FlightReport #006 // Düsseldorf (DUS) – San Francisco (SFO)

Another brand-new episode of FlightReport is waiting for you!
This time we are at Düsseldorf airport in the superbird, the Airbus A380-800 operated by Germany’s biggest airline, Lufthansa. We will be flying a long-haul route to the US‘ west coast, to San Francisco, California. It’s 6pm here in Germany and we will arrive at about 10pm local time in SFO after a massive 13hour flight.

The A380 is at its gate and is being prepared for the passengers…

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Pre-flight proceedures…

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Pushback…

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Taxiing to runway 05L. Safety instructions are presented…

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Ready for takeoff!

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Takeoff from runway 05L, the A380 is on its way to SFO.

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Byebye Düsseldorf!

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Reaching the dutch north coast…

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later…
It’s night in the San Francisco bay area. Our Lufthansa flight is slightly delayed and descending…

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Our approach plan for today, great to see a few of SFO’s sights…

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Overflying downtown San Francisco, Golden gate bridge to our left.

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Alcatraz island…

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SFO on the right and OAK on the left, what a bay area approach!

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Approaching San Francisco International airport…

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The airport is calm, only a few long-haul planes are still arriving…

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Final approach…

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Touchdown! After more than 13 hours airborne, the wheels feel the ground again!

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Taxiing to gate…

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yawn - 10am in San Francisco, the plane stayed at the gate the entire night and is departing for DUS again. Happy flying!

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That’s it, hope you enjoyed episode 6 as well!
This one was quite a patch of work, hopefully was the effort worth it!


Vooooting time! You decide the flight for FlightReport #007!
Choose your favorite option!

  • Denver (DEN) - Aspen Pitkins (ASE)
    (Frontier Airbus A318)
  • Seattle (SEA) - Kahului (OGG)
    (Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800)
  • London Luton (LTN) - Eindhoven (EIN)
    (easyJet Airbus A320)

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Nice report.

My intention is not to criticize you, but I’ve noticed some weird things you may improve for future episodes:
• DUS - SFO would take approximately 10 and a half hours.
• You took off from 05R.
• Landing lights were off during takeoff.
• Aircraft approaching SFO from the north come all from left downwind 28.
• The HUD views are terrific: you’re flying way too fast and for some reason you’re applying full rudder in midair.
• Short final with -6° pitch attitude at 170 kts, many people died on that day.
• In the last pic the plane is taking off with Flaps 0.

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RIP the passengers.

It’s been around 2AM, apologizes.

What passengers?

Nice Report. But as @Laurens said, some details are not correct. Normally flights from Europe to USA start mornings and arrive in the USA at afternoon. This would made it more realistic.
But all in one: Really nice report.

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Maybe it would help if you didn’t park on the terminal at EDDL.

I don’t think the A318 has Frontier. Do you me A319 in the poll?

The only aircraft in IF with the Fronteir livery is the A318.

Let me check.

Sorry, my fault, your right.

The world terrific is used to emphasize the great amount or degree of something.

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He spawns at one region, finishes flying on it, and spawns on another region, having to take off etc

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I wish it was, don’t lose hope with global flight.

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