Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1646 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4737 times:
We've had lots of diversions at YUL as airliners heading to JFK, ORD and Boston sometimes use YUL (among others) as an emergency stop if needed. The Concorde dropped in several times as well. The most unusual I've ever seen though was a Qantas 747 that came in the the 76 Olympics. That was the last airline I'd ever expect to see in Quebec, almost literally from the other side of the planet.
FJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 972 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4727 times:
Can you tell me what this HV 757 was doing at that airport??
Has HV got scheduled services there or?
But for my home airport AMS: I don't know for sure if this is a rare one but the Airbus Super Transporter:
Nice detail: I actually saw this exact plane flying at cruising altitude at the 15th of October 2003 above Zwolle (where I live). I was already watching planes for 15 minutes or so and suddenly I saw a plane which looked bigger than the others I saw before. So I got my binoculars and saw the BIG NOSE!!. This picture was made in the evening of the 15th.
Anybody can give me some information about the Super Transport visits at AMS and which other rare birds we (have) got.
FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
Cbs5150 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4623 times:
At PIT, 747s are now rare. BA used to flly them in here but stopped a few years ago. Occasionally we'll get diverts from IAD or ORD due to bad weather. The last time that happened was in June. We had UA B777s and a LH 744. About six months ago there was an An-124 parked at the FBO.
TW741 From Austria, joined Sep 2004, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4596 times:
In respect of aircraft types presently in use I would say the B747 passenger aircraft is a rare thing in VIE - last scheduled 747 to show up regularely was about early 2003 which was ANA with 1 flight per week.
A further rare type is the DC10 which we had here with TG and ASA years ago. MD-11 come at least as freighters into VIE.
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4592 times:
At LEVC/VLC we have 5 Iberia A300´s stored already for more than two years. Sometimes we get a diversion from Madrid Barajas, over the past year the most interesting were an Aerolineas Argentinas 747-200 and an American Airlines 767-200. Also last year there was a visit of a Martinair 747-200F bringing in motorbikes from Dubai for the motor-racing at the local circuit of Cheste, and before that an Atlas Air 747-200F bringing in dolphins for the Oceanographic in Valencia.
LCH From Norway, joined Sep 2004, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4501 times:
Although I'm currently located in Oslo, let me instead comment about Trondheim, where my parents live. Trondheim is home to Rosenborg BK, without doubt the best soccer team in Norway, and they have been in either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Cup for 13 consecutive years I think. This of course brings some interesting aircraft to TRD for the home games, including Moldova Yak-42, Bulgarian Air Charter Tu-154, An-26 (don't remeber the company) and even a Air Europe 777, which is not everyday material at TRD I guarantee you. (I must admit, even though the aircraft did arrive full of soccer supporters, they were not destined for Trondheim, but Molde, but the airport at MOL could not accomodate such a large aircraft) The supporters belonged to Olympiakos I think, and flew up to see a game between Molde FK and Olympiakos. (Might have been Panathinaikos, I don't remember.)
Also, we had a visit from an An-124 during the "Kursk" tragedy in the Barents sea, bringing in a rescue submarine that was loaded onto a supply vessel.
Flyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4477 times:
Well, I consider HOU to be MY local airport since it's the closest of the Houston airports to my house. But, rare aircraft at HOU have been a NW DC-10, DL 752 (although becoming quite common now), and, that's about it. There may have been others, but I'm not sure.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4474 times:
In Wichita, the most interesting aircraft are usually new planes being flight tested by the local aircraft manufacturers. Mostly new aircraft from Bombardier (lately, the CRJ-900 has been doing some test flights into ICT) and new bizjets like the Cessna Sovereign. Also, McConnell AFB probably gets some interesting things often with the Boeing conversion plant. I remember seeing the B747F missle defense aircraft with the huge laser...a welcome break from some of the monotony from ICT. ICT used to get an occasional visit from An-124s shipping in Hawker fuselages. I remember seeing two of them parked one in front of the other on the cargo ramp a long time ago...it was amazing.
Although it's not terribly rare, I find the Allegiant Air MD-80s at ICT interesting. They seem huge because I'm used to seeing mostly RJs flying into ICT. I can actually hear them fly over so they're probably my favorite plane flying in here...we also get AA MD-80s and I like those too but they're almost everywhere.
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NceBoy From France, joined Sep 2004, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4447 times:
In NCE, we usually get a bunch of AF 747, a unusual airplane for a 1H20 minutes domestic trip to Paris... It happens during the End of the Cannes film festival, when everybody just flight back to Paris and then to the world
Uswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4455 times:
My two home airports BDL (real home) and CLT (school) get some stuff. BDL gets an AN124 every so often, usually get some diversions when BOS and JFK/LGA/EWR are affected, and a couple cargo carriers still bring in the DC8-60s. CLT gets Sabre Cargo which uses DC3s, and some different military planes when the Carolinas Aviation Museum has a show or aquires a new bird; also for rare color schemes, USAirways Express has been bringing their Star Alliance CRJ700 in very often.
ISPWNfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4411 times:
i had a pleasant surprise today at work (MacArthur A/P-LI).. i work at a rental car company & was parking cars on the lot which gives a decent view of the runways/ops.. i had to wipe my eyes because sitting across the runway was a Lockheed Constellation parked for the day.. really looked cool w/ the silver color glistening in the sun.. not much else, other than F/A-18 Hornets (occassionally), C-130's, & Trump's plane on rare occasions..