lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3096 posts, RR: 14 Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
Lately I've been thinking I should really try to take the opportunity to photograph a 737-200 while it's still possible and I think my best bet is to try to catch one of Sierra Pacific Airlines in action as there aren't many others flying around the western part of the United States. I was wondering if there's any way to predict where they will be flying at any given time. Monitoring them on Flight Aware I see flights out of Tuscon to places like Boise, Victorville, Kileen and others. I'd like to catch them sometime around the Bay Area, but have no idea how frequently that happens. I've seen a number of images taken at SJC so I assume they come in on an occasional basis.
clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9592 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
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They do a lot of government flying, during the fire season they seem to operate a lot of flights out of KBOI, to places like MSO, RDM, and BFI (on their way to FAI). You can track both regs on flyteaware, that's how I got them in my collection.
mrskyguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1213 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3116 times:
You still have NAC in Alaska running 732s, along with a handful of VIP birds still plying the North American skies. And if you like the colder climates, you can always look to the Northwest Territories to grant you a 732.
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sunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2018 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
Skyking is still flying 737-200. They fly VIP/Sports Teams, they are doing casino flying out of Atlantic City, Charter flights to Cuba from MIA, but I think they are using their 737-400 on those flights. Skyking has their MX now at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland Fla. KLAL
Sierra Pacific does mostly DOD and other Government contracts.
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2744 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2557 times:
I know WN bought out Morris Air, and Sierra Pacific flew for them, I thought Sierra Pacific kinda was part of that. I flew Sierra Pacific just one time on a free pass down to PDX from SEA, after connecting off a NW flight from ATL via MEM.
Short flight of course, but I remember thinking for a 737-200 it was in good visual repair, inside and outside, clean and shining in the late afternoon sun. Sigh, another brief aviation moment that makes me smile.
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RJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2473 times:
i remember back in the mid 80's Express I in Memphis (Rebuplic Express ) was having so many problems with their Saab340s that they hired Sierra Pacific to wet lease their CV580's for awhile to fly MEM-JAN
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
The dispatch course I took was modelled after them (using Domestic rules, not supplemental, since supplementals don't require dispatchers,) and thus we used these 732s as the training syllabus. While it's a step down from the 727 that most schools were using at the time, it's a step up for training since it was more real-world than the 727, which was being phased out.
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KBJCpilot From United States of America, joined May 2012, 143 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
Sierra Pacific does a lot of charters for the US Forest Service, BLM, and other government agencies mainly flying contract and govt firefighters around the western United States. I had a buddy that worked for a contract firefighting outfit a while back and he spent his summer in and out of small to mid-sized airstrips on their 732's. You'll see them in RDM, MFR, BOI, RDD, EUG, LMT, RNO and other similar sized communities and airports from now through October as the fire season heats up.