Boeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 773 times:
Could that "777" you saw have been this?
FlightID: UAL9811 (Commercial, Jet)
Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE
Company: UNITED AIR LINES INC.
Country: UNITED STATES
Radio Call: UNITED
Ground Spd: 490 kts
Altitude: 410(hundreds of feet)
Type: B763 (Boeing Company Model 767-300)
Origin Apt: ORD CHICAGO O'HARE INTL
Dest Apt: GSO PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
Departed: 0300Z ETA: 0425Z
I am even surprised these fly in there, but, it must be maintenance.
RyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1388 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 767 times:
About a month ago I was driving on I-40 which is in the flight path from Greensboro's main runway. On approach was a United 767-300. What is United having done with their 767's there? I was stuck in traffic (naturally) and about 5 minutes later I saw the 767 on downwind again, turn onto final and go back to GSO. There are a lot of wierd sightings there at GSO from time to time.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 770 times:
Its been years since I've lived in GSO, visited a few times since though. Quite nice to see all those birds, I loved seeing the Air Gabon and Transbrasil 767s there a while back, both parked on the same ramp with other 767s, A300s, and a United DC-10. Last time I was in GSO there were 6 L1011s on the field. Sometimes I wish I hadn't have moved...
Boeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 757 times:
One word for you... DUH! We know that. The airlines are probably having some work done on their aircraft.. I think if GSO got Air Gabon and Trans-Brasil on a scheduled basis, Flint would be a good choice for Air France and maybe Green Bay would be a good choice for Qantas? Watcha think?
Gsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 728 times:
It sure looked like an MD-11, but if the KC-10 is similar that must be it. As I was on my bike I was booking it to get in sight of the field.
Right now sitting at GSO is:
2 United 767-300
2 Alitalia 727
1 Eastwind 737-200 (been sitting there since Eastwing went under, this plane was damaged last year during a microburst that hit the area)
Alitalia 707 (I think, was hard to tell)
2 Airborne Express 707s
What looked like some sort of Air Egypt
4 ICG L10-11s (in storage)
1 Tradewinds L10-11
2 Tradewinds A300s
1 TWA L10-11 (at Tradewinds)
1 FedEx 727 (at Cargo Facility)
3 other Fedex planes I couldn't see that were blocked by the 727 in my line of sight.
All the interesting planes are at Timco for maintanence of course. But it sure is cool to catch one land. I work right off one of the runways on Friendly Ave, was coming out the other day and saw a Southeast Airlines take off (gambling charter I am sure).
As for United. They bring most of the 767s in from the west coast and they seem to sell seats on them and try to connect them out of Greensboro. But I see one 767 or 777 per week there.
There are a few others planes parked there that I could not make out.
Anyone know what they are building at Timco beside the old US Air Maintanence facility? And Anyone know what they are building next to the cargo hub? Surely they are not starting on the FedEx building yet....
Gsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 719 times:
Photo spots... hmm. Its tough out there. If they are using 5/23 and approaching from the North, then there is a GREAT spot to grab pictures when they land. Its at the end of a road where the new FedEx hub will be. (68->Bryan Blvd->Oak Ridge Rd exit, og straight across Oak Ridge Rd and you cannot miss it)
If they are landing on 5/23 and approaching from the south, you are really out of luck.... I have found nothing suitable. Though, you can get some good ground shots of them lining up for takeoff near market street.
If they are using 14-32 from either direction its tough. No good spots.
I am trying to compile a list of "scheduled" airline and cargo flights in and out, but I am having trouble finding anything. You can definately catch sites of a good tradewinds widebody from about 1pm to 3pm every day. And there are always neat planes sitting at Timco (as noted above).
From what I can tell, United usually brings the large planes in on Sunday night, and Airborne Usually pulls 707s out on Sunday morning. But that is my experience. I''ll see what the frequency of Southeast/Ryan Air Charters are.
Tradewinds is supposed to be bringing in their new Passenger fleet sometime soon.