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Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question  
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

The forecast for the Indianapolis area through tuesday night are rain showers and thunderstorms (believe it or not, we had some strong ones go through this morning!)...since Cape Air flies the Cessna 402s, what are the chances the flight could be delayed if it is raining, thundering, etc.? I have flown in the Cessna 402s previously and they are a pretty small aircraft. I am on the inaugural flight and hope that it is not delayed.


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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

It shouldn't be a linear severe thunderstorm situation. These storms will be more embedded within a rain shield like this morning's most likely. The 402 is a sturdy bird, they go through some pretty mean weather in the Cape, they can handle a late fall embedded tstorm situation. You might need to make a few route deviations, but nothing big.

User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4588 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

I've flown IND-MDW on a Saab back when C8 was still running. We flew up there with some pretty bad storms around. In fact I was in the shower getting ready for the trip (leaving in about 3 hours) when the sirens were going off. A tornado had touched down a couple miles away. The thought of flying through bad weather crossed my mind but the flight was good.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6194 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

I'd feel just as safe in a 402 as a Saab or even a Regional Jet. Those are some tough birds and in all likelyhood they would just deviate around major cells. I assume the Cape some kind of WX device onboard. In addition, thats what pre-flight weather briefs and ATC is all about. With the combination of good pre-planning and ATC assistance, major weather can be avoided.

ASSFO



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

I am not concerned at all with flying through or near a storm...i just hope it is not delayed because i am going up to south bend to see my grandmother and my flight back leaves at 5:15pm (i am taking Delta back going through CVG *lol*)  Big grin


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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6194 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2947 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 4):

Never any guarantee's. Sometime those small bird can fly low and find holes in the weather, sometimes they run late because they have to go around storms. they are just like any other plane. Your question is a hard one to answer.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5454 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2942 times:

Personally, I'd be driving it. Especially if you are worried about delays.

Door-to-door it'll be faster ... and far less hassle.

... and a connection for the return flight?? aaarrrh .... drive!


Jimbo



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User currently offlineWillbdsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

What gates are the Cape Air flights using?

User currently offlineRW170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

Quoting Willbdsp (Reply 7):

Frontier is doing the ground handling for Cape Air, so they should be at gate C3, I'm assuming.



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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 6):
Door-to-door it'll be faster ... and far less hassle.

Not to mention most likely cheaper, even with the current price of gas!



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User currently offlineTyphaerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2831 times:
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Shame on all of you people. And you call yourselves aviation enthusiasts. What the heck kind of a.nutter would he be if he took to quick and easy path and drove. Does it matter that it is cheaper and faster with less hassles? I say no. Go for it 7E7!  biggrin 


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Hell...i am flying it. It takes me about $35-$40 to fill up my car and the total ticket cost was about $100 (IND-SBN-CVG-IND). Plus, being on the inaugural flight from IND on Cape Air...are you a.netters on something?? *lol* I have done that drive up 31 too many times in the past few months and even though it is quicker, it is not fun at all. I am sure there are others who can attest to that here  Smile Plus, having the chance to take some pics/video from the Cessna on Cape Air is a golden opportunity--you see right out the cockpit window  Big grin


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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 11):
the total ticket cost was about $100

Wow. Nice to see the yields are still good from IND.

I agree though, fly it. One question though, why not Cape Air back home too? Go for the full Cessna experience, the heck with the boring CRJ's.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

I would have taken the Cape Air flight home but the ticket cost to fly back on the later flight was $117! i am flying Cape Air again in December.  Smile


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User currently offlineMarksixel From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

7E7:

Would love to know how the flight went from the perspective a a real fare paying passenger. How many on board. Check-in procedures, gate boarding ok, etc? Any pictures? It took a lot of effort to get this service off the ground again.

Thanks,

Mark Sixel
Sixel Consulting Group, Inc.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

see my other thread just started tonight  Smile


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Hello...my other thread got moved to trip reports but i wanted to let the interested ones know that the video is posted in You Tube. I had to break it up into 8 parts because of the size limit of each video and also i would have been waiting until next week for the video to upload. I use the same username as here, "7e72004."  Big grin


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