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Saw A New Type For First Time Today!  
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

I know, some of you are like, big freakin' deal. But we all get a little excited when we see a new type for the first time - AND YOU KNOW IT!!!!  Laugh out loud

Anyway, I saw the Embraer 145XR for the first time today. Continental Express of course. (only operator)

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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

Me too. A Saab 2000 was in TUS for about 20 minutes this afternoon. I swear that beast came in at about 500 feet from 2 miles out.


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3625 times:
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I am with you...I was at JFK yesterday and got to see my first Concorde(G-BOAC) take-off....amazing!!!!!

Corey



C'mon Man
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Seeing/hearing/feeling the Concorde take off for the first time is truly breathtaking. I first saw it in 1995 in Dallas on a RTW flight.

Now, the EMB 145X - I live in Houston and those are already quite common out at Gordon's IAH. (Still, nice to see a new type)



User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

I remember when I first saw the 737-200. THAT was shocking!!!!  Smile)
That was the first plane I flew on, than similarly when I saw a
A330, 767-300ER, 757-200, A320, A319, CRJ, A310 etc.......... I was just as surprised!!!!

-Transaero Boeing 737-200
PS: I spotted my first Concorde at JFK, from the wing of an Aeroflot 767-300ER



What now?
User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

I'm the same way. A first viewing is always exciting.

User currently offlineYago From Iceland, joined May 2002, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

I worked in CDG for a while so seeing the Concorde go by should have been common but we always stopped to admire it...

User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

I remember my first time seeing a 753. It was an ATA 753 coming into PHL for a charter, and I was in the car driving by the airport. She came right in with full flaps, perfectly aligned, and I was just in awe. What a beauty she was Big grin

Bryan



Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

I will always remember the first time I saw concorde. It was coming in at EMA years and years ago, so we went to see it. My dad parked right underneath the approach line and in it came. My ears were hurting so much, but it was fantastic, to be so close to it.

DC-10


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

**Me too. A Saab 2000 was in TUS for about 20 minutes this afternoon. I swear that beast came in at about 500 feet from 2 miles out.**

Was it all white? That would be the GM corporate shuttle Saab 2000. GM has the only Saab 2000s that I know of in the U.S.


User currently offlineFsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

I am looking forward to see my first 737-900 on the 24th... Is that still on for the date AS starts 739 service on SEA- MIA?


ASOS... Another Shi#y Observation Station
User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

I saw my first D-38, operated by USAirways Express at LGA. The never used to come here so I was excited when I saw it yesterday.
DC-10's Forever



"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

I still remember seeing my first 747, 32 years ago. It was a Pan Am ship on finals to Schiphol. Seeing a Jumbo for the first time after having flown on DC-8s and 707s for a decade was the ultimate thrill. Over three decades has not erased the feeling of excitement.


The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

I remember when I first saw a 747SP with my own eyes. It was at LHR as my parents were at a car rental place. I was 10 at the time, and I thought that was a really wierd 747 because it was so short. The 747SP was in Pan Am colors.

Much more recently, in June of 1999, I was surprised to see a Boeing 777-200 at YYZ, mainly because I didn't think that B777s would be flying into Canadian airports so soon! That was a Korean Air 772. I'm not sure if Korean flies 777s into Canada anymore now, but BA does fly 772's into YYZ and YUL. SQ also flies 772s into YVR.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

HlywdCatft


Sure was all white with blue trim. I can no longer read foot high letters with the naked eye (pretty sad since I was 50 feet away) and didn't have my camera to zoom in so I have no idea what the registration was.

Discounting CIS types, I'm down to the ERJ-135, A330, 767-400 and 777-300 that I have yet to see. I don't get out in the field much anymore. Sigh....

At least I can remember 707s, DC-8s, 880s and 990s si I can die happy but I sure would like to live long enough to see the 380. Not highly likely though.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

I was shocked when I first saw the 777 up close, it was the first revenue day of operation with CO and it was parked at Terminal C boarding for a flight to Orlando.

The engines were/are HUGE, same with the landing gear.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

I feel your excitement. The first time I saw a 717, I was amazed, now I just say ah yeah, another 717. When I go to ATL, I always look forward to seeing different aircraft.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3063 times:

The only types that I have not seen yet are the A340-500/600 and the 777-300

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3062 times:

My new types I have seen is at Heathrow . They are B737-900 KLM PH-BFR and B757-300 TF-FIX IcelandAir . They are beautiful planes .


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 679 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Yes I do like the little Jungle jet and unlike you I've never seen the new one -145xr. Memorable first sightings for me were a CP Air DC-8 and DC-10, A Pan Am 747sp with the bill board titles, and a very odd visitor to Sydney,
a Ports of Call Convair that I think was a 990, I'd never ever seen one of those before.Just a few weeks ago I saw the Qantas A330 for the first time and will fly it on Wednesday to Melbourne, My first A330 flight.
Oh and I remember seeing a RAF VC-10 doing a passenger charter and departing from the International Terminal! That was so cool!
I'm going to the US in April and I hope to see the CRJ-900 for the first time too.



I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Seeing my first 777 up close (in the international terminal at IAH) was a thrill. It was parked like 5 feet from the glass! I had seen others but never one up that close!

Unloading off an SN A332 across the tarmac at BRU was a hoot too. Gives you a unique view of how truly large those PW4168's were! No jetways for me, thanks!

I'd have to say my biggest thrill though was the Confederate Air Force's B-29 "Fifi". What an amazing sight.



Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineBoeing777311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

I was in Seattle to see the first flight of the 777 with my dad. There was so much publicity aroung the plane and i can remeber thinking how big it was and how a computer could design the whole thing. Then 6 or 7 years later i saw my first 777 up close at CVG as it was the plajne flying me to LGW.

Seeing a MD 11 in DELTA colors for the first was awsome as it is such a beautiful aircraft.

Most importantly is my first memory of seeign a 747 up close. It was a KLM 747-300 at ORD 7 years ago. It flew right over my friends house which is very close to ORD along with other 747s but the next day i was able to see the plane up close.


User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

A340-600 for me. You don't really realize how long it is until you see it in person.

User currently offlineHoons90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 2999 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
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757-200 (Yes, 757-200!) In China Southern livery. I think it was B-22** or something, but didnt see the reg. closely enough.


The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

I saw my first 717 the other day, I was in the parking lot of this place called Drexel interiors when at maybe 2000 feet or less this Airtran 717 goes over, and I was like A 717 I GOT TO SEE A 717. but then I got mad cause I realized that every airplane that I have ever seen come in at mke is a t tail and I hate that. They need something new for once. mke is just boring. By the way where do they stand on, lets say the busiest 100, maybe not passengers but operations. They were pretty busy the day I was there.

25 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : "I saw my first 717 the other day, I was in the parking lot of this place called Drexel interiors when at maybe 2000 feet or less this Airtran 717 goe
26 Post contains images Boeing nut : Glad to see the responses are agreeing with me! Yea, I got excited when I saw my first BBJ before seeing the 145XR. I didn't even see it at first. I h
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