Tornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1103 times:
Who ever it is... the Pittsburgh Penguins use that bird, and a similarly registered 732 for some road games. It used to come up as "Unknown owner" on Flightaware. Maybe now Flightaware's inner-workings see the AT in the reg and assume Airtran.
Anyways, rest assured that it is the Penguins again. They play @ the NJ Devils tomorrow night.
And I think the T in the reg. means it was recently transferred, but don't hold me to that.
Airplanekid From United States of America, joined May 1999, 94 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1041 times:
When Vacation Express had a brief stint at AVP using 737-200s, they were all operated by Skyking. Some of the regs were N982UA, N737Q (often used by the penguins), N464AT, N977UA as well as a few others. As of a year or so ago when they were at AVP these were frequent visitors and all were said to belong to Skyking. Whether or not that changed, I am not 100% sure but this info was current as of about a year ago.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21245 posts, RR: 19 Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 940 times:
The bird is leased to a Charter operation called Sky King and has not flown for FL for some time. It is owned by FL because they wanted to keep a 737 on their certificate so that the 73Gs would not be a new type when they started arriving on property.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
Jdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 919 times:
The "T" I believe, trying to remember my ATC training means it an air taxi flight, operating under a certain FAR part, like 121, or135. I'm pretty sure that is what it means, much like calling a commercial airliner " Lifeguard " when it has medical stuff onboard same idea, putting the "T" in front of the Registration. Lets the controllers know really.