LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53 Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1219 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?
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Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1138 times:
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!!
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1105 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.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1082 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. Everyone who knows where I live thinks the jet noise would bother me, but I tell them it's music to my ears.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6361 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
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.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1055 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!
Cmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1041 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
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5276 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1021 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!
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1009 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!
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1006 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
707guy From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 963 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...
Jer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 958 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.
Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 903 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.
TurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 894 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.