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Why Is An AA 777 In Norfolk?  
User currently offlineKaputt From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 169 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9188 times:

Well I was checking the Norfolk Internatinal (ORF) web cam and saw an AA 777 parked on the apron(see link). Anyone know what it is here for? Some kind of weather or mechanical diversion?

http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=3278125&nav=23ij0TFz


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9161 times:

Probably a diversion from somewhere like JFK due to the thunderstorms.

Harry



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2347 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9161 times:

Probably a weather diversion of some sort due to what the sky is looking like... Anyone else know more?


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9161 times:

As stated, probably a diversion, the east coast is a mess today with summer storms......everything from a LH 744 in PHL (EWR diverson) to CO aircraft at BWI, CLE, SWF, etc.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9161 times:

Diversion of the LGW-RDU flight... must be some bad weather at RDU.


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User currently offlineKaputt From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9139 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 4):
Diversion of the LGW-RDU flight... must be some bad weather at RDU.

Ah ok. Defiently a rare aircraft here. Normally the largest we get is a 757. I wish I wasn't letting my sister borrow my car. I would already be at the airport taking some pics.



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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9086 times:

That flight is AAL173 LGW enroute to RDU.

It is indeed rare to see a bird that big here. I'd go out there for a look if my car wasn't in the shop.

[Edited 2006-06-03 00:10:15]


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User currently offlineOphila From St. Kitts and Nevis, joined May 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9038 times:

AA - AMERICAN AIRLINES **
AA0173/02JUN
LGW 1300 N 62
RDU B C18 1620
4LGW/OUT1252 OFF1325 *0725
1RDU/INTMD LNDG AT ORF ETA1635RMKS ENRT WX
FTWDP ROBICHAUX *1514
2RDU/PRE1818 *1600
2ORF/IN1631 *1539
3ORF/ETD1730 AWTG FUEL *160


User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8991 times:

Any ideas as to the registration of this big bird?


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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8877 times:

Departed ORF 1905EDT
Est. RDU 1941EDT



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User currently offlineEwmahle From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8760 times:

I asked the same question when I was looking at the flightaware diversions earlier. They also sent a few flights to RIC. I am in Greensboro and saw the weather before Raleigh did. The storms were strong, but were not around for more than maybe 30-40 minutes. Obviously they could have built up a little more before they got to Raleigh, but my question is just how long is an aircraft fueled to be in a holding pattern? It seems like a hassle to divert to another airport if they storms are not around for hours.

User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8735 times:

Apparently the weather stayed around RDU for quite a while, as AAL173 didn't leave here until 7, and I don't figure they'd leave until it was clear to do so, as it only takes 30 minutes for the trip.

And from what I understand, most aircraft have an hour's reserve on board. My guess is they felt it better to divert. They might have even bussed the passengers down to RDU, as it's only about a 3 hour drive from ORF.

[Edited 2006-06-03 02:44:58]


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8671 times:

Quoting Ewmahle (Reply 10):
I asked the same question when I was looking at the flightaware diversions earlier. They also sent a few flights to RIC.

What has been sent to RIC? Commercial wise anything besides the usual ERJs, CRJs and odd MD80?

I'm living in Richmond at the moment but have been down in the Hampton Roads area for most of the day and drove back through some pretty torrential downpours.



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User currently offlineFtrguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8644 times:

I saw it take off and was very shocked to see it there. Also saw a North American 757 take off as well. Two very unusual players for ORF.

User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8639 times:

Wow. I wasn't aware of the NA bird being there. I must be losing my touch. I certainly didn't see it on FlightAware.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8628 times:

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Reply 14):
I certainly didn't see it on FlightAware.

Flightaware isn't the best with dealing with diversions, since it usually can't tell which airport the plane diverts to, and only can tell after the plane takes off again, and sends a departure message.

Harry

[Edited 2006-06-03 03:21:00]


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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8622 times:

I know I wouldn't see it land on FA, but I normally look at the departures list to see if anything unusual pops up. I somehow missed that NA 752.


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User currently offlineKaputt From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8565 times:

Quoting Ftrguy (Reply 13):
I saw it take off and was very shocked to see it there.

Yea I managed to get my car back from my sister and tried to get to the airport as quickly as possible. As I was coming around on Miller Store Road the thing went rocketing over my head. Kind of dissapointing but also awesome at the same time.

We really are deprived of heavies here at ORF. This is evident by how excited we got over a 777 coming to Norfolk, somthing alot of airports see every hour.



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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8508 times:

Quoting Ewmahle (Reply 10):
I am in Greensboro and saw the weather before Raleigh did.

I was out flying a Piper Arrow out of Winston Salem, at the time the storm hit the INT, GSO area. Our stormscope was like a christmas tree, but thanks to 25' 2500 rpm we made it back safely. ( storm never realy hit Winston)

tg 747-300



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User currently offlineEwmahle From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8441 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 12):
What has been sent to RIC? Commercial wise anything besides the usual ERJs, CRJs and odd MD80?

It looked like a COA737-800 EWR-RDU and an AA Eagle 135 DFW-RDU. That is what I saw.


User currently offlineN600RR From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8301 times:

Quoting Ftrguy (Reply 13):
Also saw a North American 757 take off



Quoting Elcableguy77 (Reply 14):
I certainly didn't see it on FlightAware.

Aha! That must've been the flight listed as a JM B752. (Didn't think they had a B757.)



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User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8082 times:

Hello all

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Reply 6):
AAL173 LGW enroute to RDU.

Anyone know how full these flights are from RDU-LGW and return???

Cheers

swatpamike


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8075 times:

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 21):
Anyone know how full these flights are from RDU-LGW and return???

From previous posts, I think they usually run between 60-80% full.. depending on the time of year..



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User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7985 times:

I saw nothing unusual at RIC at 9PM Friday night. I guess everything had cleared up and everyone went on their way. The airport terminal sure is in rough shape at the moment! I haven't seen it like this since 1985/1986 during the last complete terminal overhaul (not counting concourse extensions) when air side bridges were mounted.

The terminal sure will be beautiful when complete.... http://www.flyrichmond.com


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7902 times:

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 21):
Anyone know how full these flights are from RDU-LGW and return???

I think, don't hold me to this, the LGW-RDU route goes from a 772 to a 763 in the fall and winter...I know there is some big company that does a lot of business with AA in RDU and that is one of the reasons why the route exists (especially with such a large plane)



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25 AA777223 : i think the hub is a hold over from the TWA merger. I think the route primarily serves as a backup to connection traffic from all over the US to get
26 Daisywol : Negative AA used to have a large presence in RDU IIRC they have a contract with IBM or some other large company for service on the RDU-LGW route and t
27 ERJ170 : RDU hub was not TWA contingent, but Eastern contingent. STL was TWA. Route primary is the Glaxo shuttle. Secondary as a backup for MIA and DFW.
28 Post contains links JoCGN : Hi Quoting Elcableguy77 Reply 8: According to www.acarsd.org AA173 was operated by N772AN. Jo
29 ERJ170 : I think the IBM shuttle, along with the SAS shuttle, was the Midway RDU-SJC flight.. which didn't last too long.
30 Dennism : Yes, but KNGU 5 miles away sees NA 763s, MD-11s, DC-10s, DC-8s, 742s.... and a variety of military heavies (C-5s, etc.)
31 Captaink : Yeah, JM is leasing a B752 from NA for the summer period. Anyone knows the particular routing of this 752 that landed at ORF?
32 Midway2airtran : Yea, storms were moving at slow pace at 25-30mph and training. Rainfall around an inch an hour in many spots with gusty winds. Very low visability to
33 NASOCEANA : I was at work when I saw an huge 777 land and taxi pass me. I nearly lost it! It was an awesome sight to stand just off taxiway C and watch it take of
34 TinkerBelle : What's up with the weather up North? My CO flight yesterday from TPA-IAH was delayed by 2 hours coz of weather thus had to fly AA TPA-DFW-SMF instead
35 NASOCEANA : Here are a few of the Heavy Diversions that were at ORF. Thursday DL 1842 B757 LAX - JFK/ORF Departed 2323 Friday AAL 173 B777 GAT - RDU/ORF Departed
36 Post contains images Elcableguy77 : It's been a while since DL has brought any 757s out here. I know last year they were running a round trip a day with a 752. A shame they replaced that
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