vikkyvik wrote:Well this was interesting.
So a normal 20 minutes of watching traffic fly over work on final approach to SNA goes something like this:
Oooo, WN new colors....oh wait, I hate WN's new colors
UA.....is it a 752??!! Nope, just a 738
etc, etc, rinse, repeat....
So anyway, I was leaving work tonight, well after sunset. Turn out of the parking lot, down the street, stop at a stop sign. As I glance to my right, I see lights in the sky. They seem...odd. So anyway, my turn, so I turn right. There are some lights heading right over me that are either way lower or way larger than the typical traffic. I nearly strain a back muscle looking out the windshield and then up through the sunroof as it flies directly over. And yep, that's not a normal SNA aircraft - that's a C-17.
Like the 787, they never quite look that large until they fly right over your head.
A C-17 at SNA? Whaaa?? Growing up in that part of the world, the largest bird was a Fedex A300.
I can relate to the monotony. However, it got to the point of CO735 or CO737, Reno Air, Southwest, another AA 752 (that was about all they flew in there), oh look Aloha, another AA 752...