Airbus A380 - Jemsite
Off-topic / Miscellaneous Talk about miscellaneous stuff off-topic and not related to music, guitars or bands. No music, gear or anything guitar related here please.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Inverness, UK
Posts: 521
Airbus A380

Anyone in London see the Airbus A380 yesterday at Heathrow?

I'm a bit of an aviation enthusiast myself, was wondering if anyone had seen it, any pics etc.
Shredder87 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 04:09 AM
 
AirGuitar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wales, UK
Posts: 834
Re: Airbus A380

Very impressive

Im not usually very enthusiastic on commercial aviation (got more of an intrest in the miliary stuff) but its hard not to be amazed by this thing!
AirGuitar is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 11:08 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: london,uk
Posts: 6,512
Re: Airbus A380

Saw it on telly!!! Didn't know it was coming until i saw it on AOL news (after it had landed)!!!
andy7jem is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 11:15 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brampton, ON Canada
Posts: 553
Re: Airbus A380

It looked pretty awesome landing at Heathrow - I wish they'd shown more on the news. I'd like to see how it looks next to other jets like the 747, 777 etc.
guitvai1 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 12:04 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: France
Posts: 234
Re: Airbus A380

The A380 first take-off in 2005 received a very large coverage in France.

It is incredible to see all the technical challenges that were succeeded for this project.

Special boats for parts transportation, special trucks, roads modification to allow special trucks movement...Awesome!

We had on french television a special program. That was unbelievable. Imagine that the diameter of an A380 motor is the same as the diameter of an A340 cabin...

I am waiting to see it with my own eyes.
Vinco is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 12:24 PM
Moderator
 
jim777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 9,689
Re: Airbus A380

I heard about it a bit yesterday, but didn't see it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTK-IfyZ4Qg
jim777 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 08:39 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Oxfordshire
Posts: 2,244
Re: Airbus A380

I go past Heathrow most days on the M25 where the planes are very close to the traffic, I thought I saw a massive one, but maybe it was just the next size down jumbo, who knows.
Ant1981 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome