So, I went to sit up at the viewing park at Fort Lauderdale to enjoy some of the lovely weather. There happened to be a C-17 at one of the FBO's that was due for a departure at some point, so I was keeping a good eye on that and a slightly interested ear to my scanner that was in the car next to me. During one of the transmissions, my ears perked up a little - it kind of went something like this.
WN XXXX: Tower, Southwest XXXX, ILS runway 27R.
Tower: Southwest XXXX, you are number 2 to a heavy Boeing 707, runway 27R cleared to land
BRA2401: Tower, Bravo Romeo Alpha 2401 short final for runway 27R.
I have to admit that my ears perked up at the words Heavy Boeing 707. I got out of the car and looked east and there they were, the tell-tale 4 streams of smoke trailing behind this object out to the east. Well - it lands on runway 27R and because of 2 exits that were closed, it comes all the way to the last exit, Bravo 1, turns onto taxiway Bravo, goes to the end and does a 180 degree turn and heads down taxiway Charlie to Signature.
Oh - what was it? Brazilian Air Force KC-137 - that came out of nowhere - who knows why - but - I'm glad it did. It was a perfect start to the South Florida Fall shooting season. Some more time spent behind the camera lens.....
|FAB2401 - Brazilian Air Force KC-137|