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NW Cargo At MSP 12/16  
User currently offlinePremoBrimo From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 428 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

I was flying into MSP yesterday and saw a NW Cargo plane parked at F-16 I think it was. Anyone know why it was there, and parked at a normal gate?


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User currently offlineNWALifer From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

ANC-ORD had to make a fuel stop in MSP. Once on the ground a/c had mx and then the crew timed out. As MSP is not a 747 pilot base, the crew had to be given required rest before continuing to ORD. When the a/c landed in MSP originally, gate F12 was the only spot that could occupy a 742 for fuel and then for the crew to deplane.

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

I had no idea MSP wasn't a 747 pilot base. Not even for the 747-400? Are they all Detroit/Tokyo based or what? Does the 742 have a separate pilot group?

User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2714 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

I've also seen a NW 742F at MSP a couple times. Usually when I saw one it would be parked where the NW 744s are parked (concourse G).


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2224 times:



Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 2):
Not even for the 747-400? Are they all Detroit/Tokyo based or what?

747-200 and 747-400 are different raiting and are seperate, a 744 guy can't fly a 742 and vice versa.

742 base is Anchorage, and 744 base is Detroit. Those are the only 747 bases.



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2116 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 4):
742 base is Anchorage, and 744 base is Detroit. Those are the only 747 bases.

Is that for pilots, F/As, or both?


User currently offlineN808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

I saw it here too.....pretty cool. I saw that the aircraft came in early am sunday then left around 9pm. i also heard some memo about that MSP is "re opening" as a 742 base for millitary and other charters. i bet we also see a few more rev pax flights on the 742 when the situation arises....such as fairly recently one was used on MSP-HNL.



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User currently offlineNWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3408 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2104 times:



Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 5):
Is that for pilots, F/As, or both?

No F/A's based in ANC, since the only '47 flying out of there is on freighters....



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2094 times:
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Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 2):
I had no idea MSP wasn't a 747 pilot base. Not even for the 747-400? Are they all Detroit/Tokyo based or what? Does the 742 have a separate pilot group?

MSP is a 744 pilot base as well.



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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2087 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 4):
747-200 and 747-400 are different raiting and are seperate, a 744 guy can't fly a 742 and vice versa.

Same type rating, just requires difference training and since its NW and in their infinite wisdom they have a penchant for complicating everything, they just kept the pilot groups separate, no?


User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1572 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 days ago) and read 2041 times:



Quoting N808NW (Reply 6):
I saw it here too.....pretty cool. I saw that the aircraft came in early am sunday then left around 9pm. i also heard some memo about that MSP is "re opening" as a 742 base for millitary and other charters. i bet we also see a few more rev pax flights on the 742 when the situation arises....such as fairly recently one was used on MSP-HNL.

I thought they were retireing all of the 742s? If they are going to lengths to open a new crew base, does that mean they will be around for quite a bit longer??



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1996 times:



Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 8):

MSP is a 744 pilot base as well.

One of my friend's father is a 744 pilot and he's based in MSP. Also, I met a 742 pilot years ago that was based here as well.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 5):
Is that for pilots, F/As, or both?

Just pilots

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 8):
MSP is a 744 pilot base as well.

Nope, no pilot base for the 744

Quoting Continental (Reply 11):

One of my friend's father is a 744 pilot and he's based in MSP. Also, I met a 742 pilot years ago that was based here as well.

he might live there but there are no 744 MSP based pilots. Unless ya'll know something that both the pilots and the company itself doesn't know. Looking on ATLAS the only bid package for MSP is DC9, 320, 330, 757.


Also it was just announced on the 14th that the 747-200 MSP pilot base would re-open in May 2008.

Quote:
Northwest Airlines will re-open the MSP 747-200 base in May 2008. The base is being re-established primarily to support 747-200 charter service, the vast majority of which involves missions for the U.S. Military. Due to the nature of 747-200 charter service and the timeframe during which trips are finalized, the majority of the positions at the MSP base will be Reserves. A very small number of Blockholder positions will be available.
Although the majority of flying by the MSP 747-200 base will be charter operations, there will be a limited amount of scheduled freighter service flown by MSP-based pilots. The exact type of scheduled freighter trips has not yet been determined. The MSP 747-200 Reserve positions will be focused on charter operations; however, some Reserves could potentially be assigned to support



[Edited 2007-12-18 18:29:25]


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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1630 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Yeah, Burnsie is correct. No MSP base for the 400. Maybe NWA has thought of it before, but there is no base there. With regards to the 742 base opening in MSP, it will be a very small base for charter flights only. That way, nobody has to go up to ANC to sign in for a trip only to deadhead back to wherever the charter starts.


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User currently offlineCdgdtw From United States of America, joined May 2003, 200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1899 times:



Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 8):
MSP is a 744 pilot base as well.

DTW is the only B744 pilot base.


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