iluv727s
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AA Flight On Flightaware

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:11 pm

Considering that AA has a maintenance base at AFW, would the following be a check ride for new/recurrent training, a test flight, or merely a LONG ferry flight. AFW is less than 15 minutes from DFW by car.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9642
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United_fan
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RE: AA Flight On Flightaware

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:14 pm

Maybe it was like a mechanic taking a car for a long test drive ? Or high traffic? I've also seen planes do wierd routings on flightaware....
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RE: AA Flight On Flightaware

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:26 pm

If you look at the Track log it shows the a/c was taken up to 31k feet for about 14 mins, then came back down to 16k feet for another 20 plus minutes. It was most likely a mx check flight to test equipment.
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flflyguy
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RE: AA Flight On Flightaware

Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:16 am

The aircraft had been in AFW for quite some time, presumably a major maintenance visit. This flight was to "test" it and to position it to DFW for revenue service.
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