spiritair97
Topic Author
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:24 pm

While taking my boat out of the water about half an hour ago, I observed a 737-700 (or -300 with winglets) fly by at about 1000 feet, as if it were going into MYR. But when I checked flightaware, nothing was going in there except a DL CRJ200 and G4 MD82. Then when I got back to my house, it came over, again very low, at about 700 feet, so low that I saw its main landing gear tucked up into its belly. It had a white bottom but I couldn't see the marking on the side due to the position of the sun. At first I thought it could be Boeing testing a 737 from CHS, but there was nothing on the schedule for there, either. Anybody got any info on what it is or what it's doing? Thanks.

BTW, I was surprised at how quiet it was! Lots of the CRJs that takeoff from MYR and fly over a lot higher are a lot louder.
 
xjet
Posts: 407
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:09 am

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:28 pm

Was it by chance a P-8A? I think they have one or two at NAS Jax for training, etc.... Maybe they run training sorties to MYR?
 
spiritair97
Topic Author
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:53 pm

It could hve been. Do those have the radar thingys on top? Because this one didn't
 
catdaddy63
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:27 am

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:58 pm

But doesn't the P8A have raked wingtips rather than the winglets the OP saw?
 
N126DL
Posts: 165
Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 10:37 pm

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:20 pm

Don't P8's have a black ball nose?
DH8 E135/145/175/190 CR2/7/9 A319/20/21 A332/3 D95 M80/83/88/90/95 737/8/9 752/3 763/4 77L
 
canyonblue17
Posts: 398
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:22 am

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:56 pm

Could it be a BBJ in town for the PGA Championship? Sometimes, depending on the owner, they are blocked from being tracked on websites.
negative ghostrider the pattern is full
 
spiritair97
Topic Author
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:16 pm

Quoting canyonblue17 (Reply 5):

Could have been, except that it was not in any of MYRs flight patterns and WAAAY too low
 
canyonblue17
Posts: 398
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:22 am

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:24 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 6):
except that it was not in any of MYRs flight patterns and WAAAY too low



Is Grand Strand Airport big enough to handle a BBJ? Isn't that right up the beach? If not, any other GA airports in the area that it could have been flying in and out of?
negative ghostrider the pattern is full
 
spiritair97
Topic Author
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:07 pm

Quoting canyonblue17 (Reply 7):

I don't believe Grand strand is big enough. Plus if this plane had intended on going theee, they were way off track. They headed eaat out over the ocean then came back west over my house. Grand Strand Airport is North of where I am. Plus the only things I ever see out of Grand Strand are a few piston singles and the banner-pullers. The only other airports I can think of are Myrtle Beach executive and Georgetown County, both too small and both WAY out of the way of this plane
 
User avatar
tjwgrr
Posts: 2042
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2000 4:09 am

RE: Unidentified 737 Over MB, SC

Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:24 pm

C-40?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Klaus Ecker

Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos