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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 04:09 AM
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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!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 11:08 AM
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Saw it on telly!!! Didn't know it was coming until i saw it on AOL news (after it had landed)!!!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 11:15 AM
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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.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 12:04 PM
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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.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 12:24 PM
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Re: Airbus A380

I heard about it a bit yesterday, but didn't see it.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 08:39 PM
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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.
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