LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
I bet spotting is getting interesting at DAB this week.
Just looked at FlyteComm for DAB, looks like Pace has two 733s coming in, one from RDU, one from CLT, no surprise there, probably bringing marketing and promo people, could be a fan charter
Not sure how the number of bizjets comes in stacks up to usual.
Figure we have some forum members down there, maybe they could give us some info on what's coming in out of the ordinary for Speedweek.
Chepos, where are you, I bet you would be a great source for this?
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
Oh, just found a special charter by DL out of IAD for DAB, I'm guessing this is one of the Shuttle craft that arent used on the weekend?
Flight Number 9778
Departure City (Airport) Washington, DC (IAD)
Departure Time 02/15/2003 12:06 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
Arrival Time 02/15/2003 02:01 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-800
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
Fsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
Maybe he is a NASCAR fan... but he may just be at his home at the Spruce Creek fly- in community. I know he has a home there. Maybe he just felt like taking the 707 over instead of one of his other planes or driving down SR 40.
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
Fsuwxman: SR-40 (Granada Blvd) ain't nowhere near Spruce Creek. Spruce Creek is on Taylor Road (aka Dunlawton Ave once you're East of I-95).
I've lived in Daytona a good while, and I know that much.
As for the V-Jet and the widebodies, we've had them both in the past couple of days. Just about every type of jet imaginable, military included - and the Rednecks, of course, leaving AL, MS and GA half empty, are all here.
FUN! I can't wait for these guys to get out of Daytona...! Traffic (flying included) will be hell until they do!
Fsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1846 times:
I know that SR 40 is nowhere near Spruce Creek, but JT has a residence up near Ocala so you would have to drive east on 40 to 95 South til you get to Dunlawton. I lived up there in that area for the first 18 years of my life, I know the area a little!!!
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6095 posts, RR: 11 Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1801 times:
On Thurs. there were 2 Pace (I assume) 737-200's just chilling at DAB they depsrted at around 5PM . A 727-100 in the colors of (the now dead MGM Grand) has been flying in and out during the last couple of days.
It looked something like this
Scootertrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 569 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
I believe those 727-100's belong to Rouche (spelling? You race fans tell me) Racing. They sit in CLT on the cargo side most of the time. I rarely see them fly, but mechanics are out babying them all the time.
FutureFO From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Oct 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 22 Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
JT has been spotted in our local mall here in Ocala, near where Ilive. Also in order to land at DAB,New Smyrna, Flagler, and a few of the other airports near the Speedway. You need a reservation to land and there are stringent departure procedures from those airports after the race and tomorrow as well.
Fsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3 Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
No problem N863DA... Here is just some useless information I have picked up... JT's landing strip/ residence in Ocala is located right off SR 326 (the Ocala by-pass which will take you from SR 40 to US 441 to I-75. The code for this landing strip is 17FL. The runway is like 7500 ft.