Aviador From Argentina, joined Feb 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
I'm visiting Orlando right now and I like to sit in the backyard gazing at a/c through binoculars.
For two consecutive Saturday afternoons I've seen the distinct Virgin 747s passing overhead on their way to join final approach into MCO. The first Saturday was a 742 while last week I saw a 742 going in, but a bit later on I saw a 744 (wingtips) Virgin also on the approach. I was pretty surprised to see two in one day but if Virgin sends three different B747's on the same day into the small islands of Antigua, St. Lucia and Bardados, I suppose it's possible at MCO.
Maybe today I'll get lucky and see it / them again.........
A 320 Fanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
I live right at the approach to MCO on Semoran Blvd. (SR 436), and I have seen mainly 74-2's on the approach although I have seen once or twice 74-4's...The time to see them on approach to MCO is around 4:00 PM Orlando time
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
Ok, I've never seen a Virgin 747-400 come to MCO. They have 3 flights coming in now, and they are all 742's. Not to say you are wrong, but are you 100% sure it was a -400? There is always that small chance they decided to change equipment (the one day i don't go). They used to bring in the A340's a few years back, but that stopped.