ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3910 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 883 times:
Over on the Yahoo! PVD Club we're debating what type of aircraft the Oakland Raiders will use in flying to Providence later this week. I am guessing, in part because OAK is a heavy UAL mx base, that it will probably be a 767 variant...either a -200 or a -300. It would be wonderful to see a 777 take the team, inasmuch as this would provide great photo ops for the folks at PVD, and a bit more sick bay room for the losing team as they fly back to OAK...their victory over the Jets a forgotten abberation.
Note to NFL: Please print New England-Pittsburgh tickets now
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3146 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 748 times:
PVD's runway 5R/23L is 7166 ft. Compare this to Kahului, Maui (OGG)'s runway 2/20, the longer one, at 7000 feet. I have seen DC-10-30s, 777-200s, and A330-200s operating flights from OGG nonstop to the US mainland. So a Hawaiian DC-10-10 should be adequate, especially if you consider that the aircraft will not be full. If necessary, Hawaiian could use a DC-10-30 instead.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3910 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 720 times:
The runways should be able to handle the -10...barely. Up here in Manchester, NH we have FedEx DC-10s, A300-600s by Fed Ex and UPS, and our strip is about 7,500 feet (now being extended to 9,500). Maybe closer to departure (Thursday?) someone can verify by checking to see if there are any Hawaiian DC-10s at OAK.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3910 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 699 times:
Baltimore looked VERY good today against Miami. Pittsburgh will have its hands fuller with Baltimore than they ever would have against Miami.
It is interesting, but the chances are there that New England may host two more games...next weekend and the following weekend...in a stadium that should really be underneath a wrecking ball right now. Plans called for demolition to begin a couple days after the last game at Foxboro was played. And when the season started, many folks felt that this 'last game' might have been the one played there several weeks ago.
Notice to wrecking crew: hold off till late January.
HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2499 posts, RR: 53 Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 650 times:
I was the FO on the Raiders charter to PHL, and yes, we had a DC-10 there for a couple days (N127AA). We flew in the evening of Oct 26th, and left after the game on the 28th. We parked in the far northeast corner of the airport near an abandoned hangar. It was a great trip - sorry your Eagles lost
Hawaiian has the contract for flying the Raiders to all their away games, including the Super Bowl if they get that far.
I haven't seen the pairings for the trip for the New England game, but I'm not sure we'd be going into PVD. That's a fairly short runway, and would have to be a -30. It's just too short for a -10. And if you're hanging around OAK looking for our plane, look quick. We ferry up from LAX and pick up the team in OAK. We're usually on the ground there less than two hours.
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
Sleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 23 Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 591 times:
Hey, Hal...or anyone else with the answer. I've often wondered what flight numbers or designations are given to teams when they charter a road game. Since I live under the outbound, eastbound route from DFW, I listen to ATC transmissions on a scanner. I've never know what to listen for when trying to identify the Cowboys, Stars, Mavericks, etc.