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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Do you ever have a moment when you see something that totally reminds you of why you love planes?

I was sitting here...at my computer when I could hear a distant rumble. I knew it was a large plane before I saw it, but soon I saw the four engines of a 747 heading for me. I ran out the front door just as a British Airways 747-400 Union Flag passed just a couple thousand feet overhead on it's way to the 4L approach at BOS. I stood there in awe for a minute until it was out of view. The power and beauty made me re-realize why I love aviation.

Anyone have stories like this where you see or hear something that refreshes the excitement and thrill of aviation to you?

LH423


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1031 times:
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Yes i do have moments like u said.

When i go spotting at LHR, i get very excited just as i'm approaching the airport i can see planes landing in the distance one by one. And when u get right next to the airport, adjacent to the runway, you see all the big and small jets queueing up on the taxiway and one after another they roar into the sky. Simply amazing.

Watching a big plane like a 747/777/A330 taking off gives me the chills!!

Arsenal@LHR





In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1017 times:

What I love is visting an airport for the first time, especially by car. When you're only 2 or 3 miles from it, and you start seeing aircraft in the sky.


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1013 times:
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727LOVER,
that's what i was trying to say! Big grin




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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 998 times:

I went to go play miniature golf with my dad and my brother. We were a ways a way from the ATL airport, but just a few thousand feet above, a Delta MD-11 flew over on approach to ATL. It was obviously coming from Europe or South America considering the time of day (afternoon) and international flights have a huge added thrill and excitement for me. The MD-11 is just really big and graceful too. I really wanted to be on it at that time.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 975 times:

I'm reminded why I love planes every time I hear jet engines revving near where I live, which is right next to MKE.  Smile Everyone who knows where I live thinks the jet noise would bother me, but I tell them it's music to my ears.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Kids!
The sound that always makes me look up is the sound of a round engine passing by. Tonight "Nine-O-Nine" and "All American" flew over my house. My dog couldn't understand why I was looking at the sky. She thought the rabbits and quail were much more interesting.

"Jets are for Kids"



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineDLMCO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Airplanetire, there is also an afternoon M11 flight from MCO to ATL.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Yes! Everytime I fly I get reminded of how much I love planes. Sometimes I get so busy with the hustle and bustle with the details of the purpose of the trip that I forget the fact that watching airplanes in my spare time is one of my hobbies. Getting to the airport definitely settles me down.

Also when I talk to someone about aviation... I get reminded of how fun it is to be interested in it.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 934 times:

On tuesday night i went to the Mets game at Shea Stadium and i was reminded a bunch of times.
First when i was sitting and i could see planes coming into land at LGA.
Second, when we were waiting for our cab, they changed the approach pattern (just for me?) and i had a bunch of USAirways and Delta's a Northwest and two Americans fly right over me in a gradual turn. I was standing there grinning  Smile
DC-10's Forever



"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5048 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 914 times:

A few months ago I witnessed the coolest thing. I was sitting in the parking lot at a mall waiting for a buddy near STL when I saw MD-80's taking off in order: TW red and white stripes, TW twin globes c/s, TW/AA interim scheme and AA full colors. Wish I had a freaking camera!


Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 902 times:

I am still working at company for 13 years and I have seen a zillion of times over by me where the planes approach runway 22R at Chicago O'Hare almost everyday. I could see many wonderful planes over me while come to work, out lunch and going home. I could hear sometimes the plane taking off over me. It was great!


Big777jet


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Seeing the Yankee Lady B-17 fly over my house 2 days in a row on its way to YIP, it was probably only 2000 feet up.

And yes, my dog loves planes too. She doesn't bark at them, she watches them if they are relatively low or loud. She sits there and follows them thru the sky, but I think she just thinks they are a noisy bird because she watches birds too


User currently offline707guy From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 856 times:

Just yesterday I was at CLE watching CO66 (757) depart for Gatwick. Since I was just across the street from the runway, the jet blast washed over me and I smelled the wonderful aroma of jet exhaust! Gets me everytime...

User currently offlineJer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 851 times:

I had a moment like that the other night. It was a beautiful evening so I decided to go fly for a little while, and as I was on climb out, the sun was just settin behind the city (columbus, ohio) and I was just sittin there thinking to myself that there is no better feeling in the world that flyin off into the sunset.

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 796 times:

I had a moment today:

My friend's sister died in a plane crash on Tuesday (she was working on her commerical license). Today at the funeral, as the body was brought out of the church to be moved to the cemetary, a lone cessna citation was climbing right over the church. I was the only person too look up.


User currently offlineTurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 787 times:

When I was in 4th grade on the field. Everyone is playing two hand touch football at recess. I'm on the team that's on defense, and I'm a blocker. It's a warm, spring, day with stiff winds, and cumulus. The play is starting, but I hear a roar, and like LH423, I know it's big. I stare up at the sky. The play is in full force, everyone running and screaming "I'm wide open", but I don't move. A 747 of TWA in red and white livery is flying overhead about 5000ft. It had just took off from STL on the way to HNL on TWA Flt 1. It is so huge, but graceful. The 747 flies in and out of the clouds, and the roar fills my ears. I stare up until it has gone.

TurboTristar


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16854 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 752 times:

Yesterday a LH 747-400 buzzed my house at such a low altitude I thought for sure he was going to hit the roof, I went outside and couldn't believe how low he was on approach to EWR.

EWR and LGA flights pass over my house all the time but Im 45 miles South of EWR, somedays (like yesterday) the heavies are very very low.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
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