Airbus A380 at Adelaide

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  1. Wildcat

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    Today saw the first time the new Airbus A380 made a landing at Adelaide airport. We headed down with my father inlaw (along with half the city!) to have a squizz and I must say I was most impressed. She definately is a beast of a plane! It was only here for about half an hour undertaking some tests before it took off again.
    Anyway here are some pics I took of the event.
     

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    Very good pics man! I am still waiting to see this beast.
     
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    Very cool pics I would love to see one in person......I saw many 747 in Newark New Jersey when we were flying to florida but no A380 :lol:
     
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    Hi Wildcat,

    Great shots, thanks a lot! :)

    >She definately is a beast of a plane!

    Zeppelinesque ;)

    The strange thing is that due to the large fuselage it looks deceptively like a smaller airliner until you get close enough to see the details - and then it seems BIG all of a sudden!

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     
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    Great pics and a beast of a bus. Being a double-decker, is there a conductor on board who shouts "Room on top!", as they used to do on the old London buses?!!!
     
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    Great job there Wildcat.
     
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    Good stuff Andy! I saw her in Singapore when I was on my way to Sydney puts a 747 to shame (especially inside - she has much more room an is more comfortable).

    Here is my pics - they are not great as it was dark and I was shooting through the glass of the Terminal. Airbus A380 - a set on Flickr
     
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    its huge !
     
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    super stuff WC
     
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    Daz one big flying machine!!! I'm guessing that the arcing upward-curve of the wings is because of the size of the plane? Kinda gives it a graceful look....like a ballerina driving a dumptruck...
     
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    Great shots Andy!

    Shes a behemoth!
     
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