Tjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2546 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
Had a nice surprise yesterday- Tuesday 23 Sept. NWA's third A330, N803NW, was here in GRR (Grand Rapids, MI) doing touch and go's and some full stop landings for crew training. After about an hour and a half N803NW flew on to MSP.
Hopefully we'll be a regular stop for NWA's A330 training. It sure made my day!!!
I have some photos that I may submit to A.net.
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
Wmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
I hope you post those pictures to the yahoo group because I really want to see them. United's 735's and Northwest's A320's are the largest scheduled service planes that we see except for Spring Break. Occassionally Northwest and ATA will upgrade equipment to cope with the need. Also ATA has run charters using the 753, 752, L-1011, and 738
NDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
I've been on the 732 DL flight from GRR to CVG, inadvertently. I was flying from MKE-EWR on a CO Express ERJ, and they had an inflight engine shutdown and diverted to GRR. The CO people put me on the DL flight then.
That must have been cool to see that huge plane doing touch-and-gos like that. I can't wait to see one of the NW A330s in person for myself!
Aviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
Will any more 333s be going to FAR for practice flights? I know when N802NW was delivered it came here a few times. I would love to make the drive to see one of these beauties again. We don't see anything larger than a 727 in GFK. Maybe I'll see it at MSP this weekend. Thanks in advance for any info you might have.