CHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 63 Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7151 times:
I place this about Autumn 2007.
One is, as you've probably gathered, one of the ex-RG and BA 777-200A's. They have the GE90-72Bs and were dogs. BA got rid of all but two of theirs and a few were leased to Varig.
I think this is the one that was broken up for parts because RG treated it like crap and it needed a lot of TLC when it came off (unpaid) lease so they decided to part her out. Was first 777 to go, and very sad it was too. Cant remember if they parted one or two of them out but I know it wasnt pretty. I guess this airport is where it happened.
The one behind is (i think) one of the all-white Air Atlanta Icelandic 742s - engines off and about to be parted out as well.
The two jumbos by the end of the runway are 743s - the white one is ex Air Atlanta again (or could be SAA now that I think about it) and the other is def a QF bird.
[Edited 2010-12-08 10:37:42]
Note also the Virgin America A320 and what looks like a hulk of a Super Connie.
[Edited 2010-12-08 10:40:31]
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2365 posts, RR: 15 Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6424 times:
This isn't even in Utica. It is Rome, NY. Same county but not the same city. UCA was the old county airport a few miles away but it closed a few years ago. It was the original home to Mohawk airlines and then be came a mtc base for US Air after the merger. They closed the hangar there in the late 80's.
The airport in the picture is the old Griffiss AFB. Now Empire Aero uses some of the old airbase facilites as a MRO. The county runs the airport.
bdl2stl2pvg From China, joined Jun 2006, 149 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
Quoting TomTurner (Reply 10): I believe several were parked there just before virgin america was able to start flights...
Also, IIRC, before Virgin America started, I think that some of their birds were painted up and flew for Skybus. Skybus had a few of their 319s with nice Y legroom as they were configured with the VA pitch (excepting the F/C area).
B595 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2009, 299 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
Quoting crownvic (Reply 17): B595 & Dalmd88...I do not know what is more depressing. Watching that awesome video that is a thing of the past, or looking south at that photo seeing an airport euthanized!
I hear you about the euthanized airports. There are a couple others like the old Oneida County airport that I can think of: Clinton County airport (near the former Plattsburgh AFB) and Marquette County airport (near the former K. I. Sawyer AFB).
But I'm not so sure we've seen the end of hair-trigger nuclear alerts and scrambles... the world's a crazy place. Difference is next time it'll be done with B-2's and 767/A330 tankers.
Quoting beeweel15 (Reply 18): Now imagine if they could do that at an airport like JFK there will be no delays
That would give a whole new meaning to departure slots...
teneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 423 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2056 times:
The old Mohawk hanger is now used by Orion International a bus maker for assembly of public transport buses. The old terminal is now used by law enforcement as a state preparedness training center. There's some good views of it on google street views.
B595 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2009, 299 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1966 times:
Quoting BAC111 (Reply 20): I'm guessing Clinton County Airport was closed shortly after the former Plattsburgh AFB became the local civilian airport? About when was that?
Going by wikipedia, general operations at Clinton County were halted June 18, 2007, almost 12 years after the AFB was shutdown (25 Sep. 1995). I thought Clinton County was closed a lot earlier than 2007.
Interestingly, Airnav says it's closed permanently, but looking on maps.google you won't see any 'X's on the runways, and wiki says there are still a few local aircraft based there.