Publisher: JUST PLANES
Description: ETHIOPIAN A350XWB
Reviewed by: Marlon Carter
+ 300 minutes of action!
+ 3 Continents! (Africa, Asia, Europe)
+ External Walkaround Inspection
+ Preflight Preparations
+ Cockpit Set Up
+ Pilot Briefings
+ Airport Arrival & Departure Charts
+ Cockpit Presentation
+ All the new features on the A350
+ Pilot Presentations
+ Great scenery to Dubai, London, and enroute.
+ Cabin views and service and a lot more...
ADD Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
DXB Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ADD Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
LHR London Heathrow, UK
There are few things that aviation enthusiast enjoy more than to learn more about a new aircraft type. The A350 is one of Airbus newest aircraft and it by far one of the most advanced to date. With more and more airlines taking delivery of this aircraft, the public is slowly able to learn more about this aircraft and why it is creating such a buzz in the aviation world. As a passenger, the A350 boasts one of the most comfortable cabins with numerous amenities that promise a unique flying experience for all.
Ethiopian Airlines is one of a few airlines that proudly fly the A350 and it seems like it is quickly becoming a favorite among the pilots of this airline. In this program, Just Planes takes us onboard the A350 operated by Ethiopian airlines from Addis to Dubai and London. While only featuring two destinations, this video presentation is by far one of the best presentations on the A350 that will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about this aircraft. Some of the highlights that I found particularly interesting were the presentations done by the pilots which covered an exterior walk-around of the aircraft and a full cockpit presentation which truly confirmed in my mind that Airbus may indeed be one step ahead of Boeing. I truly appreciated how the pilots carefully explained many of the features of the A350 which included the intuitive design of the EFB and many of the advanced systems of the aircraft that made these former Boeing pilots fall in love with this aircraft.
For those of you who enjoy the scenic views from the cockpit, this program is filled with many exciting moments while flying to Dubai and London thanks to the numerous camera angles provided. While getting the right camera angle in the cockpit can be a tricky and somewhat subjective decision, Just Planes did a good job at capturing some of the best perspectives from within the cockpit, although I sometimes miss the straight ahead view from older videos. For viewers who are interested in flying procedures, this program is certainly package with detailed presentations which cover all aspects of flying this aircraft. In short, the program is an Airbus and A350 enthusiast’s 5 hour dose of paradise.
Ethiopian Airlines has consistently been gracious to the aviation community by allowing Just Planes to film their operations. While this is no small task, it was remarkable that the pilots and everyone involved were able to maintain a high professional standard despite being filmed. It is my hope that Ethiopian and other airlines will continue to offer a view of what it takes to fly some of the most amazing aircraft of our time. It is videos such as this that inspires a new generation of pilots.