Big777jet
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Van Nuys To Gander On MD87 Long Flight!

Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:35 am

I found on flight tracker. I was looking for any flights to Gander YQX. I was shocked that MD87 able to reach over 6,800 miles non stop. Who is private jet with General Aviation, Inc? It's on N721MM. Anyone can verify this charter flight for?

Here it is:

Information as of 0225Z
FlightID: N721MM (General Aviation, Jet)
Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE
Ground Spd: 488 kts (Assigned: 0454)
Altitude: 330(hundreds of feet) (Assigned: 370)
Type: MD87 (McDonnell-Douglas MD-87)
Origin Apt: VNY VAN NUYS
Dest Apt: CYQX GANDER INTL
Departed: 0006Z ETA: 0617Z
Distance Fm: 1066.4 NM To Dest: 5732.93 NM

Thanks,

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RE: Van Nuys To Gander On MD87 Long Flight!

Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:47 am


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Private jet for the MGM Mirage, brings all the high rollers to the casino. Your right, that's a long flight, extra fuel tanks I guess?
 
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RE: Van Nuys To Gander On MD87 Long Flight!

Sun Feb 16, 2003 3:04 pm

It is not accurate mile correct. I found there it is:

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=VNY-YQX&PATH-UNITS=mi&SPEED-UNITS=kts Damn! Again system isn't working with HTML view or link!  Angry Sorry, you should copy and paste into address toolbar link.

It's 3,360 miles. Not bad. But it's pretty long way.

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RE: Van Nuys To Gander On MD87 Long Flight!

Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:11 pm

N721MM is an ex-Aero Lloyd bird that was built with extra long range fuel tanks. There are 3 of these ex-AeroLloyd birds in the US that have been converted to exec jet.


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The owner of N287KB flies to Europe regularly. It has flown many times from the San Francisco area to Gander non-stop.

 
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RE: Van Nuys To Gander On MD87 Long Flight!

Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:22 am

I found out the plane is heading to Luton, England from Gander.

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RE: Van Nuys To Gander On MD87 Long Flight!

Mon Feb 17, 2003 4:27 am

Man now thats what i call first class....your own private MD-87. That is a good distance of a flight, but riding in that style....I think i could ya know barely get by  Big grin

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