rahulrahul From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 175 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11061 times:
While transiting through Frankfurt a few days ago, I saw a ANA 787, and Lufthansa's brand new 747-8I, D-ABYA. I know, not that big of a deal, but I got really excited. We ended up parked next to the 787. BTW, this is my first post in the forums.
canyonblue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 9376 times:
Years ago my wife and I were visiting Seattle and I dragged her to Snohomish County Airport for a little Boeing viewing. We took the production line tour but were not told what we were going to see. Little did we know they would bring us to the viewing platform between the 777 and 787 line. The first two 787s were on the line and assembled - but not completed. What a thrill....a brand new type that had not even flown yet. Of course they had confiscated my camera before starting the tour.
Last month I was at LHR and was fortunate enough to see the 787 again. It was sitting at a hard stand and we taxied right past it. In fact, the United captain told everyone on the left side of the aircraft about the 787 as we went by. Good times.....still haven't seen the 747-8. Will try to catch it in MIA.
ghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 912 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7464 times:
I saw my first 787 on 07/08/07.
Quoting rahulrahul (Reply 2): I didn't really pay attention to that, but I did notice that our A340-300 felt a bit taller, and from the gate looked a lot longer.
I've generally noticed that Airbus aircraft seem to be "taller" than most, maybe all, of their Boeing counterparts. The first time I flew on an A320 I was a little freaked out because I was expecting the B737's low position.
Darksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1592 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6764 times:
Quoting Tbone354 (Reply 10):
Cool I guess. I have never seen a 787 and probably never will. The only 747 I ever saw was an old AA 747-100 type series at HNL back in the early 80's
What are you, in federal prison or something? 787s are going to be everywhere. Even 747s are common enough if you know where to look. A380s... Now there's something hard to get hold of. I once went a year without seeing one in real life...
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2823 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 6686 times:
Welcome to a.net.
Living in the Seattle area, I've been fortunate to see both many times. Still a thrill. Highlight of the flight test program spotting came the day the 748i had its maiden flight. There was a large crowd of fellow spotters at BFI awaiting touchdown and immediately prior to the 748's arrival came not one but two of the 787 test birds. That was pretty cool.
ASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 996 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6519 times:
Saw my first 787 (JAL) taking off to NRT from BOS couple of weeks ago ... had to stop, look up in awe, and snap a few shots with my iPhone ... the other pedestrians on the street must have thought I'm crazy! and say my first 748 parked in IAD couple of days (LH) ...
both times, needless to day, I was extremely thrilled ...
CZ346 From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6429 times:
I saw the 748 well before I saw the 787, but they're both amazing a/c to see...
The first time I saw the 748 was... well embarrassing. I fly in and out of AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG 2-3 times a month and I had kept an eye out for the 748 for some time now. We landed and on our rollout I looked out the window and saw 3 748's. Keep in mind, I'm in first class coming off of a 16 hour non-stop, and when I see them blurt out to the guy next to me like he was another one of my pilot buddies screaching OH MY GOD ITS THE 748! AH, AND ITS THE SPIRIT OF HONG KONG SCHEME, WHAT A TREAT! THATS SO COOL!!!
The guy next to me just looked at me, looked out the window, and went back to reading his paper. I decided to skip talking about aviation to strangers from now.
I had the exact same reaction earlier in the year (though it was just the Spirit of HK plane). People thought I was having a fit to the extent that a FA came over to check I was okay as soon as we had left the runway... I still don't know why it was s exciting...
My first 787 was when it visited SYD last year. Stunning aircraft to see come in to land, and even more stunning out of the window of a little 738 as you taxi past. I was also struck by how low she seemed to be, especially given that it would have been a pretty lightly loaded plane.
caetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5848 times:
Living a few miles from a 787 assembly line means I know where to see 787s whenever I want to. However, I've yet to see one taking off or landing, and am definitely looking forward to that. I also cannot wait to see a 748i. That will be a real treat for me.
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
rotating14 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5723 times:
Here in ANC we see a ton of freighter traffic from all over but the 747-8 stands in a class of it own. I remember the first time I saw her. She was rotating right before me, just as I was putting my car in park to snap some photos. One word----> Majestic!!
B738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5682 times:
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 8): Saw my first 787 and 747-8 in Frankfurt as well today.
ANA 787 (obviously), but not LH 748, rather BA World Cargo 747-8F
You very lucky!!!!!! I'll doubt that will see one of those beauties in near future... or simply plan a trip to FRA!!!!
Quoting rotating14 (Reply 22): Here in ANC we see a ton of freighter traffic from all over but the 747-8 stands in a class of it own. I remember the first time I saw her. She was rotating right before me, just as I was putting my car in park to snap some photos
You will share some of your pics with us?? Will be great to see.....
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2823 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5578 times:
Quoting CZ346 (Reply 16): The first time I saw the 748 was... well embarrassing. I fly in and out of AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG 2-3 times a month and I had kept an eye out for the 748 for some time now. We landed and on our rollout I looked out the window and saw 3 748's. Keep in mind, I'm in first class coming off of a 16 hour non-stop, and when I see them blurt out to the guy next to me like he was another one of my pilot buddies screaching OH MY GOD ITS THE 748! AH, AND ITS THE SPIRIT OF HONG KONG SCHEME, WHAT A TREAT! THATS SO COOL!!!
That's a funny story and similar to what happened the first time I saw Concorde. Was totally unexpected and we were going down the freeway. I shouted out something quite a bit like you did and the driver almost went off the road! With the 748 had something like that too once. Our office is close to BFI and one day a gal who sat next to a window casually said words to the effect of "that's a pretty big plane" so I go to the window and there's the one in sunrise livery about 1000 feet or less AGL. I made some sort of exclamation but since we're an airfreight company and there's lot of airplane geeks there, most people understood and joined me at the window to stare.
: JA-801A -the HKG 787- domestic turnaround to Hiroshima and back to Haneda JA-805A -the FRA 787- first ever long haul inaugural flight 21 January 2012
: Freighters aren't "real" aircraft. I've only seen the 787 and 748 once, both at PAE during testing. Have yet to see either one do what they do best.
: Hey, them's fightin' words! Withour cargo planes, I'd be out of a job
: You're joking right? I saw both last July during a Boeing tour at Everett. At the end of the tour, as we were getting out of the bus, was lucky enoug
: Up to now I only saw the 748I once, but it is a very different look than the 744, since everything up to the wings is fully 2 flours, and the wing al
: Thats a pretty impressive day of spotting, the 2 rarest airline types at present. It is a big deal! (An A380 would have been the icing on the cake!!)
: I got to see my first 748 in MIA in April . A CX freighter. Pretty cool to see in person.
: A bit off topic, but I have a rather ridiculous situation with the A380...... I live in Toronto and have seen the EK A380 numerous times at YYZ in the
: Saw my first 747-8i today on approach to IAD (LH, FRA-IAD), beautiful looking aircraft! Still yet to see the 787-8, but managed to catch the 747-8F (B
: On my birthday in 2007 a demonstration A380 (I believe it's CN7) flew into CVG after a low pass by the GE facility, which is about 5 miles north of m
: Welcome. When I was about your age in late July 1958 I flew from LHR to LBG in a BEA Vickers Viscount, my first commercial flight - note my handle. O
: Well, i managed to catch the BA 7478F aircraft... it was taxing and then it took off. Must say, one of the most thrilling moments of my aviation life.
: A very nice looking aircraft. I saw her at Frankfurt airport - gave me the chance to see two 747-8 the "i" and the BA freighter on the same day. I wo
: You poor thing. I feel SO sorry for you. Of course I am. That's why I threw a smiley in.
: Haha....thanks.....but I just find it amusing......hope I don't have the same experience with the 787.....but considering I'm at AC's home base, I'll
: Still haven't seen the 787. I did see the 748 in British Airways cargo livery on take off from Frankfurt early this year. Even from a distance she loo