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How Many Of You Work At An Airport?  
User currently offlineDreamexpress From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 255 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

How many plane spotters actuly work at an airport? Do you ever get the urge to go airside and take photos? I do and there is a great spot at LGW where you can see regular employees having a 'lunch break' on an aircraft stand very close to the runway, perfect photo opportunity! Perhaps I should buy a camera.  Smile But watch out for the BAA !

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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2748 times:


I have for the past 3 years. I worked 2 as a ramper at MDW and now I work in noise abatement at ORD. However I don't get as many chances to spot and photograph planes as I used to.





User currently offlineUAL_777_Pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

I am a UAL 777 Pilot , I work at the airport every day.  Smile

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2723 times:

I work at LHR on Concorde maintenance, I've never been a plane spotter as such, post Lockerbie (PA103), I stopped taking a camera into work due jumpy security.
Except for special occasions, like when B747-136 G-AWNA was retired, and had a temporary representation of it's original BOAC livery on one side.
Not bothered with the Concorde saga of the past 17 months, as we often can get pics and videos of the special events.
If an unusual aircraft comes in to a hangar, I'll have a look on board, last week an Air India 747-400 came in for an engine change, but I was too busy doing my job, as well as the inevitable tours over a Concorde for those Air India staff who asked.


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2718 times:

I used to work as a ramp agent at STR. That was a really cool job, working between all those aircraft. Now that our ramp services have been given away to another company, I'm working at the check-in. That is rather boring, but still it's a good feeling that I can go out to the ramp before or after work, whenever I want, whenever I see a special aircraft on the airport information system.

User currently offlineHa2vegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

I'm currently at LAS (Las Vegas). One of the benefits I enjoy the most is being out among the aircraft.

User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

I would LOVE to work at an airport - but my hearing is so wonky I don't see that particular wish coming true. Seriously, if I thought I had a hope in hell of becoming a member of a cabin crew I'd take it ....

Even though employers make a big thing about equal opportunities - hearing is pretty essential for the job and even with my two hearing aids which make things on a semi normal level for me ... I doubt it'd be practical ... even though I lip read perfectly ...


User currently offlineCO/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

I used to work G-AWNA all the time when it came to IAD. We used to call it G-AWNO because none of the drive bays ever worked.

Back to the topic I have just returned to work at the airport after a two month furlough.


User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

I dont work at an airport as a pilot, yet.. Big grin But my dad is a cargo agent for Air Canada and my aunt is a gate/ticket agent for Air Canada aswell.


Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
User currently offlineAASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

LGA based American Airlines Flight Attendant for 5yrs.

AASTEW @ LGA


User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Anyone think the possibility of getting into something like cabin crew is viable with impaired hearing ? Heck I hold down a job in IT support where telephone communication is one aspect of my job .... there must be SOMETHING in the aviation industry which means I'm not going to be sweeping airport floors ....

User currently offlineJRodriguez136 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

I work for Finnair in JFK as Passenger Service, and much more...


The sky is not the limit...
User currently offlineLasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

I work in LAS as a Passenger Service Lead Agent.
for GlobeGround North America , a LH subsidiary.


User currently offlineBh From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

I work at BWI on the ramp for Signature Flight Support

User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Wish I was an airport employee, but not to spot planes.

baec777  Big grin


User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Well, I fly for Express Airlines I out of MEM, although I'll probably be up in DTW by January-February range with the way things are looking right now

User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

I work at LGB part time and take photos there all the time.

User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

I work cargo for a major airline at ONT (ontario intl, ca, us). I dont take photos though...I've got too many other things to worry about  Smile


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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
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I work ramp and catering for Mesaba at MSP. I just had my camera at work the other day, doing a project for school (I wrote a small technical manual on how to perform ground functions on a Saab 340). I used to bring my camera to work on a regular basis, but it seemed that every day that I brought my camera, nothing worth photographing would come in or the lighting was really bad. The next day, sans the camera, something really exotic would come in and I had no way to photograph it. Oh well...


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User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

I work in SAN as a loadmaster for America West

User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

ME!
flight attendant here!!


User currently offlineFleet service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 623 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Fleet Service Clerk, American Airlines@JFK.


Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?
User currently offlineWadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Boarding supervisor on Emirates airlines.

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

I work in SFO as a Customer Service Agent for SkyWest Airlines/United Express. I work in very close proximity to Concourse G (IT), so I constantly see LH, SU, UA, EVA Air, SQ, etc. just a couple hundred feet away. But I don't take pictures, I haven't used my camera lately... I just admire usually  Smile

Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

I forgot.. American will be my employer !

baec777


25 N503JB : Hong Kong Dragon Air (HIAS) loadsheeter for me!!!
26 Baec777 : Loadsheeter..?? baec777
27 Post contains images Aerokid : Baec777, A "loadsheeter" is someone who calculates weight & balance and prepares the loadsheet for the flightcrew. A loadsheet contains all details ab
28 United LHR : As my user name implies I work for United at LHR in customer services. Been there for last 4 years.
29 Ramprat : Lead Station Attendant for Air Canada in Calgary.
30 Douglasdc8 : I've been with United for just over 15 years. I have been a reservations agent (for 1 year), a customer service agent (for 3 years), a load planner/op
31 LGB Photos : Hey contact me via email at icebird757@yahoo.com. I have a few questions I would like to ask you. Do you have aol or yahoo messanger? Thanks Stephen
32 LMML 14/32 : AirMalta Purser for 23 years. My only regret is that I do not have pics of our B720b's. I cultivated my interest in civil aircraft in the past few yea
33 Dreamexpress : I see your Air Malta 737's every day and yes, I do wear my pass !!
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