Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44 Posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2835 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.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2802 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.
Tekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2645 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.
Lgbguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2563 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.