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A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:34 am

Continuing from the post on when it will land....Here is my first hand account of the arrival:

I just returned from Changi Beach Park. Aircraft landed on runway 20R at about 18:41 local time with the backdrop of large storm clouds greeting its arrival. Aircraft did receive a water cannon salute before parking at the gate in T3.

There was a ton of people lining the pier at Changi Beach Park. At one point, around 18:30, a Garuda 747-400 lined up for the approach on runway 20L and everyone started running towards it thinking it was the A380...kinda funny.

Will post the video i took with my camera here shortly....

POST PICTURES!!! SHARE STORIES!!!! CELEBRATE!!!! THE AIRCRAFT IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!

[Edited 2007-10-17 04:38:57]



[Edited 2007-10-17 04:50:18]
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Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:39 am

Thanks for your report SQ542!!! We are all waiting for more!!!  Smile
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Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:40 am

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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:58 am

Cool, finally there. Thanks for sharing your vid. I can't wait to see pictures of the water cannon salute welcome party.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Land

Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:07 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):
Thanks for your report SQ542!!! We are all waiting for more!!! Smile



Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 3):
Cool, finally there. Thanks for sharing your vid. I can't wait to see pictures of the water cannon salute welcome party.

No problem! My pleasure! I'm sure there were other A-nutters there amongst me.. Everyone please post links and pics, this is meant to be a celebratory thread and first hand account of those that witnessed aviation history tonight!.

I was able to get home quickly because I live near the airport so I imagine others will be coming online soon.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:27 pm

Thanks a lot SQ452.

Soon enough I will also be landing in Singapore on the same aircraft coming from Sydney on the 2nd leg of the inaugural.

My heart felt congratulations to Jacques Rosay and his team of test pilots at Airbus in Toulouse and to all those who built the aircraft and made this possible.

Congratulations to Capt. Robert Ting and his SQ380 crew for flying the aircraft to her home in Singapore.

Quoting SQ452 (Reply 4):
I was able to get home quickly because I live near the airport so I imagine others will be coming online soon.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:30 pm

Great video. Thank you SQ452.

Wish the A380 good luck in the future.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:22 pm

SQ452,

I think we need to meet up soon. I just posted another thread not knowing you already did. We were pretty close to each other i think...
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Land

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:29 pm

keep the posts coming...surely there were more people out tonight!

[Edited 2007-10-17 06:30:46]
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Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:29 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 7):
SQ452,

I think we need to meet up soon. I just posted another thread not knowing you already did. We were pretty close to each other i think...

oh really, where were you out taking photos tonight? send me a message on here to get in touch with me....
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:40 pm

Can't believe I missed it. I feel so angry at the moment, but in a few days, I will be on flying on that aircraft on the SIN - SYD - SIN run

Though thanks alot for the video  Smile

Guess one of the lucky few

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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:49 pm

As expected, my thread got deleted. Anyway, here are some more shots of the plane coming in...

Presenting 9V-SKA...


And the other people at the beach... Hellooo....
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:50 pm

Here's a couple of my shots from this evening, apologies for the quality though. Certainly not quite up to A.net standards! Wink

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e21/joelsim/9V-SKA_joelsim17oct07_forum1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e21/joelsim/9V-SKA_joelsim17oct07_forum.jpg

Can't wait to fly on the inaugural next week! Big grin
 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:53 pm

A great moment for aviation development in general and especially for Singapore and Singapore Airlines!
 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:55 pm

Me too!!  Smile

Quoting 9VSWA (Reply 12):
Can't wait to fly on the inaugural next week! Big grin
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:57 pm

I will be coming in on Singapore Flight 117 from KL tomorrow night. Where will it be parked? Hopefully I will be able to catch a glimpse of the plane.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:59 pm

Quoting Cjpark (Reply 15):
I will be coming in on Singapore Flight 117 from KL tomorrow night. Where will it be parked? Hopefully I will be able to catch a glimpse of the plane.

T3 most likely, so if you don't land/depart on runway 20R, 2L then you probably won't see it. That is, unless they move it over to SIA Engineering or something but from what I understand it will stay at T3.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:01 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 11):
As expected, my thread got deleted. Anyway, here are some more shots of the plane coming in...

Presenting 9V-SKA...

I was on the other side of the aircraft toward the military and ferry pier, so really between runway 20R and 20L.

Does anyone else find it funny that some people tried to take photos with their camera phone? Hahaha.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:05 pm

Quoting SQ452 (Reply 17):
Does anyone else find it funny that some people tried to take photos with their camera phone? Hahaha.

I saw that, I think I actually captured one guy doing it in my photo of the people by the beach...  Smile But not to be discounted, he was really using a Nokia N-series.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:25 pm

I wonder if 9V-SKA will be going up in the air for "training flights" between now and the inaugural flight to Sydney.  Confused
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:39 pm

Thank you SQ 452 and everyone who took the pics of SQ's latest pride and joy.
Man. . . of all days I can't be at Changi to see this giant.

Just caught news on TV. CAAS had a welcome water canon for the A380. And the Prime Minister was at the airport too. Do anyone know if SQ will have some mock-up seats exibitions around town soon to market its new product?
 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:51 pm

Go on the Singapore Airlines website:
http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_UK/index.jsp

At the bottom of the page, click on "Count down to the world's first A380 commercial flight".
You can also click the "Travel in a new light".

Quoting SIN7 (Reply 20):
Do anyone know if SQ will have some mock-up seats exibitions around town soon to market its new product?
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:02 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 19):
I wonder if 9V-SKA will be going up in the air for "training flights" between now and the inaugural flight to Sydney.

Thye will surely be "training" especially for cabin crews since many SIA pilots are qualified, but do expect also some late small mods from SIA and ground preparation for start of commercial service.
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Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:39 pm

Was it late  duck   biggrin 

Seriously, great forn SQ, SIN and the A380. Was planning on being in SIN this weekend just for that but Airbus decided to send the A380 to MNL last week so I changed my plans.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:50 pm

http://www.airplanephotozone.com/photos.php?id=2503

Someone posted a gorgeous shot of her on this site already!!
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:56 pm

Quoting Cbphoto (Reply 24):
Someone posted a gorgeous shot of her on this site already!

Thanks for the great link, Cbphoto: my desktop background for the next few weeks...
 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:01 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 19):
I wonder if 9V-SKA will be going up in the air for "training flights" between now and the inaugural flight to Sydney.

There are rumors that SQ will be doing training flights to KUL. Any confirmation and timings?
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:09 pm

Really nice pics and videos . Thanks for sharing . Great to see SQ's 1st A380 arrive at its home .
 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:04 pm

Great pics. Thank you.

Quoting 9VSWA (Reply 12):
Can't wait to fly on the inaugural next week!

So you will fly from SIN to SYD on the 25th Oct with the A380????
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Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:29 pm

Sorry if this has been asked before but when will they begin sending the A380 to LHR? Also when they start the commercial services will they be at normal prices or a jacked up price to catch us aviation enthusiasts who really want to fly it?  Big grin If they are sending the A380 to LHR by the time they have the F1 in Singapore I might try and go to it and fly the A380 at the same time. What a cool trip that would be.  bigthumbsup 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:35 pm

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 29):
Sorry if this has been asked before but when will they begin sending the A380 to LHR?

Around February Ive heard. It will operate on SQ 317 / 322 apparently.
 
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Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:41 pm

SQ322/317 by first quarter 2008.

http://www.a380.singaporeair.com/con...srelease/20071015_cabin/index.html

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 29):
when will they begin sending the A380 to LHR?
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:06 pm

Looks great guys...

Congrats to everyone at Airbus, and SQ...
 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:09 am

It still looks like a large sea dwelling mammal, but congrats to Airbus and SQ... one thing about the A380 is that I think it will cause all carriers to lift their game no matter what aircraft they fly to try to match some of the features of the A380.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:47 am

Glad it is here....Good luck A380
 
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Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:52 am

First off... CONGRATULATIONS SIA for getting their first A380, and being such a good customer, also congratulations for Airbus for delivering the plane and for all the effort they put in making up de boo-boo... it finally pays off, congratulations again.

I like the sizes and those engines. They are massive! I think I will enjoy every part of the roomy cabin whenever flying one, but other than that... That plane is one UGLY flying ...whatever... (I wanted to say Manatee, but they are so cute animals  Smile )

Good luck A380, and I hope the old saying will apply on you too: -that begins like hell, will turn out well...
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Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:49 am

If some of you happen to be at Changi Airport and see 9V-SKA taxi-ing or taking off/landing before the inaugural flights, please take pictures and post them here with the information so we know of her movments.

Thanks a lot in advance!  Smile
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Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:53 am

I see the A380 as Mother Superior, she is now leading the congregation of all aircrafts.  airplane 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:42 am

Not one thing wrong with the A380. She looks simply superb in SQ livery!

'Grats to all the folks at Singapore, and many years of success flying your brand new, shiny SkyMonster!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:29 pm

Congrats to SIA for the first 380 in service! She looks great in SIA's livery and I think she will be a good flagship for Singapore Airlines. Here's to many years of safe and comfortable travel with her!

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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:17 pm

Quoting Zeke (Reply 2):
One is already online http://video2.channelnewsasia.com/cn...0.flv

Is it just me or is this link breaking up every 2 seconds??? I cant watch it properly and Ive tried watching it at home and work!!
 
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Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:20 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 40):

Is it just me or is this link breaking up every 2 seconds??? I cant watch it properly and Ive tried watching it at home and work!!

Maybe a distance thing, works well in Asia.
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:55 pm

Some different angles of the beauty!!

Different site though...sorry!!

http://www.airplanephotozone.com/photos.php?id=2719

http://www.airplanephotozone.com/photos.php?id=2710
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Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:12 pm

Quoting CBPhoto (Reply 42):
Some different angles of the beauty!!

Very nice photos thanks , one is my desk top now LOL.....
 
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RE: A380 In SIN...FINALLY Here! Home Video Of Landing

Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:14 pm

Really impressiv photos.

Thank you.
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