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Northwest 747-400 At Phoenix On March 21  
User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6102 times:

While driving north on Mill Avenue today, I caught sight of a rather odd sight for Arizona. At about 3:15 PM, a Northwest 747-400 in their old livery came over my car on its approach into Sky Harbor. I'm not sure what it was doing there, but I must say, it sure broke up the monotony of WN 737s and HP 320s very well.


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User currently offlinePlaneDane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6090 times:

Quoting Cmk10 (Thread starter):
While driving north on Mill Avenue today, I caught sight of a rather odd sight for Arizona. At about 3:15 PM, a Northwest 747-400 in their old livery came over my car on its approach into Sky Harbor. I'm not sure what it was doing there, but I must say, it sure broke up the monotony of WN 737s and HP 320s very well.

Darn! I missed it and I was in that general area also at around the same time.


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4073 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

I'm not coming up with anything for PHX, but a Northwest 744 was ferried from DTW to MZJ today around 3:00pm, fairly close to PHX. It may have stopped over in PHX shortly before continuing on to Marana.

User currently offlineAv8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5995 times:

NW 9871 PHX-DTW



(sorry bad pic... happened to be at the airport on company business and caught the plane with my camera phone)

[Edited 2006-03-22 09:25:23]

User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5862 times:

Airline Northwest
Flight Number 9871
Departure City (Airport) Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Departure Time 03/21/2006 04:39 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Detroit, MI (DTW)
Arrival Time 03/21/2006 09:34 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7784 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5835 times:

That's not something you see everyday @ Sky Harbor.... 2 744s on the ground at the sametime.


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User currently offlineSkyHarborsHome From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 273 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5755 times:

Quoting Hammer (Reply 4):
Departure City (Airport) Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Departure Time 03/21/2006 04:39 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Detroit, MI (DTW)

Another thread said one possiblity of this 744 being in PHX was it being put back into service and stopping from MZJ. Any updates?



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4073 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5589 times:

I didn't know any 744s were being put back into service. CMK, are you sure it was on approach and not just flying at a low altitude?

User currently offlineAv8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5560 times:

Im not sure if it was a return from MZJ but it was parked at gate 24. Usually repo's dont park at the gate, they usually get refueled by Executive and depart from there. It was pretty sweet watching it pushback and having BA rolling out on 26 at the same time  Smile

User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3028 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5468 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 2):
I'm not coming up with anything for PHX, but a Northwest 744 was ferried from DTW to MZJ today around 3:00pm, fairly close to PHX. It may have stopped over in PHX shortly before continuing on to Marana

You sure you don't have that reversed?



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4073 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

Quoting 4holer (Reply 9):
You sure you don't have that reversed?

Pretty sure, it was on Flytecomm and their listing is by arrivals.


User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 7):
CMK, are you sure it was on approach and not just flying at a low altitude?

And I saw it leaving PHX at about 4.45pm.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 5):
That's not something you see everyday @ Sky Harbor.... 2 744s on the ground at the sametime

A couple of weeks ago there were 3 JAL 744s at PHX on the ground apparently.

BF

Quoting Av8rPHX (Reply 3):
(sorry bad pic... happened to be at the airport on company business and caught the plane with my camera phone)

Not very good quality, but good subect - two 744s and Camelback Mountain!

[Edited 2006-03-23 02:23:25]


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User currently offlineSocalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

Quoting Av8rPHX (Reply 8):
Im not sure if it was a return from MZJ but it was parked at gate 24. Usually repo's dont park at the gate, they usually get refueled by Executive and depart from there. It was pretty sweet watching it pushback and having BA rolling out on 26 at the same time

I have on Video a NW 744 when it was brand new (First or second day in service) at PHX pushing back and taking off right behind a HP 742. It was my understanding at the time it was on shakedown flights from either DTW or MSP before being sent on overseas service. I shot the video from the roof of terminal 3 in 1989. I just need to work out how to get that thing from VHS into an MPG format. It was also the same time they were tearing down the temporary buildings that were added onto Terminal 3 for HP after they moved over to Terminal 4. I got a lot of landing and departures of what are now some "vintage" aircraft.


User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5102 times:

How do I always miss these? I tend to see countless HP and WN flights a day, and a good number of AA and UA (Ted) flights, but I've only caught the BA flight 3 times, and the HA 767 once. Most of the heavies I'm lucky enough to see are FedEx.

User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 5023 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 13):
I've only caught the BA flight 3 times

Go to Air Lane (at the Northeast part of the airport, there's a large gravel lot there) at about 4.30pm to see the BA 744 coming in, it's an impressive sight. That is if ut's coming from the east, which it normally is. It's normally on time but you can always check on ba.com for reasonably precise time.

BF



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User currently offlineAv8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5003 times:

Not very good quality, but good subect - two 744s and Camelback Mountain!

Thats a Motorola phone for ya  Smile


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4073 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 4831 times:

NWA9869 B744 DTW-PHX-MZJ MAR 21

There it is, the definitive answer on the Cactus Wings air movement log. Strange though, the PHX stop. Most just go straight from DTW or MSP to MZJ. A while back we had a NW 744 here in PDX that left for MZJ.


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 7):
I didn't know any 744s were being put back into service. CMK, are you sure it was on approach and not just flying at a low altitude?

Have you seen the photo in reply 3 above??  confused 


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4073 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 4649 times:

Oops wrong date, my bad.

Lots of NW 744 movement in and out of PHX/MZJ lately. I thought they were sending planes to the desert, does anyone know why they are pulling some out while sending others in?


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