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Two Virgin 747-400s At JAX  
User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Due to thunderstorms at MCO a lot of flights were diverted this afternoon. I know several Southwest, a couple United, Spirit and Delta flights were diverted to TPA.

However it looks as if a couple Virgin 747-400s coming from England got diverted to JAX

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User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

wow, that is really flow into JAX, I am wonder if JAX able to handle several flights and big aircrafts into JAX due storm in MCO? On day of 9/11 IND received over 60 aircrafts. I was shock when I read newspaper on website. I was think to myself " how can they fit all of those 60+ planes at IND. Guess they figure out a way to park all of planes of variety sizes.

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Its just two 747s that will park on a tarmac at JAX until the weather clears at MCO. I highly doubt that they will do any off loading. When I lived in Detroit, TOL used to frequently get Northwest 747 and DC-10 diversions and TOL is much smaller than JAX.

User currently offlineSkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

JAX could easily handle a 747, though not sure what gate. Remember, DL flew them scheduled from ATL for a few years in the 70's. I fly into JAX serveral times a year, albeit always onto the WN concourse. Since DL used to bring wide bodies in, if they needed to, I think there'd be a gate to park if it became a long wait. Why don't these things happen whenever I'm there?!?!?!

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

When I lived in Daytona, the airport ops people there told me that if need be that a Virgin 747 had to land at DAB due to weather in MCO, they could handle it too

User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 476 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

I was in MCO on June 15th and I was surprised to see 4 Virgin 744's at the gates. Were any of the 4 744's diversions or does MCO routinely get 4 Virgin 744's at the same time and if so what are their destinations from MCO?


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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

VS sends in 747's from MAN, LGW, and Glasgow. It isn't unusual to see 4 Virgins at Orlando all at once. Though, by the time they leave, it might be less than that. :-P


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User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 476 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Great photos Flynavy. Impressive VS operation in MCO, That certainly answers my questions. Thanks.


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