UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3964 times:
I remember when I first saw the 737-200. THAT was shocking!!!! )
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
DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1708 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3932 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
Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3916 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.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3761 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
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3724 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.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6470 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3642 times:
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.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 697 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3542 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.
Boeing777311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3532 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.
American757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3386 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.
: "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
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: 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