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Is There Anyone Who Has Never Seen A 747?  
User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4068 times:

I have never seen a 747 and I was wondering how many of you have never seen a 747 or any other major widebody aircraft.

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User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

I love those monsters! I have seen them of course. Saw my first British Airways 747 in person climbing out of MIA last week. I also saw a bunch of UA 744s at ORD during my layovers to and fro FLL. Such beautiful aircraft.

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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

I see 747s all the time at all the airports I fly to. Basically the only places u wont see a 747 is when the airport is in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa.

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User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

I get 747s at my home airport, MSP. It is still an amazing site to see every day after all these years. There, we get nearly every wide body except L-1011 and 777. I would accept both.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineBookin From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Is ther anyone who has ever seen a 747 do this???


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User currently offlinePilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3865 times:


That was an awesome wmv file. Thanks for the link.

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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

The Big Boeing is a rare sight at TPA, these days. There used to be an Air Canada one here, in the 90's, during tourist seasons. I saw one a few weeks back, leaving for a big B-Ball game in Tokyo. That was discussed here, in another link.

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User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

The 747 on ground is a rarity here. If I recall correctly, only two 747's have ever visited TLL.

Since the football match Scotland vs Estonia will be taking place in Tallinn in May, I kind of hope that at least one of the charter flights with Scottish fans will be on a 747 (the last time it was an Air Atlanta Icelandic 747-200).

However, I see plenty of them passing over my head at FL390. Big grin


User currently offlineAUAE From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 296 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

Walking up next to a 747 was a rush for me. Dropping down into the main wing tank on C-5 was a bigger rush (feet on bottom, arm pits on the top of the wing). But for me, the biggest awe was walking up next to a 777-300. I think it is the fact it only has 2 engines...just wasn't anything like it.

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User currently offlineRatypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

I'd never seen a 747 on the ground until two weeks ago - boarding an Aer Lingus flight at LHR, the jetbridge broke down. We were led down some steps and out over the tarmac outside terminal 1 to the back door of the plane....and there, literally forty feet away - a Singapore 744 cruising down the taxiway. I'd seen them plenty in the air and from a distance...but nothing could have prepared me for how MASSIVE it was seen from down there - awesome.

Am taking my first 744 flight on Tuesday - BA. Looking good....

User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3824 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

I saw recently at Castle Island in BOS a Lufthansa 747-400 fly right over my head at 500ft or so and then 1 week later got to see it again on final for 4R in BOS...

Best part was...my girlfriend was on them! Dont know the reg for the ride to Germany, but she flew D-ABVU on the way home!


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