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First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Fri Nov 03, 2000 10:40 am

Who would want to be on the first test flight of the A3XX if they allowed aviation enthusiasts the opportunity? Fare or non fare paying.

mb (*grin - it would be exciting*)
 
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Fri Nov 03, 2000 10:42 am

That would have to do with money. But if money was no objection, I would be on the flight as long as they are not testing what the airplane would do in an emergency. (Airbus had a fatal incident with the A330 test flights)
 
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Fri Nov 03, 2000 10:49 am

I'd even clean the interior of the plane after the flight if that would get me on!
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Fri Nov 03, 2000 11:22 am

Yeah I will be on it because I will be flying it 
 
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Fri Nov 03, 2000 11:50 am

FOR SURE 
 
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Fri Nov 03, 2000 11:53 am

I would die to be on the first flight! That would be so awesome!

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Fri Nov 03, 2000 12:01 pm

I would definitly be on the flight if money was not a factor and they werent doing any emergency tests. It would sure be a thrill though.
 
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Fri Nov 03, 2000 2:51 pm

I think it would be one of the most exciting and scary things that you could possibly ever do. The maiden "never flown before" flight!

Yeehar!

I can't wait to see the big birds at YssY.

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Fri Nov 03, 2000 4:25 pm

I would love to be on the first A3XX flight.

Now imagine: some 555 aviation enthusiasts in the A3XX, all waiting in line for getting to the cockpit...these pilots would really have to work for their money  

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Fri Nov 03, 2000 4:47 pm

The maiden flights are rarely scary anymore due to extensive computer design and pre-flight testing and simulation. The 777 even practiced mid flight engine-out and relight on its first flight. I don't think the A3XX will be any different.

I'd be on that flight without even without the parachutes that they normally wear for test flights  
 
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Fri Nov 03, 2000 5:30 pm

I'll be on board!
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Fri Nov 03, 2000 6:44 pm

Being on a A3xx maiden flight would be a dream come true. Even if they were testing the emergency procedures, I would be willing to risk... if it was indeed the FIRST flight.
 
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Fri Nov 03, 2000 6:59 pm

Yes it would be good to be on the first flight of any new airplane type. Unfortuneately MX5 Boy us Aussies aren't likely to be invited on the planes first flight.
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 12:31 am

NOOOO!!! The 747 is such a cattle car I'd hate to think of flying on anything bigger!!
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 1:16 am

Nope. I would stand on the ground to take a picture of it - as memorablia besides my Super Guppy picture, as contender for ugliest flying watermelon in the world... But it is sort of spectacular, in an ugly way...
 
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Sat Nov 04, 2000 1:30 am

I really don't want to be one of the passenger!!!!!

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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 1:54 am

Too bad in 5 years i won't be old enough too be a test pilot for airbus...
 
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 3:11 am

Unlike most hopefuls, I am trying and in the process of get on the first scheduled flight (or second, after delivery) on the A3XX on Singapore Airlines. If the fly to London first that is and I'm sure they will.
 
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 3:14 am

I'd for sure be there!

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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 3:27 am


Yeah, why not ? Would be cool I guess.
 
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 3:27 am


Yeah, why not ? Would be cool I guess.
 
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Sat Nov 04, 2000 3:49 am

Why this thread? You'd ever think they let farepaying passengers on? The reason they are testing aircraft for a more than a year, is because they don't want to be liable for any passengers to happen anything. Imagine the enormous claims if something happens, Airbus would be blamed for deeply irresponsible business.
Just start a thread "Who would like a unrestricted airpass for free" "Who would like to own a private jumbo (Airbus/Boeing by choice) etc etc.
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 3:52 am

I'd like to be the captain!
 
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Sat Nov 04, 2000 4:13 am

Kind of "Dream come true"-thread, this.
And as dreams are still allowed, sure, I'd love to be on board! Wouldn't want to miss it, in fact. Life's full of wasted opportunities!

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Sat Nov 04, 2000 6:28 am

if i got on an A3XX, you could shoot me on the spot, and i'd die happy. =)
 
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Sat Nov 04, 2000 8:37 am

TOP,
That Job has been spoken for by Me......You can be the First Officer though. 
 
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Sat Nov 04, 2000 10:06 am

I'm afraid, gentlemen, that I will not be at liberty to be on the maiden flight of the A3XX. I sold my first class ticket, and my soul, to be booked on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary II.

So while you boys are sitting cheek-to-jowl, titilating yourselves over the ptvs, I will be, in my tuxedo, strolling the promenade deck of the largest moving object ever made by man, Cunard's QM2.

It's so big, in fact, that your A3XX could fall out of sky right on it, and it would make but a mere dent, I say.

Did you feel that thud, Jeeves?

I did, sir. Strange. It sounded like we hit something.

Go out and see what it's all about.

As you wish m'lord.

But you need not worry. Should such a calamity happen to your A3XX, I would put on my best British accent   to calm the panicked cattle of your fellow air passengers, while I rescue the lot of you from your own silly contraption.

Afterwards, you and the other survivors could join me for a cognac and a cigar in the First Class smoking lounge.

If they let you in.

Hmmmm...
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 10:35 am

I would so go on the first A3xx flight. I would even sign a legal document with Airbus saying my family can't sue or whatever if the thing crashes.
 
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RE: First Flight Of The A3XX - Would You Be On It?

Sat Nov 04, 2000 11:45 am

I doubt the Bar would be fully operable on the very first flight. I will be pleased though to welcome royalty and ordinary guests the moment the Bar is fully stocked and other requirements are up to standards.

Let me know preferences you may have developed through Airbus' customers customized fluids service devisions special considerations section.

Thank you for your very being

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