|Quoting Widebody (Reply 7):|
Added to the fact that technically the flight went much better than expected with only some small minor issues. Very very good day.
|Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 18):|
is it just me or did it seem like it was so fast at accelerating
|Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 9):|
Anybody notice how far he floated down the runway before touching down? whoops.
|Quoting Jat74l (Reply 20):|
I hardly think the 380 was loaded to capacity for it's first flight.
|Quoting Widebody (Reply 13):|
wasn't a single warning generated during the flight phase
|Quoting NAV20 (Reply 25):|
Generally, larger aeroplanes require slightly faster speeds; so the 'floating' could be a sign that the A380 can in fact be brought in and put down at lower speeds than expected. Which is a good sign.
|Quoting Astuteman (Reply 32):|
Just looking at the sheer size of those wings - they've got to generate a LOT of lift (obviously..) - the A380 has an extremely LOW wing loading (would you believe..), which will help low T/O and landing speeds.