AA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57 Posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2326 times:
If you could see a plane at any airport, any airline, any situation you want what would it be?
1. Fully loaded 747-300 (with P&W) take off on DFW's 17C, me standing at the observation area
2. Fully loaded 747SP (with P&W) take off Kai Tak's rwy 13, me in a boat a little off the runway in the water...
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
My dream spotting places would be Manston, Kent, UK, and Oostende, Belgium - what I would to hear those whining JT-3D turbofans on an old DC-8 or 707. Two summers ago, I spotted a KC-135 flying over New Jersey, USA - it brought tears to my eyes. I have a real soft spot for those early Boeings and Douglas jets.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2251 times:
.. that the CPH management decided to remove all the construnction junk they've put in front of Flyvergrillen... And that they turn the old tower (they're supposed to start construction on a new one soon) into a dedicated spotters area!
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2242 times:
My wishes are rather pedestrian.
I would like to see something besides narrowbodies, ie, 737's, 757's, MD80's and A319's at my home airport (AUS). There are a few larger cargo jets, such as FedEx's DC-10 but they do not take off on the runway that's near the observation deck
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2229 times:
Mine would have to be the following...
Qantas Wunala Dreaming 747-400 approaching Kai Tak on the IGS approach in horrible weather. 15 feet from the ground, VH-OJB aborts the landing and go's around. Tries another 3 times before finally touching down on the runway with its nose out into victoria Harbour! I really wish I had just seen Wunala Dreaming at Kai Tak when i was there!!
Nonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1291 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
I would like to see the US 747 Air Force One make a visit to DFW and know a little in advance in order to bring a camera. It would preferably be somewhere near the ramp or Founders Plaza to get a clear good picture.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
I see Pinal Air Park almost every day, I'm from the era of the narrow body four engines, I've seen all the pistons fly and I've seen most of the older small airliners in service. I'm somewhat afraid that I have nothing left in this field. Sad isn't it.
My dreams nowadays lean toward other things but I fully understand what you all mean.
I wait for the day when I die and God grants me the ability to go back to the 1950s and feel the prop blast of an airport filled with DC-6s, -7s, Connies and Strats. No jets.
Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
Fxra From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 705 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2014 times:
hrrrm, how about... lets say a few B747-400's and B777's in Pan Am colors departing JFK, SFO, LAX, MIA, ATL,etc.. for places like HKG, LHR, CDG, FRA, Dakar, JHB, GIG, BKK, SYD, NAN, FCO, CAI, and so on...
so i'm a bit of airline history buff and wish PAA coulda made it... They were the greatest.. IMHO