Memorable in a bad way - Hawaiian Airlines DC-8, N1807, 2/5/91, PHL
, reporting for duty at NAS
Keflavik for my 12 month remote tour. I hated that place.
Memorable in good way - Hawaiian Airlines DC-8, N1807, 2/5/92, KEF
, rotating off the rock.
Memorable in a memorable way - I was in the jumpseat one night in 1993 YYZLAX in a A320, about 5p local time, everything contrailing. We had a KLM 744 LAX
bound about 60 miles ahead of us contrailing, a 733 just below us contrailing, all flying off into the sunset - was just beautiful.
Memorable in a holy crap way - jumpseating in an ATA MDWDFW in a B727 the sunday before 9/11. The touchdown zone RVR was at mininums, rollout greater than 6000 RVR due to an intense september Texas rainstorm at DFW
- I'll never forget hearing the sheets of rain impacting the airframe at 150 knots.
Memorable in a funny way - jumpseating in a Comair CRJ200 ATWCVG one morning before daybreak. Fog everywhere; visibility was a generous 1/4 mile. The ATW
runways are humped, to where from the threshold of 29, you cant see the opposite arrival end, were taxiing out, get our takeoff alternate, taxi into position, and as the captains reaches over to the thrust levers, since we cant see crap, he goes "I sure hope theres not a deer out here"