I saw the Cargolux 747 Friday. It came in on 23R at about 4:12pm. Flytecomm.com showed a planned arrival of 4:09pm Friday despite the schedules showing a 1:35pm arrival. Departure from 23R was just before 6:00pm, IIRC. I noticed that the plane parked at the old United Airlines maintenance facility.
We had a great time. Upon our arrival on top of the parking deck, an ATA L-1011 (probably N163AT, which is shown in the database) took off on 23R. We caught three FedEx MD
/DC-10's, a couple A-300's and my friend thought he saw a FedEx MD
-11 when we were driving up the parking deck "spiral." We were able to watch some of these (and an A-310) takeoff on 23L.
Thanks to all who answered my questions!
|Quoting Jeremy (Reply 10):|
Actually, the Emery Fleet was grounded when Fedex took the USPS contract, but Kitty Hawk, Gemini, Polar, and a few others were hauling mail at that time.
I seem to remember that Emery fought this because their contract had three years left (2001-2004) and accused USPS
of breaking it illegally. I know the USPS
-related "daysort" at DAY
ended before the airline was grounded because those hub flights didn't happen during the air show in July 2001 (Emery was grounded the following month, IIRC). I had seen this "daysort" during the weekend air show in both 1999 and 2000.