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What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:45 pm

I was just browsing the database and came across this photo. The caption indicates that this was the 2nd visit of the 787 to SRQ. Anybody know why?


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RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:40 pm

Ahh, there was a thread about it a while back. I think it was stopping there enroute to/from south America for x-wind testing.
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RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:59 pm

Quoting Oceanic (Thread starter):
The caption indicates that this was the 2nd visit of the 787 to SRQ. Anybody know why?

Port of Entry for US customs coming back from South America.

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RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:10 pm

SRQ has a barely used customs facility with employees available. Mostly for private flights, and for a few international flights on small aircraft. Rather simple to schedule the stop-over there.
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RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:22 pm

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 3):
SRQ has a barely used customs facility with employees available. Mostly for private flights, and for a few international flights on small aircraft. Rather simple to schedule the stop-over there.

Not to mention that SRQ is very nice place catch a pretty sunset, have a good meal and enjoy a peaceful overnight in a gulf-side hotel.
 
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RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:55 pm

Did they overnight though?
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RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:36 pm

It came in on a Monday afternoon and overnighted & left on Tuesday morning. IIRC, it returned on Thursday & overnighed until mid Friday, then back to Seattle

To add: there was a different 787 back in July.

[Edited 2012-01-16 09:42:58]
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RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:49 pm

I guess the crew needed a rest. Stoping in srq and staying by the ocean or the bay is nicer than Orlando or tpa.
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RE: What Was The 787 Doing In SRQ?

Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:00 pm

In July, N7874 was at SRQ stopping en route to/from South America. It overnighted both times then, as well.

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