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Me, On The Tarmac At Chicago's O'Hare!  
User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4628 times:

My new job required a trip across the service roads, including the one running down the middle of the airport and across several taxi-ways.

This was an awesome experience. UA, Air Canada, LH, AA, KLM, JAL (2 747s, one taxiing in and one taxiing out, 777s from BA, China Eastern Cargo MD-11 (at least I think I was winglets and all the baby jets everywhere. 767s, 757s, A-320 and -319, 777s, 747s. Just about name it and I saw it. This was one of the greatest experiences. Can't wait for duty to call again. Oh and of course the DHL and Airborne DC-8s.

Over by the old cargo terminal (where the new international terminal will be) there was a CAT 727 and an unmarked (except for "CS-TLO" and "ETOPS") 767-300.

Guess I do not have a question, just wanted to tell and maybe rub it in a bit!

M

[Edited 2005-05-27 05:26:54]

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

Being on the ramp of a commercial airport is fun.

What do you do?


User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4616 times:

Deliver red and yellow packages.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Since when are there multiple BA 777s on the ground with 2 JAL 744s and the Chine Eastern M11F at the same time?

I doubt youve seen everything. Have you seen the RJ A342 or the China Southern 744F along with the PrivatAir A319 (Although that isnt hard to spot at T1/3 anyways  Silly)


User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4354 times:

Only one BA 777, but there were 2 JAL pax 747-400s, one taxiing out, one taxiing in, I was surprised too.


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Don't know which one in particular, but this is what it was.

M


User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4357 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Thread starter):
This was one of the greatest experiences. Can't wait for duty to call again. Oh and of course the DHL and Airborne DC-8s.

I know how you feel....
I got a job at an FBO on Boeing Field in Seattle. Although it does not service any major airlines, there is still allot of very interesting airplanes that visit.
Were else can one see the 737 Wedgetail, 777-200LR, multiple 737's waiting to be delivered, a Concorde (although not flying), Paul Allen's 757s, and much more all in one location?

We also have the DHL 767s, ABX DC-9, UPS 757 and 767, the everyday Citation X, G-IV/V, Challenger, ect.



Proud to be an A&P!!!
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4353 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Thread starter):
Over by the old cargo terminal (where the new international terminal will be) there was a CAT 727 and an unmarked (except for "CS-TLO" and "ETOPS") 767-300.

Interesting - CS-TLO is a Euro-Atlantic 767-300 that has been on lease to Etihad Airways in AUH. I wonder if this was being used by the Amiri flight, which is occasionally the case with EY's 763's....


User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4324 times:

chigb1973,
was flying into ord last week and did see 2 ba777 at term5....also a rj340 and on the outbound a ku 340 not to mention the numerous aa and ua heavies that were unloading....spent a short 12 yrs there and the first 5 yrs were spent looking at alot of different a/c taxing when i was a mail runner from term1 to the mail house... Smile..................



bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

LOT767-300ER

You had to turn it into a know it all thread didnt you!

Hes is just happy in his job, and wanted to share with us his experiences. Be happy for him, dont try and flamebait him.


User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

UK Dispatcher,

CS-TLO is apparently on a charter for Vodaphone of Portugal? In town for a Microsoft conference of some sorts from what a local out there mentioned.

Jeffrey



"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4058 times:

the United Airlines employee lot @ ORD requires that employees drive over an *active* taxiway to get there.... its amazing giving a 777 a right of way and watching that huge bird drive past ya :P

User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 3):
Since when are there multiple BA 777s on the ground with 2 JAL 744s and the Chine Eastern M11F at the same time?

I'm really surprised at that comment coming from you! I'm thinking from past threads that you spend some time at ORD, and it is a common thing to have two or three BA 777's or two BA 777's and a BA744 on the field at the same time. JAL is running two 744's into ORD right now. China Eastern's MD-11 is a daily occurance, IIRC.

ChiGB1973 - Congrats on your gig. I'm very jealous. Give us some updates with your experiences. I'd really like to hear more.

Airfinair



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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

SegmentKing, next time you cross that road, make sure you stop for the little CRJ driving past. It might be me driving Smile

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

I can't get back there anymore... no longer w/ UAX!

Although now that I think about it, I think I yielded to more American Eagle ATRs than United 777s... if my memory serves me correctly, as you turn LEFT to head towards that taxiway and UAL lot, there is an Eagle mx facility right there...

-n


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 2):
Deliver red and yellow packages.

You're a terroist?!

Would you like to explain that "red and yellow packages" thing for me lol.


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Thread starter):
CAT 727

As seen at MSY last week...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/FlyingTexan/canyon/051705s.jpg

Time spent on the tarmac is always a blast.  Wink


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Quoting Sammyhostie (Reply 8):
Hes is just happy in his job, and wanted to share with us his experiences. Be happy for him, dont try and flamebait him.

Sorry I was just grumpy

Quoting Airfinair (Reply 11):
I'm really surprised at that comment coming from you! I'm thinking from past threads that you spend some time at ORD, and it is a common thing to have two or three BA 777's or two BA 777's and a BA744 on the field at the same time. JAL is running two 744's into ORD right now. China Eastern's MD-11 is a daily occurance, IIRC.

The only point I was trying to make is ive never seen 2 BA 777s at the same time as ive seen 2 JAL 777s and the China Eastern M11, Look at their arrival and departure times.

My guess he works for Deutsche Post (DHL)

And yes, I realize that in the summer JAL runs a 2nd 744, and BA runs 744s to LHR while the LHR-ORD-IAH run is with a 777.

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 14):
You're a terroist?!

Would you like to explain that "red and yellow packages" thing for me lol.


My guess is he works for Deutsche Post (DHL)

[Edited 2005-05-28 02:33:48]

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 14):
Would you like to explain that "red and yellow packages" thing

me thinks...


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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 16):
My guess is he works for Deutsche Post (DHL)



Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 17):
me thinks...



Oh ok, thanks. That's awesome. I use DHL all the time! They just came to pick up an overnight envelope a couple hours ago.  Smile


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4815 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3209 times:
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Took this while I was working at SJC:


When I was working at SJC, I was often required to drive a good length of the access road to fuel ground equipment or when running freight back and forth from the terminal to the freight house. There is nothing cooler than driving along with a jet screaming past you on takeoff just a few hundred feet away. Just like that scene out of Top Gun.  

Driving on the access road is definitely a neat, and often fun experience. But it can also be VERY stressfull. So much to watch out for... When I first started here at SAN, driving on the ramp was so much more stressful than SJC because of the terminal lay-out. I've had a couple 737s flash their "high-beams" at me to get me to moooooooooooooooooooooove. Haha.   

[Edited 2005-05-28 08:08:15]


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