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FDX A310 Enroute Bangor-Shannon  
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Hi all,

Might be of interest to someone :

'FDX9064' KBGR-EINN A310 just coming up to 53n040w at FL270. Might be something interesting?

Cheers,

Rob K

 Smile

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Not really. Many times when I was based in BGR I would see A310's passing through on their way for MODs and paint. I think FDX gets their planes MOD'd somewhere overseas. I would see an older, badly needing paint A310 pass through, then a few months later the same plane would pass back through in full FDX colors looking brand new.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Sorry,  Insane  Sad thought it might have been interesting for someone.

 Sad

RK


User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 747 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Its interesting to me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

knew some of the pilots who ferried the 727s back stateside a few years ago

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Rob-

Don't take it too hard. Maybe I just became jaded working at BGR just through the shear volume of odd, ferrying, diversions and VIP aircraft I would see on a near daily basis.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

A Bangor-Shannon routing makes it seem like the A310 is trying to make the shortest possible crossing of the Atlantic. Perhaps it has an especially heavy load?

Aaron G.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

All,

It was A310 N853CH. Flight-planned to carry on to EDDC on 6/12/04 using same callsign.

Cheers,

Rob K  Smile


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26493 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

I bet Fed-Ex was sending the plane across with a cargo load, as they wanted to make money all the way. Otherwise, an empty A310 would not have had to make that short hop


Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently onlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1721 times:

www.flytecomm.com has been showing several FE A310s from Marana, AZ to Bangor and then on the Shannon. My guess: stored aircraft coming out of mothballs to serve the Christmas rush overseas.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

RobK, keep those rare and/or delivery flights coming.

Are you using a different software or.. the usual flight trackers, if so which one? Can't remember right now which plane it was but there was a departure that I saw the other day that FBOweb didn't show. So there are flights that just don't show up.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Miamix, I use a number of sources.

My main interest is in selcals, but I'm also very interested in delivery/interesting ferry flights, particularly across the Atlantic and Pacific.

I use AirNav Live Flight Tracker v.3 which is okay-ish, Aeroseek as back-up where ANLFT3 doesn't list the destinations or aircraft types and FBOweb for the biz.

Additionally, I have a number of 'inside' contacts in New Zealand and also a number of same in the UK and parts of the continent who pass along interesting movements/flight-plans to me.

I work away from home quite a bit so there's a lot I miss but I'll happily pass along anything of interest when I am here.

Cheers,

Rob K  Smile


User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Cool, I've seen a few delivery flights myself, but when I've one to the airport half of the time they were all white aircraft like a South African 767-200 and a European 732. I was glad when the latter showed up but very disappointed it was all-white and untitled.

cheers  Smile


User currently offlineIVO From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

N853CH c/n 378 A310-324
ferried 12/06/04 to Dresden for conversion to freighter.
So there was no cargo onboard.

Ivo


User currently onlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

For conversion to freighter? Hmmm. That tells me that it was someone else's stored A310 in Arizona that FedEx bought, then flew to BGR and Shannon under their own ID. If it was a true FedEx A310 then it already would be a freighter...not being sent someplace to be converted to one.

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Yes Chris,

It was ferried from storage to be converted from pax to cargo and will return westbound after conversion to enter revenue service with FDX.

Cheers,

Rob K  Big grin


User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

You are correct, sir.  Smile


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Bill

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

ChrisNH-

This is really not that newsworthy and shocking. In my 6 years based at BGR I saw an easy dozen or so A310's looking just like that picture above pass through on their way overseas for conversion. A month or so later, back it would pass in full FDX colors with a big new cargo door installed. I wish digital cameras were available back then... I'd have quite the scrapebook.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineExSCA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Not too sure were the A310's or 727's go too be convert too frieghter, but as a former C & D check rep with SY, we had a few of our DC10's checks done at GYR, were the facility there was also converting old AA, UAL & Hawaiian 10's too frieghters that had been ferried there for storage and bought up by
FedEx.


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