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Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6126 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 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6117 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, 8673 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6103 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 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5967 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 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5918 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, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5900 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 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5890 times:

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


"None are more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsly believe they are free" -Goethe
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5805 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, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5740 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 offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5677 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!


User currently offlineBUFjets From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5637 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, 2423 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5528 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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