KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3823 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.
TriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3527 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.
If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 920 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3495 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.
AUAE From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 296 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3480 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.
Air transport is just a glorified bus operation. -Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's chief executive
Ratypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3443 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....