My Plane Geek Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list. Some want to run a marathon, parachute(although I don’t get jumping out of a perfectly fine aircraft), bungee jump or meet a famous person to name a few. While I respect all of those, being a plane/aviation geek, mine probably seem lame compared to having hamburger with George Costanza.

I’ve been working on this for a while and with yesterday being National Aviation Day I figured I needed to get cracking on it. There were a few blogs I read that included seeing certain planes in person, visiting here or there and meeting aviation greats. I read 3 that said they wanted to photograph the Antonov AN-124 and the AN-225. To some a 747 or the A380 are common place at JFK/LAX. In Bangor, not so much. However, the AN-124 is like seeing a CRJ-700 in Bangor. While the AN-225 is a little bit more of a rarity, we still see it once or twice a year.

Without further interruption and because I’m starving here they are in no particular order:

  • Boeing Factory Tour – Everett, WA
  • Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum – McMinnville, OR
  • Fly along and photograph a refueling mission with the Maine Air National Guard 101st Air Refueling Wing
  • Airbus Factory Tour – Toulouse/Finkenwerder
  • Get my pilots license
  • Maho Beach/Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten
  • Take a flight on a 787 Dreamliner
  • Take a flight on an A380
  • Do an up close and personal shoot with an A380 as well as a 787 Dreamliner(Or if you’re British Airways I could hit 4 birds with one stone).
  • Attend Farnborough Air Show
  • Featured photographer for a major airline doing air to air and behind the scenes shots.
  • Eat a Biscoff cookie a day for the rest of my life.

What is on your Av/Plane Geek Bucket list?


4 thoughts on “My Plane Geek Bucket List

    1. Thanks! I would have to agree with you on the top deck. We get them on occasion here in Bangor, mostly freighters but I’ve seen them at other airports in pax configuration, just one flight. That’s all I ask!

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