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How Did This Vasp Aircraft End Up In Gary, IN?  
User currently offlineirelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 11146 times:

Anyone have a clue?

http://g.co/maps/5u2bk

Looks to be a 732, no engines just sitting on the ramp with 2 other aircraft.

Also, the airport looks completely empty. Are there any scheduled flights?

-IR

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User currently offlinebravogolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 11052 times:

A Sage-Popovich repo job, as are the 2 320's parked next to it. Be aware the picture is about 2 years ago and the aircraft is in the process of being scrapped, as well as 1 of the 320's. Allegiant operates out of GYY. If you search you will find past posts on these aircraft.

User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1291 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 11035 times:

Quoting bravogolf (Reply 1):
A Sage-Popovich repo job, as are the 2 320's parked next to it. Be aware the picture is about 2 years ago and the aircraft is in the process of being scrapped, as well as 1 of the 320's. Allegiant operates out of GYY. If you search you will find past posts on these aircraft.

I thought that as soon as i saw the title. There was a series on the Discovery channel about them. Interesting that the A320's are still there. Would of thought they would of been brought by now.



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User currently offlinebravogolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 10929 times:

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 2):
I thought that as soon as i saw the title. There was a series on the Discovery channel about them. Interesting that the A320's are still there. Would of thought they would of been brought by now.

One 320 scrapped, the other still at GYY.


User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 10841 times:
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Many other a/c are at GYY including about 10 LH 737-500 a/c that will be scrapped

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 10444 times:

Quoting irelayer (Thread starter):
How Did This Vasp Aircraft End Up In Gary, IN?

Unintentionally. How else does anything end up in Gary?



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinebravogolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 10276 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 5):
Unintentionally. How else does anything end up in Gary?

Then you're inferring that Allegiant doesn't know what they are doing?


User currently offlinepenguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 10185 times:

Are the 320's 100 series?

User currently offlinen6238p From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10081 times:

The VASP aircraft are long gone. As a matter of fact only one 320 remains and only one Lufthansa 737 sits on the ramp currently. That bird is the 7th of 8 total that will meet their maker in GYY.


To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
User currently offlineJHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10034 times:

Quoting penguins (Reply 7):
Are the 320's 100 series?

Pretty sure they were 200's.



RUSH
User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2546 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9859 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 5):
Unintentionally. How else does anything end up in Gary?

I actually have an answer. When the little airline you work for goes under and you really need a job and there is a startup airline at GYY that is going to start flying Metros which you happen to know something about offers you a job, you end up in Gary, IN. Trust me. Don't ever end up in Gary, IN.


User currently offlinebeau222 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9792 times:

The A320s are SX-BVL and SX-BVK they were actually aired last week on Airplane Repo show. It was quite interesting what they had to go through to get one plane back from Turkey. They are referenced in a previous post here.
Airplane Repo Show - Discovery Channel (by ripcordd Jun 9 2011 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2924 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9741 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 5):
Unintentionally. How else does anything end up in Gary?
Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 10):
Trust me. Don't ever end up in Gary, IN.

Those LH 735s are getting the Gary, IN treatment allright.

Almost died in a car wreck in Hammond, IN, so I guess it could be slightly worse than ending up in Gary.



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User currently offlinePilotRecruit From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9290 times:

Quoting beau222 (Reply 11):
The A320s are SX-BVL and SX-BVK they were actually aired last week on Airplane Repo show. It was quite interesting what they had to go through to get one plane back from Turkey. They are referenced in a previous post here.
Airplane Repo Show - Discovery Channel (by ripcordd Jun 9 2011 in Civil Aviation)

I was lucky enough to fly SX-BVK...very cool experience.

On a side note, anyone have a good link where I can download the episodes? Never seen the episode I made and it would be cool to see it!



"Whether you think you can or you can't, either way you're right." Henry Ford
User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8728 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 4):
Many other a/c are at GYY including about 10 LH 737-500 a/c that will be scrapped

Didn't they try to sell those recently? That's gonna be a lot of Coke cans.



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User currently offlinebeau222 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5833 times:

Quoting PilotRecruit (Reply 13):
I was lucky enough to fly SX-BVK...very cool experience.

On a side note, anyone have a good link where I can download the episodes? Never seen the episode I made and it would be cool to see it!

The show made it seem very espionage like trying to sneak out of the European Air Control area so that they could not ground the plane for the almost 400k in fees the company owed them. Was that really the case and was it really as intense as they showed it on the show?


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5675 times:

I didn't realize there is a scrapping operation at GYY. At least that's something to help the economy there.

As an aside, I grew up in northern Indiana and our high school basketball team played a high school in Gary. We had to have a state police escort in and out of the city.


User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 820 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

Boeing corporate flight department is at Gary I believe. Guys probably bummed to leave BFI/PAE or wherever they were in the good ol days.

User currently offlinePilotRecruit From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

Quoting beau222 (Reply 15):
The show made it seem very espionage like trying to sneak out of the European Air Control area so that they could not ground the plane for the almost 400k in fees the company owed them. Was that really the case and was it really as intense as they showed it on the show?

Really? We were rolled out the red carpet in Santa Maria and had absolutely no issues. They were definitely trying to make it seem like it was a hairy situation but not the case. It was actually quite relaxed and enjoyable. Nick is larger than life though. Some of his stories are unbelievable, but this one definitely fell into the tame category.



"Whether you think you can or you can't, either way you're right." Henry Ford
User currently onlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3741 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 17):
Boeing corporate flight department is at Gary I believe.

Boeing's corporate flight division has been based at GYY since Boeing moved their HQ to Chicago.



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User currently offlinestarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4875 times:

From what I have heard from some friends who work out of Chicago, what is happening to these aircraft in Gary is a natural phenomenon.

Aircraft and other vehicles don't have to be repo'ed- just park them in Gary and parts and tools will disappear from the vehicle. Sometimes overnight!



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7572 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4692 times:

http://www.garychicagoairport.com/airservice_commercial.asp

They could do with rather more services. Apart from Allegiant flights to Orlando, it seems to be mostly Casino flights for Harrah's.

http://www.garychicagoairport.com/airport_annualReport.asp

I did not read this in detail, but three points caught my eye;

1. Are the revenue and expenditure each really under $1M, or did I mis read that.

2. That the most up to date figures seem to relate to 2009, (i.e. over 2 years ago).

3. That most of the expenses are "Contractual Services and Commodities", but no real break down or explanation of these is given. They seem to record about 75% of expenses, simply as "Other Expenses".


User currently offlinebravogolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4599 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 21):
I did not read this in detail, but three points caught my eye;

What you are reading is the annual report for the Chicago Gary Regional Airport Authority. This is the "Compact" between the City of Chicago and the City of Gary overseeing ORD, MDW and GYY.


User currently offlinen6238p From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4482 times:

So much hate for my airport in this thread. As for airport revenue, those numbers posted are nowhere close to the amount of revenue brought in by the tenants of GYY.


To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2183 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

Thanks for posting this.....I've always wondered why there are VASP aircraft out at GYY every time I drive by it. The other time I saw such planes was at CGH haha.

Any remaining Skybus birds floating around GYY these days?



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25 Post contains links KarlB737 : Then its time for some positive news even if off thread topic: Courtesy: Northwest Indiana Times EDITORIAL: Being Third Is Victory For Gary's Airport
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