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Message In The Snow On Approach To 9-R @ ORD  
User currently offlineUnitedRhapsody From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11813 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!
9-R

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?

Thanks,
UnitedRhapsody

P.S.: This is my first post on A.net!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11743 times:

Welcome to a.net!

Thats cute. The closest I've ever come to anything like that is reading the words people spell out in hedges. Haha.

A unique experience, nonetheless. Hopefully a picture will pop up soon!

-Tony


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11610 times:

I think I remember seeing ads on the tops of buildings in NYC, also at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, there is a plane with the AA symbol on the roof! You can see it on flight sim


User currently offlineMidway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11530 times:

UnitedRhapsody,

What time did your plane land? I was under 9R doing photography between 11:45am to 1:30. I may have seen your plane or even photographed it.

Dave


User currently offlineExpratt From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11534 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.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11489 times:

One of the malls near DFW (Grapevine, I think) has a big sign on the roof that is presumably directed at passengers looking out their windows on final approach.


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User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9235 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11480 times:

A few years ago in Milwaukee, didn't some guy put a big sign (complete with nighttime light up) on his house or whatever which read "Welcome to Cleveland"?




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User currently offlineUnitedRhapsody From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11447 times:

Midway DC9-10,

United.com says UA1192 landed at 13:29 (CST).

As I said, it was N935UA (a 737-522).

It would be great if you have a picture!

- UnitedRhapsody

[Edited 2004-12-27 21:03:30]

User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11410 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.

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11383 times:
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There's a Super Target near ATL that, predictably enough, has a giant red target on the roof ...

I guess it helps the aim should WWIII occur ...

- litz


User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11365 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!

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4312 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11342 times:
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LAS has a lot of advertising on the roofs, especially when on final for the 25L.

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11307 times:

In Chicago, the United Center has a big UAL logo on the roof, but I'm not sure any approaches fly over it (maybe 22R?).

User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11298 times:

Welcome to Airliners.net

If I see it when I go into ORD this week I will let you guys know if I saw it too


User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9235 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11292 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...




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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11279 times:

...particularly the Ikea Store in Chicago which is right near one of the landing paths.

It's kind of hard to miss a giant, odd-shaped blue and yellow building, even from the air.  Big grin


User currently offlineVEEREF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11248 times:

Someone used to mow the Redwings logo into the grass under the tower at YIP during hockey season. You could see it on the Palace2 departure from DTW!

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11214 times:

I'll be landing @ ORD tomorrow from SFO....i'll keep an eye on it now.!!


i'm sitting on an "A" seat too..so hopefully i'll be able to see it.

p.s.-welcome to the board..



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 11184 times:

There's a Super Target near ATL that, predictably enough, has a giant red target on the roof ...

Target loves to do this. The Target on Route 1 in northern Alexandria, VA has one as well.

This store is immediately to the left of the arrival to runway 1 at DCA.

N


User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 11137 times:

I wonder if they'll do it on the new store on approach to SFB?

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineUALramperORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 11089 times:

The target next to ALL STATE ARENA across I-90 from ORD has a target on the roof as well.

User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 11047 times:

I believe that the Continental Airlines Arena (Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ) has the CO name and logo on it's roof. It can be seen for those approaching from the north into EWR.

User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 11008 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!


User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10860 times:

Flairport: From the traget website:

East Point Target
3660 Marketplace Blvd , East Point, GA 30344-5722 USA


User currently offlineUnitedRhapsody From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10591 times:

Since we're on the subject of Target stores, as I recall, the Target Center (basketball arena in the Twin Cities) has a large Target logo on its roof as well.

Stlgph -
I've seen the logo on top of the United Center - but from the top of the Sears Tower.  Big grin I don't think you could see it from a plane, unless you were headed to/from Meigs.


25 Cubsrule : I've flown over the United Center from time to time, generally on approaches to the 27s or 22s from the Southeast at off-peak times.
26 Lfutia : if your flying over 22L/R ... you'll pass my school with this building and it has all of these red posts coming out of it.
27 Briboy : The Toronto Star, one of the 4 pay dailies in Toronto, has their masthead painted on the roof of their printing plant, which can be seen from the 23 a
28 Post contains images CBPhoto : LOL..... Today while flying around Minneapolis/St Paul I saw on a frozen lake somebody had shoveled "I Love Beer" I got a kick out of that. Whoever ha
29 UnitedRhapsody : CBPhoto - Where in the Twin Cities did you see it?
30 Bluejackets : If you land on 10L or 10R at CMH you can usually see the "block O" on the 50 yard line of Ohio Stadium pretty well!! You go right over the field! GO B
31 Post contains images Captoveur : I have written my name in the snow. I doubt it has ever been large enough to be seen from the air but it was hi-viz yellow.
32 WJA737 : The Saddeldome in Calgary had the old Canadian Airlines logo painted on top.
33 Jacobin777 : Flying into SJC, one will fly over the Hewlett Packard Pavillion Centre (San Jose Sharks, concerts, etc) upon approach of RWY-30L
34 HlywdCatft : There is a Northwest logo on top of the roof of the DC-10 hanger at DTW
35 ArmitageShanks : At TRI there used to be a smily face in someone's yard on approach to RW23.
36 CBPhoto : UnitedRhapsody, We took off from Crystal Airport, and headed East towards Stillwater, just after Freeway 35 there was a lake on the right hand side th
37 N808NW : I live in Stillwater. and right by a lake too... Long lake (one of about 4 "Long lakes" in the twin cites). If you can get out tomorrow afternoon ill
38 LAS757300 : On a Midwest Express flight from Minneapolis my plane approached from the north into Milwaukee I saw a house with "Welcome to Cleveland" on the roof.
39 AlitaliaMD11 : hey, on the aproach coming to LGA over the White Stone bridge there is a field and in it is written welcome to NYC in flowers. I am guessing this is m
40 Post contains images NWADC9 : "And If memory serves, at AMS on one of the little factories outside of the airport they have a sign painted on the roof saying thank you for flying K
41 Post contains images BH346 : From what I remember, that Target near ATL is in a shopping center with a couple other stores. I think one was a Lowe's and they had a big logo on top
42 Post contains images Andrewuber : When I was doing my flight training back in 1991, there was a huge water tower near Anniston, Alabama, and they had painted "THIS SIDE UP" in huge bla
43 Aerlingusa330 : Down in North Carolina at a military base..I can't remember which one..maybe the one near Fayetteville, after September 11th a farmer painted his enti
44 Maiznblu_757 : When I was in middle school, we lived on a lake just outside of Traverse City Michigan and I experimented with this. TVC sees tons of international tr
45 UA772IAD : At Kona, because it is all lava rock, people get white shells and rocks and spell stuff out on the approach there, it's pretty cool!
46 AirCascadia : during the summer I have seen "YVR" or a big happy face cut into the lima fields going on to 08R,in about 10ft letters.
47 AdamWright : The Target Sign at ATL can be seen off the left side of the plane when landing on Runway 8L. I flew through ATL a week ago and saw the mighty target.
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