N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8035 posts, RR: 25 Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you all know Continental's Peter Max 777 graced our fair airport with its presence yesterday. Unfortunatly, someone on board had a stroke which caused the airplane to be diverted. She was en-route IAH-LGW as flight 34 when the problem arose. Here's a picture I snapped as she landed and just uploaded to airliners.net. I hope it's accepted!
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
Whats interesting is that there is so much talk about the CLE runway not being able to handle the heavies, and as the Peter Max is a 777 and was full, and managed to take off and land from CLE with enough fuel to do a transatlantic, then what's the problem ?
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12032 posts, RR: 50 Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
At times you get the 747's from the Middle East Countries who fly in to have Medical care at the Cleveland Clinic, and one Arab leader/King flys in to CLE and brings his staff on a separate 747's. I also use to work for a charter operator that routinely flew L1011's in and out of CLE.
FlyERAU From Australia, joined May 2008, 1 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1561 times:
Great job catching such a rarity in Cleveland, of all places! Sadly I was working at the time or I would of headed on over. I know exactly where you took the picture from and from what I have seen they haven't been chasing people away despite the "code orange" hogwash. Some past 777 visits I know of:
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1314 times:
I was there when it landed... Spectacular. We could see the wings and engines when it was still three miles out. Unfortunately a security patrol came by before she took off again, and kicked us out of the spotting area.
Since I brought it up, I'll add this -- According to CHIA security, the two approach lighting turnoffs, including that little hill, will soon be gated "no trespassing" areas. We are welcome to spot at the intersection of Rocky River Drive (OH 237) and Brookpark Road. The security guards don't want us right under the approach path. And they *will* call the police.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
Geez, the Rentacops.
I never listen to renta cops. They are minimum wage idiots without guns. I tell them to call the police when I spot.
One time (pre 9-11) a rentacop told me to leave the area where i was spotting and i paid him no mind. He was yelling at me from his rentacop car. He flagged down a passing cop and the cop chewed him out for wasting his time.
Unfortunately now, the cop would probably chew me out instead of the rentacop.