Well this web site is a dream come true. I remember going out to DTW and spending an afternoon there in the 1980's and seeing no less than 20 different airlines and Evey type of commercial aircraft that flew but now time have changed as stated by another forum member going to the airport now is very boring It is great to have this web site I find myself turning on FS2004 and going to a particular airport a just watching the planes come and go rather than flying. My biggest thrill was completing NC 1978 and going to TVC in FS2004 between 1200 and 1 pm and seeing the DC-9-50 pull up from ORD and just behind it the CV580 DTW as they swapped passengers as a mini hub both planes continued on to PLN and CIU about a half hour just as I had remembered as a teenager I had found a way to go back in time and to have a wife who understands all this foolishness and who allows me to sit hours on end on the computer and make these flightplans that allow me to go back in time without reminding me of all the thing I need to do around the house. My first flight was in 1964 2 years oild DTW-IDL0FRA-IDL-DTW with a LH 707-400 and AA 727-100 and since then I have spent numerous hour in the air enjoying every second of it. When growing up I took advantage of every $9,$19,$29 to $99 fare that was available from DTW. So here is my list of all the birds I have been on.
DC-8-73CF-TV DC-8-63/63CF-WO,FI DC-8-61-UA DC-9-10-ML DC-9-30-NW,US,NY,ML,RC,AC DC-9-50-RC DC-9-80-DL DC-10-10-SY,UA DC-10-30/30CF-LH,DE,SN,NW,UA DC-10-40-NW BOEING 707-320-TW BOEING 707-400-LH BOEING 727-100-AA BOEING 727-200-LH,NW,EA,DL,US,AA,TW,PA,BN BOEING 737-100-PE BOEING 737-200-LH,WN,CP BOEING 737-300/400-WN,KL,US BOEING 747-100/200-SN,LH,BN,NW,PA,TW BOEING 747-300-KL BOEING 747-400-KL BOEING 757-200-NW,TZ BOEING 757-300-DE BOEING 767-300-BA BOEING 777-2OO-DL AIRBUS A-319 BA,AF,HP AIRBUS A-320 HP,NW AIRBUS A-330 AF,NW AIRBUS A-340 LH LOCKHEED L-1011-500-PA,LT,AC JETSTREAM 31-ONTARIO EXPRESS METROLINER-MESABA FOKKER F-27-MESABA DASH-8-MESABA
And thanks again Kris for hosting this web site every flightplan I make is a joy.
A Flock of Seagulls how about Kajagoogoo and "To Shy" or Wall of Voodoo and "Mexican Radio"
A Flock of Seagulls how about Kajagoogoo and "To Shy" or Wall of Voodoo and "Mexican Radio"
"I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbequed iguana"... Always loved Stan Ridgway's voice. My favorite song by him was a collaboration he did with Stewart Copeland from The Police, "Don't Box Me In" - it was the theme to the Francis Ford Coppola film "Rumble Fish". It's based off the book by S.E. Hinton, who was a classmate of a former girlfriend's mom at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa. Oddly, that was the same girl I was living with when I started in FS add-on work.
That movie, and its cousins "The Outsiders" had a lot of people in it who are now stars. Nicolas Cage was in "Rumble Fish", along with Laurence Fishburne, Glenn Withrow, and the legendary Tom Waits. Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, and Dennis Hopper starred - and it also features a young Sofia Coppola as Diane Lane's sister. If you watch the film, the opening scene of the fight "under the arches" - that is actually the old passenger platform at Tulsa's Union Station. After the trains left, Union Station was converted into an office building. You can still walk down there. The famous Cain's Ballroom where Bob Will made his home, the Sex Pistols played one of their few American shows, and so many other artists have played over the years appears in the movie as well.
"The Outsiders" - that had Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Ralph "Karate Kid" Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, and Diane Lane - a veritable "who's who" of young Hollywood in the early 1980's. That was also filmed in and around Tulsa. The most notable location was the Admiral Twin Drive-In. I went there with the above-mentioned girlfriend in '96 - saw "Escape From L.A." and "The Crow - City of Angels", a double-bill of torture! There was also a Tulsa band in the late 1990's named Admiral Twin - they had some success after Hanson took them on tour as their opening act back in the days of "MMMM...Bop", quite possibly one of the most annoying songs ever. I liked Admiral Twin, though, and if you can find a copy of their one and only major-label release, "Mock Heroic", it's worth a listen - several really strong songs on it.
Two last nostalgic notes before I get back to airplanes. That very same girlfriend, when we attended the University of Tulsa had a friend who always talked about her cousin "Nick" - she finally showed my girlfriend a picture of him, it was Nicolas Cage! Turns out she was a Coppola (Cage being a pseudonym, his real name is Nicolas Coppola) who had come to Tulsa during the filming of "Rumble Fish" and liked it enough that she came back to attend college. The one non-Francis Ford Coppola film based of an S.E. Hinton book that was filmed in the area was "Tex", did filming at the suburban Bixby High School (we called it "Hixby" because it was pretty redneck back then), which my girlfriend graduated from.
Now to planes, here's what I know of flying on:
ATR-72 - American Eagle Boeing 707 - Pan Am Boeing 727 - American, Braniff, Delta, TWA Boeing 737 - United, Southwest, Western Pacific Boeing 747 - Pan Am Boeing 767 - TWA, United Convair 580 - Frontier Dornier 328 - Mountain Air Express (Western Pacific) Douglas DC-8 - Seaboard World Douglas DC-9/MD-80 - American, Delta, Northwest Embraer ERJ-145 - ExpressJet Lockheed L-1011 - TWA
And I'll be on a Canadair RJ for the first time next month, as I'm flying United back to OKC. I usually fly Southwest, but I got a deal.
Airbus A310: Air Transat Airbus A320: First Choice Airlines, British Midland Airbus A321: Aer Lingus (ive been on the majority of the fleet, never seem to get anything else ;D), British Midland, Air 2000 Boeing 727: Iberia (i think, was most likely a 727) Boeing 737-200: Ryanair Boeing 737-300:BmiBaby, Viva (think thats what they were called) Boeing 737-400: British Airways (was either that or an A320, Belfast service stopped quite a while ago) Boeing 737-500: Bmibaby, Aer Lingus(probably) Boeing 737-700: Easyjet Boeing 737-800: Ryanair Boeing 757-200: Air 2000 Boeing 767-200: Air Canada, got on C-FVNM too, oldest 767 flying, (if she still is, I hope so) British Aerospace ATP: British Midland, Manx airlines (these are debateable, one was to Jersey the other to Isle of Man, Airlines and aircraft are an educated guess, I remember it was a reasonable sized prop though) Canadair CRJ-705: Air Canada Jazz DeHavilland Dragon Rapide: (put this in so I had something very classic, it was at Duxford) DeHavilland Canada Dash 8: British Airways Cityexpress McDonnell Douglas MD-11: Monarch Airlines (was a World Airways lease I think)
Post by peterliddell on Jun 4, 2008 10:50:26 GMT -6
oh bleepin heck, why not!
A319= AC A320= AC, CDN, BMI, UA A333= AC 727-200= AC, AA 737-200= Pacific Western, CDN 737-300= UA 737-500= UA 747-100= AC, Wardair 747-200= Wardair 747-400= AC (last domestic flight) 757-200= UA 767-200= AC, flew on all the non-ERs EXCEPT C-GPWA 767-300= AC, CDN 777-300ER= AC (3rd day of op weeee) DC-8-60= AC Dc-9-30= AC (too bleeping many) L1011-100= AC L1011-500= AC BAE 146-200= Air Bc, Air Nova, Jazz CRJ-100= AC EMB-175= AC Dash 8-100= Air Ontario, Air Nova, Canadian Regional, Jazz, Air alliance (too bleeping many) Dash 8-300= Air Ontario, Air BC, United Express/AWC, Jazz (too bleeping many) Dash 8-Q400= Porter ATR42= Inter Canadi>n Saab 340= Calm Air Beech 1900D= Air alliance HS748= Austin Airways, Air Creebec convair 580= Air ontario F.28-1000= Canadian Regional
Short one for me: B741: KLM, Air France, Nationair DC-8-62: Quebecair B721: Lufthansa B722: Air France, Air Canada B732: Lufthansa A320: Northwest, Lufthansa, Air Canada DC-9-10: KLM DC-9-30: Northwest DC-9-50: Northwest A319: Northwest RJ85: Mesaba (NW) B707-300B: Lufthansa B707-400: British Airways
A particularly fine memory is a trip to D.C. in 2000 with my wife and kids to visit the Air and Space. We told the travel agent that, since we were making the trip to see airplanes, we wanted the maximum # of connections! As a result: YUL-DTW-DCA, DCA-DTW-YUL, with a different aircraft type on each segment, visits to the , kiddie wings and the captain of the RJ85 even dusting off his high school French for my kids.. A really wondeful trip
My list is actually really, REALLY short, and includes stuff I flew on as a kid and later...
BAC One Eleven - BN Douglas DC-8 - BN Boeing 727-100 - BN, DL Boeing 727-200 - BN, PE, UA Boeing 747-400 - UA Boeing 737-200 - DL Boeing 737-300 / 500 - UA Douglas DC-10 - UA, PA (ex NA bird, I think) Lockheed L1011 - DL (and an empty one at that...) Canadair (never Bombardier) CRJ200 / 700 - UA (actually OO, YV, ZW, DH, and G7) BAe -146 (all versions) - ZW (including a few ex AP and PS birds) Dornier 328 - ZW Grumman C-2 COD (does that one even count as an airliner?)
That should be a good start...
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OK, I'll join in. First of all, I'm 48 years old so you don't have to try to guess my age from the aircraft I've flown on.
DC-6 (my first flight in 1968 KSBA-KLAX on UAL, still my only piston) 707 CV-880 (yup, TWA KORD-KPHX in 1973) 727 737 747 757 (finally in 2007!) 767 777 DC-9 & MD-80 DC-10 (in 1979 I believe I flew on the AAL aircraft the day before it crashed at KORD) L-1011 SAAB-340 various Embraer jets various CRJs
I also flew a turboprop KPHX-KPSP in 2005 but I can't remember what type.
I regret that I never flew on a DC-8.
Airlines I can remember:
United American TWA Delta Eastern British Airways US Air America West Northwest Continental Southwest Air One (remember that one?!) Frontier
I must be about the oldest or nearly member on RetroAi at 82 but I am very glad I found you.I cannot do much regarding etc but enjoy the comments and help from all.I wont put my flights down that I have been on it will show my age a bit.Taxied out in a B(I)8 Canberra though.As a passenger.NOW,I have sat in the engine bay of a SPITFIRE,now beat that.At 4 years old during WW2 my Aunt helped build them In the Hants and Dorset bus garage in Netley.I am very glad that I have lived through some pretty exciting times when aircraft looked the part.
Post by John Hinson on Jun 27, 2019 14:12:10 GMT -6
My family couldn't afford to fly so my airborne experiences are more recent. I pay little heed to what jets I am flying in so I can't list those (although I recently went on one of those A380 elephants). I flew on a DC-3 Coventry to Jersey (and back) for my 50th birthday, including some time in the c ockpit, and a couple of years later flew London City to the Isle of Man in an ATR with, by pure chance, the same pilot! I must have been in other propellor-driven planes but can't remember - oh yes . . . my first ever flight was Guernsey to Jersey in a Trislander on a very hot day and the updrafts from the fields was chucking us all over the place. Ever since then I chuckle when they talk of turbulence on large planes. And have also flown in an Islander Penzance to Scilly - last one in sits next to the pilot and gets the headphones. By chance I was in the right place in the queue for that until the captain cunningly re-arranged a blonde in a miniskirt to be behind me!
Perhaps the most exciting flight was in a jet landing at Borg El Arab (Egypt) on a very long military runway and ending up inches from the sand at the end. We think the trainee pilot somehow applied power for reversers whilst in forward thrust! And did those brakes smell as we all lunged forward . . .
And an absolutely perfect landing at Gatwick by a German pilot in horrendous weather. My wife was so petrified that she didn't even notice the other passengers screaming as we pitched about on approach!
FS-wise I was late on the scene, being given it by a younger member of the family for having watched him playing with it and saying "that's nice". At the time I was suffering what was then considered to be depression and FS gave me a purpose in life and something to focus on. I made my first add-on as a panel for the Bristol Britannia (although it is rubbish by moidern standards) as a "thank you" for all the freebies out there by others. Incidentally, nearly twenty years on I was correctly diagnosed with PTSD last year, rather than straightforward depression, and have had some good treatment and cope far better these days. But as you get older, so do the generation above you and nowadays (although there is only one left) I have relatively little time for my little world of flying and even less for development work.
Having told you of the PTSD I hope I will be forgiven for the times I may have been a bit gruff on the forums. I still remain grateful for everybody that has contributed to making our FS world more real - and Christian, I really love your recent AI models.
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