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A Day At IAH

Posted by iahflyr in A View From The Tower on Apr 2, 2014 1:43:01 AM

kharada46 told me I needed to go to the airport and take some pictures to satisfy the "aviation geek" side of things for himself and others, so on this somewhat cloudy misty rain day I decided to do just that!

 

After cutting the grass this morning and cleaning up the pollen that had taken over the driveway I headed off to Houston Intercontinental Airport, taking a road I drove for many years when I worked there.

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The short 24 mile drive was void of any traffic and soon I found myself exiting the Toll Road for the airport.

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This one is for you pluto77!

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I headed for the parking garage at Terminal E, the newest Terminal at IAH and past my old stomping grounds where I was employed for a great number of years.  Now we know why pluto77 calls me Texas Tower Boy!

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I got to the parking garage just about the time a number of international airlines started to arrive.

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B737

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CRJ9

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E190

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B744

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A388


As well as a few others flag carriers from the U.S.

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MD88

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MD83

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B772


We are very luck in Houston as we get quite a few chances to see the B788.

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As well as the AN124, one of the worlds largest aircraft.

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Of course the airport was landing east and using three runways for departure so the parking lot at Runway 9 wasn't too full of airplanes waiting to leave town.

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And who says United doesn't have any management plans......not this place!

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I certainly enjoyed going back to the place I spent some 29 years working from, but it wasn't the same since I had no headset and mic to tell pilots where to go.

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The Houston Airport System above ground train is a good way to get from Terminal A to Terminal E.

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And United has way too many gates on the south side of the terminals and more on the north side.

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Just when you thought you'd seen the last of America West livery on an airplane, poof one lands on the far north runway, Runway 8L.

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But I had to leave and go homeward, but you can find more of my days fun hereAviation!    in a day or three!!!


Yes I am an aviation geek as well.

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