Omegous
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Polar Air Cargo At LAS

Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:07 pm

Anyone know why a Polar Air Cargo 747 visited LAS today? I was at a bank on Sunset & Green Valley Parkway today and I noticed a 747-200 coming in. Since that location is directly under the final approach path into 25R/L at McCarran. I waited and let it pass right over head at about 800 feet (literally, directly underneath..ALWAYS fun!!).

Anyway, I noticed the tail had the blue and white that polar air cargo has (I wasn't quite sure since I was seeing it directly from the back, couldn't see the whole tail, but it was obvious).

This was around 9am this morning.

Then as my travels continued throughout the day, I confirmed it was Polar Air as the 747 was sitting on the ramp between the D gates and the cargo area. Must not have fit into the cargo area.

Anyone know why we had this unusual visitor? I am not complaining, always nice to see something unusual.
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: Polar Air Cargo At LAS

Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:15 pm

The bad news could be, maybe it is getting retired. I thought I had heard about Polar having some financial problems. Remember Vegas is a storage area for retired airliners.

Hopefully it was carrying freight though.
 
LAXintl
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RE: Polar Air Cargo At LAS

Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:02 pm

Polar operated two LAS-HNL charters today.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
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RE: Polar Air Cargo At LAS

Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:26 pm

One flight arrived from LAX

Airline Polar Air Cargo
Flight Number 5484
Departure City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Departure Time 02/10/2003 05:20 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Arrival Time 02/10/2003 05:59 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

And the other from ORD

Airline Polar Air Cargo
Flight Number 5482
Departure City (Airport) Chicago, IL (ORD)
Departure Time 02/10/2003 08:00 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Arrival Time 02/10/2003 09:21 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

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