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Some Questions About The Airline Sky King.....  
User currently offlineStackhouse007 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 416 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7518 times:
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An unusual visitor departed today from KGRR to KACY. "Songbird 2491" Operated by Sky King.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20100527/1440Z/KGRR/KACY

Anyone know why this was here or what Sky King is? Couldnt find much on here.. Is this a charter for someone? They frequent KACY a lot..

Thanks!

Kyle


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User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7467 times:

I might be mistaken here but I think that the Minnesota Wild might have used them to fly to their road games. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
Alex


User currently offlineairliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

SkyKing does daily Charter flights to Cuba from MIA and some weekly JFK-HAV flights too.


Airliner777  


User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15470 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7400 times:

I believe that Sky King has done some flying for Direct Air too.


Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinejcarv From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7192 times:

At one time, Sky King was doing ACY casino charters for a company called Gold Transportation.

User currently offlineNKOPS From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2633 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7179 times:

Quoting jcarv (Reply 4):

They still are.. SkyKing has 3 a/c based in ACY.. 249TR, 251TR and 147AW.... 252TR is also here, but that seems to be a "part" plane at the moment...

Starting in June, a company called Falcon Air will be taking over for SkyKing flying MD-80's.. I never heard of them before this, apparently they are based in MIA, but hiring ACY based f/a's (anyone interested??) I checked FLightAware and their 3 letter code is FAI, but never see planes flying



next flights ACY-TPA-ACY on NK, ACY-ORD-DEN-IAH-ACY on UA
User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 832 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7130 times:

Sky King is a luxury charter company operating a fleet of several 737-200s, they now have a 737-400 now too.

Here is their page with their history: http://www.flyskyking.net/company_history.php


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Quoting NKOPS (Reply 5):
Starting in June, a company called Falcon Air will be taking over for SkyKing flying MD-80's.. I never heard of them before this

They are the airline that had the wet t-shirt contest incident in 1998, went bankrupt in 2006 but was able to continue operations, but now they have just a couple airplanes for charter operations. Their website now is http://www.flyfalconair.com/.

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User currently offlineNKOPS From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2633 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7094 times:

I was unable to find the article, but SkyKing did file Ch. 11 earlier this year, but has been able to keep flying. The planes based in ACY are basic coach set-up, holding 122 passengers.. They do have 500VP parked here which is one of the luxury ones.


next flights ACY-TPA-ACY on NK, ACY-ORD-DEN-IAH-ACY on UA
User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 832 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6917 times:

Quoting NKOPS (Reply 7):
I was unable to find the article, but SkyKing did file Ch. 11 earlier this year, but has been able to keep flying.

I had no idea about this until now. I just found this article about it.
http://sacramento.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2010/03/29/story7.html


User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2633 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6898 times:

Quoting Plainplane (Reply 8):
I just found this article about it.

Thank you.. I knew it was somewhere!!! Hopefully , they make it through without liquidating.



next flights ACY-TPA-ACY on NK, ACY-ORD-DEN-IAH-ACY on UA
User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6826 times:

Quoting Stackhouse007 (Thread starter):
Anyone know why this was here or what Sky King is?

Sky King was also the 50's T V show with Kirby Grant as titled role. It took place in Arizona and was a
'modern' western.
His planes were Songbird and Songbird II
safe   



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineflyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6738 times:

Is SkyKing still based over by Sacramento, CA?

Quoting Plainplane (Reply 6):
Sky King is a luxury charter company operating a fleet of several 737-200s, they now have a 737-400 now too

Just because they have one aircraft outfitted as a VIP aircraft, doesn't put them in as a luxury charter company. In 2007 I can attest to the fact that their 737-200 fleet at the time was a bunch of flying crap with half the cockpit labeled with MEL.


User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 832 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6711 times:

Quoting flyibaby (Reply 11):
Just because they have one aircraft outfitted as a VIP aircraft, doesn't put them in as a luxury charter company.

That's the only one? I thought that most of them were like that. Sorry my error.


User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2633 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6671 times:

3 of their aircraft now are ex-Pace airplanes... and are configured in all coach.. not sure which ones are VIP except 500VP.


next flights ACY-TPA-ACY on NK, ACY-ORD-DEN-IAH-ACY on UA
User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6602 times:

Quoting Plainplane (Reply 6):
Quoting NKOPS (Reply 5):
Starting in June, a company called Falcon Air will be taking over for SkyKing flying MD-80's.. I never heard of them before this

They are the airline that had the wet t-shirt contest incident in 1998, went bankrupt in 2006 but was able to continue operations, but now they have just a couple airplanes for charter operations. Their website now is http://www.flyfalconair.com/.

I flew Falcon Air Express on an NCAA charter back in 2008 (SDF-MSY), the aircraft I flew on was actually an Aeropostal MD-80...needless to say it was a pleasant surprise to see that aircraft parked out on the GA ramp. The aircraft as I remember did have F (around 8-10 seats) and was in decent shape.


User currently onlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6264 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6592 times:

Quoting nkops (Reply 13):
3 of their aircraft now are ex-Pace airplanes... and are configured in all coach.. not sure which ones are VIP except 500VP.

N500VP is an ex-WN bird   (witness the 737-2H4 type, H4 is Southwest's Boeing customer code). Wonder if the smell of peanuts sometimes wafts through that fancy new VIP interior  



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