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Someone Must Have A TW741 At STL.  
User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2102 posts, RR: 34
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

COME ON. I've looked and looked. Someone must have a 747 classic of TWA landing in STL. They operated them into STL for 18 years! Someone must have one!

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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

hello, yes I was wondering that to. I assume you are reffering to the double globe with the TWA on the title?? the very first livery??


Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineTranStar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

No, I know for a fact they flew 747s into STL through 1980s and into 1990s (thus they used the two red stripe scheme).

I flew through STL to Frankfurt in 1988. Didn't go on a 747 (flew a 767-200ER), but saw one parked at the gate going to London.

They flew 747s to HNL from STL into the 1990s.

User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 392 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Growing up in St. Louis, I can say that STL was full of TWA heavies. There were always several 747s, L1011s, and 767s parked at the C-concourse. I sure do miss seeing those when I fly into STL (I go to school in Daytona Beach). STL really is a ghost-town these days.


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Yea, it really has changed at STL. I remember the days of frequent heavy visits too.

Regarding the 747 photo, I didn't get one of one landing, but several years ago, a friend of mine worked for the Operations department for the airport authority. (A position that I also had recently until I was laid off, but thats another story... ) Anyways, I got permission to be in the "opposite end" approach lights. I got the most incredible shot of a rotating 747 that I have ever seen. A little biased yes, but to this day, I think it's one of the best shots of a 747 I had ever seen. The 747 used a good 9,000'+ of runway on 30L. I was so close that the wind damn near knocked me over it was so strong.

Now the sad part. I have no clue as to what I did with this photo. I had it made up onto a slide because I entered it in an Aviation Week & Space Technology photo contest.

Man, I wish I still had that picture.  Sad

User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3176 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Ghost town now? Wait ten days Sad

I grew up so close to the airport that I could hear the huffers start the L10s at night. I'd love to find a few pictures of the trademark smokey start at lambert.

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