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Charter Flights Into COS - 14 May 08  
User currently offlineCFMitch56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Does anyone know what's going on at Colorado Springs today? There are a ton of different charter flights headed there. Military deployment from Fort Carson, maybe?

Here are some of the unusual flights on FlightAware:

NWA9816 - A333 from DTW
SWA6482 - B737 from VCV
SWA7240 - B737 from VCV
CXP211 - B734 from ENV (Wendover, UT - Xtra Airways)
SCX8901 - B738 from VCV (Sun Country)
SCX8900 - B738 from VCV

What's the story? Any idea where the mystery pax will be headed to?

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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Is VCV an entry airport for Fort Irwin?

User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

There have been lots more in the past few days also from VCV. Anyone know what these are for?

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

There's a lot of bases within range of Victorville... Fort Irwin is one, although VCV isn't listed as one of the airports they use.

It could also be Air Force related, Edwards is right by there.

When CRAF flights go, do they ever operate directly from bases, or do they have to go from commercial airports where the airlines would already be licensed to fly?

NS


User currently offlineCFMitch56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Forgot about the Sierra Pacific Flights (SPA flights same as tail numbers N703S and N712S) too. Add to my original set a B6 flight from VCV (returned to LGB, probably to resume normal ops).

The A333 returned to DTW, so the VCV explanation doesn't totally solve the mystery. Would an international charter to KUW or somewhere pass through DTW for fuel before dropping pax off at the COS, which seems to be the final destination for these flights? Would any military flights outprocess troops through VCV before heading to their actual base (like Fort Carson)?

At least one of the WN planes returned to PHX as SWA8601. Can anyone confirm if 8xxx numbers are military charters for WN? TZ used to use a system like that.

Any more guesses?


User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

all but NWA are taking the troops from Ft Carson to N.T.C. and victorville is the closest, the A330 that was there to day was going to KWI....the xtra airways charter was a casino express flt to wendover


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User currently offlineCFMitch56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Mystery solved! Thanks Contrail. So the A333 and the VCV flights were just a coincidence? Some troops coming from VCV, others coming to/from Kuwait?

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Also,there is the prison across the street....

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