Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

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

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"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.


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.