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WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...  
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16909 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2557 times:

Here's an interesting flight, a WN 737 arrived at McGuire Air Force Base New Jersey from Midway. Then departed McGuire Air Force Base for Quad City Airport?..

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KWRI


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):
Here's an interesting flight,

Well, with Soutwest doing a lot of 'welcome home' flights for the military, McGuire being a major USAF base and point of entry my guess would be a Guard Unit just came home.

[Edited 2006-01-08 18:49:49]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

If you see a SWA flight on an oddball city-pair and it's on weekend or late at night, chances are excellent that it's a charter, or a positioning ferry in support of a charter...

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16909 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Definetly a Guard Unit, Fort Dix handles pre and Post Deploments for Guard and Reserve Troops. They even built a new ramp from McGuire to Fort Dix so that they can load and off load troops and supplies right onto the Fort.

It's the first time I've seen WN doing one of these charters, it's usually World or ATA.



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3541 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

damn...wish I was closer to MLI today...

Would have loved to have gotten a pic of the Southwest iron there.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 4):
damn...wish I was closer to MLI today...

Would have loved to have gotten a pic of the Southwest iron there.

I actually designate MLI as an alternate for MDW and STL sometimes, since it's closer (and thus less fuel) than MCI.

I usually get a call from the crew, telling me that I made a "typo" by typing MLI instead of MCI, when in fact I meant Moline all along. Since the VOR there is MZV and it's a westbound fix departing MDW, nobody thinks about the airport itself much... Having worked there eons ago, I know it's a viable airport...

If I ever have to actually divert one there, I'll call ya...  Wink


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3541 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
Having worked there eons ago, I know it's a viable airport...

Heck Yes it's a viable airport.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
If I ever have to actually divert one there, I'll call ya..

and heck yes you'll call me...


see private message that i sent you for more...

[Edited 2006-01-09 06:20:11]


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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5369 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

WN is a very substantial supplier of domestic (as opposed to long-range international CRAF) military charter. A significant amount of domestic military charter is moving guard and reserve units around for exercises. Hope this helps.

User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2012 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

A National Guard Unit from the Quad City area, Alpha Company, of 2nd Battalion the 123rd Field Artillery Unit, returned on that flight. Here is the link the local news story.

http://qconline.com/archives/qco/sections.cgi?prcss=display&id=271272


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5703 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
I actually designate MLI as an alternate for MDW and STL sometimes, since it's closer (and thus less fuel) than MCI.

Hey- friend of mine who is a pilot for SWA he was flying into STL and he said dispatch called MWA as the divert airport into STL and MWA is only 15 minutes away from me, he also thought they meant MCI too. MWA is a viable airport as well and only a 2 hr drive, but why regionl airports? wouldnt BNA be the better divert, or SDF?

Alex



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User currently offlineDocChaos From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

08Jan06
WN 7021 WRI - MLI (military charter)
WN 8673 MLI - MDW (ferry/repo)

It had the 123rd Field Artillery Alpha returning home.
We did the ground handling of the flight in MLI.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
If I ever have to actually divert one there, I'll call ya...

If you ever need to, let us know  Smile


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16909 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

McGuire Air Force base is humming today with chartered flights..

Arrivals:

Champion Air 727-200 from Minneapolis/St.Paul (landed)
United Airlines 747-400 from Chicago Ohare (landed)
Berry Aviation, Inc Swearingen Merlin 4 from Harrisburg PA (en route)

Departures (scheduled)
Berry Aviation, Inc. "Berry" Swearingen Merlin 4 to Newburgh (SWF)
Air Transport International Llc DC-8 to Thule Air Force Base Greenland
Champion Air 727-200 to Norfolk Naval station
Evergreen International Airlines 747-200 to Frankfurt Main

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KWRI



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16909 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1828 times:

Here's today's interesting McGuire AFB flight:

Pakistani A310 arrived at WRI (McGuire AFB) from Birmingham UK via JFK.

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KWRI



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