masonaries
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Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:17 pm

Back when the NHL was actually playing, does anyone know how the Islanders got to their away games and what airport they flew out of? I know the Red Wings have their own DC9 but is this the case for most NHL teams?

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BH
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Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:54 pm

They use to use Midwest Express DC-9's .They were in the 10 series a bunch a times thru BWI.(Lots of gear,trunks, bags, sticks, etc.)
 
deltairlines
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Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:04 pm

IIRC, they used Farmingdale out on Long Island...runway could handle the DC-9 series, and it was convinient to Hempstead, which is where Nassau Colisieum is.

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Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:22 pm

DeltAirlines you said it all.  Big thumbs up
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masonaries
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Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:48 pm

So Midwest Airlines out of Farmingdale? Or do they have their own plane?

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Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:31 am

They have used not only the YX DC9-30, but also MD-81 equipment from FRG. I think the size of the aircraft used just usually depends on what YX has on hand (unless the length of the flight necessitates using an MD-81), I've seen them use M81 to BOS, but also use D93 to FLL. On flights to the west coast, they usually fly an MD-81 and refuel at MCI.
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D950
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Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:24 am

The runway also has handled 727-200's, A320's, 757's, and C5A Galaxy.
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nycfuturepilot
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RE: Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:00 pm

Devils also fly Midwest DC-9s but out of TEB
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airtahitinui
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RE: Flights Of The New York Islanders?

Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:05 pm

I am getting my pilot's license out of KFRG and often see charter 737s and the like on the ramp. My instructor tells me KFRG is often used by various sport teams as an inconspicuous way to get to NY.
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