7e72004
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Moline Airport

Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:05 am

Just curious...the last time i was at the moline airport, was on january 7, 1987. I was wondering if or how much it has changed since then. (p.s. how do i go about typing in those different faces that everyone uses?)
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RE: Moline Airport

Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:14 am

I have not been to Moline in years, last time I was there I fly on a carrier called Mississippi Valley. And to add smiley faces look at the line under the box after you type a message there is a link right there.

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7e72004
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RE: Moline Airport

Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:17 am

I remember that MLI was a small airport with limited service. I flew twa one time and ozark the previous time.  Big thumbs up
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RE: Moline Airport

Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:58 pm

Recently flew out of MLI and I was quite surprised. Brand new terminal and a wonderful parking lot.
 
milesrich
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RE: Moline Airport

Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:55 pm

MLI is now known as the Quad City International Airport. The "new" terminal was built in the mid-1980's and has been expanded. The only carrier operating main line jets into MLI is AirTran. The old "1954 Terminal" was torn down. The link for the Airport website is www.qcairport.com.
 
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RE: Moline Airport

Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:23 am

I'll try this again and see if it works, dang computer  Angry !!!

I flew there on my long CC for my private liscence. The airport handles less than 200 flights a day, so I don't know how they can justify class C airspace at that airport. I know of far busier airports in class E and G airspaces in the US. When I was using north app, they were basically vectoring me to the airport and a skyhawk some ways in front of me and maybe a GA aircraft transitioning to Davenport, IA. When I was on the CT frequency, I was the only one talking peroid, and when I landed there I counted about 16 GA aircraft on the ground and what appeared to be a DC-9 freighter. When I used dep ctl on the south end, they were basically providing me with flight following and clearing about two or three aircraft for inst approaches. Not a busy airport at all.
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RE: Moline Airport

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:13 am

I was in MLI in late october 2003. Flew there on United Express from ORD. The airport was really nice, not a huge one but it seemed very pleasant. I didn't spend much time there but from what i saw i was impressed with it.
 
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RE: Moline Airport

Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:26 pm

Mainly they justify Class C because of IFR traffic en route, and because there are about 40-50 commercial flights per day in and out of MLI. Also there are a few relatively heavy traffic Class E and G airports around (Davenport, Clinton, Galesburg, Muscatine). The DC-9-30 freighter you saw was Airborne Express, Flys out every night to somewhere...haven't figured out where. FedEx flys 3 caravans out per night also. Mostly is an RJ airport right now but AirTran flys 3 717's in per day i believe, and for RJ's they get from Comair, United Express, Northwest Airlink, and American Connection...i think AC only flies ATR's. Their is a new terminal, i believe the airport has 8 gates all with Jetways. From a pilots standpoint the folks in the tower are the nicest folks. I have been to many D C and B airports and Centre's in my flying career but i have yet to find anyone has pleasant as the folks at QC. I guess i consider QC my home airport too.
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