skoker
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Odd Sighting At BUF- ATA 752

Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:34 am

This morning when I went to pick up my friend's father from BUF there was a ATA 752 (N518AT) at gate one. Was this a charter flight, and if so, anybody have any info on it?

Inbound flight: ATA6116 from DEN
Outbound flight: ATA 7019 to NGU
 
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RE: Odd Sighting At BUF- ATA 752

Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:38 am

Sounds like Military charter to me ... especially NGU.

ATA does a ton of troop movements.


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RE: Odd Sighting At BUF- ATA 752

Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:45 am

Why would there be a troop movement from BUF though, esp with the Air Base 5 miles away at IAG?
 
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RE: Odd Sighting At BUF- ATA 752

Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:31 am

It may have been a commercial charter in to BUF followed by a ferry flight out to NGU; however, I can't remember the ATA flight numbering scheme at the moment -- it's been too long.

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RE: Odd Sighting At BUF- ATA 752

Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:29 pm

Quoting Jjbiv (Reply 3):
It may have been a commercial charter in to BUF followed by a ferry flight out to NGU

Correct.
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RE: Odd Sighting At BUF- ATA 752

Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:28 am

Quoting Jjbiv (Reply 3):
however, I can't remember the ATA flight numbering scheme at the moment -- it's been too long.

Anybody know?
 
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RE: Odd Sighting At BUF- ATA 752

Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:40 am

N519AT was at Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT) yesterday. This 757 came in from Davis-Monthan AFB in CA and after three hours on the ground went down to Biloxi, Mississippi. Like the BUF example, this was a troop charter (returning ones, not deploying ones)

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RE: Odd Sighting At BUF- ATA 752

Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:16 am

I believe ATA flight numbers go like this:

4000 series: scheduled
5000 series: charter
6000 series: were Ambassadair flights when we owned them...not too sure now...still might be
7000 series: non-revenue mx ferry or positioning
8000 series: military
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