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Astar/DHL DC-8 Coming In To ROC Tonight?  
User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1300 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

So I saw this on FlightAware:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...0/history/20091215/0529Z/KCVG/KROC

and I was quite surprised. I've only been up here 4 months but this is the first time I think we've gotten a DC-8. I have a feeling that this flight (or another Astar Air Cargo flight) has been here before... but I can't say for sure. What is the reason for this treat?

Shame my friends have a math final in the morning... I'd hate for them to wake up in the middle of the night. We get a daily 722F (actually twice, but it does the return route through here in the morning) and that's loud enough. I'm curious to see how the DC-8 compares to that.

Ideas? Thoughts? Facts? Discuss.

-J.

EDIT: It's not showing up anymore as coming here. So was this a glitch? There's no DHL flight 2790 at all tonight. I was looking forward to this, but guess it's not happening. I don't think it was a FlightAware error; maybe someone typed in the wrong airport? Here's the main page for the flight: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DHL2790. Any ideas? J

[Edited 2009-12-14 22:11:47 by kingFriday013]


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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2124 times:



Quoting KingFriday013 (Thread starter):
Shame my friends have a math final in the morning... I'd hate for them to wake up in the middle of the night. We get a daily 722F (actually twice, but it does the return route through here in the morning) and that's loud enough. I'm curious to see how the DC-8 compares to that.

It would have been a DC-8-73F with the CFM's so it would have been much more quiet than the, probably CCI 722.

FX1816


User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

DHL is using two ER DC-8-73s as back up to the North American system. If another airplane can't make its scheduled pickup, they will launch one of the back ups to go get the freight. Sometimes a flight plan will be filed if it looks like it will need to go but later be cancelled if the original flight is able to make the pick up.

Additionally, the Super 73 is a lot quieter than the 722, as FX1816 said. However, it still sounds cool with the buzz and it quite the climber on domestic trips.

727forever



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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4506 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Time was, during the 80's, 90's, and even earlier in this decade, that ROC saw lots of DC-8's, mostly from Emery or BAX Global. I used to love to see those big green BAX heavies come soaring over 490 or 390 on the way in. I think my Christmas 2008 visit was the last time I saw a DC-8-73 in Rochester, circling low over Greece on the way in. During my spring break visit this year (March) I saw an ABX 762 at the USAirports terminal.

Are we maybe getting some substitutions for the Christmas season? Back around the turn of the decade it was crazy. That was just after Internet shopping had gotten going, the economy was good, and DC-8's and even L-1011's were coming in at Christmastime.

At least FedEx keps us in scheduled heavies year round!

Jim



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