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What Are 8-10 DL CRJs Doing At Hot Springs, Ark?  
User currently offlineNatethegreat From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 6295 times:

I drove by the airport in Hot Springs, Arkansas today and saw at least 8 Delta regional jets (maybe even 10) parked in two rows. I was curious if anyone knew why those planes were there.

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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 6296 times:

Quoting Natethegreat (Thread starter):
I drove by the airport in Hot Springs, Arkansas today and saw at least 8 Delta regional jets (maybe even 10) parked in two rows. I was curious if anyone knew why those planes were there.

Are you sure they are CRJs?

Are they Embraer 145s? If so, those would be the Freedom Air planes dumped earlier this year. A number of them returned to service operating out of JFK but not all of them. Delta ended the Freedom Air intra-Florida operation earlier this year.

I did notice a number of Comair CRJs are currently stored. The ones you saw might be them. Here's a list: http://airfleets.net/flottecie/Comai...Delta%20Connection)-stored-crj.htm

[Edited 2008-11-29 20:40:17]

User currently offlineNatethegreat From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 6254 times:

I wasn't able to get a real good look – I was driving! There were also a couple of a/c with tails painted orange... (Mesa Airlines?) The others had the DL waving flag painted on the tails. Still why would they be in Hot Springs. It's a far cry from a major commercial airport or aviation service center.

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 6236 times:

Quoting Natethegreat (Reply 2):
Still why would they be in Hot Springs. It's a far cry from a major commercial airport or aviation service center.

The ones painted orange were probably the ex-ASA Embraer 120 Brasilias. Some of them are painted in bare metal scheme, some are in Wavy Gravy colors.

There are a number of photos in the database from Hot Springs, check them out here: http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...%2F%20KHOT%29&distinct_entry=true]

[Edited 2008-11-29 20:48:29]

User currently offlineNatethegreat From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 6222 times:

WOW! Thanks for the link! Are they in storage here or being serviced, or ??????

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 6216 times:



Quoting Natethegreat (Reply 4):

The Embraer 120s? They're toast. EV retired them a few years ago.


User currently offlineMrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 6178 times:

Sad too.. I actually liked the -120s. I can still ride them out of LAX with SkyWest, but not for too much longer.


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User currently offlineCrjfixer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 6129 times:

There is also a heavy check facility in hot springs that does C checks on CRJ's. and some may be waiting in line for checks or waiting to be painted.

User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5905 times:

FLO also has some Delta Connection regional jets stored I believe- I dont know what kind.. does anyone know?

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5905 times:



Quoting FlyingDoctorWu (Reply 8):

Most of the Freedom Air ERJs are parked at FLO.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6126 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5858 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 5):
The Embraer 120s? They're toast. EV retired them a few years ago.

I wouldn't expect to see those birds flying with U.S. carriers again, either, as they are RT models. With the new standard weights imposed by the FAA, the ER can't even fill to capacity unless there's a few kids. The RT has no hope of ever seeing a full load outside of a school field trip.



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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2067 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5855 times:

Could the CRJ be converted into freighters per say and used by package companies like UPS & Fed EX ?

I have seen a 727 & DC-10 used to haul mail sacks and letter trays in the seats. Just covered over the mail with cargo nets.



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5844 times:



Quoting Sunking737 (Reply 11):

There already are CRJ freighters flying:


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User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1697 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5167 times:



Quoting Sunking737 (Reply 11):
Could the CRJ be converted into freighters per say and used by package companies like UPS & Fed EX ?

I recall hearing that the design of the CRJ was originally to be a freighter for FedEx.



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User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 5010 times:

Hmmm, that Airfleets link is not working for me. Could someone please paste the Comair tail numbers that are stored? I am a flight attendant for them (not for long thanks to up coming furlough!) and would be interested to see which ones they have stored. There are a few I have not seen around in awhile and am wondering if they are among the stored.

Thanks!

SWA TPA



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7888 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 4882 times:

What year did ASA retire the last of the Bro's?

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4814 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 15):

December 2003.

I have my doubts about Airfleet's accuracy, but according to them the following CRJs are stored.

N952CA, N975CA, N976CA, N978CA, N981CA, N987CA, N991CA, N995CA, N999CA, N709CA, N719CA, N729CA, N735CA, N592SW, N785CA, N488CA, N489CA, N491CA, N492CA


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4773 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 16):
I have my doubts about Airfleet's accuracy, but according to them the following CRJs are stored.

N952CA, N975CA, N976CA, N978CA, N981CA, N987CA, N991CA, N995CA, N999CA, N709CA, N719CA, N729CA, N735CA, N592SW, N785CA, N488CA, N489CA, N491CA, N492CA

Thank you so much! That explains where the Cincinnati Jet Hub plane went. Still wondering about N912CA, the oldest RJ in the fleet.

SWA TPA



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User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4716 times:



Quoting Crjfixer (Reply 7):
There is also a heavy check facility in hot springs that does C checks on CRJ's. and some may be waiting in line for checks or waiting to be painted.

They also do interior refits and aircraft re-painting for CRJs there. Independence Air (may they rest in peace) sent all of their aircraft there to have all new interiors installed and a complete paint job performed when they transitioned from United Express.


User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 595 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4578 times:
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Quoting Crjfixer (Reply 7):
There is also a heavy check facility in hot springs that does C checks on CRJ's.

EV used to take their CRJ C-check birds there until about a year ago. The c-checks are currently being performed in CKB.



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User currently offlineN770WD From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 128 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4504 times:



Quoting Crjfixer (Reply 7):
There is also a heavy check facility in hot springs that does C checks on CRJ's.

It's an AAR Corp facility.
http://www.aarcorp.com/comm/comm_1_1.htm


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4493 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 16):

N492CA, N491CA, N488CA, and N489CA were all sold.

http://tailwindcapital.net/available-aircraft.htm


User currently offlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4479 times:



Quoting MrSkyGuy (Reply 6):
I can still ride them out of LAX with SkyWest, but not for too much longer.

Are they scheduled to be retired from the fleet? I might have missed it, but what is the plan for them and what would they replace them with? Some stations would have to close if they did retire it from the fleet...


User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

Chautauqua is sending their Continental CRJs for a C-check to KHOT before returning the aircraft back to the lessor...

Boeing727


User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 756 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3977 times:



Quoting C767P (Reply 22):
Quoting MrSkyGuy (Reply 6):
I can still ride them out of LAX with SkyWest, but not for too much longer.

Are they scheduled to be retired from the fleet? I might have missed it, but what is the plan for them and what would they replace them with? Some stations would have to close if they did retire it from the fleet...

You'll see the Bro's flying around for several more years I suspect. At least until SGU gets its new airport.  duck   duck 


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