Today i seen A Kitty Hawk 747-200! It was probably like 4,000Ft. overhead approaching to land on 27R/L. When I first seen it in the air to be honest I thought I went back in time and seen a Continental 747 in the "Meatball" scheme lol.
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6736 times:
A couple years ago I saw an Asiana 767 in Philadelphia. It was parked over at the old international terminal. No idea what it was doing there! Nice to see it though, as we don't get service from any Asian airline here in Philly!
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 680 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6710 times:
About 5 years ago, I was in my yard and heard the unmistakable sound of large radial engines. At first I thought that it might be a DC-3, but it sounded louder. Suddenly, out from behind the trees (I live in a heavily wooded area) came a B-29! After flying over, it circled back and came right over our house. We live about 6 miles from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY (SWF) and it was coming in to spend several days, along with a B-24, as part of a flying tour. It is the only flying B-29 in the world, FIFI, and belongs to the Confederate Air Force. Although I did not take this picture, it is close to the view we had as it flew overhead.
Canadian747 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6699 times:
At the Greater Moncton International Airport I have been fortunate to work at the Airport during the Francophone summit. I have seen an Air Gabon 747-200, MEA A310, Government of France A310, Lots of 707's, DC-8's.
Air Transat A310
Air Transat A330
Continental 767, 757 (9/11)
Air France 767 (9/11)
British Airways 767 (9/11)
US Airways 767 (9/11)
AC A330 (9/11)
AC A340 Francophone Summit
AC A320 Diverted cause YHZ was fogged out
Canada 3000 752
Canada 3000 A310
Canada 3000 A320
Royal Airlines 727
Royal Airlines 752
Royal Airlines A310
Westjet 732 Inaugrual flight
Netherland Air Force DC-10
Government of Canada A310
Canadian 737 in Liberal Titles for the 1998 Election I think
Skyservice A319, A320
These were the planes that I remeber but during the 9/11 crisis there were plenty but the Hilight had to be the Air Gabon 747-200. And who says that the GMIA is not ready to get the heavy jets!!!!
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 12658 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6660 times:
In 1989, I was living 4 hours by car from PDX. Concorde was scheduled to fly in and be around for a few days. So, dad and I made the trek. He did a fly-by, turned around, and landed. WOW!!
Oregon National Guard now has KC-135s stationed at PDX. Those are fun to see, too!
Aerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6654 times:
I witnessed the arrival of the Concorde at LAX in October of '74. I was 7 at the time and my father was working for UAL as a mechanic. I remember only vague descriptions yet I have some pretty choice 8mm footage from the terminal of which it came in. I need to view this film again and give details about which terminal it came into and which runway it landed and departed from. I have the reels of film right here in my hand. Now I'm totally motivated to get these converted to DVD or video-tape!!!
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1940 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6633 times:
In Hagerstown, MD I have seen numerous 727's operated by Eastern, KeyAir, and Royal West, not to mention Air Force One (5500 foot runway.) Also in Cumberland, MD (5000 foot runway) I saw a Republic Airlines DC-9. Finally I saw a Presidential BAe146 in Hot Springs, VA. Hot Springs has a 5500 foot runway that sits on a mountain top in the middle of no where. Nothing around for miles. It takes 45 minutes to get from the airport to the closest highway.
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3710 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6606 times:
I was really surprised the first time I saw an AN-124 at HNL and wondered why it was there. I later found out that HA used to it to ship an DC-10 engine to PPG. Since then I seen it a couple more times. Then I saw the black and yellow EAL 747 wondering again why it was here. I also caught the GE 747 landing the day it had the fire in the pylon. I didn't know anything was wrong until I got home and saw the news.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6605 times:
At one of my local airports, Erie Colorado (48V), we normally don't get too much big stuff at all. A Baron is enough to get people to come out of the building to watch take off. One day we had a Douglas C-41A (VIP version of the DC-3) come in...was on its way to south Denver and needed to make a fuel stop. It was so huge and amazing compared to anything else there that people (non-aviation lovers) drove to the airport to see what it was. The owner of the FBO even gave them a discount on the gas for choosing that airport. It barely fit on the taxiways aswell...amazing to see.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6438 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6584 times:
Where I work, no airliner will ever surprise me. I was surprised however last year, or was it 2001? by the appearance of the N9M at MZJ. First time it's ever been out of California. I also saw a "shark fin" Aero Commander at TUS a few months back as well as 40 or so Aerostar 600s in town for a convention.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3633 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6585 times:
So you saw that nice Americant Intl 741 that came into PHL around 2pm today. I was so pissed i missed i nice cargo plane that actually came during the day.
Hear in PHL i've seen all these planes that aren't schedule for daily service
NWA 742's, 3 ATA L1011's at one time, Delta L1011, UPS 763(NC), Air Canada 319 (Trans Canadian Scheme), Tango 732 or 320 i can't remember, CO 738, CO 753, Air France 777, AA 763, Apple Vacations 320, Volga VN-125(i think), Polar Air Cargo 742, Gemini Air Cargo DC-10
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6579 times:
I was very surprised just 2 days ago when i saw a QANTAS 747-400 on approach to land at Adelaide Airport. It flew virtually straight over my house. That's a sight we don't see very often in Adelaide. Sure we get other 747's- CX/MH etc. but a QF one is very rare here. Another surprise i got was last December when i was leaving for Sydney, i saw an AN-124 parked at the International Terminal(ADL) and i was in disbelief, since it was the first time i had ever actually seen an Antonov for real!! 3rd surprise was in February when a USAF C5 Galaxy came in and again flew virtually over my house!! :-0
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 41
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6544 times:
CO dropped a 777 in to CLE a few summers ago, with a flight attendant who was having a heart attack. It was CO flight 10, IAH-CDG. It landed at about 11:00 PM, so there were no accidents on the local roads! But there was one freakin-out spotter jumping up and down on the mound when it landed (that would be me!)
One opportunity that I missed out on was a Frontier 737 that had an emergency landing at Centennial Airport on the south side of Denver. It's a general aviation airport, although very busy (one of the top 25 busiest airports in the country). Frontier had to get special permission from the FAA to take off... and it took a long time to get that permission!
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 38
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6531 times:
Well, at my home airport, DEN I've seen some good stuff - An-124 a couple of times, got it on film, but not on digital or airliners.net. I saw a 737-700BBJ that belonged to UAE government. Dallas Mavericks 757-200 paid a visit to DEN as well, and I saw it a few days later at Buckley AFB. Also, I saw F-117 land at Buckley as well. DC-9-14 of USA Jet paid a visit on February 23rd in horrible weather, ATI/BAX Global DC-8's have landed here as well. Kingdom Holding A-340-200 visited DEN February of 2000, 2 IL-76's of Algerian Airforce paid a visit as well, I saw a Northwest DC-10 depart on March 31st this year, and SkyKing 737-200, which I snapped.
AA 767's are not common here, but I've seen them here, including Ex-TWA planes in old and globe liveries. DL and CO sent 764's and CO sent 762 here as well. Aaron Mandolesi went to photograph ACES Colombia ATR-42, I am not sure if he was successful with it, but I guess we will find out soon. A-300 of UPS has been spotted here too, usually we get a 767. As for Centennial - DASH-7's, Lockheed Jetstars and a few Global Expresses have landed there too - I work right across from the runway.