Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Maiden flight of Airbus A380 over Tameside
I recorded this short clip a couple of hours ago. The panting you can hear is the crazy hound who was jumping up at the camera wanting to play while I was attempting to film the Airbus. This aircraft, the largest passenger plane in the world will become a common site over Longdendale, Stalybridge, Hyde and Denton as it flies in to Manchester on its new scheduled daily service. This is quite a coup for Manchester Airport as it is the first regional airport in the world with a scheduled A380 service. For anyone interested here is the flight schedule: Emirates' A380 flight "EK017 leaves Dubai daily at 07:55 hours and arrives in Manchester at 12:25 hours", while "EK018 departs Manchester at 14:10 hours, arriving in Dubai at 00:15 hours the next day".
There is no denying this aircraft is an impressive piece of kit, but personally only one thing annoys me more than the noise of low flying passenger jets (and rap ‘music’) and that is the roar of traffic heard near motorways, however, and quite bizarrely I do not find fast military jets such as Harriers, Tornadoes and Typhoons annoying - in fact quite the opposite! And while on this subject and for anyone interested; the excellent Southport Air show takes place on Saturday 18th September, featuring all types of aircraft ranging from the awesome Eurofighter Typhoon to the Red Arrows. A visit to the Southport air show is a brilliant day out. Traffic can be a nightmare and travelling by train is advised unless you get there well before the event begins.