Chrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 932 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 5696 times:
I find it interesting when an airliner lands at what is normally a GA airport that gets no airline service. I'm referring to NON emergency situations.
For example, some sports charters land at BKL in Cleveland which is just a GA airfield. How many other GA airports have this happen? Is ground service at the given airport contracted ahead of time, or is it done at the last minute, per se?
I would search the db for photos, but I have no idea what airports to search for. Any photo links would be great!
Acw367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5586 times:
Quoting LHR380 (Reply 1): Gloucestershire Airport has a link with an airline I cant recall.
Manx 2 operate up to three flights a day in each direction from Isle of Man to Jersey via Gloucestershire (Staverton) mostly using D228. or L410. They are now carrying around 16,000 people per year.
The airport does have a small terminal building and customs facilities therefore you could say it has morphed from a dedicated GA field into a small commercial airport.
When the Cheltenham Gold cup is on, there are regularly charters by carriers like Aer Arran ATRs and Scot Airways D328s. In the old days Aer Lingus Fokker 50s were used. Munster also chartered 4 Aer Arran ATRs into Gloucestershire in April 2008 for a Heineken Cup european rugby clash against the cherry and whites.
71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5469 times:
BED (Bedford, MA) gets a lot of airliners and has no scheduled service. The Boston Celtics (Swift Air 734), Boston Bruins (Air Canada 320) and Boston College University (Miami Air 738/752) all use BED as their home airport. Other teams flying into to play the Patriots or Red Sox have also used BED.
FRG (Farmingdale, NY) - New York Islanders (Miami Air 738)
TCL (Tuscaloosa, AL) - University of Alabama (Delta 738/752/763)
SWO (Stillwater, OK) - Oklahoma State University (American 752)
PVU (Provo, UT) - Brigham Young University (JetBlue 320)
LGU (Logan, UT) - Utah State University (Frontier 319)
ISO (Kinston, NC) - East Carolina University (US Airways 320)
BTL (Battle Creek, MI) - Western Michigan University (JetBlue 320)
LRU (Las Cruces, NM) - New Mexico State University (Expressjet 145 x 3)
The St Louis Blues hockey team when they were flying Midwest would use St Louis Spirit of St Louis airport (SUS), but with the demise of the Midwest charter operation not sure who they are using now or if they are still using SUS.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6833 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5339 times:
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5): LRU (Las Cruces, NM) - New Mexico State University (Expressjet 145 x 3)
Interesting you say this....
I was about to add how, when I was a lineboy at LRU (while in college ), M.C. Hammer's 727 landed at LRU (he played the Pan Am center at NMSU...). I probably just dated myself by admitting that
They landed on Runway 30 and had to back taxi 30 and to taxi down runway 26 to park at what was then North American Aviation (these day's it's Adventure Aviation). The wings on a 727 are apparently too wide for the taxiways at LRU. I worked for the other FBO on the field, and we had to combine resources to re-fuel it (We'd run our truck dry, then North American would hook up...). It took about 5 Jet-A truckloads of fuel to fill 'er up... (our Jet-A truck only held 1100 gallons-we normally didn't have to fill up Boeings, just bizjets, King Airs and occasionally Mesa Airlines). Our fuel farm was practically depleted of Jet-A when we were done
I came to work one morning and saw an AA 727 sitting on the ramp. The story was, that for whatever reason, they had to divert (presumably from ELP). They were gone by the next day, unfortunately I never got to see them come or go... I'd heard that they had offloaded through the airstairs in the back and that AA had chartered buses to take the passengers to ELP.
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71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5269 times:
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6): I was about to add how, when I was a lineboy at LRU (while in college Wink ), M.C. Hammer's 727 landed at LRU (he played the Pan Am center at NMSU...).
MC Hammer, lol, that must have been something when him and his posse got off that plane. He always said wherever he went, he wanted everybody to know he was in town and we know he threw his money around doing it.
Anyway, I think LRU is weight limited now. I remember looking this up a while back when we we tracking college football charters and noticed the 3 E145s coming in and out all in a row. They do occasionally bus to ELP and fly WN but they did use XJET out of LRU a couple times this year.
FLYjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5227 times:
In Concord, NC (JQF), a little north of CLT, we've had USA Jet DC-9 based here during Nascar season, along with a few ExpressJet ERJs. There was rumor that a 727-200 from Jack Roush landed here once, but I haven't seen any pics of it.
Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5107 times:
Van Nuys is a perfect contender here, don't they have a number of commercial airliner size jets based there for the close proximity to the Hollywood and cinema/movie traffic that flies from the area. Think we saw when in the area back in Sept and went driving around the airport, there are a couple B73G jets, an MD87 was there and a number of midsize to larger turboprop a/c are there as well.
YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4944 times:
I remember seeing 2x DC3's of MLP Aviation at Elstree (just outside London UK) during the mid 90's, I think they were based there or maybe in temporary storage as they parked on the far side of the runway. The largest aircraft Ive ever seen there was a King Air otherwise.
Farnborough UK gets plenty or airliners for the bi-annual airshow bringing in VIP's (excluding those on static display). Likewise Duxford, North Weald and Biggin Hill. I remember seeing 2x BAe 146 100's based at Biggin Hill too, operated by Formula One Flight Management.
PWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4880 times:
Sanford Regional Airport, Maine-KSFM handles mostly single engine pistons and a few business jets, but has seen airline size jets on occasion. Including the USAF SAM 757's bringing President Bush to his parents nearby summer home. The C-130's and C-17's come too when the president would come. Also, has handled DC-9's from KYIP bringing auto parts. And the occasional BBJ.
DeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 921 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4693 times:
While AGS has regular CRJ, ATR & E70/75 service today in years past on the days preceding and following the Masters DL would bring in 763's and 752's. Back in '04 while driving by (unfortunately without a camera) on my way down to the IP mill there were 2 763's, 3 752's and two MadDogs lined up on the tarmac and hundreds of golf fans waiting to board the DL flights at 8am on the Monday following the Masters.
Last year I only saw CRJ900/700's and some MadDogs.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 24473 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4618 times:
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5): The St Louis Blues hockey team when they were flying Midwest would use St Louis Spirit of St Louis airport (SUS), but with the demise of the Midwest charter operation not sure who they are using now or if they are still using SUS.
The Blues are using STL now, but that changed in early 2008, when 40 closed and they were still flying YX. I'm not sure who they fly now.
Quoting FLYjoe (Reply 9): here was rumor that a 727-200 from Jack Roush landed here once, but I haven't seen any pics of it.
Is that aircraft based at JQF? Roush racing is practically on the airport. IIRC, there are some Saab 2000s from one of the race teams (Hendrick?) based there.
Quoting Lexy (Reply 19): MQY has seen, and still does to a certain degree, 727's, A319's, 737's, and others. None of them are scheduled airliners for that airport. Just charters and whatnot.
Didn't 3C do m/x at MQY (and regularly ferry J31s over from BNA)?
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