A380 Historic Flight

On October 25, 2007 Dean Wood, President of Aviation Concepts, Inc.
and his wife, Stephanie Mogol-Wood, Global Business Development Manager for Midnite Express, Inc. made history as they flew on the Historic Inaugural Flight of the Airbus A380. Singapore Airlines flight number SQ380 departed Singapore at 8:00am bound for Sydney, Australia. The first-flight of the largest commercial aircraft ever to fly.

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Dean Wood with Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr. Chew Choon Seng

  Dean Wood with Captain Robert Ting

 
   
 

Singapore Airlines CEO Mr. Chew Choon Seng with Stephanie
Mogol-Wood, and Captain
Robert Ting

  A380 only

 
   
 
A380 rear stairs   Boarding

 
   
 
Cheers!  

Dean Wood and his wife Stephanie, Pre-Flight


 
   
 

Dean Wood with CNN's Richard Quest

  First to Fly

 
   
 
Flight Deck   Front Stairs
     
 
Fuselage   Monster at the gate
     
 

A380 inflight, Rolls-Royce
Trent 900

 

Being interviewed by CNN’s
Richard Quest

 

 

 

 


As interviewed onboard by Richard Quest – October 25th, 2007

Quest asks:
“The question then becomes, was it worth it!?” “Are you kidding ~ Absolutely! It’s an atmosphere that I don’t think you’ll ever feel again on an aircraft.” Stephanie Mogol-Wood replies.
 


By BOB JAMIESON

Some Pay $100,000 for First A-380 Flight


ABOARD SINGAPORE AIRLINES FLIGHT 380, Oct. 25, 2007

In business class Stephanie and Dean Wood of Miami, who also bid for their two seats, said they were impressed with how quiet it was inside the cabin. Both travel extensively for aviation-related businesses. "It was eerily silent," Stephanie Wood said.

A few rows ahead, Jason Peer of Streamwood, Ill., echoed Wood.


By Peter Pae, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
November 3, 2007


FIRST PERSON
Floating luxury, super-sized


"It feels like the maiden voyage of the Titanic," said Stephanie Mogol-Wood, who perhaps emboldened by her glass of Champagne inadvertently violated the taboo before being quickly silenced by husband Dean Wood.

"I know everyone's thinking it," he told her, "but don't say it."


 


By Peter Pae, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 25, 2007


Airbus A380 arrives in Sydney two years behind schedule


The world's largest passenger jet ferries 468 giddy passengers from Singapore.

"I expected it to have a party atmosphere, but I didn't expect all the media. It's become a media circus," said Dean Wood, a Miami resident who was vague about how much he paid for business-class seats for himself and his wife, Stephanie Mogol-Wood, a Calabasas native.

The couple estimated they had been interviewed 20 times by reporters from all over the world. "The biggest question was how much did you pay," Wood said. "I tried to be vague."


Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 25/10/2007

A380 makes aviation history

"This is a genuine piece of history," said Dean Wood, who together with his partner Stephanie Mogol-Wood had bought two tickets in the business class section."The sheer size of the thing gives today a real drama. I love it."

Like all the passengers on today's flight, Mr Wood, from Miami, bought his ticket through the online auction site eBay. Passengers paid between £273 and £50,000 to take part in the flight, raising £635,000 for charity.
 

 


By Winnie Chung in Sydney
Friday, October 26, 2007


455 on maiden A380 service celebrate flight into history


“Dean Wood and his wife Stephanie from Fort Lauderdale, Florida enjoyed their business class seats. “It was a truly amazing flight and the business-class seats were great. Now that I’ve seen it, I know I wouldn’t have paid more for a suite,” Mr. Wood said.”

 



“Dean Wood and his wife Stephanie from Fort Lauderdale, Florida enjoyed their business class seats. “It was a truly amazing flight and the business-class seats were great. Now that I’ve seen it, I know I wouldn’t have paid more for a suite,” Mr. Wood said.”

 


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