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Author Topic: Rare airplane spotting  (Read 1698 times)

Offline swiftus27

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Rare airplane spotting
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:41:41 PM »
Another, just for fun thread (potentially).... pictures YOU took.

Sorry for the terrible quality, they said that they don't wash the windows because it takes one rain storm to make them dirty again.

A 732 (they live!) at Maui in late May 2012.  


Offline TK1244

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 06:13:11 AM »
Another 732, but this time a Brazilian government plane at Rotterdam Airport (RTM/EHRD). Their A319 with President Lula da Silva would arrive the next day...

(I don't have the original size picture anymore :(, lost it when my pc crashed losing all my pictures including several Boeing 727-200/Adv. planes visiting RTM)
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Offline alexgv1

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 11:25:04 PM »
LOL, a rare airplane thread and the first two pictures are of the most common plane in the sky. Anybody else see the humour in that?  :-[

(I know what you're getting at swiftus don't worry. Does an RJ85 count as "rare"?)
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Offline TK1244

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 11:28:56 PM »
If an RJ85 is rare in your area, than you can count it as "rare" ;D
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Offline ARASKA

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 12:21:35 AM »
LOL, a rare airplane thread and the first two pictures are of the most common plane in the sky. Anybody else see the humour in that?  :-[
When I checked Flight Aware, there were 9 737-200s airborne (All going two/from/within Canada or Alaska) versus 419 A320s. Hope you get the point...

Offline alexgv1

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 07:15:26 AM »
When I checked Flight Aware, there were 9 737-200s airborne (All going two/from/within Canada or Alaska) versus 419 A320s. Hope you get the point...


Hmmm last time I checked 737 was the most widely produced jetliner in history (unless A320 has overtaken it yet). Hope you get the point...
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Offline Jona L.

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 07:26:15 AM »
Hmmm last time I checked 737 was the most widely produced jetliner in history (unless A320 has overtaken it yet). Hope you get the point...

I think he referred to 732 especially, which are indeed uncommon nowadays. But still you have a point about 737 in total ;)

P.S. except if you travel in 3rd world countries, such as African countries, Canada, Alaska and the alike... Greece doesn't have any of the running, despite being 3rd world currently :P

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 07:30:30 AM »
British humour is wasted on you lot.... Maybe some more people will post pictures here now anyway.
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Offline swiftus27

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 10:43:28 AM »
Sheesh....  It was because it was a 732 in today's world...  Not that it was a 737. 

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 11:33:19 AM »
When I checked Flight Aware, there were 9 737-200s airborne (All going two/from/within Canada or Alaska) versus 419 A320s. Hope you get the point...

Just to give you a hint: try not to compare apples with pears. Compare a 732 to an Airbus of that time.... ohh, right, they only had good a/c back then, and not some French crap.

Anyways, if you search for something to compare an A320 to, try with B737NG/classics, or 737classics with MD8X. But don't mix 737OG with A320 ;)

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 03:06:23 PM »
Sheesh....  It was because it was a 732 in today's world...  Not that it was a 737. 

irony
 
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪrəni/
noun (plural ironies)
[mass noun]
the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect:
‘Don’t go overboard with the gratitude,’ he rejoined with heavy irony
a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often wryly amusing as a result:
the irony is that I thought he could help me
[count noun]:
one of life’s little ironies
(also dramatic or tragic irony) a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions is clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.

Origin:
early 16th century (also denoting Socratic irony): via Latin from Greek eirōneia 'simulated ignorance', from eirōn 'dissembler'

(source: Oxford English dictionary)
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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 08:27:31 PM »
Well shuddup and snap some photos.  You're in that Europe place where all sorts of strange and old A/C sometime pop up.  Over here, the oldest a/c still flying pax is probably an MD8X.  Who cares about seeing a scorched 'chrome' plane that AA should've retired 10 yrs ago.

Offline Jona L.

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 10:51:18 PM »
Well shuddup and snap some photos.  You're in that Europe place where all sorts of strange and old A/C sometime pop up.  Over here, the oldest a/c still flying pax is probably an MD8X.  Who cares about seeing a scorched 'chrome' plane that AA should've retired 10 yrs ago.

We have SAS for such crap ;D also to mention: Carpat Air F100, Bulgarian Air Charter DC-9-82, Contact air (Lufthansa subsidiary) F70, that is about all of those we have in DUS... maybe to mention TunisAir's B733 having been built '83-'86, also about to hit the 30 yrs of age... and, sad as I am about this... the average age of Lufthansa's 733/5 is 25 yrs, and some are not to be phased out till 2016. I am happy we still have the 737, but it is yet another postpone of the old plan to retire them :P first planning was 2006, now we already have a 10 yr delay in doing it!

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wapp11

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2012, 10:45:47 PM »
I was at MCO this winter and spotted a 732.  I was also quite excited to see one.  I had to pull out FlightAware to track it.  If I remember correctly it was a Mexican charter airline.

dave111

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 05:47:32 AM »
Well shuddup and snap some photos.  You're in that Europe place where all sorts of strange and old A/C sometime pop up.  Over here, the oldest a/c still flying pax is probably an MD8X.  Who cares about seeing a scorched 'chrome' plane that AA should've retired 10 yrs ago.

No, Delta still has some (previously Northwest) DC-9-50's flying - not for much longer, of course, but...

I was at MCO this winter and spotted a 732.  I was also quite excited to see one.  I had to pull out FlightAware to track it.  If I remember correctly it was a Mexican charter airline.

I spotted one at CUN a few years ago, that's the only time I've seen one
« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 05:50:26 AM by dave111 »

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 01:47:21 PM »






Sata Air Açores BAe ATP @ LPHR

Edit: removed the last pic.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 08:55:11 AM by digifreak »

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 05:30:42 PM »
Digi, you can't re-post other people's pictures on AWS.   The last one even has the copyright on it.

Also, I was hoping people would post their own pics...  not those they find on the 'net.

Offline alexgv1

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2012, 05:47:21 PM »
Digi, you can't re-post other people's pictures on AWS.   The last one even has the copyright on it.

Also, I was hoping people would post their own pics...  not those they find on the 'net.
They could be his pictures with his copyright?
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Offline TK1244

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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2012, 10:26:49 PM »
Sata Air Açores BAe ATP old livery
Ohh nice, an ex-Türk Hava Tasimaciligi (THT) plane ;D
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Re: Rare airplane spotting
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2012, 07:46:19 PM »
No, Delta still has some (previously Northwest) DC-9-50's flying - not for much longer, of course, but...

Ah yes. The D95's are my plane of choice. Chalked up about a dozen flights on them in the past year, at least another handful scheduled over the next month or two :-).

And for my contribution to the thread, a bird with its feathers plucked - N664DN on 6/4/2012.

http://plausibletech.com/757.jpg
Image linked due to massive size. 56k = no.

 

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