What's the rarest plane you've seen at your local airport?

British Airways… Not that common at SJC

A380s at SFO are not rare.

If you arrive at SFO or my sporting place at a certain time you’ll be able to spot couple of early arrivals from Emirates.

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I’ve flown on the sun country 738

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Antonov 225 Myria. Its was amazing

I did see a Beluga but that wasn’t even near my local airport

Atlas 747
Air Force One

At one point my airport once had a diverted Lufthansa aircraft. I personally never saw it.

C130. It was crazy! Escpecially for my local airport.

I know the AF A320 flies from Miami to French/ex-French Caribbean destinations (ex. Port-au-Prince, Cayenne, etc.), but I’m not so sure about the TUIfly. Maybe it was one of the Miami Air International 737s leased from TUI without changing paint schemes?

SOFIA perhaps, even though she comes once a year or so.

Legacy 500 at Cardiff Airport doing touch and goes and go arounds

HKJK Nairobi

Etihad A330-200
Qatar 777-200LR
Turkish 777-300ER
Swiss A340-300
Volga dnepr AN124

Gulfstream V
Dassault falcon 7X
Bombardier Global 6000


Royal Dutch AF KDC-10
Royal Dutch AF F18
Etihad 787-9

Qantas 747-400
KLM 747-400
KLM 777-200ER

Air China 777
British Airways 380

Both diversions from London

Any one guess which airport they diverted to??

Probably the Austrian 767 in Tirana

At CWL years ago there was an A380 demonstration taking place. There’s also a maintainance hangar for BA 747s and 777s which is pretty cool, given that the largest plane to operate a route out of there is an A320 (I think occasionally there are also A321s but not very often at all).


I once saw a Windrose A321 at SZG. Really rare sight, you can only spot them a few times during the winter season at Salzburg…

I saw IL76 while I was flying in cyprus. Got a chance to see the cockpit and the glassed area underneath which I imagine would be the most amazing view in the aircraft

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Probably the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation or the Antonov An-225. :)

The Singapore Airlines A359

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Antonov An-124 at Newquay Cornwall Airport

Beluga A300-600ST while visiting filton in bristol