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Kitty Hawk 727?

Sun Jun 23, 2002 8:11 am

Today at DSM (Des Moines Iowa) a 727 with Kitty Hawk painted on the side came in. I have never seen a Kitty Hawk 727 before. Can someone give me some background on Kitty Hawk and what it was doing in DSM?

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RE: Kitty Hawk 727?

Sun Jun 23, 2002 10:00 am

Well I used to see them in Auckland every weekend!
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RE: Kitty Hawk 727?

Sun Jun 23, 2002 10:32 am

KittyHawk has been around for many years. The last I knew, last year, they were based at Meacham Field in FT Worth, Texas. They are the airline that bought American International Airways several years ago. (subsequently repurchased by Connie Kalitta). The airline is a contract cargo carrier.
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RE: Kitty Hawk 727?

Sun Jun 23, 2002 11:18 am

They're based out of Dallas and their freight-hub is Fort Wayne International (in Indiana).
I believe DSM gets a daily from FWA. It's just usually in the wee hours of the morning.
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RE: Kitty Hawk 727?

Sun Jun 23, 2002 1:09 pm

I've seen Kittyhawk in Minneapolis before.
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RE: Kitty Hawk 727?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 10:29 am

Thanks Jetservice! How did you know when it arrives in DSM
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RE: Kitty Hawk 727?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 12:01 pm

Kitty Hawk has a base here in Fort Worth, with a hangar at DFW. They operate 727 cargo flights to some of the US cities. Matter of fact I saw one this morning as I passed by their hangar. White with red horizontal stripes!!

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RE: Kitty Hawk 727?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 12:03 pm

They visit SLW (Saltillo, Coahuila, MEXICO) very often. Old planes, loud planes, boring livery, but are the biggest in SLW.  Smile


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