FlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
I've flown into Moses Lake, Washington in my skipper. MWH is one airport that has a major JAL training facility for 747's, and also is a place where many airplane manufacturers test their aircraft... Boeing, the new ERJ
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1302 times:
I once did the ILS for 25R at LAX at about 3:30am on the way home from Palm Springs. Didn't touch down, though -- just missed and got vectored over the hill to VNY (it was a beautiful VFR night where you could see for miles). Landed at various major airports in the western US.
By far, though, the coolest place I've ever gotten to land at (and I think I got to do it 4 or 5 times that day) was PMD, a/k/a USAF Plant 42. Flew up there in a PA28 for Antelope Valley Career Day in 1997 and volunteered to fly 3 kids at a time around the pattern. Nothing like being at the intersection and hearing "2116Z, hold short of 7 for departing Stealth bomber."
One day I really want a chance to land at EDW but I suspect that, post 9/11, that opportunity will never arise.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1231 times:
The busiest i've been to in my 152 was to Richmond Intl. for my solo cross country durig the afternoon rush. It was a great airport to larn about complexairspace, complex ATC instructions, avoid wake turbulence, and etc. as while in line for take off, a Delta MD-88 was in front of me and a TWA 717 was behind me, as I used special precaution from the MD88s wake.
I'm planning on flying to IAD and sometimes to DCA to shoot some "river visual" approaches during non-rush hours whenever general aviation aircrafts are allowed back in.
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
I did my private training out of Tucson International. That is in Class C airspace. That airport has a mix of 737s, A320s, 757s, DC-9s and MD-80s usually. They also have 80 F-16s from the AZ AnG based there. Also, TUS the occasional widebody visitors: A340 from Saudia Arabia, retiring L1011s, and actually saw a NWA 741 or 742 actually at the gate. That was a pretty ideal airport.