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What AC Do You Wish You Got To See In Person?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3624 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4921 times:

Good afternoon

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.

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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4919 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
What AC Do

I think you mean A/C

for me:
-SR-71
-Concorde

current:
- F-22
- F-35(if it's flying yet)
- F-117
- F-15
- Eurofighter



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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4912 times:

I wish I got to see Concorde. Today I really wanna see the A380.


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2074 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

I really want to see a RAAF F-111 and Concorde, maybe even a Beluga.

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4900 times:

I wish I could have seen the 707. I've seen the stratotanker in PHX, but that's been updated with newer engines, etc, so it just isn't the same. The Concorde would have been quite the sight as well.

Future and current aircraft I want to see are the 777, 787, one of NW's A330s (I live near MSP but haven't seen one), and the A380.


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 1):
I think you mean A/C

Yes, people could easily confuse this with Air Canada.

Anyways, I was insistent on someday flying the Concorde.
The funny thing is, I have never seen one in person.

One plane I really want to see is 774AS, alaskaair.com.
I nearly had a heart attack when I saw it fly overhead not a
few months ago.

I really want to see one of Air Canada's new Embraer 190s.
This is one of my favourite aircraft, and I will be flying on one for
the first time in July. I am very excited! 


Devon

[Edited 2006-05-27 04:46:33]


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User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

AirForce One from the inside, with no doubt!

Will also love to see 707, DC8 and Tristar.

Raphael


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4854 times:
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I guess I'm showing my age when I see things like:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 4):
I wish I could have seen the 707.



Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 6):
Tristar

and I have flown in them when they were still in mainline service!

Personally there is one that springs to mind because it never comes here... the AN-225.



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User currently offlineRyGuy From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4853 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!!!

Thanks,
RyGuy



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4844 times:

The AN-225 Mriya

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4827 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.

And a big  checkmark  and  wink  to Andz.



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User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 7):
and I have flown in them when they were still in mainline service!

So I do consider you as a luckier guy than me  Wink

It will be now hard for me to fly this one, unfortunately ...


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4821 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.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4819 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 12):
I have been on a retired "Air Force One", a 707, and a retired BA Concorde at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Is that the same one that's now at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley?



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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1620 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4801 times:

L-188 Electra and the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.


Hey Swifty
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2408 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

AN225 Mriya
A380
B-52 Bomber
F-22 Raptor
B-17 Stealth


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:



Quoting Andz (Reply 7):
Tristar

and I have flown in them when they were still in mainline service!

Not necessarily. I am 19 years old and I have flown with Delta L1011 Tristar when I was 5  Wink So you don't have to be THAT old to have tried that. Hope this helps  Silly


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

I've always loved the constellation to me it symbolizes the glamor era of aviation. Of course I will forever regret never flying the concorde.

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