Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Sad Sight From Andy Martin  
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Hi all

Today, I noted this sad sight taken by Andy Martin:

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Andy Martin


Sad for me as I was able to photograph this aircraft at it's home base of Kai Tak.

Is it just me but do others feel the same when they see hulks.......no longer going to fly?

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland



6 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1018 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Gary,

I too remember VR-HOC at Hong Kong, along with its colleagues including the gorgeous Dragon Air example. It is a sad day when they die.

Last night I uploaded a few more airliners that have ended their days, this time in the sunshine at Pinal Air Park - I hope they will be appearing on airliners.net shortly. As a lot of contributors will know, the area round Tucson in Arizona is a kind of mecca for dying airliners as well as military aircraft, and my visits their have always been memorable, often poignant.

Sadly for me in particular, one of the aircraft I photographed and have uploaded is Aer Lingus 747-130 EI-BED "St Keiran", on which I had one of my best ever transatlantic flights, despite it being in an all economy configuration. It can indeed be depressing to see once proud airlines meeting their end, but I also feel its an important part of visually documententing the life of an aeroplane - from metal ingots to metel ingots, if you like!

Andy


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

I feel just the same. Especially when it's a disappearing type like the L-1011 - then it's doubly sad. The only crumb of comfort I can take from a sight like this is that the robbing of one aircraft like this for parts might possibly keep another flying somewhere else...

Chris.


User currently offlineAussie From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 139 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Andy,

like your shots mate ! Been to Marana and all the other graveyards myself (as u might see from my pics somewhere in this database) ... and it is a very sad sight indeed - wile we were in Marana we saw this old B.720 being chopped up ....

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Frank Schaefer



This is how proud old birds die and go up into plane heaven .....

Keep uploading these great MZJ pics !

Take care,

Frank

Sydney - Australia


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

The Only thing I am unhappy is about is the departing of the Dc-10.
I only took 10 pictures of it while it was wearing Canadian Airlines Coolors before it was scrapped..
I miss it.,. It was a great aircraft..
Now Canadian Airlines itself is now defunct as now it is Air Canada.

More Sorrow.. ..Lame times at the Airport, and overflow of Air Canada..  Sad

Bo



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

VR-HOC in her glory days!!

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Frank Schaefer



This was the only other picture of her in the database.

'949


User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

I hate to think of a jetliner meeting her end at the junker's. I often wonder who ordered it, who was the first to fly it, the pride the airline must have felt when it was new, and the number of passengers it carried. It would be interesting to think about all that may have happend onboard, and all the places that the aircraft saw. I do get some comfort out of knowing that it's death will bring new life to others.  Crying

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
1000th Shot - Andy Martin posted Sun Nov 23 2003 13:50:12 by Glennstewart
Great Pics From Fleetweek In SF posted Fri Dec 14 2007 12:47:44 by 778NG
Screening Result Mail From Demandmedia?!? posted Fri Dec 14 2007 10:43:01 by Jorge1812
From-air Pictures: Dirty Windows posted Sat Dec 1 2007 22:36:02 by Jawed
Hansajet Photos From The 1960s posted Thu Nov 22 2007 19:11:15 by Dvincent
Two Shots From City - Acceptable? posted Fri Nov 16 2007 12:48:00 by Metroliner
Could These Get Accepted?from MAN posted Mon Nov 5 2007 11:00:56 by MAN23R
Some Help With Shots From Manchester posted Sat Nov 3 2007 02:34:44 by Flipdewaf
Shots From MAN? posted Fri Oct 12 2007 11:02:08 by MAN23R
Airport From A Distance: Airport Overview? posted Mon Oct 1 2007 15:01:59 by SNATH