Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Want to Buy a Used A380?

Air France has retired all of theirs. They were going to, anyway, but the pandemic caused them to move up the retirement date by two years.

Assuming that there were the airports to accommodate them, they might make for one hell of a fire-bomber.

7 comments:

Ten Bears said...

Will it fly low and slow enough?

Comrade Misfit said...

Low, yes. Slow, dunno.

CenterPuke88 said...

Not enough concrete rated to serve it for it to be practical. It would drop about 66% more than a 747 water bomber, but that hasn’t made an impact for a similar reason. Too long to turn around.

CenterPuke88 said...

Threshold speed is 140k, with VMC somewhere in the 118-122k range, assuming all engines functioning.

CAT III approach speed starts at 180k, so it could do the low and slow OK.

dinthebeast said...

Delta is retiring its 777s also.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

seafury said...

Emirates is retiring 40% of theirs. Guess that A380 rating I've been lusting after won't come as handy as I thought.

Antibubba said...

Silly me, I thought you meant .380s. I figured at least a 9mm.