silverfox
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A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 4:09 pm

Is the first visit still up for today at 13.30?

Thanks

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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 4:12 pm

I thought May 18th was the visit day?
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silverfox
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 4:14 pm

Is It?????

I have put the wrong date in my diary!!!!

Oh well just as well, as another sickie would look suspicious!!!

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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 4:22 pm

Yep, it's definitely the 18th.

Arrival time has been pushed back to 13:20 according to the guy at the BAA I spoke to yesterday. It will land on the south runway - not sure if that's true if 09s are in use.
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 4:32 pm

yep, for sure its the 18th, cannot wait to see her come in.
 
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:18 pm

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 3):
not sure if that's true if 09s are in use

At the moment, the south runway is the only runway that can take the A380, so will be either 27L or 09R for the landing!

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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:24 pm

It's at LHR on the 18th May, it will be going to Filton and Broughton before it arrives at LHW.
 
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:29 pm

God i hope its the 18th of May  Silly
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:46 pm

Quoting Bigsmile (Reply 6):
before it arrives at LHW

Not coming to LHR then??  Wink
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:57 pm

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 5):
At the moment, the south runway is the only runway that can take the A380, so will be either 27L or 09R for the landing!

09R would be a big bummer.
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 8:16 pm

Does anyone know what time it's going to depart?
 
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 11, 2006 8:36 pm

Quoting Thowman (Reply 10):
Does anyone know what time it's going to depart?

I think its there for a day or two, I cant imagine all the ground testing etc will be done within the day of its arrival but someone might be able to clarify this.

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BA0284
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Fri May 12, 2006 12:20 am

I heard that it will be departing from stand 562(??) or something like that. I also heard that it will leave on the friday at 5:55am, therefore just staying a few hours.

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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Fri May 12, 2006 6:40 am

How soon will we know if it's coming in on 27L or 09R?

If it's 27L, I'll get the best view if I stay at home. If it's 09R, I'll get a much better view from work.

Decisions, decisions! Let's just hope for a nice clear day either way.  Smile
 
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Fri May 12, 2006 6:53 am

Quoting Mcr (Reply 13):
How soon will we know if it's coming in on 27L or 09R?

At the moment its looking like 27L.
 
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Fri May 12, 2006 8:51 am

Quoting BritPilot777 (Reply 11):
I think its there for a day or two, I cant imagine all the ground testing etc will be done within the day of its arrival but someone might be able to clarify this.

Its doing taxi trials throughout the night on the day it arrives
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Fri May 12, 2006 11:52 am

Quoting Bigsmile (Reply 6):
It's at LHR on the 18th May, it will be going to Filton and Broughton before it arrives at LHW.

It is landing at Filton? What day and time? Thanks.  Smile
 
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Fri May 12, 2006 7:31 pm

Quoting RichM (Reply 16):
It is landing at Filton? What day and time? Thanks.

We have not been told the times as yet, just around mid morning to midday, times will be issued nearer the time of 18th May.It is will be arriving before it goes to LHR, so 18th May

The memo read that Filton will be restricting visitor access to the site. There was no mention of it landing at Filton, just doing a flying display. The same applies to Broughton. But it can't land at Broughton anyway coz of our little runway.

Because of the A380 doing these visits, I was informed from the memo that there is not much chance of it showing up at the Family day on June 10th. Due to the heavy testing schedule.
 
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Fri May 12, 2006 7:37 pm

Quoting Bigsmile (Reply 17):
The memo read that Filton will be restricting visitor access to the site. There was no mention of it landing at Filton, just doing a flying display. The same applies to Broughton. But it can't land at Broughton anyway coz of our little runway.

do you know if it will fly over the Clifton Suspension Bridge like they did for the last Concorde?
Also, what MSN number will it be?

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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Fri May 12, 2006 8:42 pm

Gonna have to find a convincing reason to get a day off work to go see this - any ideas?!?!
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 18, 2006 3:04 am

It's just been announced on local tv news that the A.380 will be arriving over Filton approx 12 midday...

The flight-path was given as approaching from the NE (presumably from Broughton?), doing a low pass along the runway East-to-West, then looping south-west, over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, back up to Filton for a repeat fly-past West-to-East, and on to Heathrow...

All subject to the weather, of course, which is likely to be miserable (not to mention forecast high winds)!

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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 18, 2006 3:06 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 7):
God i hope its the 18th of May

they've been delaying the whole bloody plane for 6 months, can't they delay this for another 10 days when I get there..... hissyfit 
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 18, 2006 3:07 am

Quoting Mcr (Reply 13):
Decisions, decisions! Let's just hope for a nice clear day either way.

Well, today in Manchester it has rained all day  Sad
I was seriously considering coming down for the day.

Get lots of pictures people!
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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 18, 2006 7:45 pm

It will be 27L by all accounts. Landings at the moment (11.45) are on 27R. The weather at the moment is Cloud with small patches of clear sky... But there are also some very dark couds about so it's really is going to be luck of the draw regarding photo's.

For me the aircraft is going to fly right over my office as i work about 2 mins from Hatton cross. I have my Canon 20D ready and will have to walk all of 20 ft to get a photo  Smile

Good luck anyone comming down.

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RE: A380 At LHR Today May 11?

Thu May 18, 2006 8:16 pm

Definetly in filton, its just flown over my house followed by a chase plane.