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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11908 times:

I am guessing these are training flights today on the FedEx 77L... looks like MEM-JAX-MEM. If I am wrong, please correct me. I thought this would be interesting for those who cared.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX9078

'902


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User currently onlineCaryjack From United States of America, joined May 2007, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11731 times:



Quoting TWA902fly (Thread starter):
I am guessing these are training flights today on the FedEx 77L


That would be my guess too.  scratchchin  Plenty of room for exercising the equipment but not a lot of cruising time. I certainly wouldn't expect FedEx to run regular freight service between MEM & JAX in a 77L.

Quoting TWA902fly (Thread starter):
I thought this would be interesting for those who cared.

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Thanks,
Cary  smile 


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11695 times:

I was tracking a 77 training flight yesterday, it was filed MEM - MEM. but the flight path had to go toward SHV, turn and head to AMA, turn to OKC then back to MEM

User currently offlineSpdBrdConcorde From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11581 times:

I used to work at at airport a few months ago...look at all those circuits they did

User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 10347 times:
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Check guys working on mostly pattern work and landing. Never understood what makes JAX so attractive for 777 training.  confused 

https://pilot.fedex.com/vips-bin/vip...MEM?77?04Oct09


User currently offlineN685FE From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 451 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 9138 times:

I have been on mx test flights that have only gone as far as JAN/BNA/LIT to do touch and goes on a MD10/11, and some just circle MEM. Other test flights have gone out to look for bad weather to fly into, either case the flight plan was dependent on what phase of flight needed to be tested or the proficiency of the crew with the new systems. I particularly liked flying at JAN, 3-4 hours of touch & goes, aborted t/o's at 2 am.


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User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 8898 times:

There are a series of flights scheduled, each about 5 hours, to check out initial group of Flight Standards Check Airmen as well as conduct proving flights for FAA. This is pretty typical when a carrier introduces a new type of equipment to the fleet.

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 8420 times:

I was at JAX yesterday, the bird was beating up the pattern on 7 for about 5 hours or so...good to see such studly looking iron in use!

DeltaGuy


User currently offlinePlaneAdmirer From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 7983 times:



Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 7):
I was at JAX yesterday, the bird was beating up the pattern on 7 for about 5 hours or so...good to see such studly looking iron in use!

I don't understand what that means. Would you please explain as it sounds interesting?


User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 7877 times:

I would imagine it was doing basic pattern work, touch and goes, maybe even a rejected takeoff? For 5 hours on runway 7.

User currently offlinePlaneAdmirer From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 7259 times:



Quoting 413X3 (Reply 9):
I would imagine it was doing basic pattern work, touch and goes, maybe even a rejected takeoff? For 5 hours on runway 7.

Sounds like a great day of plane spotting at JAX.


User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 6212 times:

Yeah on Sat the 3rd they went MEM- JAN-AMA-MEM doing touch and goes. Then yesterday they went MEM-JAX-MEM doing many touch and goes in JAX were going to do some in BNA on he way back but changed their mind most likely because of WX so they did a few more touch and goes in MEM before calling it a night.


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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 5626 times:



Quoting Stratosphere (Reply 11):
Yeah on Sat the 3rd they went MEM- JAN-AMA-MEM doing touch and goes. Then yesterday they went MEM-JAX-MEM doing many touch and goes in JAX were going to do some in BNA on he way back but changed their mind most likely because of WX so they did a few more touch and goes in MEM before calling it a night.

Damn them! LOL!! Seriously though, BNA had horrible weather yesterday so perhaps it helped them out flying through the bad weather in the new T7. I noticed it turned toward JAX at BNA.



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User currently offlineVirgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 5594 times:

http://www.contrailsphotography.com/extra777

midway down the page, you see aca pounding their new 777LR in YOW.....


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 4963 times:

What routes will FedEx eventually use the 777 on?

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 4745 times:
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Quoting RJpieces (Reply 14):
What routes will FedEx eventually use the 777 on?

Been discussed on almost every FX 777 thread on Anet, but will be ULH to Asia. Eg. MEM-CAN, IND-CAN, etc.


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

Initially MEM-ANC-MEM

User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

I am noticing the cargo door of the FX B77F is aft the wing, not aft door 1L... Is this correct?

So now the plane is loaded from the rear to the front, then towards the rear, and then one final container//position right in front of the cargo door?

This would make sense, as the a/c would not need a tail stand.

Thoughts, anyone?

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User currently offlineYOWguy From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3343 times:



Quoting Virgin747 (Reply 13):
midway down the page, you see aca pounding their new 777LR in YOW

It was nice watching it do the touch n go's as it traveled between YOW and YMX for the training flights.


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3275 times:



Quoting Fxramper (Reply 4):
Never understood what makes JAX so attractive for 777 training.

My only guess would be nice runway and little traffic. They used to use Huntsville a lot too.


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3222 times:



Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 19):
They used to use Huntsville a lot too.

They still do from time to time and I know UPS does as well. UPS was doing weekend training flights from SDF to HSV in their 744's. They would spend a few hours doing touch and goes and other things. Usually, two crews would fly down there and perform some circuits and then they would switch out and do it all over again. Of course, they had instructors onboard with them.

Some airports do not allow "touch and go" training circuits. BNA is one of them. The airspace around BNA is too busy for training missions like that to be performed in an airplane as large as that.



Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineBN727flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2978 times:



Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 19):
My only guess would be nice runway and little traffic.

Probably the same logic applies to why they flew MEM-AMA-MEM with the 77L on both 10/6 and 10/7. Nice long, wide runway in AMA and not much traffic. See

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX9077/history


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4086 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Some airports are crying for Federal funding, and one of the ways is to show a certain number of operations. Up at Pease (New Hampshire) they are waiving landing & fueling fees to attract World and Omni Air International MD-11s and DC-10s doing troop runs to/from Europe. There's a million dollars in it for Pease if they can hit a certain metric.

So, I'm wondering whether some of these training flights could be focused on airports that need the 'touch-and-go' operations to boost their FAA metrics?


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