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California Pacific Airlines' First Arrival Into CLD  
User currently offlineflycpair From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 18 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15134 times:

The first arrival of our Embraer 170 into Carlsbad, CA (CLD) is scheduled for Friday morning, July 6th, between 8:45AM and 9:15AM PDT. You should be able to follow its progress at FlightAware.com with the tail number N176EC. Departure is scheduled at 7AM CDT from Nashville (BNA.) Personally I will be by Staples to watch it land right down the centerline.

Our Embraer 170 on its first acceptance flight.


For more information, visit www.FlyCPAir.com
Photo courtesy of FlightAware.com

[Edited 2012-07-05 11:50:35]

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4525 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15109 times:

Congrats and good luck! Bird's looking sharp! And for the record, I hope the naysayers are proven wrong. I hope you guys stick this out and become a success story.

User currently offlineWarmNuts From United States of America, joined May 2006, 116 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14926 times:

Good to hear. Thanks for the update, Randy...

It's nice to see a home carrier operting in SD again, even if it's not at SAN.  

Any suggestions where to go for the best photo ops of its arrival into CLD?


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23304 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14864 times:

She's been out and about around Nashville already - a couple of test flights last week, for instance.


I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 953 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14787 times:

Beautiful aircraft. Against all the odds and naysayers, I am so happy for CPA! Best of luck and I hope to soon sample the hospitality of your carrier!


Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14671 times:

That is one good lookingpalne that is for sure.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5604 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14334 times:

Thanks for the info, 'cpair. Sorry I won't be in town to witness it live but I hope there will be pix and video taken!

Looking forward to the next step in the birth of CP Air!

bb


User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5796 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14050 times:

Quoting WarmNuts (Reply 2):
Any suggestions where to go for the best photo ops of its arrival into CLD?

Some decent spots are on the north side in the back of local business parking lots. There are several that don't have trees and can almost the whole airport.

Tugg



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User currently onlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14007 times:

This will be one of the most important days in the history of California Pacific. Best of luck to the whole Team.


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlinegordomatic From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12173 times:

Quoting WarmNuts (Reply 2):
Any suggestions where to go for the best photo ops of its arrival into CLD?
Quoting flycpair (Thread starter):
Personally I will be by Staples to watch it land right down the centerline.

Staples is in first shopping center east of CLD/CRQ off of Loker Way. From the location facing West, you look right up the runway. (The whole runway is visible while driving west from this spot on Palomar Airport Rd).
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=92081&...a+92081&gl=us&t=h&z=20

After following link above, zoom out a little and look west; you will see the threshold of (runway) 24 on the west side of El Camino Real.

I've never spotted from the parking lot but I've worked in this area for 20 years. I think I'll check it out tomorrow, though. I can't miss this. Too cool!   

-Gordon

[Edited 2012-07-05 22:47:20]


We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
User currently offlinerunner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12060 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 3):
She's been out and about around Nashville already - a couple of test flights last week, for instance.

So that's who it was. I've been working her the past couple of weeks, and was wondering who it was. Unfortunatly everytime it's been out and about I was in the tracon, and didn't get to see it in person. I was at the Embraer earlier today but didn't see it on the ramp. I'm working tomorrow, but in the afternoon. Good luck to all the employees. Which airline did it previously come from? We get a lot of exotic stuff at BNA for Embraer, and I've heard rumors they're going to expand. Also off topic but have they found a buyer for all the old freedom and mesa 145's out there? At least twice a week I have a pilot or two asking about them.


User currently offlineairbusaddict From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11998 times:

Congratulations, and though I'm thousands of miles away, I'm excited to see the progress of California Pacific! What's the callsign for the Airline?


Finally F9! FSD-DEN 7-4-2011
User currently offlineWarmNuts From United States of America, joined May 2006, 116 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11639 times:

Quoting airbusaddict (Reply 11):
Congratulations, and though I'm thousands of miles away, I'm excited to see the progress of California Pacific! What's the callsign for the Airline?

I've wondered that myself. IMHO, given the beautiful livery and the locale, I think Surfliner would fit like a glove.  


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11507 times:
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Thats a very nice livery! Love the wave against what looks like a night sky!

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3460 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10706 times:

Nice presentation, that is one of the best liveries I've seen come out on a US based carrier for a long time. Seems like they have a solid plan, and I hope one they build it, the people will come, I do see real potential, I'm rooting for this startup, I'd be happy just to have them prove it can be done still. If they ever come up to PDX, I'll take them to CLD just for the route on my map. Best wishes and best luck CPAir. BTW, has the IATA code been acquired? 2 digits, a digit and a number I suspect, too bad they couldn't get CP, or can they, even if they paid for the rights like what was done with PA?


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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10585 times:

Quoting runner13 (Reply 10):
Which airline did it previously come from?

I think it came from the factory.



"I want to know the voice of God the rest is just details" --A. Einstein
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1992 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10460 times:

Keep calling it CPAir, and we'll have Canadians in here faster than Australians giving Qantas spelling lessons.......


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently onlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10267 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 15):
Quoting runner13 (Reply 10):
Which airline did it previously come from?

I think it came from the factory.

First flight 3-27-02 MSN, 17000006 Del. 21-04-2006 to Cirrus Airlines- D-ALIA- Leased from ECC Leasing Company Ltd returned to lessor 11-05-2011, std at EXT 15-06-2011. Reg as N176EC, Will become N760CP when CP takes ownership.



[Edited 2012-07-06 04:55:59]


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5160 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9372 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 14):
BTW, has the IATA code been acquired? 2 digits, a digit and a number I suspect, too bad they couldn't get CP, or can they, even if they paid for the rights like what was done with PA?

CP is still assigned to Canadi>n Airlines, an airline which has not existed for 12 years. One would hope they would be able to acquire that code.

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 16):
Keep calling it CPAir, and we'll have Canadians in here faster than Australians giving Qantas spelling lessons.......

LOL, some times you just have to let go. Although for me, CPAir will always be orange!

This is very good news, and I think congratulations to California Pacific are certainly warranted. These ideas come and go, but to actually have an aircraft, in their paint scheme arrive at their home base ... they have already overcome 99% of the hurdles!

Clearly, a business case is in place, or investors would not have come forward. It is always exciting to see the start of a new airline.



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23304 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9292 times:

Incidentally, unless the flight is blocked on flightaware, they haven't yet left Nashville, nor have they filed a flight plan that I can locate.


I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently onlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9195 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 19):
Incidentally, unless the flight is blocked on flightaware, they haven't yet left Nashville, nor have they filed a flight plan that I can locate.

I have been watching too. Nothing under the N760CP reg. either. maybe delayed??



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1642 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9110 times:

Great to see them up an running....can someone refresh me on their business model/strategy? I've been a bit perplexed as to what angle they're taking. From what I gather, it's basically a West Coast/intra-CA shuttle-type offering, but I haven't come to where the fundamental value proposition is.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9089 times:

She is on her way west...


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently onlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9060 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 22):
She is on her way west...


Great thanks for the update. What reg. numbers. Still can't track.

[Edited 2012-07-06 07:31:40]


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5160 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9026 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 18):
CP is still assigned to Canadi>n Airlines, an airline which has not existed for 12 years.

My mistake. I see that the CP code is assigned to Compass Airlines.



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
25 EMBQA : Should be under temp reg N176EC...and the Capt told me he was expecting a 3h..20m flight[Edited 2012-07-06 07:35:17]
26 Post contains links Cubsrule : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N176EC
27 sunking737 : I got it. I forget about a delay to Flightaware. Does it have a C.P. Crew??
28 jamake1 : Their value proposition is in creating a market niche that reaches a populous and affluent catchment area in the north county of San Diego. My guess
29 LHCVG : Great info! That makes a lot of sense actually. There has to be a decent amount of demand that is fed up with going to the major airports just to fly
30 sccutler : I have to say, having lived and driven around in the SoCal area, I believe that this airline, if well-managed, could succeed well, and I fervently hop
31 Post contains links flycpair : ETA for the aircraft is 11:40AM into Carlsbad, CA (CLD,) give or take 20 minutes for wind. Our Chief Pilot Bret Ebaugh is Captain of the flight. We do
32 tugger : I am curious if they will be get a code share. to me it would seem a no-brainer but I don't know the behind the scenes intricacies that are involved.
33 BlueJuice : Congrats to everyone at California Pacific and Embraer. Looking forward to flying on California Pacific. Just relocated across the country and live 10
34 technobie : Thanks flycpair for the update! Very excited about what you guys are doing! All the best to everyone there!
35 Post contains images tugger : It's about twenty minutes out! I hope people are heading there or already getting set, I can't be there and I want to see pictures! Tugg
36 Post contains images PSA53 : How cool it is to hear not just that we have back a California based airline but one back in SAN county.I saw you're website and its very nicely done
37 sunking737 : Its party time at California Pacific. Way to go guys, a job well done. So now the hard part starts right?? LOL. They did a fly by didn't they??? I lov
38 Post contains links and images B6JFKH81 : Somebody got a shot of it in BNA, it's on the a.net database already View Large View MediumPhoto © John Padgett
39 Post contains images ER757 : Very smart looking livery. Best wishes for success.
40 Wingtips56 : And we have touchdown! In looking at the FlightAware tracker, the airplane did a lovely 360 fly over before landing. Congrats California Pacific Airli
41 gordomatic : Randy, it was nice meeting you at Staples to see the arrival of your new aircraft - and what a great livery. Couldn't have picked a nicer day in Carl
42 futureualpilot : Looking forward to finally seeing this outfit get going! Hoping to join the flight deck team at some point, congrats to everyone at California Pacific
43 PHX787 : I love the engine paintings and I think you guys will be a success! if the price is right, I'll be flying you guys to SoCal from my home in PHX.
44 PlanesNTrains : I have no idea, but it's interesting that on their website, when you click "About", it lists airport info for Carlsbad Airport, including a mention o
45 jetMARC : Congrats Cal Pac!!! Love the paint scheme and font. Wish you the best of luck!!
46 Post contains links and images WarmNuts : So I made the drive to CLD once I saw the flight was due to arrive near noon. After a flyby on its original approach, CPA's first aicraft, N176EC (soo
47 sunking737 : Great Photos thanks so much. I wish I could have been there too.
48 WarmNuts : Thanks, Sunking... During my time there I heard more than one reflection on San Diego's former hometown airline, PSA, and CPA even references them in
49 Post contains images SANFan : Nice job with the camera and great thanks to you, 'nuts for the recap of the day's festivities. I really wish I could've been there in person. (Was Te
50 Post contains images point2point : In spite of all of the nay-sayers (and one can't really blame them though) it looks as though there is actually going to be a new airline here in the
51 Post contains links SANFan : I just noticed that the San Diego Union (newspaper... online version at least) has an article about today's events (including another nice picture.) H
52 Post contains images SANMAN66 : My sentiments also! Things are lookin' up!! Did you get any photos from inside the aircraft? I'd love to see the seating arrangements. I'd also love
53 Post contains links and images WarmNuts : It's my pleasure SANFan... when I passed a couple spotters on Palomar Airport Road, I couldn't help but wonder if they were a.netters... Anyway, I've
54 cedarjet : Re Carlsbad airport on the California Pacific site... ...I noticed this too! They give a big plug to United's flight at Carlsbad, "connecting to world
55 AWACSooner : Santa Rosa is another market where I really think CP could start up a second hub and have decent success, they can pull from both the San Fran and Sa
56 knope2001 : Although it's easy to be a nay-sayer, and many startups do fail, this is a good opprotunity to remind people that there were tons of nay-sayers when J
57 Post contains images SANFan : Alaska just started SAN-STS a month ago so that should give us a bit of insight into the viability of that market down here. I would expect that CP A
58 Post contains images WarmNuts : My pleasure, and thank you for the kind words. The interior looked to me to probably be original to the aircraft, though it is in well-kept condition
59 Carfield : Thanks for sharing all the photos! This inaugural definitely looks interesting and something that I want to do in the near future! From the website it
60 ghifty : I, personally, feel like that is a smart move. It's a gesture which somewhat shows CP Air is more intent on cooperating with the major carriers, like
61 SANMAN66 : That's an excellent move on their part. They might run into some trouble if they offered a 3-class layout, including first class. Not necessarily. US
62 Post contains images kgaiflyer : OMG - I was over there Thursday trying to escape a jamb-up on the 78. To bad now -- I'm back on the east coast
63 EMBQA : Ejets don't offer 'mood lighting' other then dim and bright. It's the standard single class E170 interior with the standard seat pitch.
64 flycpair : Seats on the Embraer 170 are almost an inch and a half wider than a 737, and no middle seat. The two classes of service will have 36-inches of pitch f
65 Post contains images PHX787 : You guys should buy some A350s or some used A330s/340s
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