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Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:20 am

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Ok, if a burning replica of the USS Constitution doesn't get your attention, nothing will and you can go back to reading about Northwest DC9s.

Well, it's been a while since I last picked up the pen and scratched out a trip report, so I hope I'm not rusty. I have 6 that I am meaning to write, but, as those of you who dabble in the black art of trip reporting know, it takes time to write a good one.

The trip at hand details my journey out to the Air Force Academy to attend the week long "Summer Seminar". (This trip was last summer. I know, I am the king of procrastinating.)

At the time, I had the huge decision to make between attending the Academy or pursuing an aviation career elsewhere. This trip solidified in my mind the right path for me to take.

Routing for me was pretty simple, all business on the way down, just stopping in Dallas, and fun with a triple seven on the way back. It worked out to be MSN-DFW-COS-DFW-ORD-MSN, and all for a reasonable price.

Flight1
AA 3386
MSN-DFW
Depart: 6:58
Arrive: 9:18
Seat 5A
Type: ERJ 145
Anything else?: Just ask

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For lack of a suitable word, the picture above demonstrates in 1000 or less what kind of a day it was at MSN.

I have always been a morning person, so getting up at 5 something was no problem. A cursory glance over at the Northwest counter made me glad that I had gone with AA.
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Walking around the terminal, I took the following crappy pictures:
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The push, taxi, and take were nothing special, and to add to the list of nothing special was the weather over MSN that day.
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The Dane County Coliseum can be seen below as well as Willow Island, the location of the world's largest brat fest.
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Life up above the clouds was pretty kickin' (Don't worry, I don't know what the means either)
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And the mandatory partly clandestine pic of the cabin, hoping the FA won't notice
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In the middle of the flight somewhere, we passed over an interesting cloud formation.
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We also passed over an airport which I did not recognize...
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Soon enough though, we were downwind for DFW.
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We hung a left turn right over the Rangers stadium and then some theme park
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And, after a smooth approach, we were on the ground.
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After turning off of the runway, an MD80 took off right before my gleaming eyes
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And a short taxi later, we were pulling up to the terminal
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With a few hours before my flight to COS, I decided to wander around Dallas, and take the train around a few times. So the following pics will hopefully sum that experience up.
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That famous L1011 that always seems to be there
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I have noticed this on two separate occasions now---The dispatch tower seen below has a sign in the window that says "Wright is Right!" Coming from an AA dispatch tower, that is no surprise.
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The most beautiful plane there...
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That guy is pretty small compared to that triple seven engine
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Soon enough, too soon, it was time to head off to the Academy.

Flight 2
1067
DFW-COS
Seat 13A
Type:S80
Blah?: Yes

Boarding and all that jazz went smoothly, and I found myself seated next to another kid who was headed up to the Summer Seminar. We chatted most of the flight, thus allowing me to take very few pics. The ones I did take are below:
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Well, having been to the Academy before, I knew what to expect as far as the campus is concerned, but not so much about the life there. After spending a week there, I realized it was not for me. I don't know about everyone else here, but for me, I would take commercial aviation over military any day. As anyone calling themselves an aviation aficionado does, I know all of the military planes by heart (it would be a discredit to our world of aviation not to know them), but they just don't excite me as much as commercial ones do. I don't know how to put my feeling into words words, but given the choice between taking a ride on the Concorde or in any military jet, I would choose Concorde hands down.

In speaking with many of the cadets and other kids at the Academy, I realized that none of them knew or cared a lick about aviation. Someone there tried to insist to me that Boeing was building the A380 and not Airbus. After a few minutes of listening to his case, I just smiled and agreed. Most of the cadets that went on to become pilots, it seemed to me, kind of just wound up flying because it was what the Air Force told them to do, and not because they had grown up staring at the sky, trying to name every plane that flew over.

I guess to sum up what this trip showed me, the Academy is not in any sense for those of us who love airplanes as much as the people on this site do, it is for people who want to live the military life and end up doing whatever the military wants them to do, and if that so happens to be in the cockpit of an aircraft, so much the better. I still have the greatest of respect for those attending, but know I will be much happier elsewhere.

Here are a few random pics from the week there:
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Going to the observatory was very cool.
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Well, a thought provoking week later, it was time to head home. Looking out the window, a Song painted DL 757 was a nice sight.
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With the terminal quiet and time to kill, I got a muffin and a smoothie and looked out of the windows.
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My plane ready to take me to Dallas
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I had selected good seats back when I booked the tickets, but for some reason, I was "upgraded" to front row seats of the vibration concert performed by the JT8Ds.
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If I thought I was a die hard fan, but that fly actually jumped up onto the concert 'stage'
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With not much of a window view, I took very few pics for this flight. Meager rations were passed out after we reached cruising altitude.
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As most good rock bands do, JT8D broke stuff on stage at the end of the concert.
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After waiting a few minutes for our gate to open up, I was back inside of the awesome D terminal. Now, as I had mentioned before, my next leg would be flight 66, the triple seven flight to ORD¬---I was excited. My excitement and short connection time caused me to head straight to the gate in the A terminal. Along the way, I got one or two pics.


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And there she is, NiforgotAA
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Flight 4
AA 66
DFW-ORD
Seat 30A
Type: 777
Meal?: Dream on

Push back was a little late, but no matter. This was probably because of all the business travelers trying to get upgraded. I have read on flyertalk about how all the business travelers try to get on this flight as it is a 777, and I must say, the stand-by and upgrade lists were both very long.

Other than the fact that this was a triple seven, there was really nothing noteworthy that happened. We had a very smooth flight and cruised at FL390. So here are a few pics

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After watching part of some movie that sucked, we began to descend into Chicago
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My flight to MSN is the second one listed, 4422
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At the gate
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Despite what some might call a long walk from the K concourse to the C concourse, I made my normal pilgrimage to the Berghoff Café to get a Reuben.
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As it always does, O'Hare had a good feel about it on this Sunday evening. As the day was not smoggy, I could spy the Sears Tower off in the distance.
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My flight back to MSN (4422) left from one of those downstairs gates in the G concourse, not too exciting.

Flight 5
AA 4422
ORD-MSN
Seat: 5A
Type: ERJ 145

A glance through the cabin showed that it would be a light load for the short flight back to MSN.
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The taxi was, as they usually are, uneventful.
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We were in the air shortly, and before I knew it, Madison came into view.
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If you have ever wondered where those godforsaken "Lunchables" come from, look no further than that building spewing smoke on the right.
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The plane that carried me safely to Madison
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The newly remodeled terminal was looking pretty good
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All in all, it was a very fine and worthwhile trip. I figured out, at least, where I didn't want to go for college and enjoyed some great flights at the same time---no complaints there. AA seems to offer a consistently mediocre product that I can tolerate, so if it works out that I fly them again, no complaints will be heard coming from my corner.

Well, I guess, thanks for reading and I am glad for any questions or comments.
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:43 am

Nice report and some nice pics
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Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:44 am

Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
We also passed over an airport which I did not recognize...

Airport there is TUL.
 
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Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:37 pm

Very nice report and pictures!!! Lucky you, I still have yet to take a flight on a 777, and it might be a pretty long while before I do!  Sad
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Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:00 pm

Nice to see Biscoffs are still around.

Great TR!
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Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:18 pm

Nice report I enjoyed that, good pics too!
 
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:32 pm

Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
We hung a left turn right over the Rangers stadium and then some theme park

Six Flags Over Texas is the theme park

Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
That famous L1011 that always seems to be there

That famous L1011 is the ATA charter flight that takes the soldiers to and from Iraq. It always flies through DFW

Thank you for your report. I'm glad you were able to fly on a 777. If you get the chance, fly it on an international flight. That is where it is really great.
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Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:42 pm

Hey, good report. I went to the summer seminar about 3 years ago, I'm glad I did it. Brought back memories seeing your pictures. I made the same choice you did, but only about a month before starting college... I figured that I wanted to start flying right away instead of waiting 4 years to possibly start flying and maybe even figure out that even flying isnt for me. Well, I think you made a good choice, I know I did.
 
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Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:47 am

I've got a question about the picture second from last - How do those airbridges for ERJ's work?
 
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:23 am

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 2):
Airport there is TUL.

Thanks, I had been wondering.

Quoting Tunisia (Reply 4):
Nice to see Biscoffs are still around.

I know that some people hate them, but I love them.

Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 8):
I've got a question about the picture second from last - How do those airbridges for ERJ's work?

The air bridge pulls right up to the plane (within a few feet) and then they extend a little bridge plank thing the rest of the way to the plane. That is how they do it in DFW and ORD as well.

Quoting Shawn Patrick (Reply 7):
Hey, good report. I went to the summer seminar about 3 years ago, I'm glad I did it. Brought back memories seeing your pictures. I made the same choice you did, but only about a month before starting college... I figured that I wanted to start flying right away instead of waiting 4 years to possibly start flying and maybe even figure out that even flying isnt for me. Well, I think you made a good choice, I know I did.

Yeah, I guess the critical point for me was when I realized that the thing I was looking forward to the most was flying (commercially) to and from the Academy. That right there told me it was not the place for me.
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Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:26 am

It looks like you flew out on a sunday morning, but when did you?

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Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:39 pm

Good trip report,

A good friend of mine decided to go to the Air Force Academy.  Smile
He's currently in basic training for the first six weeks and Lord knows when I'd hear back from him. However it seemed like his kind of lifestyle, but regardless it was your choice.
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Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:08 pm

Nice TR, LOTS of pictures!

I think it's a testament to how times have changed that taking pictures of an airplane cabin can be construed as "suspicious behavior"...If anything, tell the F/As about Airliners.net!  cool 

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Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:58 pm

Quoting XJRamper (Reply 10):
It looks like you flew out on a Sunday morning, but when did you?

Yes, it was a Sunday indeed--out on the 11th and back on the 18th.

I'm glad that you all enjoyed the report.
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Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:18 am

Awesome report my friend, pretty cool way of writing, I found it quite entertaining and fun to read!

Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
but they just don't excite me as much as commercial ones do. I don't know how to put my feeling into words words, but given the choice between taking a ride on the Concorde or in any military jet, I would choose Concorde hands down.

Ditto. Commercial Airplanes have that little 'something' that make them way more exciting and thrilling. The only thing I enjoy from fighters is the sound and speed...

Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
AA seems to offer a consistently mediocre product that I can tolerate, so if it works out that I fly them again, no complaints will be heard coming from my corner.

I think AA is the best USA has. I fly them all the time when I travel from CCS to the States and they consistently offer the best service on these legs.

Then, I've flown with them within USA and can't complain. Their domestic service is pretty austere as they don't give a meal service and they use the tightest jets. I've had the chance to fly from MIA to DFW LAX SFO and then to EGE MRY BOS JFK and LGA.

I'd choose AA right away.

Quoting HNLtrades118 (Reply 12):
I think it's a testament to how times have changed that taking pictures of an airplane cabin can be construed as "suspicious behavior"...If anything, tell the F/As about Airliners.net!

Oh, I just take out the flash and voilà. If the FA comes and bothers, I just show her my reports or magazines...

Thanks for sharing dude, pretty cool
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Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:15 am

Nice pics and TR! I hope I see that TZ L1011 next time I go to DFW.
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Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:57 am

How long ago was this trip? That truck (4th to last picture) isnt in service anymore. Also 4422 isn't a MSN flight number anymore.
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Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:00 pm

Quoting HNLtrades118 (Reply 12):
Nice TR, LOTS of pictures!

yeah, they are great
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Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:01 pm

Great report and pictures! MSN looks like a really nice airport!
 
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:31 am

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 16):
How long ago was this trip? That truck (4th to last picture) isnt in service anymore. Also 4422 isn't a MSN flight number anymore.



Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
(This trip was last summer. I know, I am the king of procrastinating.)



Quoting Skyjet06 (Reply 18):
MSN looks like a really nice airport!

It's a great little airport--you should stop in if you ever get the chance.
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:57 am

Nice report. I like your sarcastic style of writing- very fitting and entertaining. Keep 'em coming whenever you can!  Smile
 
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:29 am

Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
and then some theme park

Six Flags!!!!!!!!!! Oh its gr8! And nice report and love those pics!
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:47 am

Great report! Serves as a reminder of how much i need to take that DFW-ORD leg... Wink
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:10 am

very good report, seem a lot of airliners.net really love AA and use them on flights to any where. You really take a lot of good pictures on your trips. Glad that you enjoy your military summer camp. Last time I flew on AA was in 1992 and it is time for me to try AA soon.
 
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:14 pm

Quoting Skyjet06 (Reply 18):
Great report and pictures! MSN looks like a really nice airport!

MSN is a great airport cuz of the people.... cuz I'm one of them! LOL.
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:37 am

Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
I made my normal pilgrimage to the Berghoff Café

Man, I loved the Berghoff! A guy suggested to me we go there back in '02 on our trip to Chicago, so we went to the downtown place...loved it. So I went tot he airport location at ORD on our return flight, then a coupple months later when I had to pass through ORD on my way home.

Great food!
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:12 pm

great report and pic's. I love the D terminal at DFW when I connect there, it is awesome
 
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:19 am

MSNYX,

I attended the Summer Science Seminar back in 2000. Unfortunately for me, I didn't have the foresight that you demonstrated and actually ended up accepting my appointment the following year - only to leave a few weeks after arriving. I subsequently attended OU and entered the USAF via ROTC, but I didn't attempt to get a pilot slot because I was in a serious relationship I knew would suffer if I wound up being a military pilot. I wouldn't say that kids at the Academy don't have a passion for aviation (many of them do actually go there with the intent to become pilots), but I would agree with you that not many of them have as much aviation awareness as 3/4 of the people on this site. I still hope to get my private pilot certificate someday, but now that I'm married and have other responsibilities, I just can't seem to find the money. My eyes are still drawn to the sky everytime I hear a plane, regardless of if its a Cessna or a Boeing, but I know that I would have had a guaranteed pilot slot if I had graduated from USAFA and I can't mope about never having had the chance to live that dream of being a pilot. It was a decision I made - twice - and until I get my PPL, I'll just have to keep being an a.nutter and sit in my front yard watching Flightaware on my laptop.

Godspeed in your civilian pursuits.
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:51 am

Quoting MSNYX (Thread starter):
After watching part of some movie that sucked, we began to descend into Chicago

I couldn't tell you the last movie on an airplane that I watched all the way thru!
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:13 pm

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 25):
Man, I loved the Berghoff

I absolutely love that place...I ate there on my way back to ALB just this past Monday and watched the planes taxi by on the C Concourse.
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RE: Bored? Chew On This! MSN-COS On AA (80-some Pics)

Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:05 pm

Brilliant TR.

The pics are really great.

Thank you for sharing

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