AviationIvi
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A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:48 am

To all LHR, FRA, ZRH spotters,
the new A340-600 arrives at Frankfurt Airport on Saturday, 27th at 12:00 for some parking tests at the terminals.
On Sunday, 28th it will depart to ZRH at 6:00 a.m., arriving ZRH at 7:00 a.m.

Before its FRA visit it will be at LHR but I don´t know any times there. It will probably depart from LHR at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

I hope you guys will be able to catch it! Good luck to all!
I will be waiting here at Frankfurt.

Regards from FRA
Ivica
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:59 am

Wheres this info from?

I cant make it to LHR that all weekend!

Oh and what airliners are the launch customers for the A346?

LGW
 
AviationIvi
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Tue Oct 23, 2001 3:17 am

LGW: believe it or not
 Big grin Big grin Big grin
http://www.rmas.de/FRA_NEWS.htm
Regards from FRA
Ivica
btw LGW: I´m wondering why you always upload LGW pics only? Isn´t LHR interesting for you??? Big grin
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Tue Oct 23, 2001 3:32 am

I could tell you all what aircraft and what times for LHR but I would have to shoot you all  Wink/being sarcastic

Let just say PM Friday and AM Saturday  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Tue Oct 23, 2001 3:48 am

When is it coming to BRU? Big grin

 
LGW
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Tue Oct 23, 2001 4:23 am

Staffan - BRU? No, you just be content with all your Sabena 737's and 146's Big grin

AviationIvi - I have yet to visit LHR with my new digi cam so have no pics to upload, I do have some shots from LHR on airliners.net but from 1 year ago so not very good!

Paul - How do you always know times of Concorde/New VS arrivals/A340-600? Are you an insider?

LGW
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Tue Oct 23, 2001 5:58 am

LGW,

If i said I was an insider then I would be an outsider  Nuts

So at the moment its better im an outsider rather than an insider  Nuts

And you kow how some of these insiders can be  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Wed Oct 24, 2001 1:04 am

It will also be coming to Manchester on November 14th arr 0925 departing 1030
returning in the early hours of the 15th

Lee
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Wed Oct 24, 2001 1:17 am

LHR? Really?
I will be there on Saturday and I hope that this is true! This will be a good chance to soot that plane and meet some of you!
 
AviationIvi
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Wed Oct 24, 2001 1:51 am

Hi guys,
Paul: now you are not alone at LHR  Big grin
Lewis: as I wrote to LGW: believe it or not Big grin I would Big grinbut note: it will probably arrive at LHR on Friday. It arrives at FRA on Saturday and I think it will have some tests at LHR as well.

Regards from rainy FRA
Ivica
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Wed Oct 24, 2001 4:02 am

As im such a nice bloke you now all owe me a beer for the times!

Due in to LHR 26/10/01 eta 16.00L
Due out of LHR 27/10/01 etd 10.30L

Times subject to change bla bla bla bla

Your know who i am as i drive Thunderbird 5, i will be the only one with this type of car  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Wed Oct 24, 2001 4:21 am

Hello again,
now everybody can be happy.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy We have all times together.
Let´s pray for good weather, guys!

Happy spottings!
Ivica
btw: for all FRA spotters: World´s MD-11 with the Aer Lingus colors visited FRA today (departed from 18W at 14:30). I suppose it will come back (tomorrow)...
 
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Correction And Detailed Information!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 4:28 am

A340-600 F-WWCC

FRA 27 OCT:

0850h UTC - arrival of flight AIB102 in FRA from LHR; landing and follow-me car to stand D8

0900h UTC - arrival at D8

1300h UTC - towing to stand B48 (T1, pier B)

1330h UTC - arrival at stand B48

1500h UTC - towing to hangar 3 or 5 if available

1630h UTC - towing to open apron for overnight


FRA 28 OTC:

0805h UTC - departure of flight AIB103 to ZRH or TLS (to be decided)

Regards from Frankfurt
Ivica

 
Ikarus
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Thu Oct 25, 2001 11:09 pm

4pm @LHR tomorrow? That would be a 27L landing, right?

I just hope my cold does not get worse, and the weather is reasonable - then I might actually join you guys and take pics of the big bird!

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Fri Oct 26, 2001 1:54 am

I foresee lots of soggy photogs. at the end of Myrtle Ave. tomorrow.

Me, I can't get away, but looks like I'll scoot up to MAN on 14 Nov. and get it there (maybe)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Fri Oct 26, 2001 4:44 am

The times have been revised and arrival at LHR is 11.00am (ish) Bugger im probably in a meeting then  Wink/being sarcastic

cheers

Paul
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:21 am

Is it really going to arrive at 11:00am! Where did you find that out?
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:34 am

Does anybody now if this bird also will visit Vienna?

cheers

Bernd
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Fri Oct 26, 2001 7:05 am

11am? Not a chance in hell I'll be able to be there. Got an "Aircraft Structures" lecture at that time... Bugger.

If the time changes back to 4pm, could someone post it please? Otherwise I'll just sit around at home feeling miserable for missing a chance to see the longest passenger plane land...

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Fri Oct 26, 2001 9:14 pm

Airbus 101 arrived at 11.45 carrying out a very nice strong cross wind landing, confirmed as F-WWCC:



As you can see weather was crappy!!

cheers

paul
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Fri Oct 26, 2001 9:29 pm

Hi Paul,
your digicam makes a good job! Nice shot! Too bad that there was no sun...

I hope to have more luck with the weather tomorrow.

Regards,
Ivica

 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Sat Oct 27, 2001 2:23 am

 Crying

Could not be there.....

Well, hopefully I'll get to see it in beautiful Virgin colours in a few months anyway....

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Sat Oct 27, 2001 8:09 am

I was there but i could only see the tail of it.
The weather was S**t as usual.
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Sat Oct 27, 2001 1:33 pm

Just woke up and prepare my stuff. the weather is ok at the moment, no clouds...

Regards,
Ivi
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Mon Oct 29, 2001 12:35 am

I saw it at ZRH and took about 2 rolls Fuji Provia!!

AWESOME!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

You should have seen the crowd who was there to see that bird live, on the terrace, and on the ground. Ground handling cars of BA, IB, LH, El Al, Swissport, and others were there. Some Follow me cars were there, caterig cars, crew member cars, it was huge to see the fascination, which came from this aircraft.

Gerardo
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Mon Oct 29, 2001 12:44 am

Hi Gerardo,
it took off at 9:20 here at FRA. After a short take-off roll on 18West AIB103 was airborne.
I hope to get them accepted here (we had a lot of fog this morning).
Anyway, it was nice to see this loooooong bird!

Regards from FRA
Ivica
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Tue Oct 30, 2001 9:27 pm

Ivica

I had the chance to shoot a complete roll on approach, then went to the airport itself - driving like Mad Max -, got to the visitor desk and got it, while it taxied to the gate. My luck was, that they did some ground manouvres first.

BTW, with a 28mm I couldn't get the whole wingspan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Gerardo
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Wed Oct 31, 2001 3:40 am

I arranged time off work on 14th Nov to see it splashdown at MAN.
Craig.
 
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RE: A340-600 Coming To LHR-FRA-ZRH...

Wed Oct 31, 2001 4:43 am

Me too! The picture's going to look dark and misty, but we should get some great wing vortices....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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