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UK Spotters: EK A380 To BHX - September 9th  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 11536 times:

The magazine "Airliner World" (Sept 09 edition) writes that EK will send an A380 to BHX for one day only, on September 9th, replacing the usual 777-300.

The event marks the 70th birthday of BHX airport.

It will be the first aircraft to use the new International Pier, which opens on that day.

Hopefully, i'll be going to see this Big grin



Lee


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User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 11307 times:

Its been before in july aswell!!
I read it on flightGlobal i think  Smile



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 11212 times:

Awesome - does anyone know what time this is due in please? I'm on a training course in Nuneaton that day - how convenient!  Smile

Noel


User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 11204 times:



Quoting T8KE0FF (Reply 1):
Its been before in july aswell!!
I read it on flightGlobal i think  

The A380 has never been to BHX, I can assure you of that! The announcement was made in July that the A380 will be visiting BHX on 9/9/09

I'm booked on the BHX-DXB flight..!!



EK A380 Private suite - Here I come!!
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11149 times:

Will probably visit for the occasion. Will be better than watching it at LHR!


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently onlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 10749 times:

Just thought that I would check in on this thread to see if anyone in the know has any info, is all still on plan and going to go ahead

if so

What time is arrival and departure scheduled?

Any Ideas on best spotting locations?

Regards,

MWH @ CVT



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 10717 times:



Quoting MWHCVT (Reply 5):
What time is arrival and departure scheduled?

It will operate the usual EK039 and EK040. Hence, its scheduled arrival time is 1235 and scheduled departure 1505.

Quoting MWHCVT (Reply 5):
Any Ideas on best spotting locations?

I will be going to BHX by train and will probably walk around the car park near the terminal, use the windows in the terminal, and so on. There is a specific spectators area within the terminal, for which you must pay, but I believe it is nowhere near as good as it was a number of years ago due to building developments, etc, so I don't go there.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 10710 times:

The blue and white Airbus A380 prototype F-WWOW "Cleaner Greener Smarter" was scheduled on a tour of the UK today doing flyovers at BAe and Airbus UK plants, Broughton, Preston and Filton where the aircraft will be spending the night. Departure to Toulouse from Filton tomorrow morning. I don't have the timing.
Some of you might have seen the aircraft during her flybys.



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User currently offlineSkinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 10699 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 7):
The blue and white Airbus A380 prototype F-WWOW "Cleaner Greener Smarter" was scheduled on a tour of the UK today doing flyovers at BAe and Airbus UK plants, Broughton, Preston and Filton where the aircraft will be spending the night. Departure to Toulouse from Filton tomorrow morning. I don't have the timing.
Some of you might have seen the aircraft during her flybys.

Just seen it awsome ive seen the Heathrow three but it was nice to see it at my local airport.Also emirates is coming on wednesday cant wait.

See pic below.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-ph...s/misc/uf/536962158/php5FNpg6.jpeg


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 10649 times:



Quoting Skinny (Reply 8):
See pic below.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-ph...s/misc/uf/536962158/php5FNpg6.jpeg

Oh, very nice picture! Where was this taken? Can you give me details?
I will email the link to my A380 chief test pilot friend in TLS.

Glad you could catch the flyover!  airplane   cheerful   airplane 
I hope more pictures will come!



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 10594 times:

I've just arrived back from BHX after seeing the A380 there.

Quite a sight, and very pleased since BHX is my local airport! I'm going to be there on Wednesday too for the Emirates A380 arrival and departure. There were lots of people there today, many were impressed by the 2 fly pasts it performed, and most were talking about coming back on Wednesday too! Seems to have made a good impression  

Here's a few images.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a40/dantaylor2005/AirbusA380026.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a40/dantaylor2005/AirbusA380030.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a40/dantaylor2005/AirbusA380017.jpg

[Edited 2009-09-05 10:51:34]


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User currently offlineSkinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10547 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 9):
Oh, very nice picture! Where was this taken? Can you give me details?
I will email the link to my A380 chief test pilot friend in TLS.

Taken in a place called hampton in arden just a mile from BHX great spotting location.


User currently offlineSkinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10539 times:

Some more pics not best quality taken from the Beeches pub in Hampton in Arden by BHX.


[Edited 2009-09-05 11:42:35]
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[Edited 2009-09-05 11:43:41]

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10520 times:

Very nice and nice to see F-WWOW doing the flyovers with all her landing gear down.
Crew did not do any "touch and go" did they?  Confused I suppose it was low flyovers?



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineSkinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10430 times:

Nice pic from here: http://bhxflightguide.blogspot.com/


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User currently offlineSkinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10415 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWcMMdSW7F0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxm2al82f7A


User currently offlineSkinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10306 times:

Nice report

http://bhxflightguide.blogspot.com/


User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 10266 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
Will probably visit for the occasion.



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
I will be going to BHX by train

Thats a fair trip from Tajikistan!



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User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10159 times:

Hoping to be there for the departure on Wednesday. I finish in Nuneaton about 13.30 so will take a leisurely ride over for a couple of hours before she leaves.

Question is - where best to go - golf course probably best of both worlds with wind direction, she'll probably rotate about 2/3rds of the way along though which means if it's 15 I'm shafted. Might just hang around Sheldon country park with the chavs and tramps  Smile

Quoting NEMA (Reply 17):

Thats a fair trip from Tajikistan!

He's setting off now  Smile


User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9826 times:

Hi all

Don't forget about the Emirates A380 visiting BHX tomorrow 09/09/2009

The aircraft for tomorrow's EK39/40 DXB-BHX-DXB is A6-EDE

Times
DXB 0805 BHX 1235
BHX 1415 DXB 0015

Rgds
Haan


User currently offlineDc10bhx From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9777 times:

Apparently BHX will be seeing a number of vintage aircraft (as well as various retro schemes) tomorrow as part of the celebration for the Airports Birthday. There is a roumor of about 15-20 different aircraft coming into BHX (each of which is being charged a landing fee of £3.80).

Does anyone have a listing of which aircraft are due?

There is a very strong rumour going around that one of the aircraft will be a total surprise (to the point where the Airport have not divulged what it may be). Are there any guesses (educated or not) as to what this might be?



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User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9725 times:



Quoting Haan (Reply 19):
Times
DXB 0805 BHX 1235
BHX 1415 DXB 0015

The flight has a revised departure time from BHX -

Now scheduled to depart BHX at 15:05 arrive DXB 01:05



EK A380 Private suite - Here I come!!
User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9723 times:



Quoting Dc10bhx (Reply 20):
There is a very strong rumour going around that one of the aircraft will be a total surprise (to the point where the Airport have not divulged what it may be). Are there any guesses (educated or not) as to what this might be?

Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan

 Silly

Doubt it somehow but we can hope - now a Vulcan at BHX would be a site to see!  Smile


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9714 times:



Quoting EmiratesUK (Reply 21):

Now scheduled to depart BHX at 15:05 arrive DXB 01:05

As I put in reply 6:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
It will operate the usual EK039 and EK040. Hence, its scheduled arrival time is 1235 and scheduled departure 1505.



Quoting NEMA (Reply 17):

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
Will probably visit for the occasion.


Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
I will be going to BHX by train

Thats a fair trip from Tajikistan!



Quoting NoelG (Reply 18):
Quoting NEMA (Reply 17):

Thats a fair trip from Tajikistan!

He's setting off now

Dushanbe-Birmingham International via Loughborough by rail.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineDC10BHX From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9659 times:



Quoting Noelg (Reply 22):
There is a very strong rumour going around that one of the aircraft will be a total surprise (to the point where the Airport have not divulged what it may be). Are there any guesses (educated or not) as to what this might be?

Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan Please be the Vulcan



Doubt it somehow but we can hope - now a Vulcan at BHX would be a site to see!

Having checked the Vulcan website XH558 is due to the Channel Islands from the 10th onwards. You never know your luck.

I will be at the reception at the new Pier tomorrow (as a guest!!!) so I will try to keep a listing of what comes in. No gaurantee though.



I'm lucky my job is my hobby
25 Haan : Hi EmiratesUK, where do u get your schedule from. Just asking as reservations still shows it as BHX 1415
26 EmiratesUK : Yes the reservation is showing as 14:15 - However in the flight details it shows a revised departure time of 15:05 1 EK 40 9SEP BHX DXB 1505 0105 ‡
27 DC10BHX : The OAG flight guide shows 1505 as the departure time. Anything that I have seen regarding the flight shows the same information as well.
28 Haan : Thanks EmiratesUK, as usual the need to now people don't have the information
29 BlueShamu330s : They're flying in the entire bmi baby fleet !
30 Post contains links DanTaylor2006 : As usual, BHX Flightguide has a good update on the A380's visit tomorrow, as well as the 'classic' visitors and a few others. To sum up what they know
31 Baguy : It flew over my house when it was the Cosford airshow, magnificent! They just look as if they are going soooooo slow! BAguy
32 Haan : Ok EK39 A6-EDE is on its way and running early. ETA BHX is 1218. The crew will however try and slow down to get there closer to the schedule of 1235.
33 Mul77W : Does BHX have an observation area? Will it be any good for seeing the A380? If not, where are people going to take a look at the whalejet?
34 Haan : I believe she landed at 12H13, now Im just waiting for the pictures here
35 Noelg : Still stuck in training Will hopefully be out soon bombing up the M6 to catch it's departure! Is runway 33 in use today? How busy is it looking guys?
36 MWHCVT : While I've just got home from watching the A388 into BHX, this was my first viewing of the beast and have to say was impressed by the size, viewed it
37 Post contains links Zhutton : In the queue, Thats one BIG Quiet aircraft http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...eady/a1252502813.6884eha380bhx.jpg Zakk
38 Skinny : Taken from banad@yahoogroups.com Rumours from within EK say BHX could see daily A380 ops from next spring, Just a rumour etc.....thought I would share
39 Post contains links Skinny : Taken from banad@yahoogroups.com Some nice pics from today. http://www.kodakgallery.co.uk/ShareL...de%3Dfromshare&Ux=0&localeid=en_GB
40 Post contains images Noelg : Just arrived home via BHX! What an afternoon - arrived just as an A321 did a go around due to one of the vintage fleet (not bmibaby) taking an age to
41 Flyingfox27 : Very nice shots, i like way how the dip in the ground makes it look like it was too heavy and the landing gear sunk into the ground lol!!!!! Umm......
42 Post contains links and images DanTaylor2006 : Well, I have just returned after a very enjoyable day at Birmingham! Everyone was out in force at BHX today, with the Long Stay 1 Car Park, Aviation E
43 Pe@rson : I was at BHX from around 1015 to 1545. I had a great day! Brilliant to see the 380 at BHX! Edited to add: great photos folks![Edited 2009-09-09 11:54:
44 David_itl : Make the most of it. Won't be there too many times over the next couple of years unlike another regional which will have the slighly more important re
45 Skinny : Please give evidence of you statement i would not bet against BHX getting the next daily A380. Don't be jealous BHX got the A380s first UK revenue fl
46 David_itl : If we look at the July 2009 stats from the CAA: BHX 38065 pax (up 15% on July 2008) MAN 48133 pax (up 11% on July 2008) If you insist, then yes, I'm
47 Skinny : Yes i like most people i think prefer to travel from both BHX and MAN and avoid LHR if at all possible so i hope they both get one.
48 Post contains links Skinny : Nice video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlDS333AxhM
49 Wolverhampton : Isn't it a shame when certain people can't just enjoy todays 380 visit! Emirates decided to send it to BHX for several reasons. I for one am very glad
50 Danfearn77 : We never were wound up to get over it! I dont see how the A380 visiting for a birthday visit could cheese someone off. And it makes me laugh when i h
51 IH8BY : Really nice pictures guys; must have seemed pretty massive in comparison with the rest of the BHX visitors, judging by what I usually see when I pass
52 BHXDTW : no ones expecting BHX to get it much ! ... we're just happy Emirates were kind enough to let us have it for the day ... Dont rain on our parade in BH
53 DanTaylor2006 : Exactly. I for one, as were many other people around me on Wednesday, accept the fact it'll be a while until BHX gets a daily A380 - I do, however, b
54 Lentini2001 : I was also there Wednesday and echo the above two posts. I know Lufthansa and KLM sent their retro-jets which was also nice of those airlines, but I w
55 Wolverhampton : It took off on 15 so that guests and passengers in the terminal could see it in the air during take off, and to get the photographs with the new pier
56 Lentini2001 : Wolverhampton - if thats the real reason thats fine - it was still an awesome sight and I'm glad that other haves shared their pics with us in this th
57 Post contains images Pe@rson : I heard the person standing directly to my right say exactly that! So if you were there with your mum (who if I remember correctly made a funny comme
58 Lentini2001 : Hello to you too! I only remember the chap sat in the chair next to me or the other bloke who I kept knocking into and saying sorry - were you either
59 Lentini2001 : I remember everyone clapping and waving at her as she sailed past!
60 Post contains images Pe@rson : The one you kept knocking into and saying sorry to!    lol I did wonder while there how many A.nutters were in the crowd. I saw a few youngsters wi
61 EmiratesUK : Hi all, I will be posting my trip report soon!!, just sorting out the photos![Edited 2009-09-12 15:32:11]
62 Post contains links and images MWHCVT : Just saw this on the home page and thought that it deserved a post since so many A.netters appear to have attended the event. Very nice photo taken fr
63 Bochora : What's the status on this? Can't wait to read it.
64 EmiratesUK : I should be getting it loaded tomorrow - sorry for the delay!
65 BHXDTW : I was one of them with my brother (we both had cameras) We were in the car park towards the rear when she landed (we stood on the little service road
66 Bochora : I'm dreaming of a trip report...
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