She flies!

She flies!

Postby The Flying Barrel on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:05 am

As n keeping with this programme the A400M first flight took place this morning 15mins late!
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Re: She flies!

Postby TonyO on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:12 am

...and looked fab...

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Re: She flies!

Postby raiford on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:16 am

yes she does look rather nice, 15 minutes late is'nt bad is it? how many are we allegedly getting?
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Re: She flies!

Postby Bjcc on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:17 am

Interesting that the South Africa Flag is on the side. I thought SA had canceled?
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Re: She flies!

Postby gaviscon on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:20 am

Its a globemaster with props??
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Re: She flies!

Postby Manonthefence on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:21 am

"Now I jus seen 'bout everythiiiing, now I seen a (white) Elephant fly!"

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Re: She flies!

Postby DaveGriff on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:30 am

Rather pleasing looking beast to my eyes!
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Re: She flies!

Postby Peter Catchpole on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:49 am

when do we need to start paying real money for 'ours' could be the decider if we do or we don't. Unless the company has got a clause which enforces payment irrespective if we take the airframes. Nice kite all the same.
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Re: She flies!

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 10:56 am

It reminds me of the b*st*rd offspring of a hot date between a C-17A and a C-130J!!!! :lol: :grin:
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Re: She flies!

Postby ursa_major on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:06 am

The Flying Barrel wrote:As n keeping with this programme the A400M first flight took place this morning 15mins late!


And the other 4 years... :whistle: :whistle:

EDIT: Forgot to mention: very nice shot Tony - right place, right time! Also, what's the noise footprint like in comparison to a c-130? I understand that 'snoopy' when flying with just one of the engines was substantially louder, so what's it like with 4 at the same time?
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Re: She flies!

Postby DamienB on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:07 am

Would have been quicker and cheaper to build the AW.681...
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Re: She flies!

Postby raiford on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:08 am

:lol: :lol: 4 years and 15min, not bad at all!
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Re: She flies!

Postby chrisward123 on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:12 am

Great to see her 'finally' in the air :smile:
Nice Capture aswell.
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Re: She flies!

Postby agdickie on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:25 am

TonyO wrote:...and looked fab...


In the A.net queue? How long to it's on the top spot? :grin: Must have been quite a moment. :smile:
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Re: She flies!

Postby chrisward123 on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:42 am

video from BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8407825.stm
Glad to see a British Pilot at the controls :clap:
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Re: She flies!

Postby agdickie on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:50 am

Live footage is back on http://www.airbus.com/en/A400M/
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Re: She flies!

Postby Seahornet on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:53 am

Some lovely air-to-air shots from Aerovision's Corvette F-GLPA on the Airbus live link, just now. In formation with a F/A-18 at one point! :clap:
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In stature, grace and hue,
In shadowy silent distance grew the iceberg too....
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Re: She flies!

Postby Gooze on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 11:58 am

What time is it due to land GMT? (i want to go take a shower :grin: )
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Re: She flies!

Postby Russ on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 12:13 pm

About time! Good news as well, lets hope the rest of the flight test programme goes without a hitch - hmmm....

Lovely shot Tony. :cool:
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Re: She flies!

Postby agdickie on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 12:37 pm

Is this thing ever going to land? Need to go to the shops :grin:
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Re: She flies!

Postby Russ on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 12:52 pm

agdickie wrote:Is this thing ever going to land? Need to go to the shops :grin:

I read earlier in the week if all goes to plan, the first flight could exceed three hours.
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Re: She flies!

Postby PeterR on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 12:54 pm

Russ wrote:
agdickie wrote:Is this thing ever going to land? Need to go to the shops :grin:

I read earlier in the week if all goes to plan, the first flight could exceed three hours.


She's in the circuit now :smile:
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Re: She flies!

Postby agdickie on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 12:56 pm

10 minute circuit? Performance must be gash :grin:
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Re: She flies!

Postby Gooze on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 1:02 pm

The thing deffo blue notes on reverse thrust! :biggrin:
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Re: She flies!

Postby agdickie on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 1:13 pm

Bloody O'Leary always looking for a bit of free Ryanair promotion :grin:
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