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772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:00 am

Set to arrive in Fargo at 12:45 local time.
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:07 am

Who's operating the flight?
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:24 am

Quoting Azstar (Reply 1):
Who's operating the flight?

Probably Boeing  wink 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:38 am

Azstar...well there is 1 777LR flying. Boeing Airlines!
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:41 am

there are actually 2 planes in the flight test program, but one is in the Far East.
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:41 am

No kidding. Of course it's Boeing.  Wink What self-respecting airline would take a 777-200LR to FAR on a revenue flight?  Wink
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:43 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 5):
What self-respecting airline would take a 777-200LR to FAR on a revenue flight?

Don't give anyone any ideas.....  Wink
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:13 am

well i've heard the fargo area has really grown a lot. maybe it is a revenue flight. :>
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:21 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Set to arrive in Fargo at 12:45 local time.

A little late in the year for cold weather testing.  Smile
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:56 am

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B7E7: A little late in the year for cold weather testing

Must be cheaper to some flight test here, rather than at Edwards? This at somewhere in Iceland/Norway is the usual cold weather testing environments.
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:13 am

Quoting AeroPiggot (Reply 9):
Must be cheaper to some flight test here, rather than at Edwards? This at somewhere in Iceland/Norway is the usual cold weather testing environments.

Don't leave FAI off that list.
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:55 am

Isn't that one of NW's service/maintenance locations? When the 744s were delivered to NW, did they fly to FAR for testing or something before going into service?

Maybe I am just dreaming here.
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:04 pm

I couldn't pass this up as my first post!! I'm so happy that I was able to make my way up to FAR to see this wonderful bird!! I must say it was awesome!! I called the airport and they told me that Boeing was using the airport for cross wind testing. Fargo is red in the face with all of the wind they have been having, so Boeing took the opportunity to give this gem a test flight. I found a back road that took us to the foot of the runway, so it was only 100ft above us as it did it's touch and goes! I got a bunch of pics and some video with my cheap camera! I call it Christmas in June.  Wow!
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:17 pm

Oh, here is what I know about NW and FAR. NW I know uses FAR as a training field for it's pilots. The airport is quiet enough to where they can do the touch and goes without much traffic, that and it's pretty close to MSP. I love sighting at FAR! I was blessed to get close to NWA's brand new A330 as it was doing touch and goes two summers ago! FAR has some cool planes come in and out of there! One would be surprised.
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:44 pm

Quoting Azstar (Reply 1):
Who's operating the flight?

Wasn't Azstar asking who would be flying the plane? Like what's the name of the pilot, not the company?

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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:52 pm

Quoting Centrair (Reply 11):
Isn't that one of NW's service/maintenance locations? When the 744s were delivered to NW, did they fly to FAR for testing or something before going into service?

No, NW does maintenance at Minneapolis, Duluth and Tokyo.
It would be great to see this plane at FAR....I have always liked the Fargo area, no better place to do cold-weather testing! Last time I was there it was 25 below plus wind chill....

And Fargo is a growing market, but nothing that would justify a 777  Wink
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:07 am

NWA brought at least the B747 and A333 there for pilot training before it entered service. It is a neat little place to watch patterns be flown by a widebody. I suppose 10k feet of runway and a slow field make it preferable for training and playing.

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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:11 am

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 15):
And Fargo is a growing market, but nothing that would justify a 777

They can't justify much more than a DC9 at the moment.

UA can't justify more than a CRJ.

Other airlines can't justify anything.  Smile

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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:34 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 17):
They can't justify much more than a DC9 at the moment.

UA can't justify more than a CRJ.

NW Daily flights: MSP-FAR (for tomorrow July 2)
NW 3402 9:07a-10:15a ARJ LF= 64%
NW 1055 11:22a-12:24p DC-9-30 LF= 86%
NW 1855 2:29p-3:26p DC-9-40 LF= 83%
NW 603 4:45p-5:44p DC-9-50 LF= 75%
NW 137 6:37p-7:35p DC-9-30 LF= 59%
NW 1051 10:12p-11:07p A319 LF= 69%

In fall winter and spring, NW consistantly runs A320's to FAR.
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:30 am

I'm getting giddy, but what is the chance that NWA will use FAR as a 787 test / training site for it's pilots?? I'll stand in line for that one when the time comes!
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:30 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 17):
They can't justify much more than a DC9 at the moment.

UA can't justify more than a CRJ.

It's a natural location for the 772LR to service given the considerable demographic there that wants to get as far out of North Dakota as possible.
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:45 am

I actually flew into Fargo yesterday on UAX from ORD. I looked out the window after landing (6PM) and the first words out of my mouth were "What the fuck!?" My buddy who was picking me up said that it was doing a lot of high speed taxis and engine run-ups.
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:48 am

Quoting DarthRandall (Reply 20):
It's a natural location for the 772LR to service given the considerable demographic there that wants to get as far out of North Dakota as possible.

 yes  yes  yes 

I'd be perfectly happy to go to FAR, get on the 772LR, and go somewhere 18 hours away.

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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:29 pm

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 21):
I actually flew into Fargo yesterday on UAX from ORD. I looked out the window after landing (6PM) and the first words out of my mouth were "What the fuck!?" My buddy who was picking me up said that it was doing a lot of high speed taxis and engine run-ups.

I think we would all be saying exactly that in that situation.
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:09 pm

Quoting Toering (Reply 19):
I'm getting giddy, but what is the chance that NWA will use FAR as a 787 test / training site for it's pilots?? I'll stand in line for that one when the time comes!

Probably a very likely chance as MSP is just too busy to warrent using that and FAR has plenty of length.

Secondly, North Dakota is not that bad, im going to school in Grand Forks and have no complaints, sure there is not as much to do as say NYC, Orlando, but hey im enjoying it.
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:19 pm

Wasn't it in Islamabad as per the link

Any B772LR tracker available.

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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:24 pm

HAWK21M; there are two 777-200LR. The one on the world tour is the second one, N6066Z. The other one in FAR is the first one, N60669.

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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:05 pm

I'd put money on the NW 787 coming to FAR.

Regarding 18hrs out of FAR, I'd rather go through ORD or DEN and pick a 772LR up from there...it could get me further away from ND.

Anyone know if the 772LR will come back to FAR any time soon? Maybe it would be worth the drive from MSP.
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:43 pm

Quoting DarthRandall (Reply 20):
It's a natural location for the 772LR to service given the considerable demographic there that wants to get as far out of North Dakota as possible.

lol..... must be why they cold weather test in Fairbanks too...
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:49 pm

Toering - welcome aboard, and great first post  Smile
 
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RE: 772LR On Its Way To Fargo ND (FAR)

Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:04 am

Hey thanks for the warm welcome 707lvr! I'll add one more thing to my little outing up at FAR the other day, ( Why am I still talking about it? Because I can't sleep at night- still dreaming of that 777!) So, I bailed out of work to drive up and see the 777 ( if I get caught I'm fired!!!). I brought my girlfriend along to see it too. The cool thing........... she really digs planes now, especially the 777!!  bigthumbsup  The downside, however, is the fact that she's becoming a better spotter than I. Oh well, I'm just pleased that this is one more bond we have together! Thanks Boeing!!!! *sigh*