Our weekday morning 757-200 from KCVG, or as we call her, “Big Bird.”
KROC throughout the day.
0640L (100 ramp looking East)
0715L (100 ramp looking East)
1206L (concourse A, looking East)
701UW sporting a hip new look, and being the first of the new American Airlines fleet taking over the US Airways gates here. 701 used to have the US Airways livery not that long ago.
I can tell I’ve been here a while if I can recognize a particular aircraft even after it gets painted in another airline’s colours.
N701 had the Star Alliance billboard livery along with N702, 703 and 704—they were the first US birds to get the New American livery. Out West, N819AW is the first of the old America West birds to get the new livery. Keep up the good work in ROC—hope it’s a good summer for you!
Thank you! This Summer we’re hosting the international airshow, and a general aviation airshow again, so it will be much better than last Summer!
Just watched one of the United ground guys tinker with the air/GPU cart, and (hopefully) accidentally turned on the air which sent the 1’ diameter hose unfurling and flying away from the cart, towards one of the new guys. Nobody was hurt, thankfully, but that’s one of the more hilarious things I’ve seen this week.
It’s a good thing that airbrakes work fine regardless if the fuel truck is on or not. Aircom has two huge generators located right at the apex of a turn onto a service road, and my truck stalled and died right as I was getting onto the turn. One thing is for sure, it’s pretty damn hard to steer 27 tons of truck and fuel without power steering.
Took that truck right out of service.