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Question About CO 73G?  
User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Saturday in the afternoon I was passing by my home airport MFE, as I was passing by, I saw a 737-700 with winglets parked next to the control tower.

Does anybody by any chance know why the aircraft was parked next to the control tower?
The front door on the left side was open, with nobody around, and also with stairs.

Was it some kind of an emergency or engine problems, because there has been engine problems before with CO 737-300's . Where they had to transport and engine from Houston to McAllen.

But any info on this 73G would be helpful.


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Give the airport operations folk a call and ask them, propbably the best source of info....also the 700's have different engines than the 300's.


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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Maybe was it the airplane's wingspan.

MFE has had CO 757, and 737-800's with winglets before, and i'm pretty sure if the gates handel those aircraft, they could handel a 73G.

A few minutes ago I called the airport to ask about this, but they had me on hold forever.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

many reasons for it....maybe a simple was no gate with a jetway when the laneded and hadn't towed it to one yet.


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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

I just called, and the a** hole said he couldn't release any information about the situation.


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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

When I passed by, all gates where empty. I'm guessing that wasn't a problem


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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

How come they can't release any info?
I just asked why it was parked there.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Oh well, at least ya got through!


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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

True, but I guess I'll never know why the CO 73G was parked next to the control tower.


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

call the tower and ask!


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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Can I actually do that? thats one, and two, the number for the tower is now shown on the website nor yello pages.


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Sure you can always call the tower, heck if a pilot lots of time you get asked to call the tower! Bet if you look under US gov't in the white pages you will find a number for it....they may not be able to tell ya but they just might.


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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

I'll just try that then, maybe it will take time, but I'll do it.
Maybe it's something to do with the goverment or something thats why they won't tell me, because I have called before and they have given me info. For example when that 737-300 that I was talking about, it needed a new engine and parked the plane next to the control tower, and the engine came from Houston, it was parked there for 2 days. This was about 2 years ago.

They had no problem giving me that info. Thats just weird.

I've always called, and they have always given me info.

Just a couple of months ago I called because I was on the way to work and saw an AA 738 landing at MFE, I found that odd. Usually we only get MD-80's.
I searched info on the internet and it was coming from CCS to DFW.
But then I called the Airport and they told me it did come from CCS on to DFW, but made a refueling stop at MFE.
-And had no problem telling me this



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