UnitedRhapsody From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 12980 times:
I was on UA1192 (MSP-ORD) yesterday (December 26th) in seat 19A on a 737-522 (N935UA). On approach to ORD, I was looking out the window and to my surprise there was a message written in shoveled snow on a frozen lake. It read: HELLO!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I didn't get a picture because my camera was under the seat in front of me. Anyone else see this? If anyone is flying into ORD, sit on the left side of the plane, and hopefully you'll land on 9-R and see this!
Anybody ever hear or seen anything like this before?
Expratt From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 12701 times:
When you fly into TUL, there are a couple of houses of Oklahoma University supporters and/or alumni that have OU painted on the roof.
It was not uncommon to see the 'f u' phrase stamped out into the snow at school yards in the New York metro area. Have not flown into the NY area in the daytime when there is snow on the ground in years, so I don't know if the literary creativity of today's generation matches that of those in the past.
JeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 12577 times:
I noticed the VS "Go Jet Set, Go" ad on top of a building on approach to 31R at JFK (left side of the plane) last week. Bet someones making a packet out of that! I didn't hear the Milwaukee story, but i did hear something similar, that someone had put "Welcome to Chicago" on the roof of his house located on the approach to LAX.
Petazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 12532 times:
ATL has a TARGET store on approach from one direction that has a big target painted on its roof. I always thought that it must be aimed at arriving passengers. It worked for me. I have seen a few others too. A captive audience for sure- and its sticks out too!
Stlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9914 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 12459 times:
A lot of the larger arenas have symbols/emblems/logos on the room. The old TWA Dome in St. Louis of course had TWA atop of it, and now it has Edward Jones, for the new name holder. The United Center in Chicago is very easy to spot, for this reason. I am surprised at some airports, more businesses don't have logos or emblems atop of them...particularly the Ikea Store in Chicago which is right near one of the landing paths.
I am also surprised there aren't more stories of messages for passengers in the sky. Maybe that's an idea for a google search...
if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months ago) and read 12175 times:
Where is that target located? I've arrived at ATL many times (often at night, though) and I have never seen this.
I was thinking of putting a sign on my house when I had friends coming in saying welcome to sunny Florida or welcome home...I think it would be funny to put it out in a rainstorm, but I don't think people would be able to see it!