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Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:07 am

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?
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:24 am

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
 
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:30 am

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.
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:37 am

The A380 in a couple of years!!!

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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 7:00 am

.. 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!
 
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 7:05 am

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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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 7:47 am

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!!
 
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 7:59 am

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

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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 8:20 am

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.
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 8:23 am

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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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 9:16 am

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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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 9:47 am

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
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 10:46 am

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


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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 11:37 am

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.
 
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Sat Nov 23, 2002 11:42 am


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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 12:19 pm

Any new mainline flights at ICT...it's now become mostly CRJs out here.
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 12:22 pm

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.....
 
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 1:12 pm

Being able to spot without being harassed by the pigs at DTW
 
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 1:23 pm

The Layoff of all Rent-a-cops!!!!

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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 1:55 pm

- 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

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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 2:07 pm

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.
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 3:25 pm

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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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 3:39 pm

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.
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 4:35 pm

Seeing A 744 Land At SAN Again The Would Be My Dream  Big grin
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:33 pm

Any "rare" aircraft . . . (e.g. Concord)

Any incidents . . . (e.g. fully loaded 747 or 737 landing without nosegear)

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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:35 pm

I would love to see an American MD-80 at DFW.
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 9:16 pm

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 few fantastic photos!
I wish they'd start a few of those charters again!
 
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sat Nov 23, 2002 9:26 pm

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-80s (all with a single sterile area for boarding) and multiple MD-80s on approach and taxiing for takeoff.

sigh...
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 12:07 am

Seeing one of NASAs' 747s carrying a Space Shuttle to Changi, or just seeing one taking off or landing anywhere in person

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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 12:13 am

No airport fences........


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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 12:22 am

Elwood...I know that, what I wanted was more mainline flights
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 2:17 am

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 week.

And thirdly, any PAL flight that comes in the afternoon!
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 2:23 am

QANTAS - Wunala Dreaming at MEX. And the extint Tropical Megatop at MEX too.

ghost77  Smile

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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 2:42 am

A Samara Airlines Tu154M (RA-85585)
and an Aeroflot Il86
also an old Tu114 and Tu144
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RE: Something You Would Dream To See As A Spotter?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:28 am

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 Aeromexico. Considering that ATL is the busiest airport in the world, I think that's kind of pathetic. Almost everything that doesn't have some kind of partnership with Delta has been driven out. British Airways and Lufthansa are the only ones that still survive. It'd be great to see KLM back, Swiss in order to replace the former SR service to ATL, Austrian (never saw them here, but they did serve here), JAL (that was the first 747 I ever saw), plus any other foreign airlines that have been driven out. I'd also love to see some other Asian carriers, CSA, and Alitalia.

On another note, I'd love to see the Concorde in the air anywhere. I was at CDG over the summer and was just walking through the terminal looking at planes before my flight back to ATL. It was all 777s if I remember correctly until I got around the corner and it a terminal right next to ours was a Concorde. That made my week. I was just about jittery with excitement. I saw it taxi away, but I never saw it take off. Now I just want to see one flying (to be on it preferably, but I'll take just seeing it because if I ever fly the Concorde, it'll be out of someone elses wallet).

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