scxmechanic
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What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Sun Mar 23, 2003 9:08 am

Can anyone tell me what's with all the traffic into and out of GGG?

I have noticed several different airlines flying in and out of that city with 4 digit flight numbers indicating a ferry or charter. Also many Phoenix Air Service aircraft operating in and out as well. I do know they offer some support to the US Military such as towing targets, etc.

So any ideas what's going on there?

Thanks!
 
OPNLguy
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RE: What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Sun Mar 23, 2003 10:03 am

Don't recall exactly where I read it, but I believe it has to do with cycling folks in/out of the region to look for Columbia debris, given that the military is a little tied up right at the moment. The pressing time element involved is to get as much area searched before the folliage and vegitation gets to the point where stuff is more difficult to find.

I'll see if I can find the article...
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AA737-823
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RE: What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Sun Mar 23, 2003 10:53 am

The only airline that has SCHEDULED service to GGG (here- where I live) is American Eagle.

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scxmechanic
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RE: What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:17 pm

Thanks guys!


That makes sense...
 
OPNLguy
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RE: What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:24 pm

BTW, SCX,

Welcome aboard, email me anytime...
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scxmechanic
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RE: What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Sun Mar 23, 2003 4:58 pm

Thanks OPNL Guy...

Maybe I'll run into you when I'm in DAL for training.

See ya!
 
FlyingTexan
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RE: What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Mon Mar 24, 2003 12:07 am

Maybe they are charters flying in to eat at Johnny Cace's Seafood Restaurant. Definitely food worth landing for.

JR FlyingTexan
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dadoftyler
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RE: What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Mon Mar 24, 2003 3:04 am

MMMMMMMMMM.....Johnny C's....first, and stll the best, Lobster Thermidor I've ever had. Always wondered why they didn't open a branch in Dallas. where I could frequent them more often!
 
FlyingTexan
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RE: What's With All The Traffic Into GGG?

Mon Mar 24, 2003 12:28 pm

FYI to all concerned parties: Johnny Cace had three sons. One operates the place in Longview, another son runs Cace's Seafood in Tyler and Number Three operated a similar eatery on the San Antonio Riverwalk until 2001.

So for this great grub, your only choices are now TYR or GGG.

JR FlyingTexan
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