PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9 Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
Greetings to all!!
I walked out of my classroom this morning about 10:05 AM Pacific time, and saw a rather unusual sight. A DC-10 was head west, but more at an angle towards North Island Naval Air Station than to runway 27. Before I could get a good look at who owns this somewhat unusual visitor to the city, it banked to the right and headed off in the distance for SAN.
The problem is, I could not tell who owns this DC-10. There were no winglets, so I know it wasn't an MD-11. Here's the best description I can give of it:
This is what I thought it was originally, however, the plane I saw had several noticeable differences - the engine cowlings were white, and the entire fuselage were Eurowhite with no airline markings I could see.
The Arrow Air green was painted in a form very similar to the Fed Ex DC-10:
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4796 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3859 times:
It's usually a World DC10. (World runs two DC10s per day for UPS/Menlo. One goes EBBR-DAY, the other goes DAY-LAX[-SAN].) Guess one of those DC10s is down for maint. Express.net is one of the 3 primary carriers for Menlo/UPS at DAY (the other two being World and CAT), so I guess they were able to cover LAX temporarily, but it looks like Arrow got the call this week. They can use the business, so good for them.
No formal company. As is customary for the area, automotive and aircraft maintenance are both done by buying a case of beer, putting the thing up on blocks in the front yard, and getting a few friends to help you work on it.
Lindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3091 posts, RR: 15 Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3360 times:
Looks like Arrow Cargo will be making another flight today. Flytecomm also shows Asiana(!) making an appearance with a flight scheduled from LAX to arrive at 1:14PM.
Flight Number 6234
Departure City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Departure Time 01/06/2006 12:34 PM
Arrival City (Airport) San Diego, CA (SAN)
Arrival Time 01/06/2006 01:14 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:40 (scheduled)
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled
LVTMB From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 386 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Thread starter): however, the plane I saw had several noticeable differences - the engine cowlings were white, and the entire fuselage were Eurowhite with no airline markings I could see.
Quoting PanAm747 (Thread starter): Inside the green on the tail was a blue circle that was white on the inside with a logo painted in.
Your description sounds as if it might have been a Gemini Cargo ship, except that the color would be navy blue, rather than lime green.
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4796 posts, RR: 17 Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2998 times:
Does anybody know if Arrow took this contract from World on a "permanent" basis (i.e. until UPS takes over this flying permanently later this year)? World is still doing DAY-BRU, but there was some suggestion elsewhere that Arrow may now be doing this LAX flight permanently.
It looks like "Big A" was 12 hours late on Wednesday after their DC10 appears to have crapped out at DAY. Kinda hurts the ol' on-time performance when you make deliveries in one of your largest markets a full day late. Kinda embarassing for this to happen in their FIRST FULL WEEK doing the work. UPS/Menlo must be missing the quality provided by World.