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Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:32 am


The airline says AirTran, but the flight is operated by a 732! Also, what's with the wierd callsign?
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:42 am

Don't know why that says AirTran.... that aircraft is doing a charter and is operated by Sky King. might be an old FL aircraft maybe??
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:27 am

Who ever it is... the Pittsburgh Penguins use that bird, and a similarly registered 732 for some road games. It used to come up as "Unknown owner" on Flightaware. Maybe now Flightaware's inner-workings see the AT in the reg and assume Airtran.

Anyways, rest assured that it is the Penguins again. They play @ the NJ Devils tomorrow night.

And I think the T in the reg. means it was recently transferred, but don't hold me to that.
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:50 am

When Vacation Express had a brief stint at AVP using 737-200s, they were all operated by Skyking. Some of the regs were N982UA, N737Q (often used by the penguins), N464AT, N977UA as well as a few others. As of a year or so ago when they were at AVP these were frequent visitors and all were said to belong to Skyking. Whether or not that changed, I am not 100% sure but this info was current as of about a year ago.
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:05 am

AT is also an old reg. # for ATA. Don't know if that helps...
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:18 am

N464AT is in fact an old Air Tran 737-200. Probably on to a new operator, but still owned by AIRTRAN AIRWAYS INC.
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:51 am

The bird is leased to a Charter operation called Sky King and has not flown for FL for some time. It is owned by FL because they wanted to keep a 737 on their certificate so that the 73Gs would not be a new type when they started arriving on property.
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:00 am

The "T" I believe, trying to remember my ATC training means it an air taxi flight, operating under a certain FAR part, like 121, or135. I'm pretty sure that is what it means, much like calling a commercial airliner " Lifeguard " when it has medical stuff onboard same idea, putting the "T" in front of the Registration. Lets the controllers know really.
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:04 am

Here is the history for that aircraft.....I'm confused about something...

Does flightaware list EVERY flight? Because I'm having a hard time figuring out how it got from CAK to CLE on 25.03.06.....did it take I-77?

04-Apr-2006 B732/Q [KEWR] [KACY] 02:20PM PDT 02:36PM PDT 0:16
04-Apr-2006 B732/Q [KPIT] [KEWR] 12:08PM PDT 12:55PM PDT 0:47
04-Apr-2006 B732/Q [KACY] [KPIT] 10:17AM PDT 11:07AM PDT 0:50
02-Apr-2006 B732/Q [KMYR] [KACY] 04:34PM PDT 05:39PM PDT 1:05
01-Apr-2006 B732/Q [KHTS] [KMYR] 10:09AM PST 10:56AM PST 0:47
01-Apr-2006 B732/Q [KATL] [KHTS] 08:44AM PST 09:29AM PST 0:45
01-Apr-2006 B732/Q [KMYR] [KATL] 05:37AM PST 06:45AM PST 1:08
31-Mar-2006 B732/Q [KEWR] [KMYR] 07:27AM PST 08:48AM PST 1:21
31-Mar-2006 B732/Q [KACY] [KEWR] 05:29AM PST 05:48AM PST 0:19
26-Mar-2006 B732/Q [KSFB] [KACY] 06:14PM PST 08:09PM PST 1:55
26-Mar-2006 B732/Q [KAGS] [KSFB] 04:10PM PST 04:54PM PST 0:44
26-Mar-2006 B732/Q [KACY] [KAGS] 01:59PM PST 03:26PM PST 1:27
26-Mar-2006 B732/Q [KCLE] [KACY] 11:13AM PST 12:16PM PST 1:03
25-Mar-2006 B732/Q [KEWR] [KCAK] 11:48PM PST result unknown (?) n/a
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RE: Wierd PIT Flight

Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:12 am

They list every IFR flight plan, unless the plane's owner requests it blocked, supposedly. You wouldn't think they flew CAK-CLE under VFR would you?