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Midwest Express 717 Over SoCal?  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Back on Friday, I was out at Lake Perris getting some sun and R+R. Lake Perris is located a few miles southeast of March ARB.

At approximately 11:20 AM, I saw what appeared to be a Midwest Express 717 fly overhead. It was in the middle of a turn/bank when I saw it, heading from the south to the west. I guestimated its AGL at about 4000-6000.

This is a bit low, even for planes heading for ONT, which, from Lake Perris is about 25 miles to the west northwest.

So does anyone know what was up with that plane?

[Edited 2003-06-02 17:41:20]

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
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wellllllllll, they build them in Long Beach, so I am sure it was on a test flight?

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Yeah, but that low....From LGB-which is about 80 miles from where I was at? Heading in the general direction of ONT or LAX.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2478 times:
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where are you going with this? Are you asking if Midwest is flying the 717 on scheduled service to ONT or LAX?

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

I think he's asking WHY it was there, at that altitude.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

I'm not leading up to anything. I simply saw something that I considered to be unusual and am asking about it. It very well might have been nothing more glamorous than a test flight. I don't know. That's why I'm asking.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
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Here in WA state Boeing uses Moses Lake (MWH) for instrument calibration flights, perhaps they are doing the same thing at an air field out towards March?

User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

Midwest only flys MD-80s out to the west coast. They wouldn't charter 717s yet due to the fact that they have a limited supply and they want to utilize them as much as possible. It must've been a Boeing test flight.

User currently offlineLgbguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

THERE WAS A MIDWEST DC-9 AT LGB ON FRIDAY AS WELL AS A SKYKING 737-200, BOTH OPERATING CHARTER FLIGHTS FOR THE NHL (NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE) AS THE STANLEY CUP FINALS ARE IN ANAHIEM........GO MIGHTY DUCKS.

LGBGUY


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