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YYC Spotters: UA 777 Is Here Right Now  
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4422 times:

I just got into work (15:15) and there's a UA 777 parked at gate 22. I'll figure out why it's here and post the info here when I have time. Hopefully somebody caught it! Gotta run

Kris


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User currently offlineCanadi>n From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

Oh, yeah! I can see it from my office in the TransCanada tower (now 4 p.m. MDT)

User currently offlineCayMan From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

I assume it was some sort of diversion? Interesting though--haven't been too many 777s in YYC right? have there been any?

User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

UA877 ORD-KIX..
Left 10 minutes ago at 4:35MTN

Most likely a medi diversion.
Boy I miss those machines. They haven't been around in this city for years now.
I first saw them in 2000 and 9-11 diversions. There was a 744 which came in 2002 and that was it for UAL heavy diverts. The 747 that time when it came in did a very tight 2 mile final pulling a very open Kai Tak style approach.

Thanks for the heads up Kris, I was in school so it was already too late.
Hopefully any of the spotters got it.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

Quoting CayMan (Reply 2):
I assume it was some sort of diversion? Interesting though--haven't been too many 777s in YYC right? have there been any?

When I worked the ramp in YYC, a UA 777 made a medical diversion one afternoon. It was either in the summer of 2001 or 2002, but if I had to pick one, I'd say it was 2001. I remember watching it from behind PLH with a handful of fellow rampies take off to the south.

When the G8 summit was held in Kananaskis, Tony Blair came in on a BA777. I was also working the ramp that day when all of the dignitaries' planes came in. I have pictures somewhere.

Speaking of old times, is ATS still in business there?



Fighting Absurdity with Absurdity!
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

Yes it was a medical diversion, and it had to dump 200,000lbs of fuel over the prairies before landing  Wow!

Quoting CayMan (Reply 2):
Interesting though--haven't been too many 777s in YYC right? have there been any?

We used to get ANA charters in the summer with 777's

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 4):
Speaking of old times, is ATS still in business there?

Yes they are, in fact I used to work for them. But now I'm at AC and I'm MUCH happier.  Smile

Kris



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 5):
Yes they are, in fact I used to work for them. But now I'm at AC and I'm MUCH happier.

So did I- Summer of 2001 and 2002 (I can't believe it was that long ago). Fun job, but I know what you mean about being happier  Smile When were you there?



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

I was there in summer of 2002 as well. I was laid off after they lost the Westjet contract. I came back in spring 2004 for another stint on their international side till Nov. that year. A few months later I was hire by AC.

Kris



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User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2185 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 5):
Yes it was a medical diversion, and it had to dump 200,000lbs of fuel over the prairies before landing

Now we know why Alberta has oil...


What do these 200,000 lbs of fuel become? Vapor that goes back up in the atmosphere? Droplets that fall on the cowboys' hats and on the cows' grass?


Scary in any case...  crazy 



When I doubt... go running!
User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 5):
Yes it was a medical diversion, and it had to dump 200,000lbs of fuel over the prairies before landing

200,000 lbs of Jet A at 6.82 lbs per gallon is 29,325 gallons. At current prices of about $2 per gallon, that dump cost $58,651. A HMO would let a patient die for that kind of money.


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