CaptainTim
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Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:41 am

OVer a couple of drinks, my friend informed me that the A380 during secret test flights did actually land and visit Hong Kong to test Chep Lap Kok's capabilities to handle this jumbo?

He works at the ATC and is a employee of the Hong Kong Airport Authority the governing body of the HKG airport.

I was wondering if it was true that the A380 actually made a visit to HKG last year during test flights. Since HKG was constructed with accomodating the a380 in mind and the extra long runway.. i was wondering if it was true that the dolphin did visit Hong Kong?

Also since no airline has planned visits to HKG on the A380 maybe it is true Airbus just wanted to test HKG's capabitlieis and dropped by for a few hours?

any comments would help

thanks again
-tim
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:43 am

To sum it up quickly, the answer is no
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RichardPrice
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:45 am

Uhm, the A380 has only been flying since April this year. Seriously doubt Airbus secretly flew it to Hong Kong last year.....
 
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:11 am

If it "did" go to Hong Kong last year....I was in boxes. Finally assembly was in 2005.


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RichardPrice
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:25 am

Quoting BBJII (Reply 3):
If it "did" go to Hong Kong last year....I was in boxes

You were?! Interesting, but whats it got to do with the topic at hand?
 
CaptainTim
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:31 am

thank you ppl.. i shall now call my aTC friend and yell at him that the most credible Forum says its no

cuz i was thinking FWWOW was the first A380 outa the productin line.. no way coudl it have come to HKG without any spotters knowing esp. frenchfrogslide who seems to see every single move of the european dolphin

thanks again
tim
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N754PR
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:37 am

I read loads of silly stuff on A.net but thats the best!!
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ScotspanGSM
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:57 am

I think your pals on something,  Silly
 
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:24 am

Quoting ScotspanGSM (Reply 7):
I think your pals on something

I want some, I want some.....

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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:50 am

Quoting CaptainTim (Thread starter):
OVer a couple of drinks,

BTW how many drinks had you two had ?????????
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RE: Rumor: Did A380 Ever Come To Hong Kong Last Year?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:03 am

Quoting N754PR (Reply 6):
I read loads of silly stuff on A.net but thats the best!!

There was another equally silly one today bashing Airbus, but I see it's already been deleted.