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a380 in the UK

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hinch Chief Captain

if you have sky or digital put bbc news 24 on and push that red button. there's a neat 10min or so feature on the a380 where you get to see the simulator (news man actually flies it while interviewing) and he walks around the inside of the real thing showing all the monitering equipment and cockpit etc. also the landing vid - watch ALL heathrow's workers stop and watch haha.

pretty cool stuff.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I saw that landing. Would someone let the pilot know that wagging the wings during landing, is not a great idea.

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Germán Campopiano (Oberkomando) Chief Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

I saw that landing. Would someone let the pilot know that wagging the wings during landing, is not a great idea.

It is not... Surprised

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Either he had a crosswind that wasn't obvious from anything else that I saw, or it was a pretty wobbly landing.

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Faucett Captain

Cheers! To the A380!

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john (verygom) First Officer

A 'cross-wind' was mentioned in one of the TV reports - but maybe he was just waving to the crowds Laughing

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

I think it was a South-Westerly wind and he was landing runway 27L so probably a slight crosswind but it was quite cloudy and turbulent, so probably lots of air pockets Wink

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hinch Chief Captain

in the metro it said about strong winds.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

It is possible, the camera angles really didn't give me anything to view that would show that there were crosswinds.

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simon roourke (simon123) First Officer

yer what next????

who knows Question Exclamation

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Germán Campopiano (Oberkomando) Chief Captain

I heard something about a tail wind. Confused

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Oberkomando wrote:

I heard something about a tail wind. Confused

If it was a tail wind from 270 degrees, then they probably would have landed on either runway 9L or 9R because aircraft nearly always land into and take off into the wind, given the chance Wink

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