njdevilsin03
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Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:29 am

Will the Spirit planes that are usually sitting around FLL in various locations be moved for this storm or will they sit it out by terminal 4? Or will they be flown to placeds like Tampa and Sarasota maybe?
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OPNLguy
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:46 am

I'm sure they will be ferried elsewhere...

Aircraft make great weather vanes in tropical storms/hurricanes, and easily get mangled when they hit things (including each other...)
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nkops
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:09 am

I believe alot of them are being ferried to MCO.... our ACY-FLL flight tonite went to MCO also..

The MD80's may stay in FLL.... but who knows!!
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:28 am

Quoting Nkops (Reply 2):
The MD80's may stay in FLL.... but who knows!!

Maybe with their fleet transition nearly complete they should put the MD80s in harms way and collect the insurance!
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:30 am

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
Maybe with their fleet transition nearly complete they should put the MD80s in harms way and collect the insurance!

That was my thinking!!!
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:39 am

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
Maybe with their fleet transition nearly complete they should put the MD80s in harms way and collect the insurance!

As tempting as that may well be  Wink I'm sure their hull insurance has some stipulation somewhere about them being required to take reasonable precautions to protect the asset(s). Kinda hard to get around that one...
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:48 am

Where's NKops when you need him...
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:28 am

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 6):
Where's NKops when you need him...

Here I am!!!!

Glad they didn't move the planes here to ACY like last year... we are getting worse weather than FLL... heavy t-storms and tornado watch...

Anyway, the majority of the planes are going to MCO, I seriously do not know about the 80's since we have so few pilots left to fly them... maybe someone in FLL will be able to tell us if they are there
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:34 am

3 of the 80's sitting on N side of FLL over at general aviation...think these have are ac already removed from svc.
 
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:41 am

I doubt Ernesto's going to do much damage at FLL, if any. Right now, the aircraft are in more danger in one of our daily summer thunderstorms.
 
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:45 am

I'm glad they're in MCO, but what if Ernesto hits MCO? I would think TPA or JAX would be better suited.

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njdevilsin03
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RE: Spirit Planes In FLL During Storm...

Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:54 am

The weather here in Hollywood which is a few miles from the airport has been just overcast the entire day...It's now 930pm and it is really coming down slight breeze with some gusts in the 30mph area id say...
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