Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
IND/Cargolux 747 Question  
User currently offlineFlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 434 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Has anyone been able to catch the Cargolux 747 arrive/leave IND since this service started on Friday's back in February? I'm most curious about which side of the airport the plane parks for loading/unloading and which runway they are more likely to use - 23L/5R or 23R/5L - if that's possible to determine.

Schedules show arrival time at IND at 1:35pm on Friday, departing for LUX (via Los Angeles) at 3:05pm.

Thanks in advance (I'd like to make the drive to IND soon to see if I can get some pics of this plane arriving and/or leaving IND). Seeing a Boeing 747 at Indianapolis would be a real treat!

DPJ

11 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4552 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

Yeah I got pics of it a couple of weeks ago. It landed on the western most runway and parked down where the old express mail facility was.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineFlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 434 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2642 times:

Indy,

Are there any good spotting locations at the end of either 5L or 23R, since that's the runway closest to that side of the airport?

Thanks,

DPJ


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4552 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2621 times:

I hear the parking lot at the international arrivals shack is a decent location. Not sure if it is the best or not.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineFedexexpress From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

Airport police will kick you out of that parking lot . Good luck they patrol that like crazy


"Its not what your country can do for you its what you can do for your country" JFK
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I thought that Evergreen served IND am I mistaken as that is a major EAGLE base.


The only valid opinions are those based in facts
User currently offlineFlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 434 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 5):
I thought that Evergreen served IND am I mistaken as that is a major EAGLE base.

If you're referring to the USPS Eagle Air Network, that closed in 2001 when Federal Express got the contract from Emery Worldwide.

DPJ


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Quoting Fedexexpress (Reply 4):
Airport police will kick you out of that parking lot . Good luck they patrol that like crazy

I've had decent luck spotting from that parking lot, but a) didn't use a camera and b) stayed in my car (with binoculars, though).


User currently offlineFedexexpress From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

I am just telling you... chase that you are lucky...... I was off duty and i am a Indianapolis Police officer in my POV not in my police car and they told me that i have to leave. Then i drove my police car there and they came up the next day and talked to me and i did not have to leave the parking lot... LoL

Eric



"Its not what your country can do for you its what you can do for your country" JFK
User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Yeah,
I just saw it today. It was parked down by AAR(The old UA Hangar).



You are now free to be sexually harassed and then terminated for filing a complaint--Southwest Airlines to me.
User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 6):
If you're referring to the USPS Eagle Air Network, that closed in 2001 when Federal Express got the contract from Emery Worldwide.

Actually, the Emery Fleet was grounded when Fedex took the USPS contract, but Kitty Hawk, Gemini, Polar, and a few others were hauling mail at that time.



You are now free to be sexually harassed and then terminated for filing a complaint--Southwest Airlines to me.
User currently offlineFlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 434 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

I saw the Cargolux 747 Friday. It came in on 23R at about 4:12pm. Flytecomm.com showed a planned arrival of 4:09pm Friday despite the schedules showing a 1:35pm arrival. Departure from 23R was just before 6:00pm, IIRC. I noticed that the plane parked at the old United Airlines maintenance facility.

We had a great time. Upon our arrival on top of the parking deck, an ATA L-1011 (probably N163AT, which is shown in the database) took off on 23R. We caught three FedEx MD/DC-10's, a couple A-300's and my friend thought he saw a FedEx MD-11 when we were driving up the parking deck "spiral." We were able to watch some of these (and an A-310) takeoff on 23L.

Thanks to all who answered my questions!

Quoting Jeremy (Reply 10):
Actually, the Emery Fleet was grounded when Fedex took the USPS contract, but Kitty Hawk, Gemini, Polar, and a few others were hauling mail at that time.

I seem to remember that Emery fought this because their contract had three years left (2001-2004) and accused USPS of breaking it illegally. I know the USPS-related "daysort" at DAY ended before the airline was grounded because those hub flights didn't happen during the air show in July 2001 (Emery was grounded the following month, IIRC). I had seen this "daysort" during the weekend air show in both 1999 and 2000.

DPJ


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Cargolux 747 At MAA? posted Sun Aug 20 2006 15:12:27 by Scoliodon
Frontier IND-CUN Service Question posted Thu Jun 8 2006 17:48:20 by 7E72004
CargoLux 747 Delivered Messerschmitt 262... posted Mon May 1 2006 20:48:22 by Gordonpageco
QF And NZ 747 Question posted Sat Dec 17 2005 16:33:49 by Pilotdude09
Pan Am 747 Question posted Mon Jul 11 2005 21:27:16 by Positiverate
Aer Lingus 747 Question posted Tue Mar 29 2005 23:24:07 by Waterpolodan
Japan Asia 747 Question 2005 posted Sun Mar 13 2005 13:16:12 by AirAmericaC46
A KLM 747 Question posted Sat Feb 26 2005 19:54:02 by SQno1
Orient Thai 747 Question posted Wed Aug 11 2004 02:56:56 by AirAmericaC46
747 Question posted Mon May 31 2004 08:46:29 by Planecrazy2