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Old 16-Mar-2010, 10:50 AM (10:50)     1        38371
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Default Airbus A380

Most faults will occur in flight.
Not an easy feeling.
Will one drop from the sky, one day?
I've watched the enormous “ship” crossing above Moffat Park,
near where I live in Johannesburg, on its landing path towards ORT International not too far away.
It will come every day, soon.
Every time I feel kind of mesmerized by this engineering achievement.

http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news10...irFrance.shtml
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Old 17-Mar-2010, 04:03 AM (04:03)     2        38374
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Huh. I don't particularly like things that are really big. I was out looking at the links and pictures. Bigger than anything I've ever been on.

I was on a "double-decker" in the 70's. It was one of the older version Boing's and had a spiral staircase in the middle that went to a second level lounge. I didn't actually get to go up to said lounge because that was the bar.
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Old 17-Mar-2010, 10:14 AM (10:14)     3        38377
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Yes, that was the old Boeing 747, still flying around the world daily.
This Airbus A380 is much bigger!
Saw it landing the other day.
Something too awesome for words!
I wonder what the pilot would say if his one would suddenly start dropping from the sky!!...
"Proceed calmly to the emergency exits, please. No panic allowed!"
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Old 19-Mar-2010, 02:58 PM (14:58)     4        38412
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Did you know that if the A380 blows up 11 of its main gear 21 tires on landing it still runs like a dream on the other 7? It's an in-built miracle.
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Old 19-Mar-2010, 03:12 PM (15:12)     5        38413
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And have a look at this size! [Compare with the head of the guy in the background.]
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singa...841/1667758/L/
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Old 19-Mar-2010, 06:39 PM (18:39)     7        38426
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That's no plane, that's a Death Star!
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Old 19-Mar-2010, 11:09 PM (23:09)     8        38430
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I know it's a bit morbid (unusual for me), but when I first saw that thing my reaction was to think "man a lot of people are going to die when one of those eventually crashes." It is an impressive feat of engineering though. I'll give it that.
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Old 20-Mar-2010, 07:35 PM (19:35)     9        38441
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I know it's a bit morbid (unusual for me), but when I first saw that thing my reaction was to think "man a lot of people are going to die when one of those eventually crashes." It is an impressive feat of engineering though. I'll give it that.
Morbid but probably true.
I think the same.
Let us wish that only French will be in that plane.
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Old 20-Mar-2010, 07:59 PM (19:59)     10        38442
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I know it's a bit morbid (unusual for me), but when I first saw that thing my reaction was to think "man a lot of people are going to die when one of those eventually crashes." It is an impressive feat of engineering though. I'll give it that.
Morbid but probably true.
I think the same.
Let us wish that only French will be in that plane.

*chokes, coughs, laughs, feels guilty*
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Old 22-Mar-2010, 07:56 PM (19:56)     11        38462
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They say the A380 is basically impossible to get a serious fault (because it is French?) in flight.
A possible problem, however, can arrive from an exterior source, other planes or objects.
Maybe birds... UFOs, missiles.
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I love the reasoning. There could never be a problem with the plane excluding the gazilion possibilities we didn't think of, only a few of which will ever occur. It makes me feel safe.
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Old 23-Mar-2010, 09:40 AM (09:40)     13        38480
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Me too; safe on the ground, in my house.
I see that big beast flying past above my head several times a week, and marvel, but I wonder all the time if one day one will fall nearby... terrible thought, I agree.
However, they say the (French) food is excellent while in flight.
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Old 19-Apr-2010, 01:52 PM (13:52)     15        39129
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Haven't seen an Airbus A380 pass over here for days, now!
Anything wrong up there in Europe, I wonder?...
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I don't think it pulled a California and fell into the ocean, considering tht we still have european posters, and there's been no tsunamis on the east coast...

...I'm fairly certain that would create a tidal wave that would make the one from The Abyss feel ashamed of itself for being puny.
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Old 22-Apr-2010, 08:19 AM (08:19)     17        39224
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Saw the Airbus A380 again, yesterday, going past low over my house [10 AM, here].
What a relief!
I can already identify the beast by the different noise of the engines.
It's a spectacular view, I tell you!
Air France.
Is going to be coming daily.
500 passengers inside the monster.
[See one picture I took of the plane http://heathen-hub.com/album.php?alb...&pictureid=968 ]

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I don't think it pulled a California and fell into the ocean, considering tht we still have european posters, and there's been no tsunamis on the east coast...

...I'm fairly certain that would create a tidal wave that would make the one from The Abyss feel ashamed of itself for being puny.
Besides which, I as a conscientious admin would inform you all if I was dead (I live in Europe), though I would probably carry on adminning, albeit from beyond the grave. Or if not dead, at least I would have blogged about it all.
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That would certainly be a blog post to remember. :P

Good to know we'll always have you, Gurdur. Even if you have to admin with coffee and brainz as substinence.
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