The Airbus A380 is currently the
world's largest commercial airliner with 525 seats. So far, eighteen A380s
have been delivered to three airlines; Emirates, Qantas and Singapore
The plane in the photograph above is
F-WWOW, serial no 0001, the first A380 prototype aircraft.
First Flight over Scotland
This photo was taken on the A380's
first visit to Scotland, when it made an 'approach and go' fly-past manoeuvre,
flying a few hundred feet above Edinburgh Airport. After passing over
Edinburgh, the plane flew west to make a similar manoeuvre over
Prestwick Airport before flying on to Northern Ireland (for the International
Air Show at Portrush), Wales and England.
The photograph above was taken from
Silverknowes Promenade when the plane flew over Silverknowes Golf Course on its
first approach to Edinburgh Airport.
The plane then flew out towards the
Forth Bridge and along the south coast of Fife, before returning, 10
minutes later, along the normal flight path into Edinburgh Airport above the
Firth of Forth, over the Island of Inchkeith then across Silverknowes Promenade
where I took more photos. Please click on the thumbnail image below to see