MainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 180 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3312 times:
visiting a small mostly GA airport. I am especially surprised when visiting a rural airport. I once saw a 727 sitting in Beckley WV (BKW). I also saw a C-5 Galaxy at Martinsburg WV (MRB) and a 737 and DC9 in Hot Springs Va.(HSP)
Pwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3126 times:
When President Bush comes to Kennebunkport, Maine to the family summer home, he usually arrives at Sanford Regional Airport-KSFM in Sanford Maine, on the military equivalent of the 757 flying as Air Force 1. He has arrived in the C-9 here as well. And of course when these visits occur, the C-130s with the motorcade also arrive, and many business jets carrying the press.
Its quite a sight for a small GA airport with no tower lots of Cessnas and Pipers with the occasional biz jet.
Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
DL comes into DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL at least three times a day with 767s to Atlanta and sometimes CVG. Also, AA flies the A300-600 on the daily run to SJU. The 747 cargo flights are common, and UPS comes in every day with a widebody. DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL isn't really small. The airports discussed above are truly small, mostly GA airports.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
I have flown in and out of Kona on UA DC-10s, which always looked enormous and somewhat out of place next to the little open-air thatched roof terminal. JAL flies 747s there, which must be even more surreal.
Doug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3456 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
727-100 in Bloomington, IN surprised me
Every now and agian we get some heavy metal up here in LAF, bringing spares for Subaru or sports teams to play the Boilers. I've never seen anything bigger than a 727-200, although the 6600 runay might have sometihng to do with that.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8485 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2647 times:
SAA will be landing their first 747-200, ZS-SAN "Lebombo" at Rand Airport south of Johannesburg (hopefully) this Saturday, to be retired there as a museum piece. I say hopefully because this was scheduled for February 14 and postponed because of bad weather, and so far this week the weather hasn't been much better.
Rand's longest runway is only 5,446 ft.....
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10456 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2465 times:
Though I know there is an air force base here at BED (Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts), every f'ing time a military 707 (not sure if it's AWACS, Sentry, KC-135, or whatever else) passes overhead (which is extremely infrequently), it scares the hell out of me. Also I've seen 727s pass overhead, but I'm not sure what they were there for. And of course, around air show time every other summer, the C-5s and C-141s pretty much blow your ears out.
Now that I think about it, I think a C-130 comes in every weekend, or maybe every other weekend. Though not huge, it's still quite a change of pace.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2376 times:
NZ 747 at Rarotonga, Cook Islands - the runway can accomodate it (just), but the terminal can't - the boarding lounge is a nice piece of grass outside, with trees. The aircraft takes up the whole apron, with just a couple of Air Rarotonga littlies parked up one end. Great sight.