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A380 touch and go's in Shannon tonight

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:06 am
by Cros
Anyone from the area see it? Was filed for an 8 o'clock arrival.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:20 am
by ei6265
Im pretty sure the trip was cancelled - possibly due to weather forecast but I dont know for definite :(

EDIT: Seems like they were after the weather, but the aircraft went tech in Toulouse so the plan was scrapped.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:09 pm
by TolTol
Any chance somebody could give us a heads up in time if its planned again?

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:41 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
Hopefully I can. Have made arrangements with ATCO's :wink: :wink: :wink:

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:28 pm
by Dutch Roll
i went up for a nose the other night and hadn't a clue what was going on until i saw lots and lots of cars arrive.TV3 etc were there,but that was probably to report the first jumbo jet in ireland or some crap like that,anyway at 8 o' clock the word got around that it was tech in toulouse.I got the impression that there was people there from northern ireland etc.massive crowd.

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:43 pm
by Krusty
A380 training in Shannon at the moment.
Fine crowd out to greet her :D

In all-white color -
Great to see finally in the flesh !

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:12 pm
by A330
Any idea how long its there for?

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:11 pm
by Heliops
pics people :D

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:34 pm
by ei6265
Not mine, from a friend:

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Impressive bank at the last pic :D

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:13 pm
by 900EX
Great pics of the A380... Nice to see it was another beautiful day in the West of Ireland ! Fair dues to the spotters.

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:15 pm
by N714GZ
Wow that is impressive.Nice series of pics. Interesting to note that the aircraft back-tracked.Does this indicate that the taxiway is unsuitable???

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:42 am
by Heliops
Better pics.


http://www.irishairpics.com/database/se ... WWDD&u=reg



QUOTE PAUL DALY
"The 4th Airbus A380 prototype F-WWDD visited Shannon today to do a number of crosswind approaches and aborted takeoff's on the wet runway"

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:44 pm
by Dutch Roll
i was there too,was pretty class.the take off with the sharp turn out was deadly,a few women there though it was going to crash!!!!

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:59 pm
by N714GZ
"a few women there though it was going to crash!!!! "

Because the men being all knowing in all things aviation were expecting the aircraft to bank to 45 degrees plus on take off. Dont get me wrong Dutchie old boy Im a man, but dammit I've seen the pics and my heart would have skipped a beat. And so did yours I'm sure.

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:25 pm
by angelshigh
My heart skipped a bit when I saw the piccie..and allegedly I am also a bloke !!!