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Airbus A380-800 (G-XLEH) - BA213 SUPER Landing RWY 22L
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Airbus A380-800 (G-XLEH)


BA213 SUPER Landing RWY 22L


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Mark Thomas
Well, you can't get much closer than that!! Nice shot John!
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Thank you Mark !
Great shot !!!
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Thank you Vaides Radu Sorin !
Grant MacGregor
Why is nose gear not on the tarmac ?
Grant MacGregor
End of take off roll ?
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It's a landing
Peter Singh
Beauty shot but it's got to be a take off..no smoke from the tyres if it's landing
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Thank you. It's a landing. Note the inboard thrust reverser.
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I will post another picture of the sequence with some tire smoke
Peter Singh
Yeh inboard reverse thruster open,nice one mate,and again beauty shot
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Thank you Peter !
Nice shot John. Can anybody tell me why only the inboard reversers are applied on the A380? Are they even fitted to the outboard engines? If they aren't, why not? If they are , why aren't they used? My guess is something to do with heavy takeoff rejection in which case all thrust reversers are applied, otherwise just the inboard two are activated for normally landings. Perhaps A380 wingspan is the culprit with too many rwy landing lights blown away but that cant be true since takeoffs obviously use all four engines and damage would be far greater from them. Anyway, beats me. Anybody know?

Viv Pike
@ Lordfarringdon - this is what Airspace Magazine had to say about this, and I quote:

"With the Airbus A380 weighing in fully loaded at 1,265,000 pounds, you might think stopping it within a reasonable distance after landing would require a Phalanx of Heavy-duty thrust reversers.

Truth be told, in the megaliner’s braking system, thrust reversers are the least critical components. Airliners are not required to have thrust reversers, and only the two inboard engines on the A380 are equipped with them. The decision not to install reversers on the A380’s two outboard engines saved weight and lowered the chances that those engines, which sometimes hang over runway edges, would be damaged by ingesting foreign objects.

The two reversers do help slow the A380—but not by much. In fact, unlike the thrust reversers on most airliners, including the Boeing 747 jumbo, they do not stop the aircraft in a shorter distance than brakes and spoilers alone. They do, however, take some of the strain off the brakes and are useful if water or snow makes the runway slippery."
Thanks Viv! That clears that mystery up!!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
01-Jun-2023 A388London Heathrow ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:15PM BST 06:55AM SAST (+1) Scheduled
31-May-2023 A388San Francisco Int'l ()London Heathrow () 07:35PM PDT 01:14PM BST (+1) Scheduled
31-May-2023 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Int'l () 02:45PM BST 05:07PM PDT En Route
30-May-2023 A388Boston Logan Intl ()London Heathrow () 08:49PM EDT 08:29AM BST (+1) 6:39
30-May-2023 A388London Heathrow ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:38PM BST 04:47PM EDT 6:08
29-May-2023 A388Miami Intl ()London Heathrow () 05:31PM EDT 06:42AM BST (+1) 8:11
29-May-2023 A388London Heathrow ()Miami Intl () 11:03AM BST 02:42PM EDT 8:38
28-May-2023 A388Miami Intl ()London Heathrow () 05:55PM EDT 07:02AM BST (+1) 8:06
28-May-2023 A388London Heathrow ()Miami Intl () 10:55AM BST 02:44PM EDT 8:49
27-May-2023 A388Miami Intl ()London Heathrow () 05:48PM EDT 07:03AM BST (+1) 8:15
27-May-2023 A388London Heathrow ()Miami Intl () 11:12AM BST 03:00PM EDT 8:47
26-May-2023 A388Washington Dulles Intl ()London Heathrow () 01:25AM EDT 12:57PM BST 6:31
25-May-2023 A388London Heathrow ()Washington Dulles Intl () 07:42PM BST 10:19PM EDT 7:36
24-May-2023 A388San Francisco Int'l ()London Heathrow () 08:17PM PDT 01:37PM BST (+1) 9:19
24-May-2023 A388London Heathrow ()San Francisco Int'l () 02:57PM BST 05:34PM PDT 10:36
23-May-2023 A388Chicago O'Hare Intl ()London Heathrow () 09:38PM CDT 10:46AM BST (+1) 7:08
23-May-2023 A388London Heathrow ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 04:09PM BST 06:20PM CDT 8:10
19-May-2023 A388Boston Logan Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:59PM EDT 06:50AM BST (+1) 5:50
18-May-2023 A388Washington Dulles Intl ()London Heathrow () 12:20AM EDT 11:41AM BST 6:20
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