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Someone Must Have A TW741 At STL.

Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:50 am

COME ON. I've looked and looked. Someone must have a 747 classic of TWA landing in STL. They operated them into STL for 18 years! Someone must have one!
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RE: Someone Must Have A TW741 At STL.

Sun Aug 31, 2003 12:30 pm

hello, yes I was wondering that to. I assume you are reffering to the double globe with the TWA on the title?? the very first livery??

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RE: Someone Must Have A TW741 At STL.

Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:11 am

No, I know for a fact they flew 747s into STL through 1980s and into 1990s (thus they used the two red stripe scheme).

I flew through STL to Frankfurt in 1988. Didn't go on a 747 (flew a 767-200ER), but saw one parked at the gate going to London.

They flew 747s to HNL from STL into the 1990s.
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RE: Someone Must Have A TW741 At STL.

Wed Oct 15, 2003 6:16 am

Growing up in St. Louis, I can say that STL was full of TWA heavies. There were always several 747s, L1011s, and 767s parked at the C-concourse. I sure do miss seeing those when I fly into STL (I go to school in Daytona Beach). STL really is a ghost-town these days.

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RE: Someone Must Have A TW741 At STL.

Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:48 am

Yea, it really has changed at STL. I remember the days of frequent heavy visits too.

Regarding the 747 photo, I didn't get one of one landing, but several years ago, a friend of mine worked for the Operations department for the airport authority. (A position that I also had recently until I was laid off, but thats another story... ) Anyways, I got permission to be in the "opposite end" approach lights. I got the most incredible shot of a rotating 747 that I have ever seen. A little biased yes, but to this day, I think it's one of the best shots of a 747 I had ever seen. The 747 used a good 9,000'+ of runway on 30L. I was so close that the wind damn near knocked me over it was so strong.

Now the sad part. I have no clue as to what I did with this photo. I had it made up onto a slide because I entered it in an Aviation Week & Space Technology photo contest.

Man, I wish I still had that picture.  Sad
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RE: Someone Must Have A TW741 At STL.

Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:45 pm

Ghost town now? Wait ten days Sad

I grew up so close to the airport that I could hear the huffers start the L10s at night. I'd love to find a few pictures of the trademark smokey start at lambert.

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