Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 at Sydney Kingsford Smith discussion
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Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 at Sydney Kingsford Smith
Timeslider: February 4, 2009
One of the Airbus A380 fleet from Emirates Airlines standing at a gate of Sydney airport.
On 1 August 2008 Emirates flew its first A380-800 flight, with 489 passengers, from Dubai to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airline now uses their Airbus A380-800 on flights to Bangkok, Sydney, Toronto, Auckland, and London Heathrow. Flights to Seoul started on December 14, 2009, and flights to Paris are planned to start on December 29, 2009. During 2010 as more aircraft are delivered, the A380 will resume flights to New York-JFK and will be deployed to Beijing, Manchester and Shanghai as well as an additional service to London Heathrow.
This picture is not an A380 but a B747
The aircraft shown in this picture is not an A380, but a Boeing 747. When you zoom in you can see the outline of the 747 upper deck. If you look at the wing tips you can see upward pointing winglets that the 747 has, but the A380 not.
...and it's Singapore Airlines
It IS an A380. If you measure the wingspan it's allmost 80 meters.
Another thing. You see 3 gate arms out to the plane, 2 to the lower deck and one to the upper. That you don't see at a 747.
And a final thing. It's found and identified by McMaster and he is rarely wrong. You can believe in what he finds. He is an expert.
Robert's right, Martin is right, and Sladys is correct. And of course, if McMaster says it's an A380, then you can take it to the bank that it's a 380.
The error and subsequent confusion is Google's:
With the timeslider in its most current position, the plane is a Boeing 747. If you move the timeslider back one notch, the plane at that gate is an Airbus 380. Then move the timeslider back one more notch and you are back to the same 747.
March 10, 2007 - Singapore Airlines 747
February 3, 2009 - Emirates 380
2010 - The same Singapore Airlines 747
And, in the description of the file, McMaster did mention the timeslider and the date it needs to be set to.
I guess Google just puts the 2007 image as the default view since it is clearer.
Strange goings on here, there is no longer a 2010 image.
The Time-line gives the date of the latest image as the 30th June, 2009, but the date at the bottom left of the screen says January 1st, 2009.
In the latest image I have there is a United Airlines 747 on that corner, a Singapore Airlines A380 on the next corner, and a Qantas A380 in another part..
Last edited by BillyBob; 12-17-2011 at 03:36 AM.
that an image vanishes happens a lot. Many finds have been moved from normal view to timeslider and then to outdated images because of that.
a lot of finds can also be found in timeslider mode but has never been on regular view. An example is the stadium in Kiew, Ukraine, for the Euro 2012 championships. That you see incompleete but if you go back with the timeslider it is allmost comleete.
Some kind of easter egg I would say.