ChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1623 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5078 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!
KBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4807 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.
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4774 times:
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... ..................
Airfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4310 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.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4161 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...
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4093 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.
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4937 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3659 times:
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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