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Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?  
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2412 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... Nuts  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

what about everyone else?


Go big or go home
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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1740 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Dedicated spotting area at JFK. Like the one in ZRH, FRA, and many other airports.


727, L1011, MD80, A300, 777-200, 737-300, 737-700, 747-400, 757-200, 737-800, A320. E190, E135, 767-200, CRJ9
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2381 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
User currently offlineLuchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

The A380 in a couple of years!!!

greetings,

luchtzak
http://www.luchtzak.be


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2337 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!

User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2328 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  Sad



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User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2315 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!!


User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

To photograph all those Frontier B737s and A319s without having to travel 5,000 miles....

Ray


User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Seeing a DC-10 come over I-684 to land at HPN. Granted it would smash into the trees at the end of the runway but i would love it until the tree killing part.
DC-10's Forever



"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
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Seeing a 777 charter come into MSP on a regular basis. Or at least when I'm at work to see it  Smile


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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Standing between the approach lights and see a fully loaded B744 take-off towards me and fly a good 50 feet above me!  Smile


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

First, I'd like to see a 777-200LR anytime anywhere!

Secondly, I'd wish to see an A380 perform the "Heart Attack" approach into Kai Tak... in a crosswind  Big grin


User currently offlineLekky-Man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

I'd love to see me getting PAID for spotting!!!


LM


User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2192 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.

User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2187 times:


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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Any new mainline flights at ICT...it's now become mostly CRJs out here.


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User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1639 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Me stretched out on a deck chair on that beach in St Maarten with an Air France A380 flying 30 feet above me on approach to the runway 20 feet behind me.....

User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1258 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Being able to spot without being harassed by the pigs at DTW

User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

- A scheduled CRJ or Saab at ISN!
- A Casino Express or similar 737 or such charter at ISN
- A380 into SXM Big grin
- B-52 refueling inflight
... I could name a million things  Smile

...Serge


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6307 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2113 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.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineFxra From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 708 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2100 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



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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

A Americna Airlines 777 or 744 land at LGA on Express Visual 31 Approach while I am at the dock on a cool sunny day with intense crosswind while I have my video camera in hand.


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineNicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Seeing A 744 Land At SAN Again The Would Be My Dream  Big grin
Regards,
Nick KSAN/KLAX/KPDX



Nicholas William Reed KSAN/KLAX/KSFO
25 Je89_w : Any "rare" aircraft . . . (e.g. Concord) Any incidents . . . (e.g. fully loaded 747 or 737 landing without nosegear) Great light! No cops/airport sher
26 Jcs17 : I would love to see an American MD-80 at DFW.
27 Dan330 : Concorde taking off on the new runway at Manchester while standing at the spot where we get rotation shots now. That would just give the chance of a f
28 Elwood64151 : BH346: AirTran's got its mainline flights at ICT. Jcs17: I imagine that's not an uncommon sight. As for me: Terminal A at MCI filled with Vanguard MD-
29 Salina Chan : Seeing one of NASAs' 747s carrying a Space Shuttle to Changi, or just seeing one taking off or landing anywhere in person Salina
30 L-188 : No airport fences........ filler filler filler
31 BH346 : Elwood...I know that, what I wanted was more mainline flights
32 Trickijedi : The first thing I'd like to see at ORD is an outdoor observation deck in any one of our terminals. Secondly, I'd love to see CX B-HOY at least once a
33 Post contains images Ghost77 : QANTAS - Wunala Dreaming at MEX. And the extint Tropical Megatop at MEX too. ghost77
34 Sushka : A Samara Airlines Tu154M (RA-85585) and an Aeroflot Il86 also an old Tu114 and Tu144
35 Airplanetire : At my home airport, ATL, I would love to see some more international carriers. Currently we only have BA, AF, LH, Korean Air, South African, and Aerom
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