QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2406 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3045 times:
Well the A319 for HP and A318 for MX are gona be pretty big deals for FAT here at the first of April Though they will not be the first ones of its size to be in here as FATFlyer has pointed out to me . I am still pretty darn excited! I will be out there April 1st and April 3rd (I believe for the MX) to see these birds on approach here
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3039 times:
At NGO we are moved by any aircraft but when the new 747-oversized-cargo THANG starts coming in. That will be our excitment. I guess right now it would be the MD11s (2 per day) and 744s (only 3 or 4 a day)
At my old CWA...it was a special chartered 767. They flew it in (used whole runway), had to use borrowed ground equipment from MSP or Appleton or something like that, it went to the runway, a tug backed it up to the very edge, and then it took off with enough fuel to get it to MSP. It refueled in MSP and went on to its destination. It is the largest A/C to fly into CWA.
Other than that ... nothing. If we ever got DC9s back I guess the would be exciting.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
Here in PHX the most exciting thing is the daily (actually I think it is 5xWeekly) BA 744 flight from LHR, plus unscheduled heavies, 707 variants, and for a while anything in new US colors, although these have become quite common over the past few months so they aren't that exciting anymore. Also of interest are the scheduled Hawaiian and Delta 767s that come through, but they aren't that exciting. Cargo heavies are common and nothing to get too excited about, although a FedEx MD-11 is still a neat sight.
Don81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2942 times:
Global Peace's 747SP generated tons of interest when it landed (and stayed for about 6 months) at YQT last year. On approach, it flew directly over my parents house, and even though they're used to the noise, it startled them, and when they saw what it was (and how low it was) they were sure it was going to crash. They had a heck of a time deplaning the crew, as YQT has zero facilities to accomodate the 747. THe airstairs were apparently 8 feet too short.
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Jeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
Here at SDF We get the occasional unscheduled widebody passenger aircraft. Normally the largest pax plane we see is a DL MD80. The only widebodies we ever get are UPS and FedEx. Even rarer: the once in a blue moon visit of a C-5 or An-124.
777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
Quoting Don81603 (Reply 6): Global Peace's 747SP generated tons of interest when it landed
This was also a big deal here at MDT. The plane was here for some time being painted, I believe. I remember passing by the airport on the Pa Turnpike, and seeing this big white tail sticking up over the buildings. That was surely a cool sight to see.
Also, last January, when Penn State was in the Orange Bowl, we had a parade of charters in and out all day. Besides the WN charters, there was a couple of 727's from Pan Am (Boston Maine). But the most exciting had to be the UA 767! So excitiing in fact, that UA had to send a mx guy from Dulles, with a tow bar, because MDT didn't have one to push back a 767!
Of course, there was also Air Force One, a couple of times, during the election. Awesome to see the E4 doing touch and go!
[Edited 2006-03-30 00:37:22]
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