hkgspotter1
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A380 On A Carrier?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:49 pm

This pic was taken while I visited the USS Constellation earlier this year !!!. Something I dont think I'll be doing again !



Thanks Nick !!!
 
b0047
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:54 pm

No worries!

Is it just me, or is that carrier flying the chinese flag?!  Smile

Nick
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 11:05 pm

Thats because it was parked in Hong Kong, a chinese port.
 
Konstantinos
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sat Dec 22, 2001 1:31 am

Just because it's not American, you don't have to take to piss out of it.
Don't forget, an American is an American Indian. All the rest are Europeans! and Africans.
 
fanofjets
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sat Dec 22, 2001 5:23 am

Neat.... But how do they get those huge wings to fold up?
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
rwy31r
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sat Dec 22, 2001 9:11 am

I bet the runway was more than enough for an A380 landing!  Big thumbs up I like it.
"Saudia Three Five hold short Three One Right"
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sat Dec 22, 2001 10:21 am

Konstantinos,

I'm very sorry but what are you talking about ?. We are not taking the P out of anything.

Rgds
Daryl
 
travellin'man
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sat Dec 22, 2001 10:51 am

The flag flown above the bridge denotes the nationality of the port being visited, which is Honk Kong, as Hkgspotter1 says. The nationality flag of the ship is always flown off the stern. When you see a US ship in the US you see both flags as US flags, so people aren't always used to making the distinction.
Too bad planes don't have this custom!
It is not enough to be rude; one must also be incorrect.
 
TWA717_200
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sat Dec 22, 2001 11:38 am

Hmmmm....I thought it would be a lot bigger.
 
flightsimfreak
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sat Dec 22, 2001 2:37 pm

Too bad planes don't have this custom!

How would that work? For example, if a plane lands in Hong Kong, should it have an american flag on the pitot tube and a chinese flag on the com antenna?
 
travellin'man
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:00 am

Actually I was thinking that maybe the F/O or even the lead flight attendant could get out on final approach and string something up!  Big grin
It is not enough to be rude; one must also be incorrect.
 
bhill
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:16 am

Hmmm...I wonder if the tail will fall off if not folded up correctly...
Carpe Pices
 
airways
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:22 am

Hkspotter1,

Just a question about the ships. Did any US warships visit HK since September? And if, I don't think that they're still offering the tours.

Back in 1998 I was on a tour on a US ship in HK, it was USS Dubuque. It's not an aircraft carrier, but there were quite a lot of helicopters aboard. And it was very interesting.

Michael
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hkgspotter1
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 5:34 pm

Hi,

We had about ten ships last month including a carrier. I dont think there was any tours (as expected).

Rgds
Daryl
 
VonRichtofen
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RE: A380 On A Carrier?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 6:20 pm

I love touring Naval ships. I've had the pleasure of touring the USS Tripoli, and a russian sub!! I can't remember the name of the sub. :-(

Regards,
Kris