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A380 For Portrush

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:26 pm
by casper
Just got word that the Airbus A380 is to display at this years Portrush Air Show (Saturday only)

More info here - go to bottom of page.

http://www.niaviation.co.uk/uk-ireland- ... -2009/100/

Re: A380 For Portrush

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:23 pm
by Bates106
An A380 is to do a display,that would be out of this world!cool!

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:48 pm
by Sweeney
Oh wow cant wait for the airshow so!

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:46 pm
by casper
Now official - appearing on Saturday at 2:20pm

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:29 am
by DonalMW
Somebody from here better take some pics of her.....

Image

Or the kitty gets it....... :twisted:

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:25 am
by kilo delta
I agree Donal...well at least about the pics....shooting kittens ain't my bag :lol:
I'd love to get going to this...or the Weston Fly-in....but I've a wedding to attend this weekend.

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:40 am
by tom in weston
i'll be there with my camera, i'll be sending all the pics to Mark so he may put a few on here or in the mag.

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:40 am
by tom in weston
i'll be there with my camera, i'll be sending all the pics to Mark so he may put a few on here or in the mag.

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:05 pm
by DonalMW
Sweet.....

More than likely it'll be F-WWDD, in Airbus Livery. Of Oshkosh fame....31/7/2009

Pic here

And visited EINN for x-wind testing back in 27/9/2007 in plain white livery.

Pics here (from 3rd down)

Thanks in advance to anyone who takes pics. I'm guessing it'll be a few years yet before an A380 will see regular Irish service so this will be quite a treat.

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:27 pm
by tom in weston
does anyone know the show frequency, i can't seem to find it anywhere on their website?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:28 pm
by vortex003
Listen on 134.15 :wink:

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:46 pm
by DonalMW
The Kitty's about to get it........... hehe Any pics guys ? ?

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:49 pm
by DonalMW
Found 1.......

Pic Here

I'd like to see more please ? ?

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:52 pm
by tom in weston
Hi guys I've got loads of pics, I'll be sending them to Mark, so he should have them available to view shortly. Unfortunatly the Airbus only did two flypasts and both were pretty far away, most people seemed a bit dissapointed as they appeared to be leaving in droves after the Airbus pulled skyward and didn't return, even though there was alot of aircraft left to display.
I myself drove ( I kid you not) 400.1 miles, there and back, especially to see the Airbus and I can't help but feel dissapointed in it's display. Other than that, a fantastic airshow, well done to the organisers, Portrush is a perfect setting for an airshow.

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:56 pm
by DonalMW
That's a shame.....

She is a beauty. I saw an Eimerates A380 parked beside a Singapore Airlines 747 @ JFK last December, and a Qantas A380 on short finals to LAX in June.
Really impressive Aircraft. How was the weather ? ? Maybe there was an altitude restriction ? ? Or terrain restriction ? ?