Airbus A380

The world's largest airliner

First visit to Scotland

Airbus A380 overhead  -  Over Silverknowes Promenade  -  approaching 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 13.47

 

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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.

Edinburgh Photographs

The photograph above was taken from Silverknowes Promenade when the plane flew overhead on its second approach to Edinburgh Airport.

On its first approach, ten minutes earlier, the plane had flown a path slightly further south, passing over Silverknowes Golf Course.

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

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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