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TPA Spotter Get Ready For A Surge Of Traffic  
User currently offlineIflyorl From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

TPA spotters be ready for Virgin 75 heavy diverting for fuel due to bad weather here at MCO and also an America West is on its way... Im sure more to come.

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User currently offlineIflyorl From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Just to update now there are two Southwest and two Chitaquas on there way to TPA all unable to chance a full approach due to lack of fuel.


User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Looks like US 567, from DCA, is also on its way to TPA. Southwest 1183, from Albany, should have arrived in Tampa by now, and looks like is back in the system for a 1735 daparture to Orlando.

User currently offlineMontanaFL From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Didn't see you post and just started one about the VS 747 into TPA. Flew right over my head as I was leaving work this afternoon.


I miss those DL L-1011's
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1904 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

I tried to contact 727Lover and tell him about it but I couldn't get through. This must be big excitement for TPA

Here is Virgin 75's flight info:

Airline Virgin Atlantic Airways
Flight Number 75
Departure City (Airport) Tampa, FL (TPA)
Departure Time 06/04/2004 06:03 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Orlando, FL (MCO)
Arrival Time 06/04/2004 06:26 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:23 (planned)
Aircraft Type B747
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

The aircraft will be just departing now for the short hop to MCO, weather permitting  Big grin. All three of the flights from LGW all took off on time and landed about 45mins late, so we can see why the B747-200 was diverted. Shame you TPA spotters didn't get 4 Virgin aircraft. That would have been a treat Big grin

-Stephen


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1904 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

4 Virgin Aircraft??? Big Deal!  Insane LOL  Big thumbs up Just Kiddin. I guess I am use to seein that every day here at MCO.  Smile  Smile Guess I'm just lucky!

While we are on the subject... why doesn't Virgin fly to TPA? The only transatlantic service TPA has is BA's lone High-Density 777. Couldn't Virgin compete with this flight by putting a 744 or 742 on the same route? They seem to be favored over BA here at MCO!!! I guess it's just because of the theme parks.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

What a complete waste of time! GRRRR.... Pissed


I got there at 6:00 and saw the 747 at the cargo area. Looks like they had 3 doors on it's left side open. It didn't move for an entire hour. Then when it moved, it didn't take off.  Sad It went down to international gates at Airside F. I have no friggin idea what time the aircraft departed.

On a bright spot, I ran into an old aviation friend I hadn't seen in 12 years.  Smile


When I went home at midnight I saw WN Arizona One and Nevada One side by side.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

It is now expected to depart TPA at 13:00 local. So i'm guessing this is going to be nearing a 24hr delay for the outbound MAN passengers. I would be happy  Big grin.

-Stephen


User currently offlineUPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 871 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

I was parked by the ABX Ramp off 18r. I had seen it from the Vets Expressway on the way to dinner at 6 pm on 6/4/04. I didn't think weather was that bad to divert. I figured it was a charter or mechanical diversion. I was probably moved there to accommodate the BA 777.

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

WHAT THE F***??????


It's still here? Now it's back at the cargo area.


Did they bus the pax to Orlando?
 Confused



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1904 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

The Flight Got cancelled to Orlando according to Flightview.com.

Sorry 727Lover. Didn't think they would cancel it.  Sad It'll probably just go back to Manchester now. Who knows when though? We're having more terrible storms right now with small hail so who knows if any more will get diverted.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

The manchester airport website says expected tomorrow at 20:40. A 37 and a half hour delay. That's going to look good on the on-time performance records. The weather can't be that bad if the other flights are landing at MCO. I'm guessing there's a technical problem with the aircraft.

-Stephen


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3421 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
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From what I have been told, the VS crew simply timed out before the flight was cleared to depart back to MCO. As to if the paxs were bused or remained in TPA... That is a very good question. I'm sure there were many phone calls between TPA, MCO, and the UK yesterday.


Working very hard to Fly Right....
User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Hope with all the time the Virgin 742 was on the ground in TPA somebody got a shot of it for posterity, even if its only myavaition.net upload quality.

LGA777


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