747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3887 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5447 times:
What are some aircraft that you wish you got a chance to see performing in person. For me it has to be the Concorde, SR-71, F-14 Tomcat, CV 880/990 and Vulcan bomber. Also what or current aircraft that you would like to see perform in person. For me the B-1B and B-52H or (the BUFF), I was very disappointed when I could not leave work to see them Take off from Langley AFB after the air show this year, I also want to see a VC-10.
RyGuy From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5379 times:
The concorde I was very lucky to see on its last North American flight. I saw it on Approach RWY 23 at YYZ. I got lucky i was getting off the school bus and heard a loud noise, looked up and there it was! I was so happy to see that birdy!
Now I would LOVE to see the A380 up close... and hopefully have the honor to fly on it one day!!!
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5353 times:
I would have liked to have been standing on the Golden Gate Bridge while one of the great Pan Am Clipper flying boats flew overhead, and I'd like to have seen the Connie in action. I'm old enough to remember the Electra still in service, but not the Connie, dammit.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13389 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5347 times:
You can go on, and I have been on a retired "Air Force One", a 707, and a retired BA Concorde at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
While I did see a couple of Concorde's at rest, I never saw one in flight live. I also would have liked to have flown on one, like some business associates were able to do about 7 years ago.
I am waiting for the opportunity to go on a A-380 or at least see one finally fly here to the USA.
I have seen the concorde from a distance. (The one parked in LHR)
Luckily, I had the chance to see an SR-71 Blackbird a couple of years ago. I must say that it was way bigger than I had expected it to be, and very impressive indeed!
Quoting Andz (Reply 7): I guess I'm showing my age when I see things like: