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Horizon Plane To Fly Over University Of Washington  
User currently offlineTerryb99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seatt.../2009/10/12/daily24.html?ana=msnbc

Looks like a lot of coordination to do a fly over in today's environment.

from the article;

“It involves a tremendous amount of coordination between flight control, flights operations, technical, corporate communications, the Department of Homeland Security, the universities and local media,” Horizon officials said on their internal website.

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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3933 times:
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The ironic thing is that Boeing flies airplanes over the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie every year.

User currently offlineN7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1718 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3868 times:
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UW is a little late to the game...Horizon has already performed the fly-over at University of Oregon - Eugene & Washington State University - Pullman. Happened to see both in person. Pretty cool idea!

User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2097 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3859 times:



Quoting N7371f (Reply 2):
UW is a little late to the game...

What else is new.......

They're also doing the Boise State with the new BSU plane.


User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1535 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Something about a low pass/fly over with a Q400 sounds like a lot of fun to me. It would be cool to see something like this, rather than some military jet screaming over the stands.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3816 times:



Quoting N7371f (Reply 2):
UW is a little late to the game...Horizon has already performed the fly-over at University of Oregon - Eugene & Washington State University - Pullman. Happened to see both in person. Pretty cool idea!

That's just the schedule QX came up with. They will do the Oregon State plane on October 31st and the Boise State will unveil on November 9th and fly over November 14th.


User currently offlineThule From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

I'll make sure to look out for it on the 24th! Wasn't planning on going to the game, but I'll try to get over to the stadium anyway.

Though, as a UW student, I have to admit that we get dozens of "fly overs" of QX Q400s every day over our campus as they come in on the north approach to SEA.


User currently offlineCAL764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3648 times:



Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 4):
omething about a low pass/fly over with a Q400 sounds like a lot of fun to me. It would be cool to see something like this, rather than some military jet screaming over the stands

Agreed, and comparing the speeds of the aircraft, the crowd probably has a few more seconds viewing time  Smile



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
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Quoting Chrisair (Reply 3):
They're also doing the Boise State with the new BSU plane

You won't see a BSU plane until QX starts taking deliveries of Q400's again.


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3498 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 8):
You won't see a BSU plane until QX starts taking deliveries of Q400's again.

No, the BSU plane is coming November 9th. It is one of the 3 Q400s in storage along with that green Q400. I don't know if they are bringing the other 2 out, but the BSU plane is definitely coming out from what I understand.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3371 times:
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Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 9):
No, the BSU plane is coming November 9th. It is one of the 3 Q400s in storage along with that green Q400. I don't know if they are bringing the other 2 out, but the BSU plane is definitely coming out from what I understand.

That's wonderful! Could it be a sign that QX is seeing more flying demand????


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3315 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 10):
That's wonderful! Could it be a sign that QX is seeing more flying demand????

Unfortunately I don't think it has to do with demand. 2 things are happening.

- A few CRJs are taking over routes like SEA-LGB, LAX-LTO from AS starting soon here. This will leave some lines of flying needing to be filled on these jet's former lines.

- QX is parking 2 CRJs. Don't know the reason though, but don't think it is because they found buyers.

So 3 Q400s are coming on to fill these gaps between parked jets and moved around flying.


User currently offlineN7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1718 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3171 times:
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Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 11):
- QX is parking 2 CRJs. Don't know the reason though, but don't think it is because they found buyers.

So 3 Q400s are coming on to fill these gaps between parked jets and moved around flying.

My understanding is QX has been operating/planning on a zero airplane growth. So it has to park the CR7's if it adds the DH4's. Otherwise pilot numbers, flight attendants, etc...wouldn't match up.


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3109 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
The ironic thing is that Boeing flies airplanes over the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie every year.

Yep. And there's a ton of coordination and paperwork to go with that too.

Tom.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3085 times:
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Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 11):
So 3 Q400s are coming on to fill these gaps between parked jets and moved around flying.

Is the green Q400 included in the 3 that are coming online in the near future? What was the purpose of the green Q400??? Environmental green or Sounders green?


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3059 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 14):

Yes I believe so. It is specifically because of environmental green. In a recent thread I posted an artist rendition. It'll have titles that say "Q400, Comfortably Greener."


Quoting N7371f (Reply 12):

Yeah you are probably right.


User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

Watching Horizon's Oregon plane fly over Autzen Stadium before the start of the Oregon/Wazzu game was pretty cool. I tried to take a picture but my cell phone zoom capabilities are not too good. They made an announcement over the PA system before the flyover. The Oregon jet flew right over the stadium from the west. It turned within view of the where my Dad and I were seated then flew over the field a second time.

I saw the Oregon plane parked at Terminal A the next day when I flew out of PDX. It looked like it was being prepared for a revenue flight.

Oh....... The final score was Oregon 52 and Wazzu 6.
The Oregon defense only allowed Washington State four first downs the entire game. I kind of felt bad for the Cougars. Well, not really  Wink

Go Ducks!!



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User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2740 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2916 times:



Quoting AirlineBrat (Reply 16):
Watching Horizon's Oregon plane fly over Autzen Stadium before the start of the Oregon/Wazzu game was pretty cool. I tried to take a picture but my cell phone zoom capabilities are not too good. They made an announcement over the PA system before the flyover. The Oregon jet flew right over the stadium from the west. It turned within view of the where my Dad and I were seated then flew over the field a second time.

I saw the Oregon plane parked at Terminal A the next day when I flew out of PDX. It looked like it was being prepared for a revenue flight.

Oh....... The final score was Oregon 52 and Wazzu 6.
The Oregon defense only allowed Washington State four first downs the entire game. I kind of felt bad for the Cougars. Well, not really

Go Ducks!!

Hahaha.

Yea, they showed part of the flyby on TV. Did the crowd like it at all?

GO DUCKS!



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
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Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 15):
Yes I believe so. It is specifically because of environmental green. In a recent thread I posted an artist rendition. It'll have titles that say "Q400, Comfortably Greener."

Would you please post the artist rendition again or the link to it?


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2758 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 18):
Would you please post the artist rendition again or the link to it?

Green Q400


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