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FLL Rarities Today (6/27) Due To MIA WX Diversions  
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

Today was a great day for rarities at FLL, due to weather diversions from MIA:

-Martinair MD-11, #PH-MCP
-Avianca B762, #N728CG
-Virgin A346 (reg unknown) ...The virst A340-600 visit to FLL??

And, of course, I didn't have the camera with me  Sad

Hopefully tomorrow will bring another round of diversions Big grin


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User currently offlineAltairF28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

According to FlightAware there was also a 777, an A300 and two 757's (all AA) at RSW. TPA got a 757 and a 738 (also both AA) and PBI got a TACA A320.


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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

The coolest thing that we got here at APF was just some 757 and 717's holding over CYY.

User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Worst mistake was having that Virgin pull into E-8...should have held out on a remote stand...the plane sat at E-8 for 3 hours until a tow bar could be driven up from MIA to push the damn thing back! What a beauty that VS A346 is though....gorgeous! The A340 is obviously not a regular visitor to FLL, but Air Transat and Air Canada have brought in A330s before, so I found it surprising that an A330 tow bar which they could have borrowed, wouldn't have fit the A346? Does the A346 require a special tow bar? Just curious...

User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Quoting John (Reply 3):
Does the A346 require a special tow bar? Just curious...

The A346 does require a special tow bar, where as I believe that the A330 and earlier A340's are common


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1645 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3110 times:

Quoting John (Reply 3):
Worst mistake was having that Virgin pull into E-8...should have held out on a remote stand...the plane sat at E-8 for 3 hours until a tow bar could be driven up from MIA to push the damn thing back!

It was worst than that. First ASIG parked it wrong so they could not get the jetway to the L1 or L2 door. Then when they decided to pull it forward they found the towbar would not fit as the -600's pin is like 3'' thick and the 330/340/777/747 pin is 2.75'' thick. Then after trying a few others they called FedEx and they sent one over to have the same thing happen. So then they call to have -600 towbar sent up from MIA. During all this they can't start fueling as the Jetway isn't hooked up to evac pax in case of a fire. The only airstair that will reach is on the other side of the airport hooked up to the MartinAir MD-11. So after trying one from Jet Blue and Airtran they get one from AA that will reach.

Around this time the $h!t hits the fan...... The F/O comes down saying there will be a bit more of a delay because the Flight Crew has Timed Out and can't fly the FLL-MIA leg and the MIA-LHR crew will is being sent up from MIA. That was around 7:30 and my shift was over.

I would have stayed but I didn't have my Camera.  biting  I was so sad because this would have been the shot of a lifetime.
A US Airways E-170 pulling in next a Virgin Atlantic A340-600 with no equipment or jetway on it at FLL with magic hour lighting.



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User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3064 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
-Avianca B762, #N728CG

AV has a daily flight to FLL. Was this the flight to MIA diverted to FLL or the regular daily to FLL?



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User currently offlineEastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3054 times:

Thought I saw a DC-10 or MD-11 turning final over Weston for 9L from the south around 4:00 pm or so.... looked like it had a red or orange tail- I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I was just going to the mall... should have headed out to the airport with my camera instead. Rats!!

User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3035 times:

Quoting Eastbay (Reply 7):
Thought I saw a DC-10 or MD-11 turning final over Weston for 9L from the south around 4:00 pm or so.... looked like it had a red or orange tail-

Sure it wasn't an AV 767?

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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3012 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 8):
Sure it wasn't an AV 767?

Was most likely the Martinair MD-11.


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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17416 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2990 times:

What kind of weather was going on in MIA that made the very close but already crammed FLL a good diversion airport? I know it's Florida so I expect wildly divergent weather within the space of a highway lane but it seems odd.

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 5):
It was worst than that. First ASIG parked it wrong so they could not get the jetway to the L1 or L2 door. Then when they decided to pull it forward they found the towbar would not fit as the -600's pin is like 3'' thick and the 330/340/777/747 pin is 2.75'' thick.



Quoting Sinlock (Reply 5):
. The F/O comes down saying there will be a bit more of a delay because the Flight Crew has Timed Out and can't fly the FLL-MIA leg and the MIA-LHR crew will is being sent up from MIA. That was around 7:30 and my shift was over.

Reminds me of my days running charters  Silly.... Watch out for those combination 737/320 series towbars that don't fit regular 320s.



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User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2966 times:

Summer Thundestorms in South Florida (Florida really) are pretty wild. It can be clear and sunny skies in Downtown Miami and in Southern Miami towards the Kendall Suburbs it can be an all out Severe Thunderstorm. These storms are usually isolated and very tightly packed.


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User currently offlineLVTMB From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Huge thunderstorm sitting over MIA for a while --

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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 6):
Was this the flight to MIA diverted to FLL or the regular daily to FLL?

Hmm. I just checked Flightaware for Avianca departures out of FLL yesterday, and it only shows that single flight, so it could very well have been just the normal flight. Considering I've only seen them fly 752s on that run, I guess it was the unusual 762 that threw me off...



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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1645 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

The AV 767 is pretty common here. Shows up at least once a week.

The Martinair was parked over at the Jet Center so it would have been hard to get a shot with out being on the ramp



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 14):
The Martinair was parked over at the Jet Center so it would have been hard to get a shot with out being on the ramp

Sure. Until it taxied past the viewing area Big grin



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User currently offlineNjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 727 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

The MD-11 was neat to see make the approach..I was on Sheridan Street as it was heading East bound right over Sheridan almost like it was circling...Unless it landed 27R.


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