Aviation Photo #1101860 Airbus A380-861 - Airbus

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GP7200-powered A380 leading an amazing formation flight of four A380
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Photo Added: August 30, 2006

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Anonymous
11 years ago
It looks so great. The best formation ever. Thanks Airbus for this event.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I was walking outside, when I heared a impressive noise. An A380 again ? No ! 4 A380s together, and in formation !
Wonderful picture, well taken. Only sound is missing ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Must have been LOUD!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I also had the chance to see it live... What an amazing sight!! Probably won't happen again...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, excellent and unique event... although, what about the vortex! :-o ;-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
The future of flight before my eyes! Magnificient pic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Airbus showing that the A380 is for sure alive and kicking.
Looks just like an WWII bomber formation with the intention to scare opponents. I whis they could make an flyby like this over seattle :P
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow 4 A380s at once must have been very loud
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is great to see four a380s flying together, it revives faith in this great aircraft which has been having a rather poor press since it's maiden flight.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a historic moment!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing line-up.

What will happen to these 4 aircraft once the testing and certification is complete? Will one/two/all of the aircraft become the first passenger-carrying A380s sold or will they be retained as further test/museum items?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Imagine what a size when you take in mind that this are 4 airplanes able to carry over 800 pleople each!
I calculated that about 200.000 people whould fit in this photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
OH...#$%@! that is the bomb...what a cool shot......great picture...This is the first time I have seen so many A380's together..and to top it all in formation. I thought there were only 2 in existence, this is why I was blown away when I saw this.....
definitely the new king of the sky....no question about it!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantasic well done! Does anyone know how wake turbulance comes into effect with 4 heavys flying in formation like this?

Regards,
Greg.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What's the Insurance cost for this flight?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking shot with 4 A380s in formation. I believe Airbus really makes a point here...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo, great contrast. visitor from netherlands, 800 times X = 200.000 so X= 250, I seem to miss the other 246 planes on this pic :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
200.000 people?? More like 4 * 800 = 3.200 :) Still a great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonder if Orville & Wilbur can see this ? What a spectacular site !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Tcas would be going mad. Very brave pilots.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely gorgeous.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is what is all about AIRBUS
Anonymous
11 years ago
The A380 squadron! T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome photo, imagine if people from 150 years ago could see this!
-Leo P.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The new airbus air force fleet in a four aircrafts formation!!!exciting!!!great!!!so nice!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
AWESOME, great birds :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
That must be a hell of a wake turbulence
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is true !!! Soon these nice birds will be flying around the world wearing beautyful liveries. Airbus rules !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome shot indeed! One can surely be impressed with a squadron of these beasts flying through the skies. But in the end nothing beats the Earth! Look at the size of those clouds in the background, they're huge! Mankind is just a little speck in the universe.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic to see 4 of the great new airplane in formation!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, it seems that Airbus wants to threat someone... ;-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! 4 of them at one time...amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo, the formation look great! Good job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo, the formation look great! Good job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing, really beautiful, nice shot, I love this plane

thanks
Anonymous
10 years ago
I, for one, welcome our new A380 overlords from the galaxy, Airbus. And stand in rapt servitude to their benevolent flyover of our insignificant planet. All Hail! ;-) Nice flyover!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Imagine a 747 coming into this wake turbulence!
the 747 would be a paper airplane!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love boeing and airbus not one more than the other
but this is just sweet i love this flying in formation thingy SWEET
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a good thing we type these comments and don't have to write them because this photo just made my jaw drop onto my desk...

This scenery can be compared to the russians flying formations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
1st Strategic Bomber Squadron - Ready! ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
That is an awesome picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
This picture is absolutly stunning!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just amazing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
7 years ago
1.2 billion dollars in the air!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Its so cool
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wouldn't the A380 directly behind the lead one be copping massive wake turbulence? I remember reading somewhere that on final an aircraft has to be 8 miles behind an A380 for wake turbulence avoidance.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing picture!

ON the wake turbulence issue, it wouldn't be a problem as long as the one behind was flying at or above the altitude as the one in front of him. Wake turbulence sinks.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Five stars for having the catch of the day.

It seems, in the war between Airbus and Boeing, Airbus has decided to use some HEAVY artillery. What will Boeing respond with? Only time will tell :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Magnifique photo !

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