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.
View to the West
The photograph above was taken from
Silverknowes Promenade looking to the west up the Firth of Forth towards the
Forth Bridge, currently partly covered in white sheeting as the bridge is being
- The oil loading jetties in the Firth of Forth on the extreme right of
the photo are at Hound Point on the Dalmeny Estate, about two miles to the east
of the Forth Bridge.
- The land in the background is the south coast of Fife.
- The line of concrete posts running across the photo follow the route
of the causeway that links Cramond and Cramond Island at low tide. They
were constructed as a submarine defence boom.
More Photos of Airbus 380
Please click on the thumbnail image below to see more photos of the
A380, taken on the same occasion.