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A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« on: September 03, 2009, 12:22:50 PM »
A 525-seater Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial airliner, will make a flying visit to Edinburgh Airport on Saturday 5th September. Although the aircraft will not land, it will perform an approach-and-go manoeuvre, which means it will come in as it would to land but depart before actually touching down. The flythrough will take place at 13:40, and will be the A380's first appearance in Scotland.

Will maybe take a run through to see this, least I'll do is catch it on the RB!
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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 12:32:36 PM »
Brian,

Any idea as to which airline or is it an Airbus demonstrator and is it then heading over Glasgow way.

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 12:53:36 PM »
....... and will be the A380's first appearance in Scotland.

Not strictly true.  I've got 5 A380s in my log in Scotland - A6-EDA, A6-EDB, A6-EDC, A6-EDD, and F-WWEA ;)

The A380 is scheduled to fly over Edinburgh and Prestwick airports, the Northern Ireland International Airshow at Portrush, Belfast City Airport, the Broughton factory and Birmingham airport
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009, 12:56:13 PM by tarbat »

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 01:40:21 PM »
From the Prestwick Airport website

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial airliner, will make a flying visit to Prestwick Airport this Saturday!

The massive 525-seat, double-deck, wide-body, four-engine superjumbo will make its first appearance over the skies of Scotland on Saturday as part of a spectacular overfly of British airports and production factories.

Coming out of Toulouse, the aircraft, MSN001 (F-WWOW), the original Rolls-Royce powered prototype, is scheduled to perform an approach and fly through at Prestwick Airport at 14:00 this Saturday 5 September.

This will be followed by a flying display at the Northern Ireland International Airshow at Portrush, and an overfly at Belfast City Airport. 

It will also be seen over the Airbus facility in Broughton, North Wales, where Airbus employees will be celebrating the Company’s founding 40 years ago.  The final appearance of the day will be over Birmingham International Airport where another A380 is due to land for the first time next Wednesday 9 September.


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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 02:16:03 PM »
Thnks for that, guys. Probably catch it at Prestwick. It'll make a change from Ryanair !

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 03:11:09 PM »
HI Guys I'm for the Portrush Airshow this weekend and we were told a few days ago the A380 was coming. It has been described as a display at Portrush and then an overflight of Belfast City Airport. I'm not sure what we will get but it is really exciting to have this aircraft visit this side of the pond. I just hope the weather holds up as it will be nice to capture a little bit of history on the camera.

We also have the Red Arrows both Days and the Typhoon due so it should be a good couple of days.

John
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009, 03:12:52 PM by Canonjohns40D »
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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 09:14:37 PM »
Anyone have an ETA for Broughton by chance?

could be worth a hop down the '56 to see it

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 12:06:55 PM »
1508hrs  plus Red Arrows earlier at 1445hrs then Vulcan at 1520.. Info at http://www.hawardenspotters.info/

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 08:54:43 PM »
Cheers Spike

Vulcan's swayed it for me

Appreciate the info

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 12:29:19 PM »
F-WWOW is approaching Edinburgh now.

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 12:43:57 PM »
Aye..
         Saw him just before the network went down again

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 12:57:40 PM »
Network is fine, check your net connection.
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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2009, 01:29:59 PM »
Network appears to come & go ( for me anyway ) ... figure drops from 940ish down to 20 or so & the to 0 ... comes back a few minutes later.
Has been fine all morning ... just really noticed it when I was watching the A380 up at Edinburgh.
 If no one else is seeing these drops it must be at my end
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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2009, 01:38:42 PM »
I'm getting the same problems as you, Bat21, but my connection is slow at the best of times.

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Re: A380 at Edinburgh this weekend.
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2009, 01:46:44 PM »
Thanks Rod

         My connections are usually fine - however I am with Orange & they are having e- mail server problems at the moment so I wouldn't be surprised if it was spreading & having an effect on my broadband, although surfing the web seems pretty quick.

Will keep an eye on this site & see if anyone else is having our problem .
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