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Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:26 pm

Due to the success of HNL rarebirds, I decided to start this topic based on rare birds at airport all around the world.

What different/unusual planes have been at your airport, in the past or have recently been?
 
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:28 pm

Here in BSL we have Pulkovos Tu-154M several times.
That is probably one of the rare. and we also have Connie here  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:40 pm

CMF has a rather small runway, and most traffic is GA-sized in summer :

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In winter we have ski charter flights serviced mostly by BA146's and 737's.
One day HV showed up with that :

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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:56 pm

We've had lots of diversions at YUL as airliners heading to JFK, ORD and Boston sometimes use YUL (among others) as an emergency stop if needed. The Concorde dropped in several times as well. The most unusual I've ever seen though was a Qantas 747 that came in the the 76 Olympics. That was the last airline I'd ever expect to see in Quebec, almost literally from the other side of the planet.


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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:57 pm

UTA_flyingHIGH:

Can you tell me what this HV 757 was doing at that airport??
Has HV got scheduled services there or?
Thanks.
But for my home airport AMS: I don't know for sure if this is a rare one but the Airbus Super Transporter:


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Nice detail: I actually saw this exact plane flying at cruising altitude at the 15th of October 2003 above Zwolle (where I live). I was already watching planes for 15 minutes or so and suddenly I saw a plane which looked bigger than the others I saw before. So I got my binoculars and saw the BIG NOSE!!. This picture was made in the evening of the 15th.

Anybody can give me some information about the Super Transport visits at AMS and which other rare birds we (have) got.

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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:01 pm

Well on Valentines Day we had the Antonov 225, but I would say the NW DC-9 is the most rare sight in MKE.  Nuts
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:26 pm

HV flies in from AMS every Saturday and Sunday during the ski charter season, usually with a mix of 73G's/738's.

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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:27 pm

At PVD we will occasionally get DL 763's on various charters and a weekly A310 from SATA to the Azores during the summer. That's the rarest thing I can think of at PVD.
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:30 pm

RDU rarities include the 767's, the 747's, anything over A310.. the only &67/744 we get are cargo flights and Air Force One.. The only thing over A310 we have seen are diversions....
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:45 pm

Hey

i woudnt no for MAD becuase i have only been here for a month so i will go with Stewart.

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AN-225
UPS MD-11
AA CRJ-700
US ERJ-135
J6 A320
CO 777
KLM 747-200(now stored)
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:45 pm

Due to SR Technics we get some flights that are coming to ZRH for maintance.
Till end of this year we should get BMI A332, MP MD11F, Exel B762 and Novair A332.
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:13 am

At PIT, 747s are now rare. BA used to flly them in here but stopped a few years ago. Occasionally we'll get diverts from IAD or ORD due to bad weather. The last time that happened was in June. We had UA B777s and a LH 744. About six months ago there was an An-124 parked at the FBO.
 
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:24 am

Here in MTY sometimes we have the AN-124

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Other times we have the LAN Cargo 763F (operated by Aerounion; i think)

And some cargo 737´s, DC9´s and a DC8 (don´t remember the operators  Sad )
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:47 am

In respect of aircraft types presently in use I would say the B747 passenger aircraft is a rare thing in VIE - last scheduled 747 to show up regularely was about early 2003 which was ANA with 1 flight per week.
A further rare type is the DC10 which we had here with TG and ASA years ago. MD-11 come at least as freighters into VIE.
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:59 am

Tip: go to the search database, select "Country / Airport..." and scroll down to your home airport. After that fill in "rare" in the "Keywords..." box.

I did it with AMS and I got a lot of pictures of planes that rarely visit AMS!

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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:02 am

At LEVC/VLC we have 5 Iberia A300´s stored already for more than two years. Sometimes we get a diversion from Madrid Barajas, over the past year the most interesting were an Aerolineas Argentinas 747-200 and an American Airlines 767-200. Also last year there was a visit of a Martinair 747-200F bringing in motorbikes from Dubai for the motor-racing at the local circuit of Cheste, and before that an Atlas Air 747-200F bringing in dolphins for the Oceanographic in Valencia.
 
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:05 am

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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:17 am

Although I'm currently located in Oslo, let me instead comment about Trondheim, where my parents live. Trondheim is home to Rosenborg BK, without doubt the best soccer team in Norway, and they have been in either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Cup for 13 consecutive years I think. This of course brings some interesting aircraft to TRD for the home games, including Moldova Yak-42, Bulgarian Air Charter Tu-154, An-26 (don't remeber the company) and even a Air Europe 777, which is not everyday material at TRD I guarantee you. (I must admit, even though the aircraft did arrive full of soccer supporters, they were not destined for Trondheim, but Molde, but the airport at MOL could not accomodate such a large aircraft) The supporters belonged to Olympiakos I think, and flew up to see a game between Molde FK and Olympiakos. (Might have been Panathinaikos, I don't remember.)

Also, we had a visit from an An-124 during the "Kursk" tragedy in the Barents sea, bringing in a rescue submarine that was loaded onto a supply vessel.
 
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:22 pm

Well, I consider HOU to be MY local airport since it's the closest of the Houston airports to my house. But, rare aircraft at HOU have been a NW DC-10, DL 752 (although becoming quite common now), and, that's about it. There may have been others, but I'm not sure.
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:26 pm

Had a Miami Air 737-300 taxi into ANC a few days ago.

Don't know why it was here.

Getting a little late for the usual summer charters.
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:38 pm

In Wichita, the most interesting aircraft are usually new planes being flight tested by the local aircraft manufacturers. Mostly new aircraft from Bombardier (lately, the CRJ-900 has been doing some test flights into ICT) and new bizjets like the Cessna Sovereign. Also, McConnell AFB probably gets some interesting things often with the Boeing conversion plant. I remember seeing the B747F missle defense aircraft with the huge laser...a welcome break from some of the monotony from ICT. ICT used to get an occasional visit from An-124s shipping in Hawker fuselages. I remember seeing two of them parked one in front of the other on the cargo ramp a long time ago...it was amazing.

Although it's not terribly rare, I find the Allegiant Air MD-80s at ICT interesting. They seem huge because I'm used to seeing mostly RJs flying into ICT. I can actually hear them fly over so they're probably my favorite plane flying in here...we also get AA MD-80s and I like those too but they're almost everywhere.
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:04 pm

At Newark, I remember seeing Malcolm Forbes's private jet:

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This Hispaniola 720 was abandoned at Newark in the late 1970s

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An A310 of Brunei

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Several BBJs and 727s and BAC-111s of private companies
The occasional An-124

And this former beauty...

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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:20 pm

In NCE, we usually get a bunch of AF 747, a unusual airplane for a 1H20 minutes domestic trip to Paris... It happens during the End of the Cannes film festival, when everybody just flight back to Paris and then to the world


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Also, we sometimes get a very unusual B747 SP, but I couldn't tell which airline does he come from.

A couple of month age, we got the LH A346 inaugural flight, I think the only time a A346 came to NCE.

Oh and we get the Concorde one time.... Sight....
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:42 pm

My two home airports BDL (real home) and CLT (school) get some stuff. BDL gets an AN124 every so often, usually get some diversions when BOS and JFK/LGA/EWR are affected, and a couple cargo carriers still bring in the DC8-60s. CLT gets Sabre Cargo which uses DC3s, and some different military planes when the Carolinas Aviation Museum has a show or aquires a new bird; also for rare color schemes, USAirways Express has been bringing their Star Alliance CRJ700 in very often.
 
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:29 pm

i had a pleasant surprise today at work (MacArthur A/P-LI).. i work at a rental car company & was parking cars on the lot which gives a decent view of the runways/ops.. i had to wipe my eyes because sitting across the runway was a Lockheed Constellation parked for the day.. really looked cool w/ the silver color glistening in the sun.. not much else, other than F/A-18 Hornets (occassionally), C-130's, & Trump's plane on rare occasions..
 
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RE: Rare Birds At Your Local Airport

Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:53 pm

Adelaide does from time to time see some unusual stuff. August this year we have had USAF RC-135U, USAF C 17, RAAF 707 and Air Sofia AN-12.

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Yet during September there have been very little in unusual visitors.
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