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Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:20 pm

I know it's a lot to ask, but I just want us to have a laugh, not start slamming the media (too much) Big grin. Let's keep it light.

So far:

- BBC News: "The test pilots... Those men... and woman..." - IIRC there was no woman...
- CNBC: "... while Boeing believes more in the hub and spoke model" - Loved the pained look on the analysts' face when the anchor told him this one, after the analyst had explained the exact opposite for a couple of minutes.
- BBC News: "Rolling down the runway" - That would be the taxiway, my dear...
- BBC News: "If, at any time during this takeoff, something should go wrong, they will slam on the brakes" - Not really... After 80 knots, probably only for a fire or engine failure. After V1, they will probably take off whatever happens.
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:28 pm

- BBC News: "World's biggest plane to take to the skies" - And the An-225 is what, chopped liver?
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:47 pm

- CNN Inter. "The pilot's pulled on that thing-a-magic" (Reporter pretends to pull on a yoke) The guy from Airbus than corrected him and said "We use a side stick not a yoke" LMAO!!!!
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:50 pm

The Sydney Morning Herald website had a small picture with something along the lines of "World's Largest Plane to Take to the Skies" and the nose of a 737.
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:54 pm

I loved on CNN, the reporter was talking to an airbus test pilot and they were talking about where it rotated, the reporter was like "for those of you who don't know, rotating is where the pilot pulls on the thingymagig (making hand signs like a pulling on a yoke), and the nose goes up"...the pilot responded in saying they didn't have a yoke, but a sidestick, to which he just answered "so, do you miss the yoke?"  biggrin 

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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:55 pm

N-TV, a so-called "aviation expert" from German magazine "Capital":

1. Airbus is in the lead (he obviously has never heard about the recent B737/B787/B777 sales success).
2. The A380 engines are the largest in the world (what's a GE90???)

Oh, these damn so-called experts...I hate journalists which don't have a clue of anything, but occupy top positions and earn big money.


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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:59 pm

To be fair to BBC News, they pulled the "World's largest airplane..." banner after about 30 seconds. Probably an A.nut infiltrator on the crew.
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:10 pm

I saw yesterday in a newspaper in Barcelona, that they would take 300 tonnes of test equipment in the first flight... this leaves room for some 12 tonnes of fuel! (will they last 4 hours? HAHAHAHA)
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:12 pm

I hope you'll all be as quick to compile a list of A.net errors on the A380. There's plenty to choose from... Big grin

[Edited 2005-04-27 11:25:00]
 
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:13 pm

This is not an error, but quite funny indeed:

On the German station N-24 one of the hosts had a model A380. While showing it to her co-host and the viewers she dropped it. It fell approximately eight inches to the table and ----- THE #3 ENGINE BROKE OFF. She was quite embarassed. Poor girl.
Let's just hope that the real thing is a little sturdier!
 
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:16 pm

Quoting Ltuemployee2 (Reply 9):
Let's just hope that the real thing is a little sturdier!

Well, the real thing will certainly not be touched by those fools...  Wink


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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:18 pm

Quoting Backfire (Reply 8):
I hope you'll all be as quick to compile a list of A.net errors on the A380. There's plenty to choose from...

We'll get there  Wink As I said, let's keep it light. We talk about planes 365 days a years, the media only a couple of hours a year.

Quoting Ltuemployee2 (Reply 9):
On the German station N-24 one of the hosts had a model A380. While showing it to her co-host and the viewers she dropped it. It fell approximately eight inches to the table and ----- THE #3 ENGINE BROKE OFF. She was quite embarassed. Poor girl.

:D Well if you drop the 380 an equivalent distance (scaled up) I'm sure more than the engines would fall off. But that must have been priceless.
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:27 pm

I don't remember the station as I was channel flipping, but after the A380 rotated and flew away the moderator was really wondering why the engines aren't retracted. He even repeated himself.
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:31 pm

Quoting Udo (Reply 10):
On the German station N-24 one of the hosts had a model A380. While showing it to her co-host and the viewers she dropped it. It fell approximately eight inches to the table and ----- THE #3 ENGINE BROKE OFF. She was quite embarassed. Poor girl.
Let's just hope that the real thing is a little sturdier!

Her collegue said something like "Of course we will broadcast the landing live." A second later she THREW it against the table. Big grin

Actually this is not funny at all.
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:36 pm

In portuguese television, the morning reporter, in voice over:
'And here are the first images of the parked Super-Jumbo...'

And the helicopter was filming the parked Northwest A330...

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Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:49 pm

i hate it how hte press doesn't take the initiative of paying an aviation exprt just for the event !
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:07 pm

On CNN Headline News just now...

"The 555-seat Airbus A30 made it's maiden flight today..."

At the end of the spiel she said "That's Airbus' A380."

At least she corrected herself.  Smile
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:11 pm

Best from Italian SKY news:

"This aircraft has four engines!"

"it certainly will use almost the whole runway for getting airborne!"

With aircraft lined up and waiting for takeoff:

-"I can see air moving behind the plane, this means the engines are at full power"

after takeoff

"The gear is not coming up! Obiouvsly there is already some problem happening"

"and we remember you, that this plane needs 4 engines to fly"

[Edited 2005-04-27 12:18:12]
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:11 pm

Funny stuff you guys... Shows people pretending to know something about stuff they don't have clue as to what is...

Journalists show 1/4 of the story, they focus on what could be an event, but some forget that information is more important  Smile

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Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:32 pm

Do you not think though that the news has to be "watered" down as to appeal to Joe Public. The average person on the street hasn't a clue what you guys are on about, so to have the slightly infantile descriptions by these so called non-experts, is perhaps for their benefit not yours???

Gloating about your superior aviation knowledge actually looks/sounds worse than a reporter mistaking a runway for a taxiway.

Don't forget you knew nothing about aviation at some point.

Not starting a flaming match but perspectives an' all that !  Smile
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:40 pm

Quoting Matty (Reply 19):
Do you not think though that the news has to be "watered" down as to appeal to Joe Public. The average person on the street hasn't a clue what you guys are on about, so to have the slightly infantile descriptions by these so called non-experts, is perhaps for their benefit not yours???

Gloating about your superior aviation knowledge actually looks/sounds worse than a reporter mistaking a runway for a taxiway.

Joe Public or not: so-called experts should simply NOT tell WRONG facts. Many of them have talked pure bullcrap today and it's annoying. They get a lot of money for their blahblah, so I expect them to be right on basic issues.


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Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:15 pm

Some guy at CNN said, the A380 runs "as smooth as a swiss clockwork" .. funny comparison as the Swiss are not involved in the Airbus development
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:33 pm

"Boeing said the A380 woud need a very very long runway to take off, well the A380 has just showed them they were wrong"
"Of course the A380 is a success ! Just see, airlines have purchased it even before its first flight !"
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:43 pm

Reporter " Airbus has orders for 154 at 280 million apiece" Yea right , more like 150 million apiece.
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:56 pm

LH526: The swiss company RUAG Aerospace IS involved in the Airbus A380 development!
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:18 pm

According to Sky News the A380 can do LHR-SYD with a full load.......
 
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:33 pm

Quoting Matty (Reply 19):
Do you not think though that the news has to be "watered" down as to appeal to Joe Public. The average person on the street hasn't a clue what you guys are on about, so to have the slightly infantile descriptions by these so called non-experts, is perhaps for their benefit not yours???

Gloating about your superior aviation knowledge actually looks/sounds worse than a reporter mistaking a runway for a taxiway.

Well done Matty - finally, someone on A.net who actually says something sensible and informed about the media.  Smile

Perhaps it's time for a new thread on incompetent and know-nothing statements by A.netters about journalists...

[Edited 2005-04-27 15:36:00]
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:44 pm

Sky News reported after the A380 took off that "Boeing reports that the first flight is going really well". Think she meant to say Airbus!
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:53 pm

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 27):
Sky News reported after the A380 took off that "Boeing reports that the first flight is going really well". Think she meant to say Airbus!

I heard that too, thought I misheard!!

NOW that was funny, as rather than to just make a technical error, that was a rather HUGE verbal fopah!  Smile
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:57 pm

CNN - The A380 will directly compete with Boeing's Dreamliner.
BBC - The A380 already has a healthy order book with 154 planes sold to 15 airlines. (Though, they sounded as though it had more than broken even and there were many airlines lining up to buy them)
CNN - The A380 is the only way to keep ticket prices where they are....especially with rising fuel prices.

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Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:58 pm

Quoting LH526 (Reply 21):
Some guy at CNN said, the A380 runs "as smooth as a swiss clockwork" .. funny comparison as the Swiss are not involved in the Airbus development
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:00 pm

Boeing 747-100 first flight on Wednesday

Maybe she was referring to this.......  Smile
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:07 pm

Lol you guys, say what you want about the media but dont they make our lives that much more fun? I'm almost lying on the floor laughing here, those are some damn funny comments Big grin Big grin

Well, the real thing will certainly not be touched by those fools...

I would have wanted to be that A380 model that the female news caster held and dropped. Provided she was good looking of course. Was she?  Smile
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:09 pm

Marbergi,


Hehe, yeah i'm sure she had a peek in the a.net forums before goung to work this morning. TOo bad that she didnt notice my "A380 first flight postponed" thread, that would have been something to hear on the telly Big grin
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:12 pm

Just watching sky news the and they asked one of the test pilots about the landing:

"we have heard the landing must have been extremely difficult with a plane that size. It has been likened to landing a block of flats"

WHAT?????
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:13 pm

LOL, there really is no limit to media's missinformation apparently.
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:14 pm

Swedish mediaclaimed, only 14 Concordes flew (in reality 20 including the
test planes), first passenger doubledecker (jet, yes, but Br-763 and Br-765
flew as double-deckers with props).
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:20 pm

Mentioning the swedish media, Swedish newspaper aftonbladet named the A380 as "A380 Airbus", just like Airbus would be the specific name or nickname for the A380. Pretty silly that too.
 
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:38 pm

Aftonbladet.se also says "Världens största flygplan har lyft" ("The World's Largest Plane has taken off").

I repeat: And what's the An-225, chopped liver?!?

[Edited 2005-04-27 16:55:00]
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Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:13 am

Quoting Backfire (Reply 26):
Perhaps it's time for a new thread on incompetent and know-nothing statements by A.netters about journalists...

I fail to see how direct quotes amount to incompetent and know-nothing statements. Misinformation is misinformation.


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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:16 am

Guys,

Misunderstandings and wrong information supply are part of every days media coverage. Just take the tsunami disaster as an example, personally I've heard lots and lots of things that were just not true. And I am not even an expert on tsunami's or meteo things.

On the other hand: most of what they told me was correct (at least I think it was) and I learned more about what happened.

Today is different, as all major news companies covered the event in Toulouse, some of them even spent hours of valuable time to the A380's maiden flight. We, as enthusiasts or professionals, know much and much more about aviation than average Joe. I bet that the average Joe's didn't even notice any of the misunderstanding we heard today. And they'll probably don't remember much of it anyways, proper information included.

I don't think you can blame the reporters for making mistakes, as aviation is not part of their everyday's work. Tomorrow they'll be informing you on politics, business news, healthcare and art. And most of you won't notice the wrong information they share with you. Just like most people today.

I think that some (so called) experts are to blame. They are invited by media companies to add facts and figures to the video features, because they are supposed to be well informed. If these experts fail to tell the right things, yeah, then there's a reason to blame someone.

Having said that, I admit that some of the statements mentioned above are fun indeed. And there's nothing wrong with smiling about things we heard today!

[Edited 2005-04-27 17:29:44]
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:16 am

When they mention the A380 as the biggest airplane, they should specify "Passenger Airplane" than may be they are right!
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Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:19 am

Speakin of faux pas:

Quoting Matty (Reply 28):
that was a rather HUGE verbal fopah!

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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:33 am

Damn i usually watch N24 at home but im on holiday in Chile... Maybe i can see a taping of that beautiful mistake the Co-host did... Can only be Claudia dingsabumsda from N24...

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Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:25 am

Quoting Matty (Reply 19):
Do you not think though that the news has to be "watered" down as to appeal to Joe Public. The average person on the street hasn't a clue what you guys are on about, so to have the slightly infantile descriptions by these so called non-experts, is perhaps for their benefit not yours???

Gloating about your superior aviation knowledge actually looks/sounds worse than a reporter mistaking a runway for a taxiway.

there is very big difference between wrong and simplified information

simplified information is OK, wrong isn't

i certainly wouldn't like to see jorunalist reporting sth like this, and this is where are they slowly going to:
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Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:27 am

On the german station N-TV they wrote in there ticker that Fraport (FRA) have to invest 100.000 millon EURO to prepare the airport for the A380. If I'm right that means 100 billion  Smile A bit to much I think.

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Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:50 am

On Colin and Edith on Radio 1 today, in a competition they asked a caller a question regarding the A380.

"The largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380 today took 550 passengers on its first ever flight. What is the maximum amount of passengers it can carry..... ?" (or something to that effect)

I did chuckle. As if they would put 550 people on an a/c's first ever flight !!!.

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Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:14 am

A nice "pearl" on BK TV here in Belgrade...

"The new super-jumbo A380 can carry 70 cars in its wings..."
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:27 am

i heard this on cnbc world- that the a380 is more fuel efficient than your car.
 
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RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:51 am

Quoting Khushdesi (Reply 48):
i heard this on cnbc world- that the a380 is more fuel efficient than your car.

This is sorta true, if you count per pax with the cars taking 2-3 pax each that is.
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