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What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:05 pm

Completed:
- Spotting trip to St Maarten (2010)
- Spotting trip to Frankfurt (2012)
- Spotting trip to Sydney (2010)
- Flight on at least one aircraft built by western manufacturers (Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed, McDonnell Douglas, BAe, Bombardier, Embraer, Fokker) (1988 - 2013)
- Milk Run flight (AS ANC-JNU-SIT-KTN, 2009)

Completed in 2014:
- Upper Deck on 747 (KLM ORD-AMS)
- First Row on 747 (KLM AMS-ORD, seat 1A)
- Flight on Fokker 100 (Portugalia BRU-OPO-BRU)

Wish List
- Round-The-World flight, each leg on a different airline
- Flight on a blimp
- Flight on hot-air balloon
- Spotting trip to Japan

Missed:
- Flight on a Concorde
- Flight on a DC-8 would have been nice
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:28 pm

My airlines bucket list consists of:

Fly on British Airways (Probably this Spring)
Fly on Japan Airliners
Fly on Qantas
Fly on Lufthansa

Aircraft Bucket List:

British Airways 747-400
Lufthansa 747-8i
British Airways 787-8
Air New Zealand 787-9
Qantas 747-400ER
British Airways 777-300ER
Air Canada 787-8

Airports List:

LHR
FRA
SXM
SYD
NRT
HKG
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:07 pm

The only item on my bucket list is to fly around the world as PIC in a GA aircraft. But a ride on a 707 would be nice too!
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:27 pm

Well, I have a few goals for 2015:

- Get to Kenya and fly the DC-9-15, plus the milk-run through Mogadishu on African Express. Planned for April.

- Northern Canada for the HS748, 732s and DC-3. Doing this in Feb/Mar.

- Fly the Iran Air 747-SP and if possible the 747-200 in scheduled service.

- Visit North Korea again; An-24, An-148, Il-18, Il-76, Il-62, Mil-17, Tu-134, Tu-154B, Tu-204-100 and Tu-204-300.

- Hopefully get some flights around Russia on various older types too.


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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:43 pm

I was finally able to complete one of my bucket list ideas with a trip to SXM in Dec '14 with spotting at Maho Beach and getting to check JBU off my list of airlines. SXM is a must see for any aviation enthusiast, and I had a great experience on JBU

Bucket List:
LAX-TLV on ELY
Any airport to get a BAW B744 to LHR
LAX-SYD-DFW on QFA B744 and A388
LAX, SFO, or ORD to HKG on CPA B77W
LAX-DXB-DFW on UAE A388
MSP-KEF-DEN on ICE B752
SFO-FRA on UAL B744
LAX-MUC on DLH A346
SFO-TPE-LAX on EVA B77W
LAX-IST on THY B77W

As I'm sure with many of the rest of you, there are many many more dream flights that I could go on listing forever, but these top 10 will have to do for now!
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:27 pm

A friend and I have been talking about taking a run at the world record for circumnavigating the world via commercial flights.
It's currently set at 44:06 hours.

We actually had a route planned out at one point, but neither of us could get the time away from work to make it work.
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:11 pm

Ah well... here's my non-exhaustive, constantly changing "to fly list":

Fairchild Swearingen Metro
Dornier 328JET
Dornier 228
Britten-Norman Islander
BAe Jetstream 32 & 41
SAAB 340
DHC Otter & Twin Otter
EMB 110
A310
A340-200 and -500
Beech 1900
DC-3 (booked on PH-PBA for late April)
D.H.89
Short 360
PBY Catalina
HS748
a classic 747
completing the alphabet - need Q, X and Y
anything from Antonov, Ilyushin and Tupolev
plus some nigh on impossible stuff like >Mach 1.0, higher than 50,000 ft, zero g, a 707, a DC-8, an L-1011...

But the most important part is that this "addiction" takes me to parts of the world that I would otherwise never see.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:22 pm

1. Fly a beaver on floats.
2. Fly across the North Atlantic in a single engine piston.
3. Learn to fly rotary wing.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:13 am

Wishlist:

LAS - FRA on Condor's revamped 767
LAS - ZRH on Edelweiss A330
LAS - ICN on Korean Air 77W

Any of those "long, thin" 787 routes (YYZ - DEL coming up...)

Fly on the A340
Fly on the IL-96 (preferably on CU, if possible)
Fly on the IL-62 (I guess JS is the only option...)

Visit Maho Beach!


Missed:

ATL - BOM on Delta 77L
CCS - DAM on Conviasa A342
LAS - HKG on Singapore Airlines 772
LAS - YVR on Philippine Airlines A343
MEM - AMS on Northwest DC-10
ORD - DEL on American 772

Fly on Concorde
Fly on any trijet (especially DC-10, MD-11, L-1011)


- Ytraveller  
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:47 am

My bucket list is constantly evolving.
Planes I want to fly on:
1. Nepal Airlines 757-200 Combi, the only one built
2. Any Dreamliner
3. Any A350
4. Any 767-400ER to complete my 'collection' of 767 subtype flights
5. Any 777-200LR to complete my 'collection' of 777 subtype flights
Experiences I want:
1. tour of the Boeing factory
2. Flying first class on Qantas out of Sydney so I can use the First Class lounge at Sydney Airport, as I am a huge fan of Marc Newsom.
3. Fly on a biz jet
4. Book one of the spotting weekend packages at a sunny Heathrow Airport
I'm sure thereof much more on my aviation bucket list, but the above spring to mind mos readily...
Cheers
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:36 am

Getting back into the pilots seat.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:57 am

In no order:

Fly first class

Fly business class again

Do an around Australia capital city flight with stopovers

Fly on an around the world ticket

Fly on A380, A340, B787

Take the QF Antarctica flight

Personally, get more flying hours someday

Tour of aircraft factory

Visit boneyard like Victorville

Take a hot air balloon ride

Another cockpit visit


Missed:

Fly on Concorde

Fly on another trijet e.g. L-1011


Bucket list ticks   

Flight on 747

Flight on MD-11

Flight on 727 (more than one)

Cross the equator flight

Flight simulator flying

Completed an introduction to flying course and trial instruction flight
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:24 am

Bucket Lists

Airlines:

CX
QR
OZ
KE
NH
NZ Long Haul (again)
EY

Countries:

St Maarten
Iceland
Croatia
Austria
Japan
Canada
Argentina
Portugal

Airports:

Spend 24 hours in SIN
LHR T5
PEK

Other:

Fly in business class
Earn some form of frequent flier status
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:13 pm

to do:
F or J on NH or JL
NH 737BBJ to India
QR A319CJ to LHR
United Island Hopper
a few new A380 operators — OZ, CZ, TG, EY
round the world in a weekend
QF to or from NYC
some unusual transoceanic eg Aeromexico to Japan or Uzbekistan to JFK

would like to repeat:
CX F class daylight HKG-LHR
Eva J class LHR-BKK
IR 747SP
anything on Biman Bangladesh
fly a jet trainer (the most $$$ on this list)
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:27 pm

Wish List

To have enough FF miles to fly LHR-Austraila return 1st class on QF (70% there...maybe 2017)

Fly on these 10 new airlines ...
SIA.... planning a trip from LHR-MUC-MAN-LHR with a return on a SIA 777 MUC-MAN,
JAL,
ANA,
Thai,
Icelandair,
Cathay Pacific,
Hawaiian,
Finnair.....trip to HEL in August planned
KLM
Austrian Airlines

Fly an A380 belonging to Lufthansa, Asiana, Korean Air, SIA, Thai, Malaysian, Qatar, Eithad and China Southern
Fly on a 757.....planning a trip on Icelandair to KEF for 2015
Fly on another A340 ......finally flew on one last year (IB MAD-LHR)
Fly on a B787 ......planning to do a LAN MAD-FRA trip later in the year all being well
Fly on the Qantas B738 Retrojet ...fingers crossed for May
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:18 am

To fly on as many different types that I like as possible - Life long goal.

To log all different 777 variants - Completed in 2013 on the DL 777-200LR N701DN (now just waiting for the 777X)  

To log a 757-300 flight (the 757 stretch aka 'flying pencil') - Finally completed in 2014 on the DL 757-300 N596NW  
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:10 am

In the next five years to fly to Cape Town, Hong Kong for Chinese New Year and Rio de Janeiro for Carnival.

To use UA's FF miles to fly Lufthansa First Class to Frankfurt and experience LH's dedicated FC Terminal.
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:28 am

1) Fly into and spotting at St. Martin

2) Fly AA's new 777-300ER JFK-LHR (First Class)

3) Fly US Airways before their brand goes away (Probably will be flying them next week)

4) Fly the A380 (Any Class)

The rest are general flying different airline and airplane types.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:22 pm

For me a big thing would be to fly to the otherside of the world (Nice, Fr) from Auckland but only on A320s. Then to return to Auckland, only flying on 737s.

Outbound route:
AKL-CNS with Air New Zealand
CNS-DRW with JetStar Australia
DRW-DPS with Air Asia Indonesia
DPS-SIN with Silkair
SIN-CMB with SriLankan Airlines
CMB-SHJ with Air Arabia
DXB-OVB with S7
OVB-SVO with Aeroflot
SVO-HEL with Finnair
HEL-MUC with Lufthansa
MUC-LHR with British Airways
LTN-CDG with easyjet
CDG-NCE with Air France

Inbound route:
NCE-RIX with Air Baltic
RIX-GLA with Ryanair
GLA-YHZ with Europe Air Post (hard to find a 737 doing a transatlantic crossing   )
YHZ-YYT with Canadian North
YYT-YYZ-LAX with American Airlines
LAX-SEA with Delta
SEA-HNL with Alaska Airlines
HNL-NAN with Fiji Aiways
NAN-BNE with Virgin Australia
BNE-SYD with Qantas
SYD-AKL with JetConnect

Yes, that is a hell of a lot of sectors and the route backtracks a lot, but I'm game!! Having logged all those additional airlines and registrations would be very rewarding.

Other than that, my bucket list still includes:
- Flying on the final commercial flight of Air New Zealand's 737s later this year
- Logging as many old russian/soviet types as I can. Would love to go in an IL96 or a Tu154.
- Own my own plane. Then get someone to paint it in the same markings as my cat.
- Being aboard the A320neo's first commercial service
- Fly with Air Koryo
- Qantas Antarctic flight (and also the Air Berlin Arctic sightseeing flight)
- Visiting St Maartin
- Never flying a Bombardier CRJ200 again
- Larger collection of model planes than I have currently
- United flight from Guam to Honolulu
- Landing at Santos Dumont, Lukla, Skiathos, St Maartin, Eagle Vale, Aspen, Tegucigalpa, Juneau, Dutch Harbor etc
- Owning an Airbus A340 (yeah, that one isn't going to happen, but dreams are free)
- Flight on an ACJ or a BBJ
- Fly one of those old Air Chathams Convair 550s to the Chatham Islands and back
- Fly a Tiger Moth and some kind of warbird
- Achieve Elite frequent flyer status with Air New Zealand and Platinum One with Qantas
- Become an Airline CEO  or an aircraft manufacturer CEO
- Take my cat aboard a flight
- Write lots of interesting airliners.net trip reports. Thus far the grand total is one  
- Buy a no longer airworthy CFM56 and mount the fan on one of the larger walls at home
- Visit that Evergreen 747 water park
- Witness, in person, the first flight of as many new aircraft types as possible
- Visit Koru in French Guyana to see an Ariane 5 get launched
- Log every registration in the Air New Zealand fleet
- Buy an airliner that has been parted out and put it in the back yard, like what Jeremy Clarkson did with an English Electric Lightning. Much more interesting than garden gnomes.   Likewise, I wish to oneday acquire a pair of Blended Winglets from a 737 that's getting scrapped and turn them into a garden ornament of some kind
- Airbus A350 first commercial service (not going to happen unfortunately)
- Photograph as many planes as I (reasonably) can
- Have my ashes dispersed by a Rolls Royce turbofan, once I've kicked the bucket


Ones that I've checked off:
- Fly the first plane I ever flew twice. (D-ABVK)
- Visit the Airbus factory at Toulouse.
- Aboard the first commercial flight of the 787-9. 
- Flew a glider solo when I was fourteen
- Circumnavigated the world on a single flight number (NZ1/NZ2). Been around the world (to Europe via Asia then returning via North America, or vice versa) multiple times
- Flown on every major jetliner type (737, 747, 767, 777, A320, A330, A340), even though I don't have all the variants.
- Watched the first flight of the A320neo, A350, 787, CSeries....albeit online
- Flown a really old airliner (De-Havilland Dragon)

Ones that I've been unable to do:
- Final Air New Zealand 747 flight
- Final Qantas 767 flight
- Fly on Concorde (though my parents did)
- Fly on the first A380 flight....though I guess there's still hope if Airbus launches a neo
- Fly in a DC8 or L1011
- Kai Tak
- Singapore Airlines' SIN-EWR route
- Fly on a proper big flying boat (like a Boeing 314 Clipper)

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 15):

To fly on as many different types that I like as possible - Life long goal.

  

[Edited 2015-01-03 06:24:36]
Most recent planes I've been in: A318 F-GUGQ, A319 F-GRHR, A320ceo D-AIZH, A320neo D-AINE, A330-300 VH-QPD, A350-900 B-LRA, A380-800 D-AIMH, 737-600 LN-RPA, 737-700 OY-JTY, 737-800 LN-NGA, 767-300 ZK-NCI, 777-200 ZK-OKD, 787-9 ZK-NZH PW94
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:29 pm

International F
Upper deck on 747
A380
Round-the-world trip

***all of which I will be getting to do in a trip starting 13 January...super excited.***
over a million miles and counting from TYS
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:42 pm

Quoting nate1879 (Reply 19):
which I will be getting to do in a trip starting 13 January...super excited.***


WOW. Bon Voyage. I hope we get a trip report.


[Edited 2015-01-03 12:35:11]
(Not sure how I got posted within the quoted section.)


[Edited 2015-01-03 12:37:17]
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:43 pm

@coachclass: It happens. Thanks! I'm planning to write my first trip report
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:26 am

Oh my i've flown enough and still no widebody.

Planes:
777
A380
767
747

Airports
DXB
LHR
LAX
JFK
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:14 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 18):
- Have my ashes dispersed by a Rolls Royce turbofan, once I've kicked the bucket

I can't believe you typed that!
For the past thirty odd years all if my friends and family have known that I have have wanted the EXACT same thing as you with regards to my ashes, but I have specified at I want it done through an RB211 on the wing of a 757!!!
Great minds think alike, mate! Generally speaking, your extensive bucket list is very similar to mine!
I am especially interested in your mention of model planes... What do you collect, as I'm a collector too!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:05 pm

Traveling from MOW to my home city in Argentina without using big planes, and without going to major airports.
So far it looks posible:
VKO-KZN UTAir ATR72
KZN-CEK-OVB AkBarsAero CRJ200
OVB-IKT Angara An148
IKT-UUD-KHV IrAero CRJ200
KHV-PKC Aurora B732
PKC-ANC Yakutia B738 - 6 yearly flights
ANC-XXXXXXXX-SJU (multiple short flights avoiding main airports such as MIA or LAX or SEA)
SJU-DOM-ANU-BGI-GND-POS LIAT ATR42
POS-PBM-CAY-BEL Surinam Airways B733
BEL-STM-MAO-PVH-CGB Gol B738
CGB-CGR Avianca Brazil F100
CGR-VVI-TJA-SLA Amaszonas CRJ200
SLA-TUC (someone will pick me up, is just 3 hours drive!).
It looks posible, though expensive and time demanding. I'm happy with Lufthy flights to EZE via FRA!
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:17 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 23):
Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 18):
- Have my ashes dispersed by a Rolls Royce turbofan, once I've kicked the bucket

I can't believe you typed that!
For the past thirty odd years all if my friends and family have known that I have have wanted the EXACT same thing as you with regards to my ashes, but I have specified at I want it done through an RB211 on the wing of a 757!!!
Great minds think alike, mate! Generally speaking, your extensive bucket list is very similar to mine!
I am especially interested in your mention of model planes... What do you collect, as I'm a collector too!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

..actually this is giving me ideas! I know my family aren't reading this so..   

Addition to bucket list: I am thinking of getting a tattoo of a twin engine aircraft with = trails. That is not new but the older I get I think, why not..   

=
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:18 am

Realistic for this year or next time permitting...

Get the Air North HS748 prior to retirement
Get to Cuba before it modernizes and take the IL96 out to MAD
Get the Aurigny Trislander prior to retirement - fit it in with a Blue Islands J31
Barra beach landing on the Twotter
Get to SXM
VCV & MHV boneyards

Other than that

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 15):

To fly on as many different types that I like as possible - Life long goal.

   And log as many registrations as possible, the more exotic the better. Very few new countries left to catch.

Generally I would like to spend some time in South America & Russia. Love to go back to Africa, particularly east.

Last year I ticked off the Buffalo DC3 and the Beaver / Otter on floats. Have also flown the 742, DC10, L1011 & 744.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:56 pm

I would like to learn to fly, period.

I would like to take the controls of a 747 for a once in a lifetime experience.

There are some planes I have not yet had the experience to fly on--the A380, the 747SP, and any Russian-made plane.

If I had a time travel portal, I would step back in time and fly on more 747-100s, Concorde, and other classic planes (I actually did fly on a TWA 747 trip once, the only classic 747 I've experienced so far) and also fly Pan Am, Braniff, and other fallen flags.

Outside of aviation, I would like to cross the Atlantic the gracious, old-school way--Cunard ocean liner QM2. I missed out on QE2. With my hypothetical time travel portal, I would take multiple ocean liner voyages in the past--all the Cunarders and other British liners from the 1930s on, as well as ss United States and other ocean liners.

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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:59 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 23):
For the past thirty odd years all if my friends and family have known that I have have wanted the EXACT same thing as you with regards to my ashes, but I have specified at I want it done through an RB211 on the wing of a 757!!!

Ideally it would be a Trent 550 that was attached to on an A340-500, but I figured that I can't really be picky with such unusual requests.  
Quoting bunumuring (Reply 23):
Great minds think alike, mate!

  

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 23):
I am especially interested in your mention of model planes... What do you collect, as I'm a collector too!

Mostly 1:400s. All are civil jets and nearly all are from either JCWings, Phoenix or GeminiJets. I've spend thousands more than I should have collecting these, but its really fun and becomes a little addictive after a while. After every flight, I make a habit of checking online to see if there's a model of the registration I just flew. And of course, one feels the need to try and collect one of each type in the fleet from my favorite airlines. I haven't uploaded any new photos of my 1:400s to flickr in ages (and I'm overseas now), but here are a few snaps of some from months ago.
http://bit.ly/13SErXI
http://bit.ly/13SEtik
http://bit.ly/13SEqDi
http://bit.ly/13SEwuG
http://bit.ly/13SExi0
http://bit.ly/13SEuTt
http://bit.ly/13SEy5B

I occasionally collect 1:200s, but only for planes that I really like or are really special because they take up far too much space.
http://bit.ly/13SGBGZ

Quoting eielef (Reply 24):
Traveling from MOW to my home city in Argentina without using big planes, and without going to major airports.

Wow! That's an awesome routing.
Most recent planes I've been in: A318 F-GUGQ, A319 F-GRHR, A320ceo D-AIZH, A320neo D-AINE, A330-300 VH-QPD, A350-900 B-LRA, A380-800 D-AIMH, 737-600 LN-RPA, 737-700 OY-JTY, 737-800 LN-NGA, 767-300 ZK-NCI, 777-200 ZK-OKD, 787-9 ZK-NZH PW94
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:41 am

Completed:

A380
747 (-400)
777 (-200)

Yet to be completed:

A340 (preferably a -500 or -600)
A350
Any commercial turboprop
747-8
787 (preferably one built in South Carolina, my home state)
777-200LR
777-300ER

I'm 23, but other than 1 trip to London and 2 to Australia, all of my flights are within the U.S. The main ones I'm really concerned about getting are the A340 (airlines seem to be dumping them for 777's, 787's and A350's) and 747-8 (only a couple of airlines use them for commercial services). I want to travel to Germany one day, so maybe I could fly LH and knock both off of my list in one vacation.

Missed: (or at least ones that are out of commercial service)

Large "three holers" (L-1011, MD-11, DC-10)
727
707
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:40 am

Todo:
- A340-500 - too bad none of the few left do the super long routes anymore.
- Find out the the aircraft of my first flight in a passenger aircraft. Austrian Airlines from JNB to VIE via NBO in 1994 - I think it was an A310 but I'm not sure. I would like to fly this aircraft again.
LUA (preferrably as a spectator)

Missed:
- Kai Tak (both as a spectator and a passenger)
- Concord.
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:29 pm

Planned for this year:
— Visit KSC
— A cockpit visit on any aircraft
— First ever TR
— Get back to the Dayton Air Show again

Planned for future bucket list:
— Boeing Factory Tour/Museum of Flight
— Airbus factory tour?
— See a launch from KSC (maybe)
— First international flight
— Fly a non-US carrier
— Book something other than economy!
— Types I'd like to hit --> 757, 747, 787, A330, A350, A380
— Cross the date line, equator and prime meridian
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:45 pm

One the list:
DHC-8
SAAB 340
EMB-120 Brasilia
American's new A321T
Flying any of the AA/US special liveries, especially PSA or either of the America West ones
Visiting the Carolinas Aviation Museum and seeing the US Airways "miracle on the Hudson" A320
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:32 pm

Quoting VapourTrails (Reply 25):
Addition to bucket list: I am thinking of getting a tattoo of a twin engine aircraft with = trails. That is not new but the older I get

Hi mate,
Likewise, I have thought about an aircraft tattoo... A VC-10 in vertical profile for me, and/or a 146, and/or a 757... I want and will get a tattoo, but I'm actually more inclined to get an eagle... As in the bird, not the F-15!

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 28):
I've spend thousands more than I should have collecting these, but its really fun and becomes a little addictive after a while. After every flight, I make a habit of checking online to see if there's a model of the registration I just flew. And of course, one feels the need to try and collect one of each type in the fleet from my favorite airlines.

Hi mate,
Every word you said in this quote applies to me as well! Wow! I do exactly the same thing! We must be twins! On my 'bucket list of aviation things' is to get an example of as many different types and variants of planes as I can, and as many models of planes I have flown on as possible! My favourite of the latter is an Emirates A340-500 I flew on Sydney-Christchurch years ago... My only A340 flight to date.
An example of my quest for specific variants of planes: 737
-100: none
-200: many BA world tails (i collect them), Air Vanuatu/Polynesian, Ansett
-200C: ANZ (I've flown in the specific one)
-300: Ansett (I've flown in the specific one)
-400: Qantas (I've flown in the specific one)
-500: none yet but I'm after a specific China Southern one that I've flown on
-600: Lauda Air
-700: ANA 'gold livery'
-800: too numerous to list! QF 'retrojet' being the latest...
-900: Korean 'star fighter' logo jet
-900ER: Lion Air
-BBJ/C-40: USAF VIP blue livery
Cheers,
Bunumuring.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:37 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 33):
Hi mate,Likewise, I have thought about an aircraft tattoo... A VC-10 in vertical profile for me, and/or a 146, and/or a 757... I want and will get a tattoo, but I'm actually more inclined to get an eagle... As in the bird, not the F-15!

The eagle?! That is my first choice (too) and has been the original one for a long time. I am not sure but I may get it carrying a ribbon in it's talons or something.. First I will get that, on my left hip, and then sometime later I will get the twin engine, I think 763 because it is quite 'generic' IMHO on the right hip. In my retirement, then I will get a third or fourth one, colour or black and white I am not sure. A Southern Cross would be good, they are quite popular in AUS, not a huge one though.

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 33):
..get an example of as many different types and variants of planes as I can, and as many models of planes I have flown on as possible!

Where do you put all of these models, do you dust them regularly, or are they put away and only certain ones are on display at a time?

I have started keeping more specific logs and photographs of the aircraft I have flown on.

[Edited 2015-01-19 17:46:33]
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:23 am

Quoting VapourTrails (Reply 34):
Where do you put all of these models, do you dust them regularly, or are they put away and only certain ones are on display at a time?

Hi there,
I used to have them all on display. My previous house was architecturally designed and had these really deep window sills without window 'coverings' necessary and I displayed my models on them, grouped according to theme. The window sills were absolutely perfect for display but dusting them became a weekly habit that took quite some time. My current house doesn't have such window sills and in any case requires window coverings that wouldn't allow anything to be displayed on the sills.
However, one dark and stormy night a cyclone in the shape of a three year old boy who wasn't being supervised by his parents (my cousins) while I was cooking dinner, swept through a line of British Airways 'World Tails' 767-300ERs and broke three of them. A Garuda CV-990 lost two engines and an undercarriage unit and a French Air Force E-3F had it's rotodome damaged in the same cyclone. I kept my cool, blamed it on myself, and promptly removed all planes from display. I now have only a select number of the newest purchases on display, plus a few I simply cannot keep boxed away eg. American Airlines C-5A/'L-500' Galaxy... These models are displayed at strategic positions around my home, mostly out of reach of visiting small cyclones, and lit appropriately.
I dust them probably once a fortnight on average. I am always on the lookout for a display cabinet or method of display that satisfies my requirements. I would love to have them all on display (I have well over a hundred, according to my father who marvels over them whenever he visits) but the undisplayed ones are resting in their original boxes in a high security storage facility away from my house that's fireproof, bombproof and childproof!
I retrieve them occasionally just to look through them, and rotate some 'onto display', or when someone is visiting that I know has an interest in them!
How do you display yours?
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

[Edited 2015-01-19 20:27:27]
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:32 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 35):
However, one dark and stormy night a cyclone in the shape of a three year old boy who wasn't being supervised by his parents (my cousins) while I was cooking dinner, swept through a line of British Airways 'World Tails' 767-300ERs and broke three of them. A Garuda CV-990 lost two engines and an undercarriage unit and a French Air Force E-3F had it's rotodome damaged in the same cyclone.

Mate, I can only imagine the type of fear and terror going through such a storm could cause...

Honestly, the way you wrote that makes Cyclone Tracy look like a 5 minute rain shower compared to Cyclone 'Three Year Old Boy'  
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:59 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 35):
However, one dark and stormy night a cyclone in the shape of a three year old boy who wasn't being supervised by his parents (my cousins) while I was cooking dinner, swept through a line of British Airways 'World Tails' 767-300ERs and broke three of them. A Garuda CV-990 lost two engines and an undercarriage unit and a French Air Force E-3F had it's rotodome damaged in the same cyclone. I kept my cool, blamed it on myself, and promptly removed all planes from display..


  

How do I display mine? I don't have any airplane models, and I hate dusting. I would also be tempted to throw them through the air and see how they fly, except they aint paper planes..   

I have thought about buying some, but I cannot choose. So I just like to look at photographs, videos etc.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:49 am

Certain routes on my bucket list I have ticked off include RDU - LHR on AA and LHR - SAN on BA. Also ticked off a 753 with DL SFO - ATL in Summer 2014.

I'm ticking the Fokker 100 off in May 2015 (unless there are any changes) when I fly MAN - LIS with NI / TP.
 
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:01 am

Quoting VapourTrails (Reply 37):
How do I display mine? I don't have any airplane models, and I hate dusting. I would also be tempted to throw them through the air and see how they fly, except they aint paper pl

Hey! Don't worry, some of mine HAVE flown as I have dusted them... Let's just say that my line up of BA 'World Tails' 767s must be the unluckiest 1/400 models around, lol. The Danish 'Wings' world tail lived up to it's name and tried to fly off a window sill once when bumped by an elbow whilst dusting! Fortunately, I could fix the bent wing and vertical tail... Dusting can be dangerous, you know...

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 36):
Honestly, the way you wrote that makes Cyclone Tracy look like a 5 minute rain shower compared to Cyclone 'Three Year Old Boy'  

Hi mate, Cyclone Tracey was nothing compared to Cyclone Three Year Old... Lol. Needless to say, the latter cyclone will never return to haunt my collection. The funniest thing was when said cyclone's parents offered to replace the broken planes, and gave me a $20 note to buy replacements!

Cheers,
Bunumuring.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:20 pm

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 39):
gave me a $20 note to buy replacements!

Ah, the gall!   I used to have my collection (mostly Herpa 1/500) on display in my old room at my parents'... until the day their regular housekeeper sent someone else. Suffice to say that a Luftwaffe airfield wouldn't have looked much different in 1945.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:44 pm

Well, I'm about to cross one off on Monday: Antarctica on a QF 747, and hopefully a 747-400ER (chances are that it will be, but I don't want to speak too soon and have a non-ER turn up at the gate ...)

As for the others, I'd love to log the following types:

1. Upper deck on a 747
2. Boeing 747-8
3. Boeing 787
4. Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 777-200LR.

Spotting at SXM is definitely one of the aviation-related things I'd love to do, likewise UA's Island Hopper to Guam.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:20 pm

For my age I am very pleased with my airline and aircraft log but that said I do have a wish list:

-Upper deck of B747 and A380 (I nearly had this one, was booked on MH 20 CDG-KUL with seat selected in upper deck but later cancelled)
-Singapore Airlines
-Qatar Airways
-Oman Air
-Saab 340
-757-300
-767-400
-All 777 sub types (772, 772ER, 772LR, 773, 77W)
-Air New Zealand (Will cross this off in May)
-Fly from USA-Asia to complete a round-the-world log.
-Fly DFW-SYD - the worlds longest flight.
-Enter the TK Lounge in IST.
-Be on the inaugural flight of a new aircraft type.
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RE: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:53 am

I wouldn't mind a round the world flight with Etihads A380 in the Residence.....
  
 
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Re: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:30 pm

My list is narrowing. I've been to most parts of the world, and I seek out funky flights. Here are the ones that come to mind:

Done a few Alaska Airlines milk runs.
Did the Air Mike Island Hopper
Flew the Concorde
Flew LCY-SNN-JFK on BA's baby bus.
Flew NZ LAX-RAR-AKL
Flew into and out of Iceland.
Have flown many 5th freedom flights

On my wish list is Air Greenland and First Air
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Re: What Is On Your Aviation Bucket List?

Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:11 am

I have an easier dream now. I'd love to fly in a Retrojet. I've spotted many, my first one was the A320 of Air France on a layover in CDG (flying BOG-CDG-MAD back in 2009). I had the AF2100 flight (leaving MAD at 2100) while the retrojet did the AF2000 flight (leaving MAD at 2000). I saw it taxing when we arrived to MAD. Then i've seen many retrojets, like the one of TAROM which I love. But i've never been able to board one... Seems childish and doable, but... Never been so lucky.
This year, I logged 34 flights, but most were boring. Bought 5 flights in Olympic (all of them in the Dash) and ALL five ended out being in a boring A320 of Aegean. I've logged so many regs of Aegean (8 segments flown this year, all of them in A320), that i'm fed up with them.
BTW, I also logged my first Yak42 flight (Turukhanavia, DME-BAX). Amazing experience. Trip report soon to be posted.

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