A380 coming to KBDL


#1

On October 2nd, 2007, A380 is visiting Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL)
info: aviation.com/business/070814 … otour.html


#2

Why BDL? They don’t even have overseas international flights, other than diversions when NYC airports go down. Maybe that’s the reason?


#3

The engines are Pratt & Whitney and they are based in Hartford, CT. :slight_smile:


#4

The trip will stop at KBDL for Pratt and KCVG for GE-Avation, since they partnered for the GP7200 engine.


#5

actually u are wrong they do have an overseas flight…nwa from bdl to ams(amsterdam).


#6

and flights to Canada…I think!


#7

BDL to CVG should get the TIGRR1 approach right over my house. I feel a sick day comming on…


#8

It would be nice if they use RWY 06 on approach. I’ll be taking pictures.


#9

NW flies a daily direct AMS flight from BDL


#10

I’m assuming a 24 approach, but it will be a 6/24 landing


#11

Second time, thank you. I was wrong. :unamused:

My point at the time still holds true. With ONE frickin flight, it’s hardly a major international overseas airport that would normally see the A380.
Now that I know the actual reason it makes sence.


#12

depends on the wind for approach - given how warm it has been I’d be on a 24 approach - go park the car under the approach on the airport access road - personally, I’ll fly in - I will not be treated like a criminal if I arrive in an airplane.

There is one ‘frickin’ flight to AMS - but there are several sked to Toronto, Montreal, and other points in Canada. Together with scheduled weekly charter service to points in the Caribbean.


#13

Does anyone think the A380 will ever fly into MIA once it goes into service? I guess I would have to look at who has orders for them and who flies in and out of MIA, but don’t have time right now!


#14

anyone know from whence it comes? It sounds like it’ll be coming over straight from Europe which means we should be able to get flight plan info on it a couple hours before it lands - I’ll be there to see if I can spot the arrival.


#15

It landed about 8.10am. Huge. Looks good flying - ungainly on the ground.

Did not show up on BDL arrivals page.

Did not show up when searching for A380 - it is obviously blocked.

It’s sitting at the hangars on the pad to the SW of Signature.

The aluminum overcast replaced by the plastic overcast. . . .


#16

My picture at 8:21AM… :arrow_right:
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6058/a380861hk4.jpg


#17

how loud is the A380 on approach? i imagine it to be relatively quiet as a next gen aircraft.


#18

It was very quiet.


#19

Great pic Delyan. Shame the weather was overcast. I had thought about going up there today, but decided against it. I couldve gone to work the table at the AOPA convention in Hartford this week for my old work. (Flying W airport).
Do you have any other pics?


#20

I’m going to have to head out to SFO when it comes here!

James, I take it you are not in 160 this week since it’s in Charleston.