Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
I think you're thinking of Caldwell which im pretty sure is CDW. If so, there are a number of planes whose owners live near TEB but base their plane at CDW then ferry it to TEB everytime they want to fly because they find that it is cheaper than keeping it at TEB full time (I always find that amazing given fuel costs). Its also common to see charter planes ferried to LGA, EWR, and JFK out of TEB
Did you ever think, that maybe because the guy is sporting a WALES FLAG, he might be from WALES, and that he was looking at the flight operations at the largest airport in WALES, which is CARDIFF!!
Did you maybe stop and thing he was checking out the arrivals page from CWL, where it clearly shows the information he is talking about....
A flight MAC001 from TETERBORO!!!
Why would a flight operate from TEB to CDW, it's 10MILES!
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1329 times:
Oh and by the way Christa, sorry, I have no idea why a flight from Teterboro New Jersey is flying into Cardiff....sounds like a private jet or something.
It would be nice if the airport website also listed what kind of aircraft it is! But not many do unfortunately.
Cwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1264 times:
I noticed this this morning too - but we do normally get unknown flights from wierd little airports don't we? So I just overlooked it!
I've had a look around, and don't know if any of these are the right one's, but the only two airlines with the MAC code as far as I can see are
MAC Military Aircraft Command (USA)
MAC Malta Air Charter
I take it it's the top one... wonder why they're flying military flights into CWL?
Thomson Airways - The UKs premier charter airline // now flown : BY -AA -AJ -AE -AT; OO -AX -AU -RA -BG; BRIG; OBYD
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5270 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1264 times:
MAC - Malta Air Charter Company
It looks like it could be a private charter, however as its using a 001 code, it may also just be a screen test, with a new trainee being shown how to work the arrivals system. BAA seem to have a habbit of doing this, with strange destinations often appearing, quite often the code is the giveaway as they will use strange codes that dont sound plausible.