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A380 In Hong Kong (Pics And Videos)  
User currently offlineCX773 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 365 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 18339 times:

http://community.webshots.com/user/cx773er

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User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 18264 times:

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

User currently offlineVirginia From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 18129 times:

CX773,

That must have been amazing, probably made you speechless.
Tks for sharing.

Virginia


User currently offlineAtnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 18105 times:

Just amazing..... No matter how many times we see pictures and videos of the A380, anywhere it lands it still makes a huge hype!! Great pictures..... I loved the videos too!!
There is no doubt the A380 is the ultimate flagship of this century.... I still believe that in the future, as the plane enters service, more airlines will invest in it and will buy it as it proves itself worth every penny.... So far it performs better than expected and eventually the program will be very successful... anyways... what's more important is that it is built and that will enter service....
In my opinion the A380 is each day more amazing and beautiful to see.... It is an aircraft that I've grown to appreciate more and more... I can't wait to fly on it..

[Edited 2006-11-19 18:49:06]


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User currently offlineDernierVirage From China, joined Aug 2006, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 18107 times:

Brilliant - thanks so much !

Looking at these pictures and videos, I really want this aircraft to succeed !

BTW, which gate was it parked at HKG ?


User currently offlineCX773 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 365 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 18081 times:

Gate N62  Smile A380 is my favourite! Also 340-600!

User currently offlineDernierVirage From China, joined Aug 2006, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 18029 times:

Quoting CX773 (Reply 5):
Gate N62

Just beside the gate where AF usually departs (gate 60).

Did they do any practice boarding or disembarking procedures, if so did you see any of this ?

Once again, thanks, it really was quite "emotional" seeing the 380 at HKG ....


User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 18017 times:

Great Airplane , I hope to see it in the near future , I´ve never had the opportunity to see it ...

This Sight will be daily in HKG , I presume many airlines will fly it to HKG ...

This plane will succeed!


User currently offlineShinkai From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 18004 times:

The A380 is indeed a very large and majestic aircraft. I've seen it in person and honestly the pictures do not tell the entire story.

Nonetheless, wonderful pictures.


User currently offlineCX773 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 365 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 17887 times:

It's a really huge plane. It's my 4th time to see A380. The first time was in Paris Airshow 2005, then Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong.  Smile Of course seeing A380 in Hong Kong was much meaningful to me.  Smile

User currently offlineTak From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 17678 times:

WOW!!! Awesome pictures and videos, thanks for sharing with all of us! I especially liked the video of the takeoff  Smile

User currently offlineLostmoon744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 176 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 17612 times:

Does anyone know for A380 flights such as these, what the ICAO code for Airbus is, and their respective callsigns?

Example:
Is it "Airbus 201 heavy"; or
"F-WWOW heavy"?

Thanks


User currently offlineTomascubero From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2005, 525 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 17509 times:

Very nice! Thanks for sharing CX773!  bigthumbsup 

Now please excuse my ignorance but this really caught my eye! I have for FS2004 Wilco's Payware A380 and have noticed while flying it that only the reversers on number 2 and 3 work (well at least you only see the engine cowlings move on these 2!) and I thought it was just a model error or something the guys forgot to put on the final product!

But now seeing the landing video here, I noticed the same thing happened!!  crazy  I would like to know the reason for this since I have viewed another couple of landing videos of the A380 and you dont see one of the engine cowls move upon landing! I think that maybe the RR engine design does not show on the exterior the reverse kick in and the one that landed in HKG was the other engine variant.

Thanks!
Tomas.


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 17499 times:

I would've loved to see the Whalejet on final to Kaitak...

User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 17230 times:

Fantastic Photographs and Video's! Thanks for sharing.

Lew


User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 17230 times:

Nicee pics!

Also very impressed by that model collection!!  Wow!

aRi


User currently offlineC680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 17097 times:

Quoting Tomascubero (Reply 12):
only the reversers on number 2 and 3 work

That is correct. IIRC, the reason is that engines #1 & #4 (outboard) are much wider than any previous commercial aircraft that there was concern that those engines would cause foreign object contaminiation when the thrust reversers were activated (gravel and the like could be thrown into the air, and then ingested by the engines causing damage.)

IIRC, the A380 does not have thrust reversers on #1 & #4.



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8457 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 16424 times:
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A sight that will be seen many times in the years to come at Hong Kong airport. Lufthansa, Air France and others will fly the A380 to HKGbut I think Singapore's flight 1/2 to San Francisco will be the airport's first regular A380 customer.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 16395 times:

@ CX773

I can´t find the video sequense on your site.

I find the videos, great and graceful beauty!

Thx for sharing CX.

Micke//  cloudnine 

[Edited 2006-11-19 23:29:52]


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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 15962 times:

Yes thanks for sharing, great pics, can't wait for the A380s to be a regular sight (and regular sight it will be too at my home port of SYD)

Too bad Kai Tak is no more, I too would love to see the A380 on finals to Kai Tak ... that would make for some awesome shots from Kowloon City!!!

(It also reminds me that it's been more than a year since F-WWOW made an appearance in SYD)



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User currently offlineTomascubero From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2005, 525 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15648 times:

Quoting C680 (Reply 16):
That is correct. IIRC, the reason is that engines #1 & #4 (outboard) are much wider than any previous commercial aircraft that there was concern that those engines would cause foreign object contaminiation when the thrust reversers were activated (gravel and the like could be thrown into the air, and then ingested by the engines causing damage.)

IIRC, the A380 does not have thrust reversers on #1 & #4.

WOW! I had no idea it was like that! I guess then it must have extra work reversing only with two engines rather than 4, I would like to see how it would stop with its Maximum Landing Weight! Thanks for clearing that up, it is quite something!

Cheers!
Tomas.


User currently offlineKwjlee From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15284 times:

Here are some of mine photos for the A380's visit to HKG.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o19/kwjlee/PICT0123.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o19/kwjlee/PICT0111.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o19/kwjlee/PICT0136.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o19/kwjlee/PICT0094.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o19/kwjlee/PICT0083.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o19/kwjlee/PICT0071.jpg


User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14734 times:
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Great pictures and thanks for the shot of the towbar. Old ramp rats like myself are always interested in that type of thing.  biggrin 


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User currently offlineAutoThrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1605 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14167 times:

Quoting Atnight (Reply 3):
In my opinion the A380 is each day more amazing and beautiful to see.... It is an aircraft that I've grown to appreciate more and more... I can't wait to fly on it..

Indeed, i couldn't agree more. Sad we wont see one in the near Future in ZH.

Quoting Tomascubero (Reply 12):
Now please excuse my ignorance but this really caught my eye! I have for FS2004 Wilco's Payware A380 and have noticed while flying it that only the reversers on number 2 and 3 work (well at least you only see the engine cowlings move on these 2!)



Quoting C680 (Reply 16):
That is correct. IIRC, the reason is that engines #1 & #4 (outboard) are much wider than any previous commercial aircraft that there was concern that those engines would cause foreign object contaminiation when the thrust reversers were activated (gravel and the like could be thrown into the air, and then ingested by the engines causing damage.)

IIRC, the A380 does not have thrust reversers on #1 & #4.

Thats not the only reason the A380 does have only 2 Thrust reversers, the A380 has such a great take off and landing performance it doesn't really need thrust reversers. It can land at a lower speed (137kts)then a 744 and needs less runway. The FAA forced Airbus to install Thrust reversers. And as C680 correctly said they choosed inboard engines for the reasons C680 mentioned.
Hope this helps.  Smile


BTW: Thanks for sharing the great Pics and Videos CX773. And great to see one Airbus thread not hijacked and ruined.  thumbsup 

Just a question Kjwlee:Also nice Pics but do you/someone know why they are checking the engines? I'm curious because the early Trent 900 models had a problem using a lot of Oil. Maybe they are checking it how much oil left? Or just a normal procedure?



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User currently offlineKwjlee From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13497 times:

About the engine oil pic, here are two more for you.




I asked an Airbus testing engineer, and he told me that only engine #3 had this problem, the oil level was low when they arrived. But he didn't give any reason why and said that it is a common problem. Anyway, I don't see them adding oil to the other Trents at the end of the day, I guess it's only #3's problem. Notice the blue tin of oil and the blue box on the floor, that's the oil they added, I don't know the specification though.

And for the towbar, I manage the took a pic on the specification. When we looked at it, we were surprise of how light it is.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o19/kwjlee/PICT0137.jpg


25 Post contains images Tomascubero : Oh, thanks for this too! You are very right because in many of the videos I have seen of the A380 landing, they don't even use reverse, this is great
26 Lucky42 : Excuse my ignorance on this but does anyone familiar with the A380 know why atleast in videos the anti collision beacons on this bird seem not to flas
27 RayChuang : I think as part of FAA/European JAA certification, the A380 has to demonstrate it can successfully land and roll to a stop on certain runway length wi
28 Boeing777LR : These pics are absolutely amazing before seeing them I was probably one of the most "anti airbus" people around but seeing this really made me realise
29 Tomascubero : Yes you are right, I don't know the rational explanation for this but I have noticed it in all videos, that it has a slower and more noticable rotati
30 Post contains images Kwjlee : This is the first time for me to see it that close. I work for HAECO in their Boeing division, and I am a pro-Boeing person. After seeing the A380 on
31 Ncelhr : I think that most people do not realise the sheer size of this aircraft until they've seen it in person. I am in awe every time I see it in person. I
32 Post contains images Thomson735 : Yea i saw it at Farnborough this year, it was fantastic, when it did the slow pass i couldnt believe something so big could fly so slow Great wing de
33 Trekster : Now that would of been something impressive
34 Post contains images AutoThrust : Thanks a lot for your impressive Pictures and nice explanation Kwjlee,its like i assumed a early Trent 900 Engine. It looks huge, i just love the big
35 Post contains images CX773 : nice pics too....kwjlee!!!! I wish A380 could stay longer in HKG
36 Kwjlee : You are welcome. Thanks to the Airbus sercurity team for letting us taking photos that close and answering to our questions on the day. I wish they co
37 Imiakhtar : WOW! Those Trents are Huge!
38 Atnight : Well, I'm glad to know you see it differently now... (regardless if you are anti-airbus, because I myself am not necessarily an Airbus fan.... I just
39 Post contains images A388 : Very nice pictures and loved the take-off video too CX773, WOW! The sounds of such a big aircraft taking off just thrills me! Amazing, when seeing the
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