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Attention Spotters..NWA 744 Coming To SJC  
User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8059 times:

Just heard from a friend at NWA that SJC is getting a 744 this Thursday. Looks like it will be a quick 2 hr turn arriving about 645pm-7pm.

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User currently offlineMikesairways From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7947 times:
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Sweetness! Is it a sports charter? I was there when the JAL one was here, and will plan on being there for the next one. I know we're supposed to get some rain on Thursday again, if so, it could be landing on the 12's.


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User currently offlineBuzz100ca From United States of America, joined May 2007, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7711 times:

90% chance of rain  banghead 

User currently offlineN53614 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7618 times:

I'm there, rain or shine!


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User currently offlineMikesairways From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7354 times:
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Just wondering if anybody has any more info on this?


The red zone is for the immediate loading and unloading of passengers only, there is no stopping in the white zone...(Ai
User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7337 times:
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Tally Ho I'm in! Hopefully this is true.

If it's landing on the 12s then maybe long term parking is the better spot? If it's the 31s then the SJSU parking lot?

[Edited 2009-04-08 20:40:43]

User currently offlineMikesairways From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7157 times:
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Not seeing anything on Flightaware yet - don't know if its too early, but will keep an eye out.


The red zone is for the immediate loading and unloading of passengers only, there is no stopping in the white zone...(Ai
User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7022 times:
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Yeah, I'm doing the same.

User currently offlineN53614 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6953 times:

I'm not seeing anything on Flightaware either...I'm still heading out there around 5 though!


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User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6954 times:

Just found out its coming in as a charter from PDX. Looks like everything is landing on the 12's so far today. A SJC intern told me its parking near the cargo building and leaving about 9pm.

[Edited 2009-04-09 12:46:22]

User currently offlineMikesairways From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6894 times:
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Well, there is a NWA 744 going from VCV to PDX...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9813

I'll check back in a bit to see if PDX-SJC is loaded yet...perhaps a Military Charter?



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User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6870 times:
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So, if it's the 12s, long term parking the best spot?

User currently offlineBuzz100ca From United States of America, joined May 2007, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

Now on FlightAware!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...7/history/20090410/0034Z/KPDX/KSJC


User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6788 times:
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So, sunset at 7:38 and the flight arrives at 6:58, it'll be close lighting wise. Plus with the cloud cover and rain likely it'll be a mess of a shoot. Bring fast lenses  Wink

I think I'm going to shoot from long term parking. Hopefully it'll come in on 12R


User currently offlineMikesairways From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6744 times:
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cool! I'll be out there, prob long term lot if they are still using 12's


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User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6718 times:
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Now, the next question is when is it going to depart? I don't see any departure information on flightaware yet. Maybe we'll get lucky and it won't leave till tomorrow AM and we can catch it leaving too.  Smile

User currently offlineN53614 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6680 times:

Here's the TAF (forecast) for SJC...

KSJC 091730Z 0918/1018 17006KT P6SM -RA SCT025 BKN040
TEMPO 0919/0923 5SM -RA BKN025 OVC040
FM092300 20010KT P6SM -RA SCT020 OVC035
FM100200 29011KT P6SM VCSH SCT020 BKN035
FM100500 31008KT P6SM VCSH SCT025 BKN035
FM101000 31007KT P6SM SCT025 SCT040
TEMPO 1010/1014 SCT025 BKN040

The part in bold is the forecast starting at 6pm local...essentially: winds 290@11 knots, vis. greater than 6 miles, scattered clouds at 2000', broken layer at 3500'



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User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6589 times:

Now hearing another 744 arriving on Sunday and leaving on Tuesday morning. I was told the 744 is departing tonight about 9pm. I wonder how much runway this bird is going to use.

User currently offlineN53614 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6576 times:

Another 747 sounds nice!

This 747 shouldn't use too much runway...of course, it depends where she's heading.

The JAL 747 that visited SJC a couple years ago didn't use a whole lot either. After takeoff, 30R and the nearby taxiways were shut down so sweepers could remove the FOD generated by nos. 1 and 4 engines.  Smile



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User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6546 times:
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9814

Departs at 21:24 for Ontario.

Some sort of west coast tour?


User currently offlineMikesairways From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6547 times:
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I could get used to seeing this often here...we had a 74SP making cameos from time to time in the past. Both runways are 11,000 feet, so take off distance isn't a problem.


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User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6449 times:

Since I found out about this, any chance any of you taking the photos can send me a good print of one?  Smile

User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6375 times:



Quoting Cvervais (Reply 19):
Some sort of west coast tour?

Nahh - probably a charter if you asked me...



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User currently offlineNwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6360 times:

I'm off work, so I can't check WorldFlight, but if I had to guess, maybe it's a military charter? How far away is Travis AFB from SJC? Of course, that would beg the question of why they didn't just fly into Travis, but still...


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User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6281 times:
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Yeah, I don't think it's a military charter, if it were I imagine it would have landed at Moffet and not SJC. Maybe it's some training flight for Delta crews?

Anyways, here's what it looked like.....

http://homepage.mac.com/cvervais/airliners/cvervais-N672US_409.jpg


25 Linglesou : Do they normally operate training flights into SJC?
26 Cvervais : No, they don't, this sort of thing is VERY unusual and pretty much unheard of. Same goes for PDX where it came from and ONT where it's going tonight.
27 Buzz100ca : From the bags the people were carrying down the stairs with them, I'm pretty sure they are dropping of local military personnel.
28 Dinker225 : It boarded 6 busloads of military personnel at PDX. We thought it would go overseas from SJC. Dinker
29 SJC30L : I'm thinking it's doing a multi-stop pick-up/drop-off before going overseas
30 Cvervais : Well, then, that explains that. There's a report there's going to be another one coming through on Sunday. I hope it's true. But, I still wonder if it
31 Burnsie28 : Seeing how Delta crews can't even touch the 747 until 5 years after the SOC's not a chance.
32 Aaron747 : Weight limits and expedition of other taxiway traffic are the usual reasons for a denied request.
33 Post contains links Mikesairways : Here are mine pics...we drove around to where it was parked for a couple a nice up-close shots. They were unloading quite a number of bags. http://rid
34 Flyibaby : It was confirmed last night when I was talking to a fueler. They say that they are getting a total of about 25 charters - only two of them are NWA -
35 Cvervais : Observation deck? The one in terminal C? I thought that was now behind the security positions and off limits unless you have a boarding pass.
36 Flyibaby : Yup - I got off from work at UPS and went over there thinking I could get a better shot and be out of the way on the ramp. Didn't work out for me tho
37 Cvervais : I see. So, still off limits to normal folks unless they have a boarding pass.
38 Flyibaby : Yeah...it is. But the area where it looks like MikeAirways took a couple shots right in front of the aircraft next to the cargo building is open..if y
39 Post contains links Buzz100ca : My attempts in pretty poor weather. Let's hope we see more widebodies at SJC in more favorable conditions, for both the weather and for the passengers
40 SJC30L : Any confirmation yet on one showing up on Sunday? and if so, what time?
41 Cvervais : Buzz, was that from the parking garage?
42 Post contains links N53614 : It was really cool seeing a 747 at SJC yesterday! Here's my best shot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/richsnyder/3428500106/sizes/l/
43 Cvervais : Very nice. I wish some of mine had come out that sharp but, alas, I need more practice.
44 Buzz100ca : Yes, I took mine from the parking garage.
45 NWAESC : NWA does not have it's own employees in SJC anymore...
46 Cvervais : Any news on the Sunday 744?
47 413x3 : Nice shooting!!
48 Mikesairways : Nice shot indeed! @Cvervais - nice to have met you out there!
49 N53614 : Cvervais, 413x13, Mikesairways: thanks! It sure was awesome seeing that heavy at SJC. Any word on tomorrow's possible 747?
50 Flyibaby : Thats why I said "Contracted" ground staff.I think it is ATS. Yes, I heard it is supposed to land Sunday afternoon about 4pm and they said it is stay
51 Mikesairways : Well, its looking like my easter dinner will just have to be delayed. Should be back on the 30 s tomorrow, it will be cool to see it with downtown in
52 Cvervais : Lucky for me it's just a easter lunch so I should be able to make this. It's not on flightaware yet but, I'll be checking a lot tomorrow.
53 Nwaesc : Got it, and I think you're correct on the vendor, but I'm not 100%... Flt. 9995 is scheduled to arrive from MFR (!) at 1615 lcl... Should be A/C 6314
54 Bobnwa : Since everyone at old NW/DL is now a DL employee, if it as training flight which I doubt, then it would be DL employees being trained, wouldn't it?
55 Nwaesc : Bob: They're military charters...
56 Post contains links SJC30L : On FlightAware now: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...5/history/20090412/2210Z/KMFR/KSJC
57 Post contains links SJC30L : Got a few photos (unfortunately, not too great) of the approach over downtown: http://gallery.me.com/billboston#100021
58 Mikesairways : " target=_blank>http://gallery.me.com/billboston#100021 Nice Shots, i'm sure hearing it downtown was quite an experience and i'm sure it looked prett
59 Post contains links N53614 : Unfortunately she was very early... I rolled up while she was on about a 1/2 mile final. Best shot of the day (of NWA 9995) http://www.flickr.com/phot
60 Post contains links and images Mikesairways : Here are my pics from yesterday, didn't get many and its with my tiny digital camera...its in the same album from Thursday...
61 Cvervais : Any news on it's departure yet? Nothing on flightaware yet.
62 NWAESC : It leaves tomorrow (Tuesday, the 14th) at 0400 lcl.
63 Mikesairways : I guess they can get a military exemption for the curfew?
64 Post contains links and images Stevemchey : Here is my best shot: and shortly after, I caught this fun combination:
65 NWAESC : Beats me. I would suppose so??? I'm just going by what it's showing in WorldFlight...
66 Buzz100ca : Excellent shots Stefan!
67 Mikesairways : Nice shots to everyone! It was a great sight. Are there any other surprises coming in the near future? From the looks of it, the airport was more than
68 N53614 : Hey Mikesairways, KCBS and local news reported on the charters...their story was sort of cryptic, saying that area residents can expect more late-nigh
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