spudsmac
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N700TS L-1011 On Recent Flight - FlightAware

Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:42 am

N700TS is the L-1011 that went to Kansas last Feb. It's N number is still registered to the museum, yet on FlightAware, it shows a flight in August from Sanford to Palm Beach. AFAIK, the engines were removed and she was not to fly any more. How could this flight show up? I can see it showing as filed, hell, I could file one for it myself, but it shows that somebody flew that flight. Speed and altitude wise, it's a slam dunk for what I would expect a decrepit airliner to make a short hop at. Did they just use the N number or what?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N700TS

[Edited 2012-01-23 16:44:21]
 
Braniff747SP
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RE: N700TS L-1011 On Recent Flight - FlightAware

Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:47 am

Quoting spudsmac (Thread starter):

N700TS

The FAA still shows N700TS to be registered to the museum; it expires next year, so it's not some other plane.

Likely an error in FlightAware's system.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...Num_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N700TS
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RE: N700TS L-1011 On Recent Flight - FlightAware

Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:36 am

Whatever it was, it was likely a jet. 161nm in 32 minutes topping out a little over 20,000 feet.
 
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RE: N700TS L-1011 On Recent Flight - FlightAware

Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:59 am

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 1):
The FAA still shows N700TS to be registered to the museum; it expires next year, so it's not some other plane.

That's why I was confused.

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 1):
Likely an error in FlightAware's system.

But somebody still flew it. I wonder if they used the wrong callsign or something.

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 2):
Whatever it was, it was likely a jet. 161nm in 32 minutes topping out a little over 20,000 feet.

They never reached FL180 actually, but the speed is indicative of a jet.





[Edited 2012-01-23 19:01:31]
 
CWAFlyer
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RE: N700TS L-1011 On Recent Flight - FlightAware

Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:01 am

Quoting spudsmac (Thread starter):
N700TS is the L-1011 that went to Kansas last Feb

It flew to Kansas City, Missouri. Not Kansas.
 
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RE: N700TS L-1011 On Recent Flight - FlightAware

Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:29 pm

Quoting CWAFlyer (Reply 4):

Yeah, I realized that after I posted it.

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