EHHO From Netherlands, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
Just saw on Flightaware.com that a UA 744 took off from ORD at 3:34am CDT, with POB as destination. I presume it's a military charter.. Anyone know where it's heading after that? Does this happen a lot? And what do folks in Chicago think of 747s taking off at half past 3 at night?
Darrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
yes, military charter. destination wouldn't be listed most likely. when it took off from ORD at 3am it was almost ZFW and used less runway than a cessna 150 and climbed like the saturn V. residents wouldn't have noticed much. we used to get UAL 747 charters at EDDF (rhein main air base) all the time.