jsposaune
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QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 12:24 am

Anyone out there in PIT land know why the Qatar Airways A340 is over at Atlantic Aviation?

I checked Flightaware and Flytecomm, but couldn't come up with anything for the past couple of days.
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 12:46 am

I don't know about the QR A340, but a lot of strange stuff this morning, looking on Flightaware.

Lot's of business/corporate jets, and all those PIT-AGC-PIT Bonanza flights. Is there something going on?
 
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 1:00 am

Not sure...although there's been a ton more biz-jet stuff at PIT since Atlantic Aviation took over from FBO Avcenter.

Could be a new airline...."West Mifflin Express"!!!  biggrin 
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 1:08 am

Someone please get photos if true!
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 1:11 am

It's true...I saw it with my own 4 eyes!
Unfortunately, I don't have my camera today...sorry
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 1:15 am

The Queen of Qatar is in town. Apparently she's a big Pirates fan.  biggrin 

Naw, just kidding ... from what I heard she attended some kind of graduation. One of the kids in college over there maybe?

As for the biz-traffic, Allegheny Airport is closed for runway repairs, so thet's why PIT's been swamped with little critters.

I happened to be at Atlantic yesterday and snapped these pics:

http://www.spotterdude.com/flypics/060521_pit/001.jpg

http://www.spotterdude.com/flypics/060521_pit/003.jpg
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 1:19 am

Darn it I thought it was the -500  Angry

The QR -500 hasn't had any new pictures for ages here on A.Net.

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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 4:38 am

Quoting KL808 (Reply 6):
Darn it I thought it was the -500

The QR -500 hasn't had any new pictures for ages here on A.Net

Last i heard the 500 was in storage/being fitted in TLS

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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 5:13 am

What's the ATA L-1011 doing there?
 
jsposaune
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 8:44 am

Quoting N670UW (Reply 8):
What's the ATA L-1011 doing there?

Some kind of military charter, no doubt.

The routing according to Flytecomm was San Salvador-DFW-ORD-PIT with very short stops in ORD and DFW.

Not sure where it departed PIT for, however.
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jsposaune
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 8:53 am

Quoting Jsposaune (Reply 9):
Not sure where it departed PIT for, however.

Ah..found it. It left PIT for IND at about 3:30PM on Sunday.
...probably the end of its military run.
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 10:33 am

Alot of weird stuff will be coming to IND this weekend for the Indy 500.
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 10:40 am

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 5):

Very nice. Shame I couldn't see it, but where I work is blocked off by the freight/cargo center. I can't see many landings/takeoffs from Stevenson Mill Road.
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RE: QR A340 At PIT?

Tue May 23, 2006 11:13 am

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 12):
Very nice. Shame I couldn't see it, but where I work is blocked off by the freight/cargo center. I can't see many landings/takeoffs from Stevenson Mill Road.

Speaking of cargo, they began construction over by the UPS cargo building, anyone know the reason for the new construction?


I saw the ATA tri star on approach while I was going into Olive Garden. I just figured it was operating a Military Charter as well!
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