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Transaero To Melbourne, FL (KMLB)  
User currently offlinekevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1144 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7193 times:

Just saw this flight here:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TSO9747

I know Transaero flies to Miami, but Melbourne? Was that a diversion or a charter? Is Melbourne's runway big enough for a 744?

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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2444 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7060 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Is Melbourne's runway big enough for a 744?

KMLB 9R/27L 10181'x150' - plenty long and wide.



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlinegdg9 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 645 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6757 times:

Fl 9747 would indicate a charter or one off flight

User currently offlineairliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6308 times:

Weird they remained @ FL270 for a long time.

User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5467 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

Not sure why anyone would want to go to Melbourne, let alone a 744 full of people...

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6249 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Is Melbourne's runway big enough for a 744?

Sure, the AN 225 was there in March.


User currently offlinebeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6207 times:

I suspect this was the first of many planes going in for maintenence work. We got AAR and another company in to work on these jets.

I saw the 744 parked over on the north side for a couple weeks.

I tried to find when this flew in, but it must have been blocked.



MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlineKirkseattle From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6138 times:

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 4):
Not sure why anyone would want to go to Melbourne, let alone a 744 full of people...

Hey, now...I'll admit it's not Miami, but a plane full of passengers from Russia landing in a city with plenty of beaches, hotels and restaurants...oh and warm weather? I would see no complaints. There is even a neat little Russian store on the old main street.

I've been going there for years to visit family and although it's a quiet town, not to bad if that's what you're looking for. On my way there in a couple of weeks, would be great to see the 744 there along with the regular CRJ's and ...wait...the MD80 from Delta.  

Cheers,

Kirkseattle


User currently onlinepylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5970 times:

This UN flight is not a charter.
It is supposed to be not seasonal. And not configured for 500++ pax.
The winter season is over. We have a warm nice spring here.
Time for Greece islands, Southern Turkey, Cyprus and Adriatic sea resorts.

Tech/check is very likely.


User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5904 times:

It's a new aircraft for Transaero, it has nothing to do with passengers, it's just a delivery ferry flight to DME.

Its old operator was JAL which stored the aircraft at VCV. Is there perhaps a kind of maintenance base at MLB?



Всяк глядит, да не всяк видит.
User currently offlinebeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Quoting Severnaya (Reply 9):
It's a new aircraft for Transaero, it has nothing to do with passengers, it's just a delivery ferry flight to DME.

Its old operator was JAL which stored the aircraft at VCV. Is there perhaps a kind of maintenance base at MLB?

Yes. AAR and another company just moved in. Big news. Joins the Embraer facility.



MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlinesuisjes From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

It is a maintenance base they do 747 checks there

User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 629 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

This B747-400 was cleaned up, painted and modified for Transaero.
The next one is due in early June.

The company doing the work is Mid Air.

see www.spacecoastbusiness.com/midair-usa for addt'l info.

They are modifying 2 a/c a month for Transaero and who knows who else.

Mid Air is starting to build a new hanger/facility on the north side of KMLB in June or July.
It will hold 2 B747-400s and also will have a paint hanger built too (big enough for 1 B747-400)

KD


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