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Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 6:31 am

I bet spotting is getting interesting at DAB this week.
Just looked at FlyteComm for DAB, looks like Pace has two 733s coming in, one from RDU, one from CLT, no surprise there, probably bringing marketing and promo people, could be a fan charter
Not sure how the number of bizjets comes in stacks up to usual.

Figure we have some forum members down there, maybe they could give us some info on what's coming in out of the ordinary for Speedweek.

Chepos, where are you, I bet you would be a great source for this?
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 6:33 am

Oh, just found a special charter by DL out of IAD for DAB, I'm guessing this is one of the Shuttle craft that arent used on the weekend?



Airline Delta
Flight Number 9778
Departure City (Airport) Washington, DC (IAD)
Departure Time 02/15/2003 12:06 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
Arrival Time 02/15/2003 02:01 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-800
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:24 am

For those interested, John Travolta is in town, and so is the V-Jet. The plane was hardstanded near gate 6. My roommate saw the aircraft land from the racetrack where he was volunteering.
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:32 am

Hum, wonder if JT is a NASCAR fan?
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 12:50 pm

Maybe he is a NASCAR fan... but he may just be at his home at the Spruce Creek fly- in community. I know he has a home there. Maybe he just felt like taking the 707 over instead of one of his other planes or driving down SR 40.
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 12:52 pm

I believe Johnny T's the Grand Marshall for the 500...that explains his, and his plane's, presence.
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:00 pm

Fsuwxman: SR-40 (Granada Blvd) ain't nowhere near Spruce Creek. Spruce Creek is on Taylor Road (aka Dunlawton Ave once you're East of I-95).
I've lived in Daytona a good while, and I know that much.

As for the V-Jet and the widebodies, we've had them both in the past couple of days. Just about every type of jet imaginable, military included - and the Rednecks, of course, leaving AL, MS and GA half empty, are all here.

FUN! I can't wait for these guys to get out of Daytona...! Traffic (flying included) will be hell until they do!

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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:02 pm

I know that SR 40 is nowhere near Spruce Creek, but JT has a residence up near Ocala so you would have to drive east on 40 to 95 South til you get to Dunlawton. I lived up there in that area for the first 18 years of my life, I know the area a little!!!
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:24 pm

Yea John Travolta is the grand marshall for the race.
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 2:58 pm

Isn't Mariah Carey going to sing the national anthem tomorrow or something like that. Such an extravagant women herself I wonder how she got into town.
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 3:07 pm

On Thurs. there were 2 Pace (I assume) 737-200's just chilling at DAB they depsrted at around 5PM . A 727-100 in the colors of (the now dead MGM Grand) has been flying in and out during the last couple of days.
It looked something like this

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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 3:29 pm

I believe those 727-100's belong to Rouche (spelling? You race fans tell me) Racing. They sit in CLT on the cargo side most of the time. I rarely see them fly, but mechanics are out babying them all the time.
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:38 pm

All are either scheduled or enroute to DAB

Pace 3502 scheduled to fly RDU-DAB
Pace 3510 scheduled to fly GSO-DAB

N20G Goodyear Challenger
N920DC G-V DaimlerChrysler
N226HD Global Express Home Depot
N5113 & N5114 C750s of General Motors
N5124 Saab 2000 of General Motors
N301K G-V Ford Motor Company

N503MG is owned by Roush Racing. It sits as stated on the cargo side of CLT with it's sisters for a total of 3.
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:14 pm

The 727 for sure are owned by Jack Roush (owns Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch). He uses them to transport all his employees, VIP's and pit crews to the tracks.
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:07 pm

In which case, Fsuwxman, I apologize  Smile
I had no idea he had a house near Ocala.

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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:16 pm

JT has been spotted in our local mall here in Ocala, near where Ilive. Also in order to land at DAB,New Smyrna, Flagler, and a few of the other airports near the Speedway. You need a reservation to land and there are stringent departure procedures from those airports after the race and tomorrow as well.
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:11 am

I thought Travolta kept his 707 at Sanford SFB.
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:12 am

Are those PACE 737-200s in the Hooter's Air colors yet?

Could be a good sponsor because across from the Speedway is a Hooters
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:46 am

Good day for a Race *its sunday  Smile

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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:53 am

Hooters 1 is complete, Hooters 2 is in the process of being painted @ ATL. Also, a couple more bizjets:

N620K Global Express Kodak
N37LC F50EX Lowe's
 
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:16 am

No problem N863DA... Here is just some useless information I have picked up... JT's landing strip/ residence in Ocala is located right off SR 326 (the Ocala by-pass which will take you from SR 40 to US 441 to I-75. The code for this landing strip is 17FL. The runway is like 7500 ft.
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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:36 am

Unfortunately just a small part of the airfield is visable.
http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/03-02-09/index.htm

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RE: Daytona 500 Charters At DAB

Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:08 pm

Go to Mapquest.com and you will get the whole airfield and raceway

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