A Special Farewell Flight of Hi Fly A380 - Fly-Bys and Heart in the Sky

Hi Fly operated their last A380 flight and I was the only passenger onboard this special farewell flight. I was the only passenger invited on this special flight. We departed Beja, Portugal for Toulouse. Immediately after takeoff, the A380 performed several fly-bys to farewell her base and the crowd. The A380 flew at very low speed and high speed fly-bys and pulled some "Gs" like performing at an air show.

Then we proceed to the Atlantic Ocean to draw a "heart shape" to so thank you to the A380 before proceed to Toulouse, France where she was built 14 years ago. I toured the empty cabin on both upper deck and lower deck. The crew served a light lunch before landing. The CEO of Hi Fly, Paulo Mirpuri explained the meaning behind the special paint "Save the Coral Reef".

The weather improved upon arrival at Toulouse so we flew over the airfield to salute the A380 before a final stop landing. Farewell Hi Fly A380 "Save the Coral Reef"

The Hi Fly A380 was significant, according to Captain Carlos Mirpuri. Due to the nature of charter, the Hi Fly A380 flew to many airports that had never received an A380 before.

It was the first to land in Wuhan, China, following the coronavirus outbreak to repatriate European citizens. Recently, it completed a round the world humanitarian mission, which lasted four days, starting and ending in Beja, Portugal. It covered 31,047 kms in a flight time of 33 hours and 45 minutes, with stops in Tianjin and Santo Domingo.

And it was the first A380 to land in:
• Beja (23/07/2018)
• Oslo (2/08/2018)
• Reunion (25/08/2018)
• Diass (14/04/2019)
• Antananarivo (30/06/2019)
• Cairo (7/07/2019)
• Caracas (14/07/2019)
• Buenos Aires (23/07/2019)
• Dalaman (23/09/2019)
• Enfidha (24/09/2019)
• Las Palmas (27/09/2019)
• Santo Domingo (16/05/2020)

For more information about Hi Fly A380 and the retirement, visit my blog (trip report):
samchui.com/2020/12/18/onboar...

Thanks to French Spotter providing the external fly-by footage from Toulouse:
cnglobal.info...

评论 

  1. Sam Chui

    Sam Chui

    5 个月 前

    Thank you for all of your support in this challenging year. This is my last video of 2020. Wish everyone a great new year ahead! For all the 747 fans, you can now order a signed copy of my new Air747 book here: (use code FLYSAM for 10 percent off) the-airline-boutique.myshopify.com/products/air-747-sam-chui-and-charles-kennedy-signed-pre-order-ships-april-29

    • Mrs Turkleton

      Mrs Turkleton

      个月 前

      This man is a fraud.‼️ I bought a book from him through his link and here I am 5 months later with NO BOOK and NO MONEY. I surely do understand now, Sam, where you get the money to travel. This is disgusting. I have all the receipts. I will make sure you will pay for you fraud.

    • Veera Bhadrarao

      Veera Bhadrarao

      3 个月 前

      It was the most popular of a series @Muhammed yasin

    • Tomokai_

      Tomokai_

      4 个月 前

      I was on the Hi Fly a380 in 2018 in the Farnborough Airshow!!!

    • Sebastian Floyd

      Sebastian Floyd

      5 个月 前

      @Sam Chui hi Fly is not Retiring Their A380s

    • mickey p

      mickey p

      5 个月 前

      Hapy new year sam

  2. xfire7

    xfire7

    8 天 前

    Hmm, promoting environmental issues on a plane . Do you not see the irony . 🤔

  3. thorsten

    thorsten

    8 天 前

    Hifly is really a good airline the message to humanity is very clear and environment friendly and I Hope the 'airshow' really delivers the message

  4. PeTrA Corp

    PeTrA Corp

    12 天 前

    They made that A380 feel like a Jet 👍 hatsoff

  5. Peter Livingston

    Peter Livingston

    15 天 前

    Not too late for A380 ...

  6. M. Sergio Armendáriz R.

    M. Sergio Armendáriz R.

    28 天 前

    To do tricks with your own A380... priceless.

  7. LemaiRBX

    LemaiRBX

    29 天 前

    5:23 Why dose it look like it going to stall?

  8. Comfort Sound

    Comfort Sound

    个月 前

    May her soul rest in peace in the graveyeard

  9. Mthokozisi Nkabinde

    Mthokozisi Nkabinde

    个月 前

    I remember my first flight [BA] Jnb to London using the legendary 747 then a return on a A380. It’s sad to lose two of my favourites in a space of 2 years

  10. Febriani Kadir

    Febriani Kadir

    个月 前

    Is it 26 years??

  11. Bubble aung  gaming

    Bubble aung gaming

    个月 前

    What is your favorite airline Sam

  12. tecknos africa

    tecknos africa

    个月 前

    I wish I could buy this plane for my country

  13. Adji Nugroho

    Adji Nugroho

    个月 前

    i flight once.. in 2016.. from dubai to jeddah.. so quite and smooth airplane... sadly to hear that they cant fly again...

  14. Mohammed Amin

    Mohammed Amin

    个月 前

    The reason why you are hearing like a engine is not the engine it’s the APU

  15. Joy Somo

    Joy Somo

    个月 前

    farewell... A380

  16. Gregory Marrone

    Gregory Marrone

    个月 前

    Very sad to see all the A380s going away like this!! I never got the chance to fly on one!!! I'm very sad about it!!!

  17. Karel Cornelius

    Karel Cornelius

    个月 前

    Congratulations 9H-MIP Fantastic Flying World

  18. Francis Kundukulam

    Francis Kundukulam

    个月 前

    A 380 is too young to retire...

  19. Amaury Tiglioni

    Amaury Tiglioni

    个月 前

    When I was 32 years old, what was then called the A3XX did NOT yet exist and was only a 3D concept. I am 48 now and A380 are retired. In the meantime I have never had the opportunity to fly on that bird. I didn't expect NOT to have the time to do so!!! 😱

  20. Mohammed Amin

    Mohammed Amin

    个月 前

    So sad man why do they take the A380 he paid money

  21. 8792392239 Yashwanth

    8792392239 Yashwanth

    个月 前

    HI

  22. Rui Alves

    Rui Alves

    个月 前

    So sad 🇵🇹🍻

  23. Arnab Bhattacharjee

    Arnab Bhattacharjee

    个月 前

    With the days of a380 numbered residences concept goes also. I have the privilege of at least 10 residence flights

  24. Mohammad Borhan Bohari

    Mohammad Borhan Bohari

    个月 前

    not sure why I feel sad watching this...hopefully I can fly to Emirates just to experience A380

  25. Prasad V

    Prasad V

    2 个月 前

    Too early to retire

  26. Jusuf Karastanovic

    Jusuf Karastanovic

    2 个月 前

    My is jusuf l am from Chicago

  27. ez22009

    ez22009

    2 个月 前

    I miss flying.. hope we can soon...

  28. bluebusdriver

    bluebusdriver

    2 个月 前

    I like guns.... and turtles....

  29. Der Martinez

    Der Martinez

    2 个月 前

    Watching this video feels a lot of pain in my heart. I am proud of this masterpiece of European engineering and also proud of being able to fly with the Airbus 380 several times. On the other hand, its a shame and makes me angry how this exhibit has been treated by the politicians and CEOs of all Flight Companies.

  30. Ashish Agrawal

    Ashish Agrawal

    2 个月 前

    Why is A380 fleets getting retired so early???

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      Just because they are new does not mean they’re not economical

  31. Kate Fewtrell

    Kate Fewtrell

    2 个月 前

    I love watching these but they make me cry 😭

  32. Suraz Sir

    Suraz Sir

    2 个月 前

    Why retireing such new plane?

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      New doesn’t mean economical

  33. knightjocke

    knightjocke

    2 个月 前

    will the plane be scrapped for spareparts?

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      Probably, yes

  34. Utku Okçu

    Utku Okçu

    2 个月 前

    at 16:16 really the softest landing I have ever seen with this type of aircraft. you can clearly see the tyres touching down one by one. amazing.

  35. Pascal

    Pascal

    2 个月 前

    One of my friend was evacuated from Wuhan to France with this plane

    • Nimair

      Nimair

      2 个月 前

      Lucky (To fly on it)

  36. stephanos kyriakidis stephanos kyriakidis

    stephanos kyriakidis stephanos kyriakidis

    2 个月 前

    The tender tense path logistically step because modem quantitatively attend past a elegant cuticle. shaggy, worried danger

  37. Andre Gt SVJ

    Andre Gt SVJ

    2 个月 前

    Sad

  38. travelling junction

    travelling junction

    2 个月 前

    problem is fuel efficiency .. companies are unable to maintain it .. sad to see they r leaving us

  39. Evangelion Gypsy

    Evangelion Gypsy

    2 个月 前

    Subscribe 2 my friend dawn aviation

  40. Matteo Menichinelli

    Matteo Menichinelli

    2 个月 前

    the a380 is my FAVOROTE plane so every time i see an airline retyiring them i cry

  41. Sarah TTek

    Sarah TTek

    2 个月 前

    The Coral reef has no chance when we see waste on this scale. such a shame.

  42. Michael R Murphy

    Michael R Murphy

    2 个月 前

    The plane is less than TEN years old! What is up the A380 is being "retired"? I hope they come back after the virus.

    • Michael R Murphy

      Michael R Murphy

      个月 前

      @Standardbenutzer X Sad though. You buy a plane to fly it for twenty plus years in the past. Airbus has probably not made its money back on the A380.

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      The HiFly A380 is currently 14 years old and it’s being retired because they can’t earn money with it anymore, it’s just not economical enough

  43. P B

    P B

    2 个月 前

    What a waste of a "good plane"

  44. Carles Quiles

    Carles Quiles

    2 个月 前

    Great video.... Really love it a380 and a 350 airplanes...

  45. Dj Adilson Barros

    Dj Adilson Barros

    2 个月 前

    Pity! This video is too sad! :(

  46. Luke G

    Luke G

    3 个月 前

    Shame these birds didn’t have a further future. However, I believe they will be the next 757, “regret they’re gone”. Reason I say is because passengers love this aircraft and will pay a premium to fly on it.

  47. pcressma

    pcressma

    3 个月 前

    Honestly....nobody give's a shit about you being the only passenger on this flight.

  48. Bret

    Bret

    3 个月 前

    I’m blown away by the loss of both the A-380 and the 747-800. I just didn’t see these aircraft retiring in less than 25-30 years of use.

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      No passenger 747-8 was retired yet

  49. SrNunoPlays

    SrNunoPlays

    3 个月 前

    0:26 Im portuguese

  50. Guru KN

    Guru KN

    3 个月 前

    I legit wish fuel was immortal, and the eco-system could sustain beasts like these. Not that the A380 is not efficient (It is my favorite) but if fuel prices were lower and this stupid foolish hell of an idiot COVID didn't exist, I'm pretty sure this girl wouldn't have that fate.

  51. Guru KN

    Guru KN

    3 个月 前

    Well... She was a happy but short lived girl.. R.I.P.

  52. Abdul Akram

    Abdul Akram

    3 个月 前

    im so sad about this plane

  53. PUBG Noob

    PUBG Noob

    3 个月 前

    💙💫

  54. joão araujo

    joão araujo

    3 个月 前

    Que pena uma maravilha destas já estar fora de serviço por custos de operatividade.....

  55. FlightSimMovie

    FlightSimMovie

    3 个月 前

    A380: retired A300 in fedex: bye my friend!...

  56. Affan Kashfi

    Affan Kashfi

    3 个月 前

    It’s such a shame to see this beautiful aircraft going away

  57. S.Karthigeswari eswari

    S.Karthigeswari eswari

    3 个月 前

    cnglobal.info/faq/1nyfeZOzrG2JfbI/sh-p-n.html

  58. Yevgeniy Fureyster

    Yevgeniy Fureyster

    3 个月 前

    Can someone Answear, how can company afford an 380 ? Only fly it for 3 years???

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      They obviously didn’t plan to only fly it for less than 3 years

  59. gwati kundai

    gwati kundai

    3 个月 前

    no i have only flown it like once on emirates now there are retiring it

  60. 37

    37

    3 个月 前

    Why are they retiring the a380?!

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      They aren’t gaining any money with it

  61. aa bb

    aa bb

    3 个月 前

    In case of locomotives, the nameplate and mascon are preserved when scrapped. In the railroad museum, we can see the nameplates of late locomotives on the wall. What part is preserved in such planes when they are recycled?

  62. HyperPixl

    HyperPixl

    3 个月 前

    Watch Air Bus make a plane that is more fuel efficient than the 787

  63. Don Grand Master

    Don Grand Master

    3 个月 前

    I had the honor and previlage to be on Dubai Airport tarmac back in 2005 when A380 first demonstrated in the region, then had the honor flying it to: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome, Milan, Kuwait, Doha, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, İstanbul. Flying on all 3 classes, taking shower above the clouds, enjoying the private first class suite, enjoiying the exclusive Graham Porto Wine 1969 edition... Many many memories. So heart breaking to see its story fold so quickly. Nevertheless, looking forward to the industry recovery and hopefully I will witness another legendary aircraft story unfold.

  64. F1 moments

    F1 moments

    3 个月 前

    Its my dream to fly on one of those ☹️

  65. 9881RootOriginPort11

    9881RootOriginPort11

    3 个月 前

    I bet somebody god offended when the plane FD announced "retard, retard" meaning flair hahahaha lol

  66. SB9P4

    SB9P4

    3 个月 前

    Millions of $$$$$$ in the cemetery 🙁

  67. Gazza Boo

    Gazza Boo

    3 个月 前

    It amazes me what a short lifespan the 380 had. A plane for the wrong Era I guess. These and the 747s all getting retired is a real shame.

  68. Ali Afridi

    Ali Afridi

    3 个月 前

    A380 and B747 are the excellence of commercial aviation, it's really heart broken to see these awesome machines got retired. This vedio make me feel emotional..😢😢😢

  69. Duc Quang

    Duc Quang

    3 个月 前

    12:36 ERm YOU MEAN DUCK RICE??!? 12:02

  70. Shahbaz Khan

    Shahbaz Khan

    3 个月 前

    He has started adding too many advertisements in his videos. Not good mate!

  71. zaidee arain

    zaidee arain

    3 个月 前

    Mirpuri Foundation?

  72. leo wang

    leo wang

    3 个月 前

    covid is from America

  73. Yunus E. Suyanto

    Yunus E. Suyanto

    3 个月 前

    The interior is very SQ. Was this airplane used for SQ also previously?

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      Yes, it’s the only second hand A380 and was previously operated by SQ

  74. Naveed

    Naveed

    3 个月 前

    These beautiful giants will be missed .. Goodbye A380 you've served the humility very well.

  75. Aldi Dwi Putra

    Aldi Dwi Putra

    3 个月 前

    is this only for the livery ?

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      The whole aircraft is retired, it also isn’t wearing the livery anymore

  76. Josephine Alburo

    Josephine Alburo

    3 个月 前

    High fuel cost and Maintenance cost is the reason to retire..

  77. Umer

    Umer

    4 个月 前

    I knew the a380 would retire bcz it's to expensive and it has a massive competeter which has a huge market in the industry the 747

  78. Ismail Jaam007

    Ismail Jaam007

    4 个月 前

    Mr. Sam chui i like you're every vidios. You are a great human being. Here i want say you something about your this vidio. If you see BEJA AIRPORT IN GOOGLE MAP OR EARTH this 380 steel standing at there. Amazing. Just check it ❤️😂

  79. shahzam rassat

    shahzam rassat

    4 个月 前

    It’s very sad too see it ends

  80. Gregory Marrone

    Gregory Marrone

    4 个月 前

    Sam can I call you Sam!?!? Why is this brand new Plain being scrapped when it's so new and can last for years more!?!? I don't get the wastefulness of this!?!? I'm very distraught at the very thought of it!!!!!

    • Gregory Marrone

      Gregory Marrone

      个月 前

      Very sad then..Such a wast of time and money and materials!!! It was a beautiful design!!! I'm also bummed out that I never got to fly in an A380!!!

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      It’s not economical enough for HiFly to keep the aircraft in their fleet, they aren’t gaining any money with it like it was planned

  81. Globe Trotter

    Globe Trotter

    4 个月 前

    I have not been on a 380 even once and they are already retiring this amazing aircraft. What a shame!

  82. cheunglab

    cheunglab

    4 个月 前

    What a wonderful tribute Sam. Beautiful video.

  83. das holdings

    das holdings

    4 个月 前

    Wow.. Great 🥰

  84. Meatwadsan

    Meatwadsan

    4 个月 前

    The irony of an A380 with a save the corals livery...

  85. Edo Pasaribu

    Edo Pasaribu

    4 个月 前

    Follow this A380 since the development, its maiden flight on 2005, amazed by its documentation on NatGeo’s Megastructure, entertained by the Flightplan Movie (2005) which inspired by A380 and really happy was 6 times onboard this Majestic on the sky with Singapore Air business class from SIN-ZRH vv, now really sad to know she’s entering the retirement 😒

  86. Amir Shah

    Amir Shah

    4 个月 前

    I am big fan sialkot pakistan amir shah

  87. Pranav Shashikumar

    Pranav Shashikumar

    4 个月 前

    she started her life in Toulouse and ended her career in Toulouse . Very little aircraft get to fly their last flight to their birth place .

  88. Harewood J. D.

    Harewood J. D.

    4 个月 前

    These planes need to be saved somehow

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      It’s stored in Tarbes, likely to be scrapped! Also it’s in an all white livery now

  89. Thu Truong

    Thu Truong

    4 个月 前

    The cool face feraly allow because texture ethnopharmacologically milk anenst a mere ptarmigan. agonizing, teeny-tiny fog

  90. Angel Gonzalez

    Angel Gonzalez

    4 个月 前

    I can’t believe A380 is retiring.

  91. Roblox SCR videos

    Roblox SCR videos

    4 个月 前

    Butter landing

  92. Timeline J

    Timeline J

    4 个月 前

    Does lucky people I never get a chance to fly a380 my friend have flew it im a airplane to spaceship lovers all I can dream it in my flight simulator this world is unfair well I flew on a320 lol to Canada from LA home town

  93. OM JAMAL

    OM JAMAL

    4 个月 前

    Portugal ❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍👍... Visit amazing Padang-indonesia... Specialy Rendang...😊😊😊😊👍👍👍👍

  94. Adam Law

    Adam Law

    4 个月 前

    I don’t get it, why did they retire the A380 so early?

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      Not economical enough

  95. Benji The Bobcat

    Benji The Bobcat

    4 个月 前

    I dont know alot about planes but this plane was only 14 years old. Is that early to retire a plane? Ive seen planes that have been used it seems like 20 to 30 years? Maybe im wrong.

    • Standardbenutzer X

      Standardbenutzer X

      个月 前

      It‘s retired to early because HiFly can’t operate it economical enough anymore

  96. Fadhlan Faza

    Fadhlan Faza

    4 个月 前

    Has anybody ever had a thought about how sam films a plane taking off from the outside when he's inside the plane, what happen to his camera

  97. pssg Aiden9674

    pssg Aiden9674

    4 个月 前

    good flight

  98. Rathakrishnan Arumugam

    Rathakrishnan Arumugam

    4 个月 前

    Feel like separating away from my plane.... so sad....

  99. Mateus Reis

    Mateus Reis

    4 个月 前

    I´m from Portugal and it’s heartbreaking to see them retire this beautiful bird. Thank you!!!

  100. alan hu

    alan hu

    4 个月 前

    Covid killed the 380. Truly sad.

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