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USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 9:56 am

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USA 2/2: Back from the rockets, US B752/A333 MCO-FRA


Hello, again, dear readers,

me and my ten year old son spent some days in the States.
The first part of flights and attractions is posted here

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/147677/

now it was time to leave Orlando, some more sightseeing aviation wise and the flights back to FRA.

Leaving the Fairfield Inn at the Marriott Village:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092001.jpg

First a visit to Kermit Weeks Fantasy of Flight at Polk City, Florida.
A recommendable place to go for the interested in vintage aircraft.

The hangar:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092003.jpg

Once again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092007.jpg

Shorts Sunderland:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092002.jpg

Sunderland cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092008.jpg

Another nice machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092006.jpg

Ready to go?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092004.jpg

No, deboarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092005.jpg

Engine factory:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092009.jpg

Fly by, B-25 Mitchell:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092010.jpg

Mustang:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092012.jpg

Anyone remember Indiana Jones?: Yes, it´s the filmstar, the Ford Tri-Motor:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092013.jpg

Another Mustang:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092014.jpg

Apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092015.jpg

Looks like at the aircraft carrier:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092016.jpg

The Tri-Motor again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092019.jpg

Any idea who own´s this Super-Constellation?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092020.jpg

Yes, it´s one of the Lufthansa machines bought last year:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092022.jpg

Catalina:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092023.jpg

In the hangar again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092024.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092025.jpg

Flying lessons:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092026.jpg



Then we changed the location to Daytona Beach

View from our room:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092027.jpg

The other side:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092028.jpg

Beach life:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092030.jpg

Sometimes also the biggest tyres are not big enough:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092031.jpg

The beach again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092032.jpg

Birds:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092033.jpg

Castillo del Sol:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092035.jpg



The next day NASA´s Kennedy space center was on schedule

Welcome to the rocket garden:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092037.jpg

Really big:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092038.jpg

NASA´s main building ahead:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092040.jpg

Less interested in rockets!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092041.jpg

To departures:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092042.jpg

The main building again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092043.jpg

Again to departures:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092044.jpg

The other ramp:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092045.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092046.jpg

Close-up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092049.jpg

Massive:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092050.jpg

Detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092052.jpg

More details:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092053.jpg

Satellite assembly station:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092054.jpg

Space Shuttle:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092057.jpg

Under the Space Shuttle:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092055.jpg








Tuesday, 14.04.2009
MCO (Orlando-International) Tornado alert and thunderstorms, 26 degrees centigrade
PHL (Philadelphia-International) Light rain, 9 degrees centigrade
Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes announced
2 hours, 35 minutes actual

Service US 1726 operated by US Airways
Scheduled: 12.10 // 14.37
Actual: 12.25 // 15.00
Gate: 58 Seat: 34B
Load factor: 100%


There was a tornado alert late Monday and also Tuesday morning for Daytona Beach and also Orlando.
The weather turned with heavy wind, rain and thunderstorms. Not the best settings for ontime flights.
Therefore we started early to MCO airport, returned the car without problems and looked for the US check-in.
Also here I´ve secured my seats of choice online during booking at the US Airways homepage.
The flight was announced as ontime on the departure board when we reached the terminal building.
A long queue at the standard desks, free stations available for self-service check-in.
No problem there, typed my reservation number, confirmed the seats and baggage to check and after a matter of seconds
we hold our boarding passes.
A elderly female checked our passports, labeled the bags and on the way for another TSA security check while the rain pouring heavily down outside.
Thanks god that we made it in the terminal earlier than the thunderstorm arrived.
Several TSA desks open, a young male, not unfriendly checked our passports and boardings and we joined the long lines for security.
It was faster than expected, some ten minutes thereafter we´re trough and on the way by the shuttle train to our terminal.
Orlando airport is a spacious building with several satellite terminals, enough seats around the gates and good views to the apron. OK so far.
Interesting action there, most of the flights delayed up to two hours, no sign for our flight.

Rainy Spirit:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092063.jpg

Departure queue:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092064.jpg

More planes to departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092066.jpg

Touchdown B752:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092067.jpg

On the runway:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092068.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092069.jpg

More taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092070.jpg

Near stand:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092071.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092072.jpg

And parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092073.jpg

Some minutes prior to boarding touched a 752 down, nicely painted in Star Alliance livery, not bad and parked at our gate.
Our machine was N936UW, one of 38 in the fleet of US Airways, delivered at 24.03.1994 to US Air and further at 27.02.1997 to US Airways. .
Leg. no 12 on the B752 for me, a plane that I especially like, and also a new entry to my log.
Lots of pax around, it seems US doing well these days in case of load factors.
Boarding started finally a little late, two male, two female FA´s on that machine. OK so far.
The cabin fitted also with dark blue leatehr seats, oldfashioned and comfy. Center cabin monitors, not in use, the safety demo was manual.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092077.jpg

The captain welcomed us short during boarding and announced a bumpy takeoff.
Departure from the 2743 meters runway 17L , clouds along the whole way and a very bumpy flight above Daytona,Charleston and Richmond.

Clouds:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092074.jpg

Flight level 37.000 feet.
Free beverages, nothing to eat.
The captain announced some holding prior finals into PHL´s 3202 meter runway 09R, where we arrived some 20 minutes delayed.
Also here finger deboarding.

Rainy Philadelphia:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092076.jpg







Tuesday,14.04.2009
PHL (Philadelphia-International) Rainy, 9 degrees centigrade
FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main) Sunny, 10 degrees centigrade
Duration: 7 hours, 35 minutes announced
8 hours actual

Service US 700 operated by US Airways
Scheduled: 16.15 // 06.10 Six hours time difference
Actual: 16.15 // 06.15
Gate: A19 Seat: 38B
Load factor: Around 95%



A long way to go here from arrival in the C area to departure in the A area.
PHL is also an acceptable airport from my point of view, especially the new built A area, real good.
The plane was present when we´re arrived, boarding started some minutes thereafter.
N274AY was our machine to FRA, another A333 from the nine machines in the US fleet.
Delivered at 27.06.2000 , leg no. 2 for me on the A333 and another new entry to my log.

Our machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092078.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092081.jpg

A company B762:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092082.jpg

The cabin crew was american/german, neutral friendly all together.
Safety demo was also here manual.
The same dark blue leather seats like on the other A333, surprisingly, this plane was older than the other, but cleaner and in real good conditions.
The flightdeck crew was from the US, the pilot with a short welcome during boarding.
Some open seats on this flight, but alltogether also a good load.
Departure from the 2896 meters runway 09L in direction Canada, south of Greenland, Ireland, the UK and Belgium.

Leaving Canada:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092087.jpg

Flight level 35.000 feet. Good views from Canada on.
Service was a hot meal short after departure, free beverages for several times and something danish short ahead to arrival.

Well, chicken...:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092085.jpg

...or Pasta:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092086.jpg

Breakfast:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092088.jpg

Due to the massive jetstream the announced flighttime was only 7 hours, 35 minutes, but with several shakers along the way.
As usual, stay awake during daylight and sleep at night, therefore I´ve noticed not that much from this flight till they offered a small breakfast.
Waking up only for some minutes to wave fellow member Eric (Airbuseric) doing the westbound leg this day.
The captain wished us a very friendly "Guten morgen" during approach and a good time in Germany.
Touchdown on FRA´s 4000 meter runway 07R nearly ontime, followed by a long taxi to the apron in front of Terminal 2.

Rossiya T54:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092095.jpg

T2:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092096.jpg

Bye-Bye:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092097.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MCO092/MCO092099.jpg

Deboarding by bus, no time to wait at passport control, only some minutes for the bags and some really annoying minutes at customs,
both lanes blocked with some special checked pax arrived with Air India from the belt beneath.
I´ve asked if its possible to pass by, the answer was an unfriendly no way, welcome back to german reality.
Some minutes more for our shuttle to the Autohotel and back home with a lot of new impressions some two hours later.


I like the US way of living, US Airways was acceptable, no need to fly them again soon, but also no problem if fare and time will be ok.
And like the 737 beneath the single aisle airbus planes, I prefer the 777 beneath the A330, a better feeling of flying there.
My sons statement while he counted our remaining cash dollars "Dad, you dont need to change it back in Euros, I will go to the States
again soon".

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 10:54 am

Hi, Markus!
Funny last sentence, that statement by your son! I thought the same, last week, after returning from the US. So, I will keep the Dollar notes in the pocket for the next time  Silly

Good to see the pics, Daytona looks good and you're so lucky to catch up again with a B752. I think quite a few from US fly around in the Star Alliance livery.

Dinner Meals look good on this flight, that breakfast is really poor. And how about the commecials? Are these stickered on the table?! If so, then I really downgrade US further in my mind  Wink

The A330, it's a beautiful aircraft to see, prefer the -200 series more then the longer variant. To fly, not my choice. I prefer the B777 anytime, or a wellkept B747 of course. Flown the A332 myself once on a shorter leg, but enough experience to decide not to take this aircraft accoss the pond so far.

Freudliche Gruße nach Stuttgart,...

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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 12:17 pm

Hi Markus ,
Excellent report. I loved all the photos of the places and also NASA. Also nice to see a insight into US Airways as they are now. You got some good pics.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Dad, you dont need to change it back in Euros, I will go to the States
again soon".

LOL... very sweet. You will have to take him again soon. Its great to be able to share your hobby with your Son.

Thanks again

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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 12:42 pm

Thank you for the trip report, glad youe enjoyed your US Airways experience. Load factors out of MCO are usually prety high, espically towards the summer months, as well as most European flights. FRA is an important US destination due to the onward connection on LH which is why the flight is op double daily in th summer.

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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 2:37 pm

Great TR! I'm glad you enjoyed US!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Some minutes prior to boarding touched a 752 down, nicely painted in Star Alliance livery, not bad and parked at our gate.

I've flown into MCO so many times with US and I always see this bird here! I would love to fly a special livery soon! Is it safe to say MCO gets the Star bird lol?
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 5:05 pm

Hey Markus,

Nice return trip, liked the pix.

All in all looks like US provided resonable service from A to B, nothing special but nothing bad, can't complain at that these days.

I still prefer the 330 over the 777 myself, like the 2-4-2 layout over a 2-5-2- or 3--3-3 - that said, a 2-5-2- 777 is fine if I get in the 2 seat section, even if she is a real noisy bird.

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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 5:47 pm

Hi Markus,

Nice return report with lots of great pictures from Florida and from your flights. Besides beaches and cities, Florida seems to be an interesting destination aviation-wise as well.

Good to hear that US brought you from A to B safe and reliable, but obviously they are nothing to write home about.

Regards
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 6:32 pm

Really nice to see kennedy again  Smile and Orlando is quite a nice place...especially after driving round an island this month where we got lost every day for 6 of the 7 days lol Big grin
 
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 7:02 pm

Hi Markus!

Very nice report and I love the pictueres of the vintage aircraft especially the Ford Tri-Motor!

Perhaps you should go farther to the west (California) the next time  Smile ? Or New York ?

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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 7:03 pm



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
My sons statement while he counted our remaining cash dollars "Dad, you dont need to change it back in Euros, I will go to the States

I love it. Kids way of thinking is hey it is just money anyway LOL. So were the meals any good this time? The Chicken looked good. However looks can be deceiving.
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 7:04 pm

Hello, good to follow some comments.

@Eric:

Thanx for your reply.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
Funny last sentence, that statement by your son! I thought the same, last week, after returning from the US. So, I will keep the Dollar notes in the pocket for the next time

Let me know, when you go!.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
so lucky to catch up again with a B752. I think quite a few from US fly around in the Star Alliance livery.

Definitely.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
And how about the commecials? Are these stickered on the table?!

So it was.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
. To fly, not my choice. I prefer the B777 anytime, or a wellkept B747 of course.

Me too  Smile

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Excellent report. I loved all the photos of the places and also NASA. Also nice to see a insight into US Airways as they are now. You got some good pics.

Thank you.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
LOL... very sweet. You will have to take him again soon. Its great to be able to share your hobby with your Son.

Yeah, that´s really good.

@Jose:

Quoting Chepos (Reply 3):
Thank you for the trip report, glad youe enjoyed your US Airways experience.

Thank you for reading and your further comments.
Always good to follow more backround.


@Mark:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 4):
Great TR! I'm glad you enjoyed US!

Thank you.

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 4):
I've flown into MCO so many times with US and I always see this bird here! I would love to fly a special livery soon! Is it safe to say MCO gets the Star bird lol?

That was really good to catch that special livery and also the 757 itself.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Nice return trip, liked the pix.

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
All in all looks like US provided resonable service from A to B, nothing special but nothing bad, can't complain at that these days.

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@Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 6):
Nice return report with lots of great pictures from Florida and from your flights. Besides beaches and cities, Florida seems to be an interesting destination aviation-wise as well.

Thank you and Florida is for sure worth the way to go.

@:FCA767:

Quoting FCA767 (Reply 7):
Really nice to see kennedy again and Orlando is quite a nice place...especially after driving round an island this month where we got lost every day for 6 of the 7 days lol

Thank you for reading.

Greetings,
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 8:46 pm

Hey, some more comments.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):
Very nice report and I love the pictueres of the vintage aircraft especially the Ford Tri-Motor!

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):
Perhaps you should go farther to the west (California) the next time ? Or New York ?

Well, sounds both interesting, we will see!.


@Jeff:

Quoting Jeffrey1970 (Reply 9):
I love it. Kids way of thinking is hey it is just money anyway LOL. So were the meals any good this time? The Chicken looked good. However looks can be deceiving.

Thank you.
The chicken was better than the pasta, but also both not my son´s real choice!.

Greetings,
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 10, 2009 9:07 pm

Hi Markus,

It looks like your son sharing the same interest. How wonderful!

You have got an interesting trip report here. I am eyeing Florida as a autumn holiday destination. How did you arrange the visit to NASA?

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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Mon May 11, 2009 12:47 am

Great TR!

Really like all the pics.

Seems that US is a okay carrier. Nothing extraordinary.

Next time you plan to go to the US, make it to Los Angeles  Wink


Thank you for sharing

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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Mon May 11, 2009 2:09 am

I was wondering when we'd see the second part of this report and here she is! Good job and nice to see that you guys had a good time in our country... although Florida is as similar to Oregon (where I am) as Germany is to Portugal. Big grin

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My sons statement while he counted our remaining cash dollars "Dad, you dont need to change it back in Euros, I will go to the States
again soon".

You know, I think the same way when I come home with a bunch of Euros... I'll be back in Europe soon!
 
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Mon May 11, 2009 3:23 am

Thanks for the report and great pictures of the old airplanes, NASA, etc.! Glad to hear you and your son liked your trip to the states.  Smile
 
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Mon May 11, 2009 7:06 pm

Hey, nice to follow some more comments.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 12):
It looks like your son sharing the same interest. How wonderful!

Thanx for your reply. So it is.

Florida is for sure worth the way to go for some holidays.
NASA is bookable at the visitor center, several different tours available.


@Gabriel:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 13):
Great TR!

Really like all the pics.



Quoting B747forever (Reply 13):
Next time you plan to go to the US, make it to Los Angeles

Thank you and about Los Angeles, yes, maybe sounds interesting!.

@Kevin:

Quoting Zonks (Reply 14):
I was wondering when we'd see the second part of this report and here she is! Good job and nice to see that you guys had a good time in our country... although Florida is as similar to Oregon (where I am) as Germany is to Portugal.

Thanx for your reply.
Oregon sounds also interesting!.

Quoting Zonks (Reply 14):
You know, I think the same way when I come home with a bunch of Euros... I'll be back in Europe soon!

Good to know, the same way of thinking.

@MSPNWA:

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 15):
Thanks for the report and great pictures of the old airplanes, NASA, etc.! Glad to hear you and your son liked your trip to the states.

Thank you for your reply.
Yes, we like the american way of life.

Regards,
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Mon May 11, 2009 8:05 pm

Hi Markus,

Great read again! A very detailed and complete report from your hand!
Some very nice pictures of old aircraft, which is exactly my cup of tea. I love the B25's, the Catalina, and especially the B26 Marauder you nailed on your camera! Simply great!
US does provide a decent product, and intra US all airlines seem to be bad  Smile
Thank you for sharing this very good report!

Viele Gruesse,
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Mon May 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Thanks for the trip report Markus, loved all the pics.  Smile
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Mon May 11, 2009 10:51 pm

Really enjoyed your TR! And like others have said, that last line was classic.

Good pics, and I hope your time in the States was enjoyable.

Thanks for sharing with us,

WNTex
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Tue May 12, 2009 11:50 am

Hi Markus,

Excellent reading as always. Thanks for the great insight into NASA and also all the pics of the vintage planes, you certainly enjoyed some special sightseeing. Loved the long sandy beach at Daytona, but is that that normal that people drive onto the sand with their cars?! Can't they park them somewhere else?

Glad to hear that the tornado forecast didn't cause too many problems, one's sure got to respect those things.

Your breakfast on the return leg looked pretty pathetic. Wouldn't fill much of a corner.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Waking up only for some minutes to wave fellow member Eric (Airbuseric) doing the westbound leg this day.

What a coincidence!

Happy flying as always
Infodesk
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Tue May 12, 2009 8:52 pm

Hey, ready to follow some more comments.

@Joost:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 17):

Great read again! A very detailed and complete report from your hand!

Thank you for reading.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 17):
Some very nice pictures of old aircraft, which is exactly my cup of tea. I love the B25's, the Catalina, and especially the B26 Marauder you nailed on your camera! Simply great!

If you ever go to Florida, it´s really worth to visit.

@IIiliBDL:

Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 18):
Thanks for the trip report Markus, loved all the pics.

Thank you for reading and your comment.


@Reed:

Quoting WNTex (Reply 19):
Really enjoyed your TR! And like others have said, that last line was classic.

Good pics, and I hope your time in the States was enjoyable.

Thank you and yes, our trip was for sure, enjoyable.

@Hannah:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
Excellent reading as always.

Thank you.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
. Loved the long sandy beach at Daytona, but is that that normal that people drive onto the sand with their cars?! Can't they park them somewhere else?

If it´s true, Daytona is the only place around the world where it is a public road,
speedlimit 10 mph, on the beach.
Great fun for all the guys with the big wheelers there!

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
Glad to hear that the tornado forecast didn't cause too many problems, one's sure got to respect those things.

Oh, yes, definitely.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
What a coincidence!

Also me and Eric´s comment when we noticed it.

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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sun May 17, 2009 6:47 pm

Hi Markus,

thanx for the 2nd part of your TR. It was a pleasure to read and to see all the pics. Reminds me to my very first flight, where I flew alone to Florida.

Cheers,
Stefan
 
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Mon May 18, 2009 9:44 pm

Hi, Stefan,

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 22):
thanx for the 2nd part of your TR. It was a pleasure to read and to see all the pics. Reminds me to my very first flight, where I flew alone to Florida.

Thank you and good to know, that there are more people out there who like Florida.

Greetings,
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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sat May 30, 2009 4:57 pm

Servus Markus,

well done, really enjoyed reading part 2 of your latest series. I especially liked the pictures from the Kennedy Space Center. I also went there during my first visit to the US in 1993, too bad I didn't have much time there. Definitely a destination which I will visit again.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Our machine was N936UW

Good to see you got one of the Star Alliance birds - the scheme looks nice on the 757, better than the US Airways standard livery IMO.


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RE: USA 2/2: Back From The Rockets On US MCO-PHL-FRA

Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:59 am

Hey, PH,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 24):
well done, really enjoyed reading part 2 of your latest series.

Thank you and sorry for the late reply. I´ve had a couple of flights in Norway the last week,
arrived back home late yesterday.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 24):
Definitely a destination which I will visit again.

Indeed a place for another visit.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 24):
Good to see you got one of the Star Alliance birds - the scheme looks nice on the 757, better than the US Airways standard livery IMO.

And especially on the 757!.

Regards,
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