MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6349 posts, RR: 50 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4621 times:
What are some rare widebody visitors that have paid a visit to your local airport? These can be equipment swaps, charters (excluding sports teams), diversions, etc.
Over the years, MSY has seen numerous oddities. I've listed some of them below....
KLM (B747-400) *charter and diversion
British Airways (B747-400, B777-200) *diversion from IAH
Lufthansa (B747-400, A340) *charter and diversion
Aer Lingus (B747-100) *charter
Swissair (MD-11) *charter
Iberia (DC-10, B747-200) *charter
Lan Chile (B767-300) *charter
Varig (B747-300, DC-10) *charter
Virgin Atlantic (B747-400) * charter, as of January,2004
Britannia (B767-200/300) *returning shortly
Air 2000 (B767-300) *charter
TAM (A330-200) *charter
World Airways (MD-11, DC-10) *numerous charters
ATA (L1011) *charters to DUB,HNL, etc.
Omni (DC10) *charters to CUN
Tower Air (B747-100) *charter
American International (B747-100) *charter
United (B747-400) * "Fantasy Flight" for local school children
Volga Heavy Lift Cargo (AN124) *numerous visits
Airbus Industry (A300 Super Transporter)
Delta (MD-11, B767-400) *equipment swaps
Continental (B767-200) *equipment swaps
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5315 posts, RR: 53 Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4576 times:
The main oddity I can think of at CAE:
VC-25A (known in its civilian incarnation as a B747-200) called "Air Force One." Dubya has flown it into Columbia twice if I recall, once to a fundraising function and once to speak at USC's commencement last spring.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
KAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4541 times:
Several years ago there were some bigger diversion from FRA to DUS cuz of very bad weather situation on FRA. We got many B 747s like Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, .... It was really fantastic to see all the 747s at an airport like DUS at the same time.
Cospn From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4368 times:
Boeing 777 prototype it flew BFI-SPN-SIN.... they installed an A340 interior in the rear of the aircraft to show the difference in size..I heard the French were so mad they couldn't speak, I guess when billions are on the line, in sales anything goes..
N754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4262 times:
Hong Kong gets all the heavy stuff on a normal day!!
Just these freighters for example yesterday.
2 x Atlas 747-200F
1 x Atlas 747-300F
2 x Atlas 747-400F
1 x Kalitta 747-100F
2 x Kalitta 747-200F
2 x UPS 747-200F
2 x UPS MD-11F
1 x JAL 747-200F
1 x Korean 747-200F
1 x China Airlines 747-200F
1 x Saudia MD-11F
1 x Martinair 747-200SUD(F)
1 x Northwest 747-200F
1 x Polar 747-400F
2 x Polar 747-200F
Jofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 16 Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4161 times:
Saudi Arabians visit with a 747-200 at Malmö Sturup - MMX is very rare i guess. MMX has one scheduled heavy a week, other than that we only get SAS 737/MD80's, Malmö Aviation Avros and a couple of charter 737/A320's.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7290 posts, RR: 8 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4036 times:
Here in ROC,we get Fed Ex A300 & A310's daily since Fed Ex won the US Mail contract,but near Christmas we see anything from Kitty Hawk L1011's to Express.net A300's . I always check Flyecomm daily near Christmas to see waht's coming as they don't stay here long.
'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2268 posts, RR: 11 Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3799 times:
Also at CMH:
North American 767-300: Military Charter
USAirways A330-300: Military Charter
Omni DC-10: came in twice, once as a military charter, also as a Fiesta Bowl charter
Delta 767-300: diverted going to CVG from FRA.
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 18 Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3727 times:
Here are some from DEN:
Volga Dnepr AN-124 a few times for large cargo I'm assuming
AA 767 Probably equipment sub or diversion
Il 76 Visit from some official
FedEx MD-11 instead of the usual DC 10
LH 747-400 Equip sub for about 3 months
BA 747-400 Equip sub
ATA 757-300 Equip sub
Northwest 747-200 for some odd reason.
I think, thats about it?
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
VectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3660 times:
When the thunderstorms brew over DFW and Houston, San Antonio has seen diversions of
AA's 777 and 767s
CO's 777 and 767s
But, due to on-airport heavy maintenance facilities many unusual widebodies make an appearance like Air India A300 (for Ariana), European Air Charter 747s, ex-Iberia D10s, UPS 747s, UPS M11s, DL M11s, World D10s and M11s.
25 Teva: From time to time, AN124 and IL76 in CDG Teva
26 Zak: here at eddk we get il 76 and an124 on a daily basis and the an225 every few weeks. also iran air airbus a300 or 747sp on a weekly schedule. plus our
27 Usblue18: Harrisburg Pa (MDT) has seen diversions from IAD, PHL, EWR, & JFK. Also since the runway is around 9,000 feet long Harrisburg sees a lot of Pilot trai
28 Tjwgrr: GRR/ KGRR (Grand Rapids, MI) One's that come to mind: NW A333- crew training NW 744- crew training & 9/11 diversion NW 742- crew training, promotional