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NW's 3rd A-330 Spotted At GRR: N803NW  
User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2425 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2997 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.
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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

That would have been cool to see at GRR since the largest plane that they seem to see now is a 737.

User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2757 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


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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3924 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

doesn't DL fly mainline in there? I thought US Air did a couple years back as well. I know they've cut their mainline PIT runs here in MSP.


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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

DL does fly one daily mainline flight to GRR from CVG. Currently a 732, although it has been an MD88 in the past.

I'm not familiar with the Yahoo group, but I'd be happy to post the photos there- let me know the address/ name.




Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2461 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!

~Nick


User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2199 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.

~TJ  Smile


User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Tjwgrr:

What times was the a/c @ GRR doing its operations?

I must have missed it. I flew in @ 3:48 P.M. on the DL 732, and was out of the airport area by 4:15 P.M.

I bet the spotters @ the observation park off 52nd/Patterson had a real treat that day!

We have to see those pics! If you can't get them on yahoo or a.net - send them to me!! b4real@usa.net



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

B4real,

The a/c was here from around 1700-1830 before heading to MSP.

I posted a few photos on the Yahoo group site. I'll see if A.net will accept one or two of the photos, and perhaps the competition Jet(something).net.  Wink/being sarcastic



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

What is the yahoo group address/name?


B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

I saw N803NW at MSP Tuesday morning. I was on a plane headed to Denver. It was in line for a 30L departure. Wish I could have gotten a photo of it, but the sun angle wasn't right at the time.

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO



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User currently offlineAZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

The Yahoo! group is kentcountyintlairport · Gerald R. Ford International Airport

located at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kentcountyintlairport/



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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

AZO:

thanks for the link!!!!!


Tjwgrr:

Thanks for the pix!!!!!



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