L104me From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3406 times:
Today at around 3:20pm, I was driving by TPA and noticed a Virgin Atlantic 747-200 parked at the F Concourse. I'm not sure why it was here, but two fire units were parked behind the aircraft. I looked on FlyteComm and FlightArrivals.com and did not see anything showing it landing. I know the 200's are used for the Manchester to Orlando flight, so it may have been a weather diversion. The weather is Tampa was ok, but who knows!
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
Quoting L104me (Thread starter): due to severe turbulence over northern fla today we were 1 1/2 hrs late....the virgin flight diverted to tpa due to weather in the mco area
My relatives were lucky then....they were on VS027 from LGW yesterday, and I followed their flight on www.fboweb.com. They flew to Charleston, SC, and then made a turn back to the NE and flew for about 20-30 miles I think, turned back to the SW towards MCO, and ended up continuing towards MCO. I thought perhaps they would have diverted to either CLT or possibly ATL. I knew that weather was really bad, as my parents who are vacationing down there were driving south on I-95 and it was stopped cold. They ended up taking an alternate route to MCO, and got there just in time to meet VS027.