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What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:13 am

I don't recognize the chase aircraft in this picture. It looks similar to a Lear 35, except it is not a T-tail.

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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:16 am

looks like a Falcon 10

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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:21 am

i could be wrong, but it has a striking resemblance to a rockwell sabreliner
 
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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:25 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
looks like a Falcon 50

No a Falcon 50 has 3 engines, and doesn't have tip tanks.
Could it be a Falcon 20 with tip tanks?
I don't know of a Sabreliner with tip tanks.
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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:26 am

It's an Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette.


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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:28 am

It's an Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette 100 owned by Airbus.


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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:35 am

Here are more photos of the actual chaseplane:



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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:44 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):

good eye! it's been ages since i've seen a corvette! i knew the tip tanks were a long shot, buy hey, i've seen some obscure planes w/ tip tanks, so i figured i would take a guess. thinking back, the horizontal stab is lower on the tail w/ the sabreliner.

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 3):
Could it be a Falcon 20 with tip tanks?

just a little FYI...

the falcon is a bit larger w/o the downward slope to the upper aft fuselage and w/o the intake found on top of the fuselage above the engines(common on the lear series)

i can definitely see where you can confuse them though. falcon passed through my head as well because of the angled tail.
 
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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:48 am

Interesting that the plane in the above photos is not owned by Airbus, but by Aero Vision. Is Aero Vision an Airbus subsidiary? Why wouldn't Airbus use its own Corvettes?

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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:00 pm

Thanks for your help everyone. It only took 13 minutes for the answer.
I looked up the aircraft data on this model. It was built from 1972 to 1977, with only 40 built. It is a nice looking plane.

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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:12 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
Here are more photos of the actual chaseplane:

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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:19 pm

What exactly does the Chase Aircraft do during a Test flight of this kind.How many members totally travel on board.
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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:24 pm

Quoting Sk902hvy (Reply 8):
Interesting that the plane in the above photos is not owned by Airbus, but by Aero Vision. Is Aero Vision an Airbus subsidiary? Why wouldn't Airbus use its own Corvettes?

Maybe the Aero Vision plane was specially equipped with recording cameras to monitor the flight of the A380? The Corvette owned by Airbus is probably still in its executive configuration, so it's probably used to transport Airbus officials around Europe.
 
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RE: What Was The Chase Aircraft For The A380?

Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:20 pm

NO, Ray
That aircraft is dedicated to air shots and case-plane duties, and equipped accordingly.
All the AI official aerial shots were from that airplane.
Considering the stability of the AI videoshots,there is one mean formation pilot on board.
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