Author Topic: End of an Era.  (Read 55 times)

Offline Dave Smith

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Re: End of an Era.
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 04:08:14 PM »
mmitch. Sad that the A380 came at just the wrong time, whereas the B747 was just at the right time. For me the A380 was a very fine aircraft, much more comfortable than the B777 that it competed with on many routes. But there you go, life isn't always fair! Like the B747, I suspect the A380's demise was hastened by C19, an awful lot of money standing around doing nothing!

Offline Dave Smith

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Re: End of an Era.
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2020, 03:56:35 PM »
grandarog. Sad to see the last of the 747's of BA go. (Did your Entry go to St.Athan after Halton? I don't remember it being so big as to get that size of aircraft landing there). I wonder whether this would have happened quite so soon if C19 hadn't occurred? No doubt a lot of the cargo versions are still flying into & out of Heathrow & will continue to do so for a long time as more & more , they carry a helluva lot, perishable goods go by air .

Offline mmitch

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Re: End of an Era.
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2020, 10:39:15 AM »
The last Airbus A380 left the production line last week. Several have already been scrapped at 20 years old...
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Offline grandarog

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End of an Era.
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 09:08:20 AM »
Just watching on  Radar ,the Last 2 British Airways  747 Jumbos, taking their last flights to Kemble and St Athan .
Taxied out and are now airborne enroute. BAW 747 flight did a 2000 foot low pass over Heathrow.
 BAW 400 headed straight out and is doing a circuit above the North of Swindon.
The end of an Era for British Airways "Jumbo" Jet Fleet.


BAW 747 Just touched down safely at St Athan's 09.31 after a transit at 22,000 feet.


BAW 400 Just touched down safely at Kemble 10.11 after a 6 circuit holding pattern at 7000 feet North of Swindon.

End of an Era for British Airways ,Still over 400 various Mks of 747's in Service around the Globe.