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Topic: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: Oceanic
Posted 2012-01-15 11:45:48 and read 8893 times.

I was just browsing the database and came across this photo. The caption indicates that this was the 2nd visit of the 787 to SRQ. Anybody know why?


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Topic: RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: 777STL
Posted 2012-01-15 12:40:54 and read 8723 times.

Ahh, there was a thread about it a while back. I think it was stopping there enroute to/from south America for x-wind testing.

Topic: RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: tdscanuck
Posted 2012-01-15 13:59:47 and read 8557 times.

Quoting Oceanic (Thread starter):
The caption indicates that this was the 2nd visit of the 787 to SRQ. Anybody know why?

Port of Entry for US customs coming back from South America.

Tom.

Topic: RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: ikramerica
Posted 2012-01-15 14:10:37 and read 8520 times.

SRQ has a barely used customs facility with employees available. Mostly for private flights, and for a few international flights on small aircraft. Rather simple to schedule the stop-over there.

Topic: RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: FLALEFTY
Posted 2012-01-15 15:22:27 and read 8335 times.

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 3):
SRQ has a barely used customs facility with employees available. Mostly for private flights, and for a few international flights on small aircraft. Rather simple to schedule the stop-over there.

Not to mention that SRQ is very nice place catch a pretty sunset, have a good meal and enjoy a peaceful overnight in a gulf-side hotel.

Topic: RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: ikramerica
Posted 2012-01-15 15:55:54 and read 8275 times.

Did they overnight though?

Topic: RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: 727LOVER
Posted 2012-01-16 09:36:28 and read 3330 times.

It came in on a Monday afternoon and overnighted & left on Tuesday morning. IIRC, it returned on Thursday & overnighed until mid Friday, then back to Seattle

To add: there was a different 787 back in July.

[Edited 2012-01-16 09:42:58]

Topic: RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: ikramerica
Posted 2012-01-16 09:49:21 and read 3188 times.

I guess the crew needed a rest. Stoping in srq and staying by the ocean or the bay is nicer than Orlando or tpa.

Topic: RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?
Username: andytb77
Posted 2012-01-16 10:00:08 and read 3103 times.

In July, N7874 was at SRQ stopping en route to/from South America. It overnighted both times then, as well.


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