leamside
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What Is A Ferry Flight?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 12:16 am

Witnessed yesterday at the new SFO International Terminal a Philippine Airlines Boeing 737 ferry flight # 402 from Tucson. Plane was just refueled and proceeded to Honolulu without taking on passengers.

What is a ferry flight? How do I get more information about this aircraft bearing registration # EI-CVO?

Thank you.
 
A330_DTW
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RE: What Is A Ferry Flight?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 12:21 am

"Ferrying" a plane can be for different reasons; positioning, maintenance, etc.

You could call Philippine Airlines and see if they know the routing schedule of that aircraft to see what it was doing.
 
leamside
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RE: What Is A Ferry Flight?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 11:13 am

I tired calling PAL but nobody seemed to have any answers. Thanks anyways A330.
 
tom2katie
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RE: What Is A Ferry Flight?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 11:45 am

A "ferry permit" is usually issued by the FAA at the airlines request in order to fly an aircraft that is not "airworthy" but is "flyable" to another location. The general reason for doing this is some sort of maintenance problem that would make the aircraft unsafe for passenger flights; that needs to be addressed at an airline maintenance hub. They may also be used if you are importing an aircraft to the US that does not currently hold a US airworthiness certificate. Hope this helps. The FAA issues an advisory circular that deals with the issuance and criteria for ferry flights. You could pick it up at your local FSDO.
 
JETPILOT
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RE: What Is A Ferry Flight?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 12:57 pm

A ferry flight is simply a flight that does not generate revenue. They are for reasons of repositioning.
 
tom2katie
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RE: What Is A Ferry Flight?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 5:06 pm

Not 100% accurate jetpilot. Airlines may reposition their aircraft at will and it does not constitute a ferry flight.
 
Guest

RE: What Is A Ferry Flight?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 5:30 pm

A ferry flight is a boat with wings
 
Guest

Ferry Flights Are Airworthy

Sun Dec 24, 2000 5:43 pm

We have planes come in all the time, they are ferry flights inbound usualy because the plane did not land the night before cause of fog. The planes come in as ferryflights and leave as revenue flights, with pax so the planes are definitly airworthy.
 
Guest

RE: What Is A Ferry Flight?

Mon Dec 25, 2000 12:58 am

it's a flight where the f/a are predominently gay males..

wait..that's not right...that's a fairy flight.

 
leamside
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RE: What Is A Ferry Flight?

Mon Dec 25, 2000 3:55 am

Thanks for the information Tom2 & Jetpilot. Merry x'mas to you!

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