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by tjwgrr
Tue May 22, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Which aircraft is this?

Looks like a 737-100 / 200 tail to me.





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by tjwgrr
Mon May 21, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9388

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

LovePrunesAnet wrote:
Middle seat Lounge before the flight and middle finger experience on board the flight


LOL- post of the day! :rotfl:

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO expanding its expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: MCO expanding its expansion

https://goo.gl/maps/zs1EgPPPdVL2
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Why have they never built the 3rd wing of Airside 2? Looks like they could add 8-9 more gates there:

https://goo.gl/maps/zs1EgPPPdVL2

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by tjwgrr
Sat May 12, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17545

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Make the crane and the circle gold, paint the cowlings blue, and add small gold cranes with the circle on the cowlings. Would look 100% better.

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7168

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Another evacuation caught on tape that I find completely infuriating..........If passengers care so little about their own safety, I don't know what else the airlines can do on their own. The government seriously needs to find a way to implement fines for those who disregard their own safety and wo...

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4544

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

"When will WN begin to retire the 73G?"

Reminiscent of the frequently posted: "When will DL retire the DC-9" in the past.

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by tjwgrr
Mon May 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4544

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

WN is more likely to refresh the interior on some of those "tired" planes in the near future. Then you will think they are young and fresh... They periodically do that (most common during a D check). Have a great day, Yep, a fresh coat of paint on the outside, and a refresh of the interio...

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by tjwgrr
Thu May 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about N880DP
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Question about N880DP

Hello all, I recently saw an MD-80 tail number N880DP at GSP. It flew in the Miami Hurricanes baseball team. I saw it still had the original DC-9 style pointed tail cone. Is this the last MD-80 with the original style tail cone in the United States? The last time I saw one was an Allegiant plane ba...

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 02, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7539

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Didn't Condor operate 757 charters into MKE a number of years ago? I know they flew flights for Apple Vacations to tropical destinations, but I think I also recall charters to Germany even further back.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Private Charter Question
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Private Charter Question

http://www.miamiair.com/fleet_737_400.asp
http://xtraairways.com/s/2016-XTRA-Seat ... 400-68.pdf

Ameristar offers a 56 seat 2-2 732 (yes -200)
http://www.ameristarjet.com/paxACBoeing.htm
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More than you need, but Miami Air and XTRA Airways both offer 68 seat 2-2 all F class 734.
http://www.miamiair.com/fleet_737_400.asp
http://xtraairways.com/s/2016-XTRA-Seat ... 400-68.pdf

Ameristar offers a 56 seat 2-2 732 (yes -200)
http://www.ameristarjet.com/paxACBoeing.htm

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by tjwgrr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1970

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

klm617 wrote:
Does anyone here thing B6 could make BOS-GRR work.


More likely with DL or AA operating a 2 class RJ.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5778

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
How long did jetstinkers branded flying last? Not too long.


April 2007 to September 2008. FAIL

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by tjwgrr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6679

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

Here in GRR, we can get ORD & DTW diversions when there’s WX issues. Some of the most interesting ones I’ve seen over the years: ORD diversions: Singapore Cargo 744F Great Wall 744F Various UA 763s from Europe Lots of domestic narrow-body aircraft (mainly UA, some AA) DTW diversions: DL / NW 744...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walmart Cargo Network
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Walmart Cargo Network

Here's one of Walmart's aircraft. I never new there was a G650F. They must load freight through the cabin door like ABEX did with their DC-9s, DC-8s and YS-11s. :tongue2:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the MD-80 Freighter?
Replies: 19
Views: 3272

Re: What happened to the MD-80 Freighter?

Didn't Airborne used to use DC9s? Technically yes, though even as they were operated as freighters they were always loaded just through the front passenger door, no side cargo dor. AFAIK no DC-9 was ever converted to a full freighter from pax, every side cargo door on a -9 was delivered that way fr...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant carrier @ EWR before PE
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Dominant carrier @ EWR before PE

http://www.departedflights.com/EWR75p1.html
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Looking at this April 1975 EWR schedule, the edge is to Allegheny & Allegheny commuter (combined), with EA second, then DL, then UA.

http://www.departedflights.com/EWR75p1.html

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by tjwgrr
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1970

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

GRR has had some interesting developments lately. F9 announced PHL-dartboard approach? January saw a 13% growth over last year, and just today AA up gauged DFW to the MD80. This is the first time we've had AA mainline since 1995. This route has went from 4x E-145, to 3x E-175, to 2x Md80. Any thoug...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3483

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

Thanks for everyone’s input. It’s nice to hear the different perspectives and information that I wasn’t aware of. This question has been on my mind for a while. Not meaning to shift the subject, but I'm really surprised no one is operating GRR-BOS. AA or DL CR7 / E170-75 would be the logical candid...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with most 747 service
Replies: 35
Views: 3240

Re: Airports with most 747 service

I counted somewhere around 35 747 arrivals into ANC yesterday (Sunday 25-Feb) That's got to be at, or near the top. OP didn't specify pax only.

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by tjwgrr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway
Replies: 47
Views: 8519

Re: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway

Get there it is, to me, is not just about the destination, but also the idea of wanting to "finish this", in that case not make yet another missed approach/diversion, or go around when the approach was not going that well, but "put it down" hoping it would be OK. I'm not saying ...

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by tjwgrr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18466

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

What was the 2017 passenger enplaned / deplaned count at ROC?

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 8237

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

shankly wrote:
I'm based in Cape Town and tempted to show up for my next flight back to London with a support Great White


What about a support Cougar? :spin:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 58
Views: 5239

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Still smokin' hot looking at 36! She's certainly a P.I.L.F. (Plane I Like to Fly)

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11427

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

CCGPV wrote:
For those of us not using flighradar can we get a flight number or anything?


AIB321 / D-AVZO

Not showing up on Flightaware for some reason.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 5190

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

It was interesting to see the odd ops to position crew and a/c. For example here in GRR:
TPA-MEM-MDW-GRR ran TPA-MEM-GRR
TPA-PHL-MDW-GRR ran TPA-PHL-GRR
MCO-GRR-MDW-FLL-SJU ran MCO-GRR-FLL-SJU

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11564

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Those pax lost a whole day in Vegas, some of whom probably were coming back on the Sunday LAS-DSM. Hardly worth going after a 14 hour delay.

Exactly why I don't fly Allegiant, and why I advise my relatives and co-workers the risk of doing so.

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by tjwgrr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports dominated by freighter planes (other than MEM and SDF)
Replies: 22
Views: 2524

Re: Airports dominated by freighter planes (other than MEM and SDF)

Frankfort-Hahn (HNN / EDFH) comes to mind, although Ryanair has a number of flights there.

Rockford, IL (RFD) is another one.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 5010

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Atlanta has the biggest airport in the world but has only a population of 400.000 people. A little deceptive IMHO. Metro Atlanta has 6+ million people whereas Burlington, VT and Jackson, WY, for examples, don't have much outside of their city limits. If we're talking just population within city lim...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Operations for February 9th
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: ORD Operations for February 9th

Winds are forecast to be light (10-11 knots or less) which should help. Also, temps forecast to stay below freezing, so it should be easier to clear.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 6621

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

Here is “Air Horse One” landing at PBI with polo ponies on board. 4778399 N725CK is the actual Air Horse One: 4146975 https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2016/10/26/tex-sutton-air-horse-one/92782198/ https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/781363388b25b645ad38372b1f67e22b897e9b1e/c=245-0-4012-28...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW
Replies: 30
Views: 3633

Re: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW

OslPhlWasChi wrote:
.....PHL-GRR is 2x weekly (MF), A320

FIrst time F9 will serve DFW and GRR.......IND and GRR will be the only F9 flights at PHL that are less than 3x weekly.


F9 has been operating GRR- MCO & RSW since December. In the past, F9 operated GRR-DEN from 2010 into 2013.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 29
Views: 6570

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

http://smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-marti ... pdate.html
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Terminal reconstruction is ongoing at SXM with commercial pax using temporary structures.

Update from last week:

http://smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-marti ... pdate.html

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by tjwgrr
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 56
Views: 9390

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

mat66 wrote:
They blew it. All what this means is that the E190-E2 now has more than 2900nm range and mustn't be allowed to compete with the 727 in Boeing country. More tariffs!


Unless you buy the company.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1970

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

Being a UA hub, I could see UA adding SFO-GRR. SFO-MSN was just announced this week and will be operated by the E175.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 54
Views: 3494

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

Alligiant starting SRQ Year round service PIT & IND atart April 11 CVG starts Apri; 13 http://srq-airport.com/allegiant-announces-new-nonstop-service-srq-3-cities http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180109/updated-allegiant-air-coming-to-sarasota-bradenton-airport Now....I wonder if this does a...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 13291

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

- Lufthansa Frankfurt: Seattle 744 Rio de Janeiro 744 Mexico City 744 Johannesburg 744 Denver 744 Osaka 744 Seoul 744 Sao Paulo 748 Bueno Aires 748 Tokyo 748 Bengaluru 748 will edit the information as information becomes available through you guys and through other online sources, thankyou! + Chica...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 4108

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

747F
Cargolux
UPS
Cathay Pacific
Polar Air Cargo
Korean Air
Air Bridge Cargo
Nippon Cargo
Atlas
Asiana
China Airlines
EVA
Singapore
Yangtze River Express
China Cargo
Kalitta


777F:
Air China
Fedex
Etihad
China Southern
EVA
Korean Air
Southern Air
China Cargo

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29908

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

Likewise for Norwegian at ALB. SWF/ALB dont regularly process widebody international flights customs wise and ramp wise too. From the article: http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Storm-brings-what-may-be-first-Norwegian-Air-12473441.php#photo-14790209 "Airport spokesman Doug Myers said ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29908

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

MSJYOP28Apilot wrote:
....If SIA cant get out of SWF, it will be a nightmare for those passengers and crew customs and hotel/transport wise.....


The Star Alliance hub at IAD would have made much more sense.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29908

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

Vis very poor, strong winds, snow / heavy snow, blowing snow, freezing fog, Not good. KJFK 041551Z 34030G39KT 1/8SM R04R/0800V1400FT SN BLSN FZFG VV004 M06/M06 A2933 RMK AO2 PK WND 34041/1504 SLP933 SNINCR 1/5 P0001 T10561061 $ KEWR 041609Z 34027G37KT 1/4SM R04R/1600V2000FT SN BLSN VV006 M05/M06 A29...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 11095

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

surfpunk wrote:
Vouch this, although IMO, it should have been repainted in the old NW bowling shoe livery.


As should their DC-9-50 N675MC.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?
Replies: 27
Views: 2597

Re: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?

Not uncommon on the Gulfstrean when during taxi, especially when light. Also was common on the 727 center engine but as I recall when your were in reverse you were blocking the air for the CSD oil cooler so extanded periods were discouraged. Yeah, we have a nest of G-Vs here in GRR- see it all the ...

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by tjwgrr
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs
Replies: 40
Views: 6032

Re: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs

It seems to me that the USPS had an operation--although not a hub--at GRR back in the 80s & 90s. I also remember seeing UPS 727s there. Can anyone here verify or debunk that? Happy New Year! SkyVoice Yes, USPS did run an air operation at GRR back in the 80's and perhaps into the 90's. I have GR...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 19198

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916

Michigan State (marching band) SAN-LAN (Omni Air 772)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE812
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Return flights from the Holiday Bowl:

Michigan State (team) SAN-DTW (DL 744)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916

Michigan State (marching band) SAN-LAN (Omni Air 772)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE812

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by tjwgrr
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 19198

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI8422


Probably U of M fan charter, or possibly the band.
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n92r03 wrote:
Atlas is bringing a 744 back to TPA today from DTW:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI8422


Probably U of M fan charter, or possibly the band.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 9765

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

cokepopper wrote:
Very nice thanks for posting. Personally I don’t think it can compare to the final L1011 ATL flyover (gear up)


Link to the video please.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 350 in MKE
Replies: 10
Views: 3940

Re: A 350 in MKE

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIB ... 1202/1352Z


Better yet:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FWWXL
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71Zulu wrote:


Better yet:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FWWXL

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