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Lentini2001
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BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:38 pm

Hi,

For anyone in or around the Birmingham / BHX area, there will be an A380 in EK colours in this afternoon (16:30) in preperation for the inaugural daily EK rotation beginning Easter Sunday, 27/3/16.

Presume it is to test that the new upper deck airbridge works okay and catering trucks etc. can prcatice before scheduled services begin on Sunday.

Anyway, just a heads up for you all.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news...a380-birmingham-what-time-11074168
 
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:54 pm

 
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:00 pm

 
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:06 pm

Was Stetchy about?

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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:18 am

It's a white Emirates A380; am I missing something?
 
dc10bhx
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:26 am

Just waiting f the photo opportunity of an EK A380 and B777 facing each other on stand when the Lunchtime flight comes in later on today.

Camera at the ready!   
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYdmP66uxtk

Managed to get down yesterday as it's my day off and catch it coming in! Bit annoyed they switched runways just as I arrived, but the head on shot was actually quite decent in the end!

Unfortunately couldn't be there for the first day of ops due to work, so glad I got down to see it yesterday!
 
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:27 pm

Amazing how uneven the runway is!!
 
Lentini2001
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:28 pm

Quoting dc10bhx (Reply 5):
Just waiting f the photo opportunity of an EK A380 and B777 facing each other on stand when the Lunchtime flight comes in later on today.

Camera at the ready!

Yeah the 777 is on 42C I believe so other side of the terminal pier.
 
Lentini2001
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:33 pm

Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 4):
It's a white Emirates A380; am I missing something?

Not quite understanding what you mean? It's painted in full Emirates colours?

Quoting petera380 (Reply 7):
Amazing how uneven the runway is!!

Too expensive to make it flat!!! The runway extension they added however is quite flat!!

[Edited 2016-03-23 05:37:18]

[Edited 2016-03-23 05:38:16]
 
Lentini2001
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:24 pm

New Heads Up!!!

It is due to leave BHX to fly back to Hamburg at around 18:00 today, 23.3.16.
 
dc10bhx
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:37 pm

Well I managed to get my shot of the 380 & 777 facing each other.

I will not be attempting to offer it for upload into the data base as the quality is not brilliant (but it does for me).

The one thing mentioned in our office is the size difference between the two flights (especially the tail).

Well have to run I have a shipment to label to make sure it flies out on the first operational flight on Sunday.  
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:19 am

Inaugural flight is on the way!

A6-EOR currently over Hungary, due in at 12.29 GMT+1
 
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:51 pm

Just watched it take off from my garden so quiet.

some nice pics here

http://bhxflightguide.blogspot.co.uk/
 
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RE: BHX Spotters - Photo Op Today 22/3/16!

Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:56 pm

A nice Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXitAtZYm8

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