7e72004
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Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:28 pm

The forecast for the Indianapolis area through tuesday night are rain showers and thunderstorms (believe it or not, we had some strong ones go through this morning!)...since Cape Air flies the Cessna 402s, what are the chances the flight could be delayed if it is raining, thundering, etc.? I have flown in the Cessna 402s previously and they are a pretty small aircraft. I am on the inaugural flight and hope that it is not delayed.
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:50 pm

It shouldn't be a linear severe thunderstorm situation. These storms will be more embedded within a rain shield like this morning's most likely. The 402 is a sturdy bird, they go through some pretty mean weather in the Cape, they can handle a late fall embedded tstorm situation. You might need to make a few route deviations, but nothing big.
 
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:54 pm

I've flown IND-MDW on a Saab back when C8 was still running. We flew up there with some pretty bad storms around. In fact I was in the shower getting ready for the trip (leaving in about 3 hours) when the sirens were going off. A tornado had touched down a couple miles away. The thought of flying through bad weather crossed my mind but the flight was good.
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:29 am

I'd feel just as safe in a 402 as a Saab or even a Regional Jet. Those are some tough birds and in all likelyhood they would just deviate around major cells. I assume the Cape some kind of WX device onboard. In addition, thats what pre-flight weather briefs and ATC is all about. With the combination of good pre-planning and ATC assistance, major weather can be avoided.

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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:05 am

I am not concerned at all with flying through or near a storm...i just hope it is not delayed because i am going up to south bend to see my grandmother and my flight back leaves at 5:15pm (i am taking Delta back going through CVG *lol*)  Big grin
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:44 pm

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 4):

Never any guarantee's. Sometime those small bird can fly low and find holes in the weather, sometimes they run late because they have to go around storms. they are just like any other plane. Your question is a hard one to answer.

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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:51 pm

Personally, I'd be driving it. Especially if you are worried about delays.

Door-to-door it'll be faster ... and far less hassle.

... and a connection for the return flight?? aaarrrh .... drive!


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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:35 pm

What gates are the Cape Air flights using?
 
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting Willbdsp (Reply 7):

Frontier is doing the ground handling for Cape Air, so they should be at gate C3, I'm assuming.
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:58 pm

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 6):
Door-to-door it'll be faster ... and far less hassle.

Not to mention most likely cheaper, even with the current price of gas!
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:04 pm

Shame on all of you people. And you call yourselves aviation enthusiasts. What the heck kind of a.nutter would he be if he took to quick and easy path and drove. Does it matter that it is cheaper and faster with less hassles? I say no. Go for it 7E7!  biggrin 
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:43 pm

Hell...i am flying it. It takes me about $35-$40 to fill up my car and the total ticket cost was about $100 (IND-SBN-CVG-IND). Plus, being on the inaugural flight from IND on Cape Air...are you a.netters on something?? *lol* I have done that drive up 31 too many times in the past few months and even though it is quicker, it is not fun at all. I am sure there are others who can attest to that here  Smile Plus, having the chance to take some pics/video from the Cessna on Cape Air is a golden opportunity--you see right out the cockpit window  Big grin
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:47 pm

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 11):
the total ticket cost was about $100

Wow. Nice to see the yields are still good from IND.

I agree though, fly it. One question though, why not Cape Air back home too? Go for the full Cessna experience, the heck with the boring CRJ's.
 
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:23 pm

I would have taken the Cape Air flight home but the ticket cost to fly back on the later flight was $117! i am flying Cape Air again in December.  Smile
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:42 am

7E7:

Would love to know how the flight went from the perspective a a real fare paying passenger. How many on board. Check-in procedures, gate boarding ok, etc? Any pictures? It took a lot of effort to get this service off the ground again.

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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:56 am

see my other thread just started tonight  Smile
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RE: Cape Air Flight From IND-SBN (11/13) Question

Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:01 am

Hello...my other thread got moved to trip reports but i wanted to let the interested ones know that the video is posted in You Tube. I had to break it up into 8 parts because of the size limit of each video and also i would have been waiting until next week for the video to upload. I use the same username as here, "7e72004."  Big grin
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