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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:13 pm

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 4):
it seemed small, stubby almost. A couple of folks commented that it looked like a double decker A310 with 4 engines because it was stubby looking.

Looks "chubby" a bit like the B747SP did i.e. it has "too small" a fuselage for the size of its extremities - like a lion or tiger cub - as if it were designed with a bigger fuselage, then reduced...which in a way it is - a Version -1. Once it grows into its "normal" (bigger) fuselage it will look "better" proportioned...

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you and I were at the same spot

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:55 pm

Quoting JAL777 (Thread starter):
As you can see, I suck at photography but it was worth the 40 minute drive.

You certainly don't suck at photography, those are some nice pictures as are those of the others. A clear blue winter sky and a nice plane, what else could you want in a picture?
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:17 pm

Awesome ship, I look forward to watching it fly the Canarsie Approach !
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:35 pm

Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 46):
Meetup of NYC area spotters for Wednesday's media event (two takeoffs and two landings) is being planned here. (NYCAviation.com)

Thanks, someone mentioned it would be leaving at 8:45am and returning at 10:30am. Where will it be going and how come it will be back so quick? Which terminal will it be at these times so I can see it on Wed? .
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:55 pm

WOW..I wish she would have come to BOSTON or would come to Boston at some point soon!

What a marvelous plane. Does anyone know the first a380 commerical flight and when it is?
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:12 pm

WOW!! That's amazing, you can probably hear that monster from a mile away!
That must have been chaotic!
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:54 pm

See a glimpse of what my eyes and my Nikon beheld at JFK!!!

Big version: Width: 1355 Height: 907 File size: 332kb


Big version: Width: 1355 Height: 907 File size: 338kb


Awesome! Majestic! Regal! As I said before, as an enthusiast, it was worth my time.

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:48 pm

I was fortunate to get up close to it at JFK from landing to taxi-in at Terminal one. She is big, tall, and round but not very long. Parked next to a Korean 747-400, I was able to make a direct comparison between the 2. It has an oval kind of shape to it while the 747 looks much more like a bullet. I was impressed by the size of the engines, wingspan and the cargo doors. Every thing about her is big.
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:09 pm

My contributions  

http://members.cox.net/hamburgberlin/a380pic1.jpg
http://members.cox.net/hamburgberlin/a380pic3.jpg
http://members.cox.net/hamburgberlin/a380pic5.jpg

and the rest...

http://members.cox.net/hamburgberlin/

[Edited 2007-03-20 16:34:18]
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:22 pm

Seeing the lovely pictures makes one wonder how different the world would be now if this was all happening in 2005 as was the original plan.
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:38 pm

Can someone post a shot with other a/c in the same frame for scale and reference?
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:54 pm

Quoting AlecxiA319 (Reply 56):
WOW!! That's amazing, you can probably hear that monster from a mile away!

Actually, no. It's really quiet for its size. No louder than a 744.

Quoting JAM747 (Reply 54):
Thanks, someone mentioned it would be leaving at 8:45am and returning at 10:30am. Where will it be going and how come it will be back so quick? Which terminal will it be at these times so I can see it on Wed?

According to an NY Times article, it'll be doing a flyover of Manhattan. Should be quite a sight.

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:57 pm

Quoting Super Em (Reply 58):
Parked next to a Korean 747-400, I was able to make a direct comparison between the 2



Quoting MattCan (Reply 61):
Can someone post a shot with other a/c in the same frame for scale and reference?

Me too, I never saw a picture of the A380 with a B747 for a direct size comparison. Anyone ?

[Edited 2007-03-20 17:13:06]
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:58 pm

Quoting JAM747 (Reply 54):

Thanks, someone mentioned it would be leaving at 8:45am and returning at 10:30am. Where will it be going and how come it will be back so quick? Which terminal will it be at these times so I can see it on Wed? .

It's going to be a local area flight for media and invited guests. I imagine it will be working out of T1 again, but I don't know for sure. I would expect it to be up and down Rwy 22L/4R since that is the only one at JFK currently wide enough for her.
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:07 am

Here are 2 of my shots from yesterday.

http://www.aviationwire.net/a380_02mm.jpg

http://www.aviationwire.net/a380_01mm.jpg

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:23 am

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 65):
Here are 2 of my shots from yesterday.

Reverse thrust with inboard engines only..... interesting. Suppose it reduces the chance for FOD ingestion since those engines are hangin' out so far....
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:45 am

Many thanks to the photographers who were able to present images of the A380 for those of us who were not able to be at JFK when it was/is there. Thank you  Smile

I'm curious about something, though. Moose135 had pics of all of the flight crew and it looks like they are LH employees. How why were they selected to be on this flight? Was it a seniority thing or was there some kind of lottery to determine this? This isn't meant to be "flamebait", I'm wondering how one gets to be on flights of this nature, that's all.

Good Day  Smile

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:54 am

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 64):
I would expect it to be up and down Rwy 22L/4R since that is the only one at JFK currently wide enough for her.

It departed off of 31L today. Perhaps it's only a landing issue with 4R/22L.

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:39 am

Great photos, thanks! Some more photos on this site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6469967.stm
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 65):
Reverse thrust with inboard engines only..... interesting. Suppose it reduces the chance for FOD ingestion since those engines are hangin' out so far....

IIRC, the 380 only has the reversers on the # 2 and 3 engines.

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:41 am

Did anyone get a vid clip of the take-off?
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:38 am

I am sorry if this was answered somewhere else, but I can't find the information.

What time is the 380 coming back to JFK? Tomorrow wed? What time?

Thanks for the answer.

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 66):
I'm curious about something, though. Moose135 had pics of all of the flight crew and it looks like they are LH employees. How why were they selected to be on this flight? Was it a seniority thing or was there some kind of lottery to determine this? This isn't meant to be "flamebait", I'm wondering how one gets to be on flights of this nature, that's all.

The flight & cabin crew were all LH employees, as this was officially a "proving flight" for LH. I spoke with the Chief Purser following the press conference, he said he had been working on the A380 project for LH for several years, which is how he was chosen for the flight. I suppose it was a mix of employees who have been involved with it and seniority. They did have over 100 LH employees as passengers, he said they were selected by a lottery (out of over 13,000). Interestingly, the flight was supposed to carry close to 550 pax, however nearly 100 didn't make the trip. He said snowstorms in northern Germany caused problems with people trying to connect into Frankfurt for the flight. Wonder if JetBlue was handling that portion of the trip  Big grin
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:00 am

Quoting MattCan (Reply 60):
Can someone post a shot with other a/c in the same frame for scale and reference?

After being up close I can say that although the A380 is dimensionally larger than a 747-400, IMHO the 747-400 seems larger to me.  Embarrassment
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:02 am

Flyover of Manhattan tomorrow? I'd love to see it (and maybe take some pics). Anyone know what route and when?
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:03 am

Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 65):
Reverse thrust with inboard engines only..... interesting. Suppose it reduces the chance for FOD ingestion since those engines are hangin' out so far....

That's a whole can of worms.  Wink

Anyway as mentioned further up, the 380 only has reversers on the outboards. This saves weight and prevents FOD ingestion.
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:06 am

Quoting MattCan (Reply 60):
Can someone post a shot with other a/c in the same frame for scale and reference?

This useful graphic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Giant_planes_comparison.svg compares:
- A380-800
- An-224
- B747-8i
- Hughes H-4 "Spruce Goose"
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:39 am

That is a great graphic. People have this distorted image that its a behemoth over the 747 when its only fractionally larger.
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:46 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 75):
Anyway as mentioned further up, the 380 only has reversers on the outboards. This saves weight and prevents FOD ingestion.

I'm sure it was just a typo between inboard and outboard... Big grin
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:46 am

here's one from the ramp....
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:32 am

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 8):
How did they do it? I wasn't able to see the setup from where I was in T1.

Just a quick grab through the window as I was leaving so sorry for the poorish quality but it shows (somewhat) the jetway setup:

(click to see larger version)
http://www.aviationwire.net/a380atgate.jpg

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:17 pm

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 62):
Me too, I never saw a picture of the A380 with a B747 for a direct size comparison. Anyone ?

This photo ought to do it. It shows a small Big grin Qantas 744 in front of the A380 in LAX.
 
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:48 pm

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 72):

The original Version of MSN 007 was 12/64/443 Config for this flight LH8940 FRA-JFK.
They reduce the capacity onto 12/55/412 on that day (reason for me unknown, maybe equipment for press people...)
Actually 10/51/397 Passengers checked in for this flight. So 2/4/15 seats left free. Of course an unusual low 'No show rate'

maybe some other interesting facts for some of you...:
MZFW 366000 ADJ ...... (Adjusted)
MTOW 569000 ADJ ......
MLAW 391000 ADJ 386000
FZFW 350000
DOW 297000

Pax 458/37098
BAG 6515
CGO 8037
that makes an actual load of 51.650 tons
Blockfuel 135000
TOF 134000
so Taxi 1000
(Trip 107985)
Rest for contingency, alternate etc.

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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:35 pm

Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 81):
Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 62):
Me too, I never saw a picture of the A380 with a B747 for a direct size comparison. Anyone ?

This photo ought to do it. It shows a small Qantas 744 in front of the A380 in LAX.

Thanks, good photo. But I wonder if the lense do not affect the comparison in this picture. What I'm looking for is a side by side shot of both planes, now that would be interesting. As far as I know there isn't any yet. I've seen the graphic comparison posted above many times and wanted to see it for real.
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:59 pm

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 78):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 75):
Anyway as mentioned further up, the 380 only has reversers on the outboards. This saves weight and prevents FOD ingestion.

I'm sure it was just a typo between inboard and outboard...

Indeed. Oops!

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 77):
That is a great graphic. People have this distorted image that its a behemoth over the 747 when its only fractionally larger.

Indeed. However not that the graphic shows the 747-8. Also, even though the footprint is not that much larger the 380 is much more massive than the 747 with two full decks. The wings are also much larger.
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:14 pm

Quoting JAL777 (Thread starter):
As you can see, I suck at photography but it was worth the 40 minute drive.



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 2):
I met some nice people while waiting for it to land and in Terminal 1, but didn't catch if any of you were A.net members. So if anyone here reads this and was there please drop me a message!



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 2):
For those who weren't there, a ton of cars pulled to the side of Rockaway Blvd right under the threshold of 22L. After monitoring 125.7for about 20 minutes, the A380 was cleared to begin the 22L approach. As it got close, traffic on Rockaway Blvd pretty much came to a standstill. And of course it was amazing as it passed right over us.



Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 36):
I did manage to see her and got a few shots. It was amazing to see the fanfare that surrounded the arrival!

First of all, JAL's pictures were very very good! Secondly, I was on Rockaway Blvd and also at T1, so I probably ran into some fellow a.netters.... I did speak to a group of four who were taking lots of photos for another site, not sure if any of those pics ended up on this website. All in all, it was a great scene and I was very glad so see such a good turnout. I got a kick out of the NYC cop that drove Rockaway Blvd. telling everybody that they had to move their cars... there was one of him and a couple of hundred of us. With about 5 minutes to go before the A380's arrival, I'm pretty sure that nobody moved!

Nice job everybody! I'll post some of my pics when I get a chance.
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:08 am

Quoting Richierich (Reply 85):
Also, even though the footprint is not that much larger the 380 is much more massive than the 747 with two full decks

Having seen both up close, I was left a bit unimpressed. Sure the wings are larger and its got the taller features. But it's just not that much larger than a 747. It's not saying I don't like it but I was just a bit unimpressed is all. Having spoken to others there, they shared similar opinions. It was an event to see but I wasn't wowed. And truth is I probably won't be wowed with the 787 either  Wink
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RE: A380 @ JFK!

Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:35 am

Quoting B6MoneyGuyJFK (Reply 5):
One more taken from inside JFK


That picture of the 380 landing at a frozen JFK reminds me of the cold test pictures at Iqaluit. Can't wait for Spring to start!

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