I had an appointment at my house at 3pm. My work, and my house a few short miles away, are both under the approach path for runways 17R and 17L here. Well as I was walking out to my truck, a plane that was for sure a 747 and looked like a 747SP, flew over on approach. It had white bottom with stripes and a brown upper, with a brown tail with some kind of gold insignia on it.
So then, I go to my house, have my appointment, and as I am walking out to come back to work (about 30 minutes later), here comes the same plane on approach again! I got a better view of it this time, definitely a 747, and looked stubby so I think an SP
. I suppose it could have been a 747F of some variant, but it looked really stubby. Same white bottom/stripes/brown upper and brown tail with gold insignia.
Lastly, I drive back to work, on the way I see the same plane for the 3rd time! I stopped by the bank on the way back so this was probably 15 minutes after the 2nd sighting. We don't get a lot of 747's at AUS
so I assume it was the same plane anyways.
Was this an SP
? Or a regular 747F?
Was it the same plane, or 3 different 747's?
Was the plane doing touch and goes perhaps? Seems like they would do that in the simulator.
One note, it didn't look like a UPS plane because of the stripes around the window line, and the gold insignia looked like a crown and not a UPS logo. Also, I thought UPS had retired their 741F.
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.