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User currently offlineftzvika From Israel, joined May 2008, 23 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2984 times:

i'm thinking to visit the US sometimes and i want to photograph the Retro American Airlines, like N951AA. what his origin base of this aircraft? what airport there's good chance i be able to catch him? how can i plan to catch him?

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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6803 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Check the hisory of the aircraft on Flightaware.com

I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2880 times:


Its very hard to go in search of a specific aircraft which has no fixed hub, My advise would be to go to MIA, it spends alot of time there, I have been to MIA twice, in NOV 2011 and 2013 and saw it several times on both visits, I was even luckily enough to fly on it when returning to the UK from MIA via JFK.

In recent times there are pictures of it at MIA than anywhere else, LAX and JFK come a close second.

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User currently offlinemegatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

I share your pain, I haven't been able to catch it myself

User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2659 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2801 times:
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User currently offlineftzvika From Israel, joined May 2008, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

thanks guys!

i'm thinking to be mainly in LA area, maybe DFW, since LAX as just few small AA, what the chances to catch him at DFW Garyck?

User currently offlineNPeterman From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Does it transit DFW, yes. I caught it there a few months back. Just one thing to keep in mind, spotting at DFW can be very hit or miss. Only one set of runways has a truly good spotting location, and even then only when the winds are in your favor. Odds are very high that it could and would land on a runway where you couldn't get a good shot. LAX or MIA might be easier...

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