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

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...and looked fab...

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

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Interesting that the South Africa Flag is on the side. I thought SA had canceled?
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Its a globemaster with props??

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

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Rather pleasing looking beast to my eyes!

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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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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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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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Would have been quicker and cheaper to build the AW.681...

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

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Great to see her 'finally' in the air :smile:
Nice Capture aswell.
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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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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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Live footage is back on http://www.airbus.com/en/A400M/
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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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What time is it due to land GMT? (i want to go take a shower :grin: )

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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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Is this thing ever going to land? Need to go to the shops :grin:
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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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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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10 minute circuit? Performance must be gash :grin:
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The thing deffo blue notes on reverse thrust! :biggrin:

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