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The Day For EDI And The A380 Is Finally Here!  
User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9169 times:

At long last A380 will be doing a low approach & go around at Edinburgh on Saturday 5th September.

It is the A380 and I believe it will also be going to stwick (PIK / EGPK), United Kingdom">PIK and BFS.

The times are as follow:

EDI - 1340
stwick (PIK / EGPK), United Kingdom">PIK - 1400
BFS - 1420

All approx and subject to change though.

[Edited 2009-08-28 12:26:00]

[Edited 2009-08-28 13:21:46]

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User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9130 times:

From baa.com/edinburgh:

A 525-seater Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial airliner, will make a flying visit to Edinburgh Airport on Saturday 5th September. Although the aircraft will not land, it will perform an approach-and-go manoeuvre, which means it will come in as it would to land but depart before actually touching down. The flythrough will take place at 13:40, and will be the A380's first appearance in Scotland.


User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9060 times:

Why would EK do that and who's paying for it? It's not promotional I suppose because an average businessman doesn't give a damn about planetypes..

Is it testing, crew training?



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User currently offlineAirNz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9025 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 2):
and who's paying for it?

Why is it important who's paying for it.......it's fantastic to see it? Seriously, it seems that's all many on here seem to care about; who's paying for what!

Quoting KL911 (Reply 2):
an average businessman doesn't give a damn about planetypes..

Not according to a.net myth  smile 


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9011 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 2):
Why would EK do that

I don't think it is EK aircraft but that would make it very special!!


User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8804 times:

I believe its for an airshow in Northern Ireland.

User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8651 times:



Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 5):
I believe its for an airshow in Northern Ireland.

After having done an approach at BFS the a/c is then heading to BHX for their anniversary celebrations.


User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8372 times:

The aircraft is an Airbus example (rumoured to be F-WWOW), and will be visiting Edinburgh, Prestwick, Port Rush (for a flying display at the air show), Belfast City, Broughton and then will be finishing up at Birmingham before flying back to Toulouse.

I found this information out from the BHX Flightguide blog, the Airbus statement is also posted there;

Quote:
Airbus A380 returning for a UK visit 5 September 2009
.
The world’s largest commercial airliner, the 525-seat Airbus A380, is returning
to the UK for a brief flying visit on September 5. The iconic aircraft will make its
first-ever visits to Scotland and Northern Ireland, and brief appearances over
England and Wales, during its time here.
.
The A380 is scheduled to first perform approach-and-go fly-throughs at the
airports in the capital city of Edinburgh and Prestwick, Scotland; followed by
a flying display at the Northern Ireland International Airshow at Portrush,
and a fly-through at Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland. It will also fly
over Airbus’ facility in Broughton, North Wales, where Airbus employees will
be celebrating the company’s founding 40 years ago, and over Birmingham
International Airport in England.
.
Tom Willliams, Airbus Executive Vice President of Programmes said: “We
are proud to welcome the A380 back to the UK, and that it will be visiting
Scotland and Northern Ireland for the first time. This visit demonstrates
what Airbus and its UK partners do together—design and build great aircraft.”
.
Birmingham-born Jeremy Cieslik, Vice President and Plant Manager for Airbus
in the UK Industrial Operations, is proud to welcome the A380 to his hometown:
“I hope the people of Birmingham are as proud as I am of the A380. It is the
flagship of the 21st century and sets new standards in eco-efficient aviation. And
every one of them is flying with wings designed and manufactured in the UK.”

http://bhxflightguide.blogspot.com/

I'm very excited at this news, since this means 2 A380's visiting BHX within 4 days! Hopefully I will be able to make both, but if not at least the Emirates A380 on September 9th. It'll certainly be busy at these airports on the 5th, with people wanting to see the A380.



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User currently offlineEljonno From Australia, joined Sep 2008, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8334 times:



Quoting AirNz (Reply 3):
Why is it important who's paying for it.......it's fantastic to see it?

Couldn't have put that better! Who cares, who's paying for it? If I was anywhere near EDI I would definitely be there myself to watch it - think yourself lucky!

Just out of interest, have we had an A380 land at LGW yet?


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8256 times:

I think we have, a SQ 380 diverted there to LGW a few months back.

User currently offlineEgkk701 From United Kingdom, joined May 2009, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8060 times:

SQ's 380 did land in LGW some time in August last year, i was on shift that day and seen it on approach and land, amazing sight was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8011 times:

Isn't there another thread about EK sending a A380 to BHX that day? Could it be the one that does the other flights as well? Otherwise you will have 2 A380's at BHX in one day.  Smile


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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7975 times:
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No, the EK one is on the 7th.

User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7952 times:



Quoting David_itl (Reply 12):
No, the EK one is on the 7th.

Well, still two A380's in 2 days... AMS and PRG didn't even see one yet... Sad



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7796 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 11):
Isn't there another thread about EK sending a A380 to BHX that day? Could it be the one that does the other flights as well? Otherwise you will have 2 A380's at BHX in one day. Smile

Nope, the EK A380 is due into BHX on 9th September - the day the new International Pier fully opens and (possibly) the new EK Business Lounge if they miraculously get a shift on.

However, it is still 2 A380's in the space of 4 days! Very exciting times for BHX.



Flown: A319-21, A346, A380, B733-4, B738, B744, B752, B762-4, B77W, CR2, CR9, DH4, E190-95, F70-100, MD-11, MD-88, MD-90
User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7712 times:

A flypast at GLA would have been nice as well

User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 7626 times:



Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 15):
A flypast at GLA would have been nice as well

I'm surprised they didn't but u can always go to PIK


User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6965 times:

Wonder if a 'low'ish' flyover the centre of Glasgow is in order?

User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6874 times:
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Can't wait to see this. I'll be on the observation deck at EDI with camera ready  Smile

Sandyb123



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User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6548 times:

Well, today is the day - where is everyone going to see it at EDI?

Anyone know if it's on schedule?


User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

Shots here (not taken by myself) of the Edinburgh flyover

http://donaldstirling.fotopic.net/c1751052.html


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4086 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 5975 times:



Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 20):
Shots here (not taken by myself) of the Edinburgh flyover

http://donaldstirling.fotopic.net/c1751052.html

That is a great photo album. At most U.S. airports, the people comprising that crowd would have been carted off to jail for the evil crime of looking at and photographing a plane.


User currently offlineFox1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5624 times:



Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 20):
Shots here (not taken by myself) of the Edinburgh flyover

http://donaldstirling.fotopic.net/c1....html

A few shots here!
http://www.yabbers.com/phpbb/viewtop....php?t=1786&mforum=edinburghairpor


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