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Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 8:57 am

Guys,

I was just riding around Las Olas Boulevard watching some senoritas when I decided to head over to the viewing area at FLL for a little while. Around 17.55 I hear the ATC say: Continental XX, hold position, 747 on final 3 miles out....

Everybody there did a double take and looked west....indeed you could see the huge figure nearing....turned out to be Corsair's F-GSKY. Awesome to see it here....definitely not a usual sight.  Big thumbs up
So, is it bringing tourists for Caribbean cruises or what?
Can anybody get me the schedules for Corsair arriving/departing flights in FLL?


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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:02 am

i already posted on this...
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1430367/

I did the same thing 10 miles out...I missed the call due to a sick passenger was on another plane landing and they clogged up the scanner!

but i was shakeing like crap when it came by...my first 747 EVER!

I checked and they do not even fly to the US! How lucky I was!

what I want to know is did anyone (spotters, ATC, or other pilots) do anything special or out of the ordinary when the plane landed? Where did it park?
NOTE...IT FOLLOWED A FEDEX MD10 IN!

[Edited 2004-03-01 01:04:50]
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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:16 am

I was about half a mile away from FLL spotting at my Father office in Davie but i was there only for like 20 minutes at 12:00 so i did not see it but I got a surprise i am pretty sure i saw the Hooter Air 757? Anyone else see it.
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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:19 am

Hey Guys!!

I just found it with their flight tracker was came in today from MXP flight and here it is:

Airline Corsair
Flight Number 844
Departure City (Airport) Milan, Italy (LIMC)
Departure Time 02/29/2004 01:10 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Arrival Time 02/29/2004 06:00 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-300
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Well, I'm guess that was came in at FLL today and I wonder to know why did came visit at FLL? Let me know! Thanks!  Smile
 
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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:19 am

Flairport,

sorry, I searched for Corsair and came up with nothing, so I posted.

It was AWESOME!

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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:22 am

YV136C,

Please read with my post about that I found with their flight tracker was came in at FLL today and it was flew out from MXP to FLL. Thanks!  Smile

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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:29 am

Scotty,

thanks for the info, although it would really be good to know when it's leaving. Who would know??


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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:34 am



Too funny!!!!!!!

"I was shaking like crap when it came by"

OMG! I remember when my dad (ex FAA) used to take me to work with him and we would enter airport property I would start to hyperventilate at the site of the Eastern L-1011's and such.
Dad thought that was soooo funny! His little daughter shaking and hyperventilating at the sight of aircraft! LOL!
Memories!!!

Thanks!

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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:36 am

YV136C,

You're welcome, my friend! I will still monitor with their flight tracker in everyday with FLL/MIA, too. If I can see alot about with bigger plane was came here at FLL today. I will have informed to my friends at FLL tomorrow. thanks again!  Smile
 
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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:50 am

I found outbound flight FLL here it is. The plane should be leaving any minutes by now.

Airline Corsair
Flight Number 81
Departure City (Airport) Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Departure Time 02/29/2004 07:46 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Fort De France, Martinique (TFFF)
Arrival Time 02/29/2004 11:30 PM
Remaining Flight Time 02:44 (planned)
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-300
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned


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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:52 am

hey...I don't do that often. It was a first time today...gotta give me that!

YV...I didn't mention Corsair in the topic, so i understand!
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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:58 am


Hey Flairport  Smile

I am giving you all that!

I remember the feeling! At 31 yrs old and working for an airline for the past 7 years, I only wish I still shook at the sight of a 747.

Actually since its so rare to see one at TPA I do get fairly excited about a 747 still  Big grin

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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:03 am

I alwasy laugh when people in the states get so excited by the site of a 747.... I'll take a CRJ any day  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:05 am

Big777jet (Stuart),

Thanks for info with the outbound of their flight tracker and I will still monitor with any of those airlines to come at FLL. Thanks!  Smile

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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:27 am

N754pr,

it most definitely depends where each person is....you would see 324 Song, 645 Southwest, 762 Delta and 422 Jetblue flights here at FLL.....nothing bigger than a 764....so you see a 747 IS a big thing, especially because this runway is not all that long.

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RE: Corsair 743 In FLL!

Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:21 pm

Flairport, Corsair does come the states..it's a season service usually to JFK, LAX and OAK that know of. The season is about to begin again!

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