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My First Delivery Flight Tomorrow: AS 738  
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6143 posts, RR: 23
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6137 times:

I was informed this morning from a close friends at Alaska Corp. that I have been placed on the list to fly on the delivery of our second 738. Alaska will receive N549AS tomorrow around 1pm. 57 people have been invited to attend and fly on the plane from Boeing Field to SEA-TAC. A short flight, but it will be very exciting. I will take lots of pics and post them.

ASSFO


"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
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User currently offlineJunior1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6107 times:

TAC ? Are you sure it's not ANC ?

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6088 times:
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Cool, several of us will be on hand to shoot the departure from mid-field.

Have a safe flight!

Royal


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6078 times:



Quoting Junior1970 (Reply 1):
TAC ? Are you sure it's not ANC ?

SEA-TAC as in Seattle-Tacoma international airport

He'll be flight BFI-SEA if you want airport codes

or Boeing Field / King County International Airport
to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport

TWA902



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6143 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6075 times:

SEA-TAC, the common name of Seattle-Tacoma airport. Our home base. Why would we send the plane to ANC? The plane will be prepared for pax service at our SEA hanger like all new planes for AS.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineTimetables From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6069 times:

 Smile.
Sounds like a lot of fun. You guys get shafted though... But at least you get to log BFI and hopefully get a memorabilia to commemorate the event. Will you get an insider tour of the Boeing plant as well?



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6143 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6060 times:

Get some good pic Clickhappy, I love your work!

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5824 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5973 times:

This is hilarious...
"Hooray, hooray, I will be on the new delivery of xyz airplane at Boeing field!"
Reply:
"That's cool- I'll be taking your picture."

THAT is why I love airliners.net.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13608 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5772 times:
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I have been placed on the list to fly on the delivery of our second 738

You so totally suck!

Just kidding - I'm jealous! Take lots of pics!  highfive 



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

So, now you'll take the cake in the "what's your shortest flight ever" thread that pops up from time to time...  Smile


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User currently offlineNorthwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5730 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 9):
So, now you'll take the cake in the "what's your shortest flight ever" thread that pops up from time to time

HAHA...I was thinking the same thing considering it takes me about 15 minutes to drive between the two airports in my car everyday


User currently offlinePDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5689 times:

AS739x: What position do you hold within AS? I'm always curious to learn about all the different jobs in the aviation industry since I one day hope to work in it.

What flight segment will the second AS 738 be slated for?

Also, any chance you'll get a full power takeoff like the CO 757 w/ winglets? That would be sweet!


User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5665 times:

Awesome! Congrats! Hope too see some great pics!

User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5626 times:

I will most likely be there to photograph you leaving as well. If you are interested, contact me via profile and I can get you a print.

I would also be interested in how they route you from BFI-SEA, considering BFI is right under the approach for SEA.



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5609 times:

N549AS in full AS colours taxiing at BFI 7 March 2005

N549AS in full AS colours departing for Grant County on 3 March 2005

Due credit to Matt Cawby.

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink

[Edited 2005-03-11 06:59:49]

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

why would it not be from RNT?


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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5515 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
why would it not be from RNT?

Dunno mate. It's very rare they deliver from Renton.

In this case, it left Renton on 23 Feb to Boeing Field via Everett as 'BOE403'.

Next flight was 3 March when it flew BFI-Grant County-BFI in full AS colours.

It did another of the same on 7 March, then a BFI-BFI airtest 8 March, all still as 'BOE403'.

It seems that once they've finished making them they send them to BFI until they're ready for delivery.

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

The runway at Renton is quite short, so Boeing is loath to use it other than for the initial flight (with minimal fuel) of the jets assembled there. However, after the Nisqually earthquake damage the runway at Boeing Field four years ago, a few of the planes did return to their place of origin temporarily.


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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5372 times:

I guess they wouldn't go the shortest route from BFI to SEA so I can't see it being the shortest route.
Hope you had fun, sounds like a lot of people at Alaska Airlines hope to get on a delivery flight.



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5342 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
why would it not be from RNT?

The factory is located at RNT. The delivery center is at BFI. Some final manufacturing steps can be accomplished at BFI as well, example: paint


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

'ASA9290' N549AS dept BFI at 1526 local for SEA with an ETA of 1637 local. The flight is currently at FL170 over the Pacific off the Forks coast and turning back inland.

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5230 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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here it is on departure.



User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8278 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5170 times:

That IS a beautiful plane. I don't care how "old" the 737 design is, that plane looks great in Alaska colors. Congrats!

User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5068 times:

Away we go!!!!




- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

Do all you guys at BFI know each other ? Andreas, Royal, 'Bronko', Matt ?  Big grin

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


25 LN-MOW : We do fight each other for space along the fence from time to time ......
26 AS739X : Hey gang... I saw you guys all lined up on the fence there. I told a few people to check this site and see your pictures. We had a great time today. T
27 Post contains images LN-MOW : ... you mean you didn't take a picture of us .. ????
28 AS739X : PDXtriple7: I work flight ops in San Francisco. But knowing some higher ups does help. - Cactus739: AS must take the cake on turning what should be th
29 USAFHummer : Wow...BFI-SEA via Forks and the Olympic Peninsula...surely that must take the cake for "most out of the way" routing relative to distance between depa
30 Post contains images Justplanesmart : I saw the new bird on approach to SEA Friday afternoon. Then, the next few aircraft to follow were Southwest's 737-700 N426WN, now with winglets, then
31 AS739X : Justplanesmart: I noticed the same thing. WN right behind us with AS N619AS behind them. I didn't see the CO 738. Cool stuff!. - LN-MOW:I couldn't get
32 Timetables : Sounds like a really great trip! Made sense to do a flight to nowhere so that everyone can enjoy the flight. Note: BFI is only a production facility;
33 N839mh : AS739x....enjoy the opportunity! I was lucky enough to be on Delta's delivery flight of ship N839MH (B764) hence the screen name. PAE-ATL, what a fant
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