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Anybody Been At Mke?  
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 793 times:

Is MKE any good?

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User currently offlineWISAZ13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 759 times:

Yeah, I like it. Small but good.

User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 752 times:

Its a very nice airport. Main terminal is airy. Lots of gate space and not many delays.

User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 745 times:

Check out the bookstore there. Great aviation section with rare books.


14 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2013
User currently offlineDaveT From Canada, joined Dec 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 736 times:

Along with a bookstore, there is a Harley Davidson store being that Milwaukee is the world headquarters of Harley.

Good viewing from the gate pier at the end with the runway and main taxiway in front of you. Lots of narrow body equipment, very little wide body equipment.


User currently offlineN757tw From United States of America, joined May 2000, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 734 times:

Yep all the time. Quick and easy, especially for TWA. 5 minutes checking to gate. Pretty good views of the ramp from the main common area.


N 7 5 7 T W


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3275 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 733 times:

The only widebodies I saw were a Northwest DC10, a Sun Country DC10 and and Evergreen Int'l 747-100. Other than that, alot of DC9s, MD80s and RJs. Just a handful of 737s, A320s and I think Northwest runs a 757 in there too.


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 727 times:

don't forget the Aviation museum that is located above the TWA ticket counter on the north end!

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 712 times:

Ill check out those shops and that museaum u told me about!

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 714 times:

The only time I landed there was in a jam-packed United 747-400 from San Francisco to Chicago 2 summers ago. T-storms closed ORD and we landed at Milwaukee...along with three million other planes. They parked us over by the Air Guard apron at 7:30pm. It took us till MIDNIGHT before we crawled over to the refueling truck, got our fuel together with a Lufthansa A340. Then we and the 340 took off together and flew down the lake at low altitude, landing pretty much one after the other at like 1am.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 710 times:

wow!

User currently offlineAlmbluzman From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 707 times:

i worked for signature flight support at mke for a little over two years. it was a lot of fun! the thing i liked about mke was that it is a smaller int'l airport but because it's so close to ord, it still does get some fun equipment in every once in a while. i was working the night that chrisnh was there and i saw those two planes takeoff - my supervisor and i were topping-off our fuel tanker at the fuel farm and we had a "moment of silence" when the 744 and a340 took off because that is such a rare sight! hey chrisnh - are you sure that they didn't have you guys parked up by the freight ramp?

almbluzman


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 702 times:

Almbluzman are you positive it was the same night?

User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 698 times:

MKE is user friendly.

I'll sure miss all those 25L approaches over the lake and the Ladish smokestack.

BTW, anyone know the story on that old Viscount parked on the northeast end????


User currently offlineAlmbluzman From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 687 times:

i'm pretty sure it was the same night...i don't think it's that often of an occurence that mke would have a united 744 and a lufthansa a340 parked in such close proximity for a few hours after diverting from ord. oh well, i saw it happen once and it might've happened a little while before i started working there!!

hey capt. -

are you leaving mee-wee? as far as that viscount on the northeast end goes, from what i understand, the mke fire dept. uses that for training. they get a bunch of jet fuel, light it up and race over there to put it out. i never saw it, this is just what i heard.

almbluzman


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 679 times:

wow!

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 677 times:

As near as I can tell, they had us for a LONG time over at the ANG ramps...there were so many planes there, that it was like a chess game getting the planes all positioned. It was dark soon after we landed, and I'm not familiar with MKE...so I'm not entirely sure. It might have been the fuel farm we were at though.

User currently offlineAlmbluzman From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 671 times:

the 744 and a340 that i saw on "the night in question" were parked on an extension ramp that comes off of taxiway alpha. it's between turnoff's alpha-4 and alpha-5; we used to call it the penalty box because that was the first place that extra aircraft were put - kinda like an "overflow lot" for the freight ramp! if this was the same night, you guys were parked in the penalty box! there was no way that you were parked at the fuel farm. what i meant was that we watched your 744 and the a340 take-off while we were at the fuel farm!

almbluzman


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