AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
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!
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1047 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...
Aussie From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 139 posts, RR: 6 Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1038 times:
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 ....
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1023 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..
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
Classic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 14 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1005 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.