View Full Version : Airbus A350 Media flight from Toulouse

10-08-2014, 03:48 PM
12 minute video covering highlights of a media introductory flight from Toulouse over the Pyrenees. Obligatory applause on takeoff and again on touchdown (I never figured out why people like to do that). A smooth flight in the interests of allowing the passengers to retain their composure (and lunches) with the only bit of excitement being when a French fighter joined the A350 in formation. The A350 captain said later he insisted the fighter keep at least 500m away ... knowing the exciteable frogs, probably a prudent step :D

A350 Media Flight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i5D843pfrI)

10-08-2014, 06:05 PM
And it didn't break down once - I bet the taxpayers of Europe were glad of that, just lunches for the media must have cost the taxed sponsors a fair bit. The applause is to convince the media that the plane is going like the clappers. ;)