Airbus A380

The world's largest airliner

First visit to Scotland

Airbus A380  -  Heads past the Forth Bridge, after passing over Edinburgh Airport

Airbus A380 -  photographed from Silverknowes Promenade - September 5, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                         Photo taken:  September 5, 2009 at 13.39

 

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    Airbus A380 -  photographed from Silverknowes Promenade - September 5, 2009

 

Airbus A380  -  Edinburgh  -  September 5, 2009

Airbus A380

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 Airlines.

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 repainted.

-  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.

Airbus A380 -  photographed from Silverknowes Promenade - September 5, 2009

More Photos of Airbus 380

Please click on the thumbnail image below to see  more photos of the A380, taken on the same occasion.

Airbus A380 - photographed from Silverknowes Promenade - September 2009

 

Planes approaching Edinburgh Airport

Airbus A380

Sky and Planes

 

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