Was the A380 overflying the NEMA area today?

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hi all

was out enjoying the beautiful weather today, and looked up at a large 4 engined aircraft overlfying Loughborough, which is a few miles from NEMA. im not very good at guessing altitudes, but i think it was no more than 15000 ft.

it was unlike any other aircraft i have ever seen - the engines were enormous, the fuselage was thick, fairly stumpy, and was all white, except for the rear fuselage which was blue.

i was with a couple of like minded aviation friends, and we all think it was the A380.

it was around 4:30 and heading roughly in the NEMA direction.

anyone listening to the airwaves or know if the aircraft was in the area today?

have i seen the A380?

any help would be great

thanks

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hi all

was out enjoying the beautiful weather today, and looked up at a large 4 engined aircraft overlfying Loughborough, which is a few miles from NEMA. im not very good at guessing altitudes, but i think it was no more than 20000 ft.

it was unlike any other aircraft i have ever seen - the engines were enormous, the fuselage was thick, fairly stumpy, and was all white, except for the rear fuselage which was blue.

i was with a couple of like minded aviation friends, and we all think it was the A380.

it was around 4:30 and heading roughly in the NEMA direction.

anyone listening to the airwaves or know if the aircraft was in the area today?

have i seen the A380?

any help would be great

thanks

Whats NEMA?

Did you take a picture off it.

James

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hi all

was out enjoying the beautiful weather today, and looked up at a large 4 engined aircraft overlfying Loughborough, which is a few miles from NEMA. im not very good at guessing altitudes, but i think it was no more than 20000 ft.

it was unlike any other aircraft i have ever seen - the engines were enormous, the fuselage was thick, fairly stumpy, and was all white, except for the rear fuselage which was blue.

i was with a couple of like minded aviation friends, and we all think it was the A380.

it was around 4:30 and heading roughly in the NEMA direction.

anyone listening to the airwaves or know if the aircraft was in the area today?

have i seen the A380?

any help would be great

thanks

it could be a beluga those aircraft airbus use to transport wings around in.

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it could be a beluga those aircraft airbus use to transport wings around in.

That has two engines mate.

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Whats NEMA?

Did you take a picture off it.

James

Nottingham East Midlands.

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That has two engines mate.

James

indeed it does mate i do apologise.

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no picture Im afriad. was playing frisbee in the park and didnt have a camera to hand

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Nottingham East Midlands.

oh right thanks Tom

it might off been an AN-124 As I saw one today at 15:45

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oh right thanks Tom

it might off been an AN-124 As I saw one today at 15:45

James

Thats a point NEMA does take a fair few AN-124's

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oh right thanks Tom

it might off been an AN-124 As I saw one today at 15:45

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nope, definitely wasnt one of them

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nope, definitely wasnt one of them

Don't Know then :confused: have too see if anything comes up on airliners.net ,Jetphotos.net or on the PPRuNe .

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negative on airliners.net and jetphotos.net of a380s over the uk there most recent pics are of a380s been fitted out at toulouse.

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negative on airliners.net and jetphotos.net of a380s over the uk there most recent pics are of a380s been fitted out at toulouse.

Has anyone got any information on where the A380's have been or at ,at the moment.

james

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Need the Guy who post the toulouse diary he might know?

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Need the Guy who post the toulouse diary he might know?

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indeed so mate but he has not posted in a while now.

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Right off to bed :cool:

Sure its not a Tu-95 :D What about the An-225 or the Lockheed C-5B Galaxy (L-500) :p

james