FlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 461 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3033 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!
Fedexexpress From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2717 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
"Its not what your country can do for you its what you can do for your country" JFK
FlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 461 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2649 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.