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Porter Q400 @ PWK (Chicago Executive)  
User currently offlineAAmd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1056 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Just noticed that there was a departure from YTZ this morning to PWK in Chicago - PD8324.

Anyone have any idea as to why it would be going there?

What facilities exist at PWK? Would the field be capable of handling regular flights from YTZ (i.e. do they have customs facilities and so on...)? Could this be PD trying to find a suitable airport in Chicago to fly to or is it completely unrelated to Porter?

Anyone?

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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9979 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

I remember when PWK was just called Palwaukee and was just a general aviation field. I'm sure it has expanded since then, especially since Meigs field was closed down.


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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2686 times:

Did you see this flight? Looks like Porter doing a demo flight or test flight out of PWK:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/P...4/history/20080324/1356Z/KPWK/KPWK

http://www.palwaukee.org says they have customs available.

PWK is third busiest airport in Chicago area behind ORD and MDW with apx 200,000 t/o & landings annually.

[Edited 2008-03-24 08:43:34]


Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2642 times:

How does it rate with Rockford then? Is it 200k t/o and landing because it is mainly GA?


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User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2621 times:

TheAirDB says that it's "available for a short time" in the system. That tells me it's some sort of demo.

User currently offlineAAmd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1056 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2616 times:



Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 2):
http://www.palwaukee.org says they have customs available.

Enough to handle up to 70 passengers arriving at once a few times a day?  Wink

I suppose it could be another Bombardier test/demo flight - similar to the one involving a Horizon Q400 (which was discussed some time ago).


User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1665 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2597 times:

If Meigs Field was still open, would Porter look into flying there?


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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3464 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2563 times:

The AirDB site also shows Porter flying YTZ-MYR and YOW-MYR.

For all we know these flights could be charters? Maybe Robert Deluce is working on flights to and from MDW or ORD?



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User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

I work in the shadows of PWK. If I would've know this earlier, I would've brought my camera. I used to take my lessons out of PWK, great GA airport with a lot of bizjets.


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User currently offlineAAmd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1056 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

The MYR flight from YOW is tomorrow (Tuesday) I believe. Charter flight, with a return at the weekend some time.

The return should be interesting, as Porter doesn't often handle transborder flights (i.e. those requiring customs services) at YOW. I wonder if they'll use Gate 14 at YOW (in the domestic terminal, with a connection to customs) or if they'll have to use a gate in the US part of the terminal. The outbound will be even more interesting if the passengers go through US Customs in YOW. lol


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1929 times:



Quoting AAmd11 (Reply 5):
Enough to handle up to 70 passengers arriving at once a few times a day?

Absolutely not. It's probably a demo for UA. It's not the first time a Q400 has been at PWK.



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User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 1837 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 10):
Absolutely not. It's probably a demo for UA. It's not the first time a Q400 has been at PWK.

It was there for a demo, I emailed the airport and asked.  Smile They didn't say what the demo was for, but it was for a demo. I do not think Porter had anything to do with it, I think Bombardier was just using it for the demo.

That was not the reason why I emailed them, I emailed them asking if I could take pictures around the airport and they replied back with directions to a good viewing spot and also answered my question about the DH8D.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 1816 times:



Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 11):
I emailed them asking if I could take pictures around the airport and they replied back with directions to a good viewing spot

Off of the Palatine frontage road or somewhere else?



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 1762 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 10):
It's probably a demo for UA

Wouldn't it be a demo for Skywest, Shuttle America, Mesa, GoJet, etc, and/or does UAL need to give it's stamp of approval before allowing a new a/c type into the UAX system?



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1717 times:



Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 13):
Wouldn't it be a demo for Skywest, Shuttle America, Mesa, GoJet, etc,

Arguably yes, but Chicago probably wouldn't be the chosen venue for any of those carriers. If it was a demo for an air carrier, it was almost certainly for UA, who can then solicit bids from a regional carrier to operate them.



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User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1700 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 12):
Off of the Palatine frontage road or somewhere else?

Yes, off of Palatine Rd, near Rwy30

As for the talk about service into PWK, It would've been nice to see activity of PWK, but I do not think that airport would be the right place, unless they are trying to target the business traveler that is going to the North Shore and Northern Suburbs area (like the area where I work...Discover, WalGreens, Takeda, Abbot Labs and all of the other major corporations out here).



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1694 times:



Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 15):
Yes, off of Palatine Rd, near Rwy30

There are some other options... PM me if you want.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Starting a new service to the Chicago area from YTZ will only add risk if Porter flies into an otherwise unused airport in the Chicago area. Porter will also lose any connection options for flights beyond Chicago. They should stick with ORD or perhaps better MDW.

There was also a Porter flight on Monday to EWR. 9000-series flight #. Route proving flight I guess.



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