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Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)  
User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6418 posts, RR: 51
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5856 times:

When you think of casino junkets to Tunica, MS, what's the first airline that pops into your mind? That's right, kids: Sky King.

Now as far as I know Sky King could very well be a respected charter carrier with an admirable safety record, but man, if you see this aircraft (former UA) on the ground, it leaves a lot to be desired. Although if you judge a book by its cover, US might as well ground their entire 733 fleet. Ugh!

Here are some recent photos of this od girl....unfortunately I didn't get a shot of the numerous tail strike markings underneath....

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/Nolaguy79/IMG_1606.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/Nolaguy79/IMG_1605.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/Nolaguy79/IMG_1604.jpg

[Edited 2007-02-26 07:01:42]


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5847 times:

They're operating N330DL as well, one of the old DL Express birds. Good to see some old JT8D's patrolling the skies!!

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8626 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5833 times:

Good to see some old 732's roaming the sky. I hope they survive the charter market. Boy she looks good.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5697 times:

Saw that plane at MCO not too long ago. It was parked at the terminal using gate normally used by Aeromexico.

User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

What is SkyKing using most of their aircraft for now? They used to operate a lot more sports charters (mainly NHL teams) than they do now. I lot of their sports team charters seem to be switched to Pace Airlines and Swift Air.


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User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

Never heard of them before. What else is going on at Tunica these days? Does Pan Am show up with charters anymore?

User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

Very interesting, I remember seeing them in SLC once I think....


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User currently onlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

We see them here in YVR every time the LA Kings play the Canucks.


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Reminds me of the Ryan charters to ACY that come thru ROC now and then. Some of those 732's are ancient.


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User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6418 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5407 times:

They have some former AirTran 732's as well.

That plane sure does get around...MSY, YVR, SLC, MCO...she's certanly enjoying semi retirement!



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User currently offlineBUFjets From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

Sky King will be flying the Myrtle Beach Direct Air flights between MYR and Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh, and Newark.

The Myrtle Beach Direct Air internet site shows a new paint job. I wonder if that is just marketing on the web site or if Sky King will really paint their 737-200's like that for Myrtle Beach Direct Air.


User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5258 times:

WOW, the 2nd airline already! new hopes after HOOTERS AIR.

first one was http://www.southernskyways.com/ and now http://www.myrtlebeachdirectair.com/.

well, does any knows Sky King's own web-page?

cheers chriX


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