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Offline Scott2553

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A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« on: March 19, 2007, 05:59:41 AM »
For anyone interested, the new A380 will be flying into JFK this morning. Here's the article from MSNBC:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17677829/

Should make a cool listen.

-Scott



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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 07:02:19 AM »
Just heard a pilot ask the tower controller what time he'll be in - he said the current estimate is 12.30.

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 07:49:38 AM »
What JFK feed would be the best bet for hearing the A380? Tower?

  Dan

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 09:51:31 AM »
Two or Three pilots already asked when it will arrive on the tower feed. Tower said 12:30pm at terminal 1.

 dan

 

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 10:23:54 AM »
its 10.23am and there is already 135 people on the JFK tower feed

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 10:25:12 AM »
Keep an eye on the flight on flightaware

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH8940

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 10:25:55 AM »
Anyone know which approach feed it'll be on??

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2007, 10:44:40 AM »
I wonder what the Wright brothers would say if they were alive?

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2007, 10:56:57 AM »
I wonder what the Wright brothers would say if they were alive?

holy cr*p, we're really old.

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2007, 11:20:53 AM »
Anyone know which approach feed it'll be on??

on airliner.net they say it is in ROBER approach
« Last Edit: March 19, 2007, 11:35:07 AM by smithmi »

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2007, 11:46:14 AM »
it is currenly on Rober and using the suffix "super" not heavy. Is being vectored for a delayed landing at 12:15et

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2007, 11:58:58 AM »
everytime the controller on rober says 'super' he says it in such a way that he can't quite believe he's saying it...like a long pause before he says it.

pilot just said he can come in at 12.10 rather than 12.15. controller said he was orbiting over the area of a bridge but i didn't catch which one....

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2007, 12:01:07 PM »
Just started vectors to final :)

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2007, 12:11:13 PM »
Tower guy is trying to keep all the choppers out of the way!

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2007, 12:21:20 PM »
A380 changed to ground and he asked them to contact another freq. when the pilot asked if he wanted him to stay with him he joked 'you've probably got about 8 radios with the size of that thing'

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2007, 12:32:24 PM »
Another A380 just landed in LAX as well.

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2007, 12:36:55 PM »
haha a jetblue just got offered the chance to take the long way round to the gate to see the 380 and she took it. hope the passengers appreciate massive planes....

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2007, 12:51:46 PM »
I caught the 8 radio comment as well, did anyone catch someone saying "ba- ba-bouy" ??

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2007, 12:55:21 PM »
yup...heard that as well..lol

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2007, 01:05:29 PM »
haha
"you're following an A380....Super...."

"Ok that's what i was gonna ask..."

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2007, 02:45:45 PM »
What are the times, freqs.? Can anoyone post the audio. I hate it that i was in school!

Greg

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2007, 02:50:16 PM »
Just follow the times that the posts were made.

I followed it from KJFK Approach (ROBER), Tower and then Ground  :roll:

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2007, 04:21:20 PM »
Wilco, thanks.

Greg

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2007, 05:22:45 PM »
As a UK Listener and for anyone else the A380 can be heard on KJFK Tower and Delivery/Ground  between 1600 -1630  GMT

Also the ground controller is just "awesome" when anyone is asking can they watch the A380 he is so accomodating.

UK Listener

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Re: A380 superjumbo to make first U.S. flight
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2007, 11:30:30 PM »
I wonder what the Wright brothers would say if they were alive?

holy cr*p, we're really old.

No, I disagree.  I think they'd both be screaming for someone to let them out of those caskets :D
KP