretty far fetched and I'm sure I'll get killed on saying this but how about a A380 cargo plane. An upper and lower deck just for cargo. I'm thinking it would way to heavy but man, think about all the cargo it could hold

I thought it had already been offered and FedEx and UPS were to get some, but one vacked out then the other cancelled so it was dropprd.



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4301 times:



Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 12):


Quoting Contrails15 (Reply 9):

Okay, this might be pretty far fetched and I'm sure I'll get killed on saying this but how about a A380 cargo plane. An upper and lower deck just for cargo. I'm thinking it would way to heavy but man, think about all the cargo it could hold

I thought it had already been offered and FedEx and UPS were to get some, but one vacked out then the other cancelled so it was dropprd.

Because of the delay of the passenger version Airbus stopped to work on the freighter version that is why it was cancelled.
Fedex and UPS are still interested in it.



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User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3989 times:

[quote=Columba,reply=13]Because of the delay of the passenger version Airbus stopped to work on the freighter version that is why it was cancelled.
Fedex and UPS are still interested in it.
[/quote

Thats right, I forgot about Fedex and UPS but now that I think about it, thats a hell of a lot of cargo for one plane. That is going to be a sight to see them loading and unloading that beast.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3982 times:
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Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
I was on a BA A319 the other day and had an SQ A388 hold next to us. "Massive" doesnt cover it somehow!

When the promo plane was in MSP, they parked it next to a YX CRJ  Smile Now, THAT was a funny combination.



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User currently offlineR2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Even though I get to see it every day here in TLS, I still find it impressive. Despite the many superb photos you can find here on a.net, the A380 is still something you need to go see for yourself. It is also worth hearing - or rather, not hearing - to realize how amazingly quiet it is. It really makes many smaller planes look bad in that aspect.

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