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Friday
Feb262010

Big Bird

I spend a lot of time in the air. I have done for more than fifteen years.  It's fair to say that whist I don't hate flying, there isn't much out there that impresses me! This was the first time, in a long time, when I was actually excited about a flight.

I am an engineer at heart;  I love design and gadgets.  This aircraft, regardless of the airline, is something I've been waiting to see for some time.

Size is what hits you most.  No matter how many times I say it's big, it isn't not enough.  This is a huge aircraft, one that seems to defy the very laws of Physics that make it possible for it to get off the ground.  The massive engines dwarf all the airport vehicles servicing the plane.  My personal historic voyage went well, and I very much enjoyed the experience.

It's not easy getting shots of this monster.  Below is a short video of my first landing into Paris last Sunday.  Listen to how amazingly quiet they managed to make the inside. It's probably one of the quietist planes I've been on.  The new tail-mounted camera fitted on Emirates planes is just brilliant.

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R_fY5Sp3Uk]

Reader Comments (11)

never been on a plane with such clean windows

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrenaline

Oh i just noticed, is that a double decker?

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrenaline

When I saw the title in my feed reader I expected to see something big and yellow :P
That is quite a large plane! :O
How're the interiors?

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Lucky you!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterC2B

Good post and all I can say is " I N V U"

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami Malallah

Yup... It's massive!

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Good... There is even a bar in the back of business class. But for me the impressive part is how something this big, goes up in the air :)

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I know... Thanks :)

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

:)

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

nice one :)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmu

I haven't been on this plane yet, but I want to try it some time soon, but I don't have any flights which take the route of this plane! It is seriously an impressive feat of engineering!

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

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