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Cockpit video: Air France A380 Paris CDG to Toyko Narita

The site JustPlanes makes these cockpit videos which gives us a behind the scenes look at flight operations, in this case Air France flight AF276 from Paris Charles De Gualle airport to the New Tokyo International Airport at Narita.

There some interesting snippets of information shared in the video. For example: the rear elevator of the A380 is bigger than the main wing of the A320, or the plane will require between 145 minutes to 175 minutes (almost three hours) after take-off for the tyres to cool down. Imagine 550 tons on those last few tyres of the main undercarriage at 320+ kmph as the behemoth lifts off.

It is interesting to see how the Air France cabin crew use technology to communicate.

If you want to watch at the larger size or higher resolution, click on the YouTube logo on the top right of the video.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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