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Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:14 am

Kitty Hawk Flight 9710--a 747-200--flew from Bangor, Maine to Grand Rapids, Michigan today. FlightAware shows the details.

Any idea what that's all about?

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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:24 am

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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:03 am

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CKS9710

Kitty Hawk's 3 letter ICAO code is KHA.
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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:02 pm

What was that thing doing going to Oscoda?! Talk about off the beaten trail.

I mean...I would've loved to see a 742 come into the North woods, but ....why?
 
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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:03 pm

OK...upon further review, apparently it comes about once a week. Anyone know what it's for?
 
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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:25 pm

Oscoda is Kalitta's maintenance base........
 
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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:58 am

There is a pic on the data base of a 3 engine ferry Honolulu- Oscoda
 
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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:03 pm

What is a '3-engine ferry?' Is it simply a 747 with three 747 engines packed inside the cargo hold?

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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:10 pm

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
What is a '3-engine ferry?' Is it simply a 747 with three 747 engines packed inside the cargo hold?

It is a ferry flight (no cargo or passengers) conducted using only 3 of the 4 engines, usually since one of the powerplants is inop.
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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:27 pm

Oh, OK. I thought it was ferrying three replacement engines. Is this why the Bangor stop was needed, because fuel burn is higher in a case like this...meaning that the plane could not have made the journey without that stop?

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RE: Kitty Hawk 747 Bangor-Grand Rapids?

Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:00 am

Never made it here (GRR.) I noticed the flight on Flightaware, and about an hour before it was supposed to arrive, I headed to GRR with camera in hand. Waited, and waited, no show. Called my wife from my cell and talked her through checking flight status on Flightaware and Flytecomm. She discovered CKS9710 went into OSC (Oscoda) instead.

Don't know why GRR ever showed in the first place, even for nearly an hour after the A/C departed BGR.... wondering if GRR was the alternate, but was entered as the intended destination in error.????

Even the flight history shows GRR on Saturday, but then DIVERTED

Man, was I BUMMED..........  crying 
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