Erik, I love your stuff. I am a self admitted sunset/ sunrise screenshot junkie and yours are some of the best.
Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 11): Storing another 727 at MZJ...And I'm proud to say I made the AFCAD myself!
Wow. Mixed emotions here. Cognitive dissonance to the max. One half of me is thinking "Erik, that's sooo cool that you spent the time and were able to get it to work for an awesome shot". My other half is thinking " Man, that's kind of depressing for you to be creating a graveyard scene." But...hey, the reality of it all is....this is where you'll find most of these Classic Airliners. I am at the age where a lot of stuff I love is dying. Most recently I received a text message from NikV69 (awesome A.net photog) saying that N31023, an ex-TWA L-1011 which has been rotting in Kingman Az. for many years, was finally scrapped. I knew it was coming but I've visited her so many times to pay my respects, I'll miss her. Nick offered to send me a shot of the dumpster that replaced her. Smart-ass.
Jeez Granite, if it were any older, it'd have propellers. I'll tell ya how you can make it cooler.
Paint it with a UA "pre-Friendship" livery. Maybe The Batman knows what it's called. Like the one Ultimate Delta posted.
Quoting granite (Reply 14): Run out of space on my Airliners.net account so will have to add them somewhere else now,
Talk to Aer-D about that one. Her gallery is awesome. BTW, Aer-D, I did check out your UA L-1011 shots. Meant to ask you if I could rip one for "private viewing only".
And it will go down in airliner history as one of the best. An outstanding performer.
But let's hold off on any graveyard screenshots for a while, OK Erik? .
Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 21): Quoting ElpinDAB (Reply 19):
TWA 727-100 slicing the air past the STL arch. Loved that airline!
MY NEW CURRENT FAVORITE PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!! NICE
Holy Ditto Batman! That's screenshot art if I ever saw it. I would love to review that flight and see the pattern Elipn flew to set that shot up. Like something out of "Top Gun" where a guy inside the arch screams "Maverick"!!!
Aer-D, we have to find a "Lockheed engine smoke" add on somewhere. Luv the PAX overwing view! How's the audio on engine start from that view? I'm a big audio lover with these classic ships. It reminds me of how exciting it was to be in a multi-engine prop during start up. You could hear the gear drive starters whining to bring each engine to life. Once started, the roar and vibration would tickle a bit. Everyone on board watched and waited for each engine to start. Often there would be one stubborn engine resisting to fire on first start. This really got people nervous. After what seemed like forever, a second start attempt. You could hear sighs of relief once all engines were fired up. You could also smell traces of exhaust and un-burned fuel in the cabin. Mmmmmmm.
Believe it or not, when the turbo fan engine first came out, a lot of PAX didn't feel safe because they couldn't see anything happening with the engine. No movement, no vibration, no conventional aircraft engine sound.
Looks like a screenshot from a Kodak Brownie. How did you do that???
Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 12): I consider this bird more "classic" - a United 747 SP out on PHNL...
Dang, I am getting old. First, the 7-five and now this. Even the "Classic Rock" stations are playing REM and U-2. Next thing I know, Ultimate Delta will be posting an SP parked in a field somewhere.
Quoting granite (Reply 13): ............have to say a little partial to the UA 747Sp
Interesting story about that. UA got 11 SP's (along with 6 of my beloved UAL-1011-500's) in the purchase of PA's Asian routes. Not sure if UA had any other SP's. Knowing that they were going away, PA harvested all of the good stuff they could and replaced with spares. Fellow A.netter "Buzz" told me that two of these SP's were in such bad shape they were labeled "The Lemon Sisters". UA spent a ton of money on these ships (like the 6 TriStars) and they were in their prime while flying the Friendly Skies.
Apologies to FLY2HMO for my lengthy digressions but the classics are near and dear to me.
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
: Lol, of course. I know, keeps lettin me down!
: Yep, that's absolutely true...sad that a lot of the classics are leaving us. But hey, look on the bright side - even though we don't have "The Lemon
: Lol, what did they do to gain such a rep?!
: Mind letting me know where you got that wonderful plane? =D
: Hello I think it is included in this pack: http://www.fs-freeware.net/flight-si...-X----Boeing-737-200-Multi-Livery/ It flies and sounds great! Regard
: Thanks for that link Gary. I signed up as a member and downloaded some cool stuff. Now I see where you and some other folks get their stuff. I donate