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WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:45 am

Here's an interesting flight, a WN 737 arrived at McGuire Air Force Base New Jersey from Midway. Then departed McGuire Air Force Base for Quad City Airport?..

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KWRI
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:49 am

Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):
Here's an interesting flight,

Well, with Soutwest doing a lot of 'welcome home' flights for the military, McGuire being a major USAF base and point of entry my guess would be a Guard Unit just came home.

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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:52 am

If you see a SWA flight on an oddball city-pair and it's on weekend or late at night, chances are excellent that it's a charter, or a positioning ferry in support of a charter...
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:05 am

Definetly a Guard Unit, Fort Dix handles pre and Post Deploments for Guard and Reserve Troops. They even built a new ramp from McGuire to Fort Dix so that they can load and off load troops and supplies right onto the Fort.

It's the first time I've seen WN doing one of these charters, it's usually World or ATA.
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:17 am

damn...wish I was closer to MLI today...

Would have loved to have gotten a pic of the Southwest iron there.
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:27 am

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 4):
damn...wish I was closer to MLI today...

Would have loved to have gotten a pic of the Southwest iron there.

I actually designate MLI as an alternate for MDW and STL sometimes, since it's closer (and thus less fuel) than MCI.

I usually get a call from the crew, telling me that I made a "typo" by typing MLI instead of MCI, when in fact I meant Moline all along. Since the VOR there is MZV and it's a westbound fix departing MDW, nobody thinks about the airport itself much... Having worked there eons ago, I know it's a viable airport...

If I ever have to actually divert one there, I'll call ya...  Wink
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:04 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
Having worked there eons ago, I know it's a viable airport...

Heck Yes it's a viable airport.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
If I ever have to actually divert one there, I'll call ya..

and heck yes you'll call me...


see private message that i sent you for more...

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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:40 pm

WN is a very substantial supplier of domestic (as opposed to long-range international CRAF) military charter. A significant amount of domestic military charter is moving guard and reserve units around for exercises. Hope this helps.
 
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:32 pm

A National Guard Unit from the Quad City area, Alpha Company, of 2nd Battalion the 123rd Field Artillery Unit, returned on that flight. Here is the link the local news story.

http://qconline.com/archives/qco/sections.cgi?prcss=display&id=271272
 
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:41 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
I actually designate MLI as an alternate for MDW and STL sometimes, since it's closer (and thus less fuel) than MCI.

Hey- friend of mine who is a pilot for SWA he was flying into STL and he said dispatch called MWA as the divert airport into STL and MWA is only 15 minutes away from me, he also thought they meant MCI too. MWA is a viable airport as well and only a 2 hr drive, but why regionl airports? wouldnt BNA be the better divert, or SDF?

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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:14 pm

08Jan06
WN 7021 WRI - MLI (military charter)
WN 8673 MLI - MDW (ferry/repo)

It had the 123rd Field Artillery Alpha returning home.
We did the ground handling of the flight in MLI.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
If I ever have to actually divert one there, I'll call ya...

If you ever need to, let us know  Smile
 
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:07 am

McGuire Air Force base is humming today with chartered flights..

Arrivals:

Champion Air 727-200 from Minneapolis/St.Paul (landed)
United Airlines 747-400 from Chicago Ohare (landed)
Berry Aviation, Inc Swearingen Merlin 4 from Harrisburg PA (en route)

Departures (scheduled)
Berry Aviation, Inc. "Berry" Swearingen Merlin 4 to Newburgh (SWF)
Air Transport International Llc DC-8 to Thule Air Force Base Greenland
Champion Air 727-200 to Norfolk Naval station
Evergreen International Airlines 747-200 to Frankfurt Main

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KWRI
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RE: WN- MDW-McGuire AFB-Quad City?...

Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:18 am

Here's today's interesting McGuire AFB flight:

Pakistani A310 arrived at WRI (McGuire AFB) from Birmingham UK via JFK.

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KWRI
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