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Author Topic: A380 pre-delivery trial?  (Read 3254 times)

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Deadcalm

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A380 pre-delivery trial?
« on: March 20, 2008, 03:01:19 PM »
Just watched an Airbus A388 with binoculars literally do a U turn just north of my location in France.  Upon checking with RadarBox it has a registration of F-WWOW, callsign SQ3801, and level at FL300.  I am guessing that it is a pre-delivery Singapore airframe returning to Toulouse.  Anyone confirm? (It didn't half pick up speed after the turn - 520 Kts, there must be a considerable tail wind).

* Further to this, it appears to have taken up a racetrack pattern just north of the Pyrenees, alternately climbing and descending.  Fascinating to watch.  Have taken a few screenshots.  I'll try to upload, but only have dial-up uplink (satellite downlink).

DC
« Last Edit: March 20, 2008, 03:22:21 PM by Deadcalm »
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Marinus

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Re: A380 pre-delivery trial?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 06:09:10 PM »
Hiya,

If your able to upload I would love to see some screenshots of
that !

Must have geen great watching it...

Cheers,

Marinus.

Deadcalm

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Re: A380 pre-delivery trial?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 06:30:44 PM »
OK, there are 19 screenshots - it'll take a while to upload, and I'll post them in the Screenshot forum - probably tomorrow. I hope this many doesn't overwhelm everyone!

DC
« Last Edit: March 20, 2008, 06:48:19 PM by Deadcalm »
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