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2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:37 am

I don't see a thread for this, and with the season upon us, might as well get this going now. And to start things off:

Michigan to DFW to play Florida at JerryWorld: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KDTW/KDFW
Buffalo to MSP to play Minnesota: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 ... /KBUF/KMSP
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:43 am

Last week, South Florida flew to San Jose on a National Air 757.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:51 am

910A wrote:
Last week, South Florida flew to San Jose on a National Air 757.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR3 ... /KTPA/KSJC
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR3 ... /KSJC/KTPA
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:09 am

For tomorrow's games

Confirmed these with Twitter posts by the teams or local press:
Buffalo @ Minnesota http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 ... /KBUF/KMSP
Elon @ Toledo http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 ... /KGSO/KTOL
North Dakota @ Utah http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ7 ... /KGFK/KSLC
New Mexico State @ Arizona State http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 ... /KLRU/KIWA

Guesses just based on plane movements:
URI @ Central Michigan http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ5 ... /KPVD/KLAN
Sac State @ Idaho http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 ... /KSMF/KLWS
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:33 pm

Looks like Western Carolina is flying commercial instead of chartered to Hawaii

https://twitter.com/Catamounts/status/9 ... 6424707073
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KATL/PHNL
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:47 pm

Western Michigan University vs. USC
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KGRR/KLAX

Any idea why they would fly out of GRR instead of AZO?
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:21 pm

dumbell2424 wrote:
Looks like Western Carolina is flying commercial instead of chartered to Hawaii

https://twitter.com/Catamounts/status/9 ... 6424707073
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KATL/PHNL


I doubt that school like Western Carolina could afford the expense of a charter to Hawaii..Even University of Hawaii doesn't charter to the mainland.
 
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:43 pm

azo wrote:
Western Michigan University vs. USC
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KGRR/KLAX

Any idea why they would fly out of GRR instead of AZO?


Possibly ground equipment? Does AZO have tugs, etc. for mainline equipment? AZO has a 6500 ft runway which should be enough I think for a 737 with football players and cargo. But maybe runway plus length of flight and big football dudes and cargo made it more marginal.
 
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:20 pm

Boston College on Sun Country

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8650
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:46 pm

capitalflyer wrote:
azo wrote:
Western Michigan University vs. USC
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KGRR/KLAX

Any idea why they would fly out of GRR instead of AZO?


Possibly ground equipment? Does AZO have tugs, etc. for mainline equipment? AZO has a 6500 ft runway which should be enough I think for a 737 with football players and cargo. But maybe runway plus length of flight and big football dudes and cargo made it more marginal.


I watched that departure yesterday in GRR. The takeoff roll was way more than 6500'- probably used almost 8000' before rotation. Lots of beef, equipment, and fuel on that flight.
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:06 pm

For the Michigan-Florida game at Jerry World, is Delta adding extra flights or upgauging going into and out of DFW this weekend? I seem to recall several years ago, when Michigan and Alabama played at Jerry World, Delta had some BHM-DFW flights, while upgauging DTW-DFW and ATL-DFW.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:00 pm

Alabama for the Chick-fil-a Kickoff on Saturday vs. Florida St.:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8900

Florida. St
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KTLH/KATL
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:56 pm

Fairly certain this is Utah State on its way to play Wisconsin:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 ... /KSLC/KMSN
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:38 am

910A wrote:
I doubt that school like Western Carolina could afford the expense of a charter to Hawaii..Even University of Hawaii doesn't charter to the mainland.

They used to and have many times and many teams have chartered to Hawaii as well. Believe the conference pays the transportation costs in whole or part anyway so all teams get equal treatment in transportation.

Here's Hawaii going to Michigan last year and on a HA A332 no less ..

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL7 ... /PHNL/KDTW
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:18 pm

UT-El Paso on their way to Norman to play the University of Oklahoma on a SY 738...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KELP/KOKC
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:42 pm

Valpo at the University of Montana, G4 A319:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4351

Go Griz!
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:09 pm

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BYU heading to MSY vs LSU

This game originally in HOU, moved to MSY due to flooding

Found 4 flights, 3 Sun Country 738 and a Delta A320 (team?)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KPVU/KMSY


#8613 is this week's charter from STS..
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:26 pm

Incarnate Word at Fresno State. Sun Country 737-800 out of SAT.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KSAT/KFAT
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:29 pm

mcg wrote:
Valpo at the University of Montana, G4 A319:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4351

Go Griz!


Valparaiso getting some potential benefits from recently joining the MVC in other sports, it seems. They haven't used too many charters for their football program, if any, since I moved here five years ago. Was a shock to see the A319 (N309NV) on the main pad on the way into work today.

And in an ironic twist, Gary Airport got Allegiant back, but that's for another thread.

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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:34 am

azo wrote:
Western Michigan University vs. USC
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KGRR/KLAX

Any idea why they would fly out of GRR instead of AZO?


AZO's Runway is to short for the takeoff weight and distance flown.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:52 pm

dumbell2424 wrote:

Guess the airlines not liking HBG's 6100 foot runway any more, GPT is a pretty good bus ride from the school. I remember a few years back when Southern Miss flew to Boise State out of HBG on an ATA L-1011 :bigthumbsup: doubt we'll see anything like that again.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:33 am

metaldirtnskin wrote:


Thanks. Any idea when the return is, airline, or flight #? I assume they turn around and fly home after the game?
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Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:25 am

m0ssy wrote:
metaldirtnskin wrote:


Thanks. Any idea when the return is, airline, or flight #? I assume they turn around and fly home after the game?

Yes they almost always fly home right after the game, usually two hours or so after. I don't see where that plane left EUG after it dropped them off so must still be there. Don't see anything on flightaware just yet but keep checking the scheduled departures for EUG and their flight back should show up soon.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:22 am

71Zulu wrote:
m0ssy wrote:
metaldirtnskin wrote:


Thanks. Any idea when the return is, airline, or flight #? I assume they turn around and fly home after the game?

Yes they almost always fly home right after the game, usually two hours or so after. I don't see where that plane left EUG after it dropped them off so must still be there. Don't see anything on flightaware just yet but keep checking the scheduled departures for EUG and their flight back should show up soon.


I was out there today and didn't see it on the tarmac, but I didn't check the north end, so possibly I missed it. After dark I suppose it won't matter as I wanted to try and snap a few pics. Thanks for the help!
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:35 am

    Ironically, I don't work for OO anymore, and I'm not in SLC anymore. PDX based, aviation enthusiast, non-aviation worker.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:38 am

m0ssy wrote:
metaldirtnskin wrote:


Thanks. Any idea when the return is, airline, or flight #? I assume they turn around and fly home after the game?


Here's the return http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8662
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:14 pm

Was this information published somewhere? I'd appreciate learning how to know in advance, as I want to spot as many charters at EUG as possible. Thanks for all the help! :D
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:11 pm

m0ssy wrote:
Was this information published somewhere? I'd appreciate learning how to know in advance, as I want to spot as many charters at EUG as possible. Thanks for all the help! :D

Yes it is very easy. Just look at their football schedule to see what games they have at home. For Saturday games the opposing team's will usually arrive on Friday afternoon so be checking Flightaware on Friday morning under the Enroute or Scheduled Arrivals. As soon as they file the flight plan to EUG it will show up. Can also track Oregon's away games the same way, look for a plane being ferried in empty that morning to carry the team out later.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:38 pm

Thanks so much 71Zulu. I had checked for a return flight over and over but not seen one, I assume because no flight plan and been filed at that point. Any phone apps besides flightaware you would recommend?
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:53 pm

ooslc wrote:
m0ssy wrote:
metaldirtnskin wrote:


Thanks. Any idea when the return is, airline, or flight #? I assume they turn around and fly home after the game?


Here's the return http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8662


Thanks, I couldn't find it when I looked the first time.

Not that it would help much today, because the smoke is so thick I doubt you could see anything at all.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:54 pm

m0ssy wrote:
Thanks so much 71Zulu. I had checked for a return flight over and over but not seen one, I assume because no flight plan and been filed at that point. Any phone apps besides flightaware you would recommend?


Flightradar24 is good - but mostly useful for near-real-time info. Flightaware seems to be better for flights in either the past or future.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:26 am

metaldirtnskin wrote:
ooslc wrote:
m0ssy wrote:

Thanks. Any idea when the return is, airline, or flight #? I assume they turn around and fly home after the game?


Here's the return http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8662


Thanks, I couldn't find it when I looked the first time.

Not that it would help much today, because the smoke is so thick I doubt you could see anything at all.


Yep, we are miserable here in the valley from all the smoke, and the METAR says 1 square mile. Off topic, I was flying the simulator and it turned out pretty accurate with 3/4 mile visibility.
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Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:40 am

m0ssy wrote:
Any phone apps besides flightaware you would recommend?

I'm used to Flightaware and works fine for this. :D
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:06 am

71Zulu wrote:
dumbell2424 wrote:

Guess the airlines not liking HBG's 6100 foot runway any more, GPT is a pretty good bus ride from the school. I remember a few years back when Southern Miss flew to Boise State out of HBG on an ATA L-1011 :bigthumbsup: doubt we'll see anything like that again.


**Remember for events like this the away teams are escorted from hotel to game, so a normal "pretty good bus ride" becomes a lot quicker!


Years ago, one of the universities I was at played at Southern Miss. In addition to runway/airport issues for the charter, the team has a lot of decisions to make about staff/equipment/families/travel party/etc.

My school flew a DL 757 into and out of Jackson because that was nearest hotels that met the all the things the football program needed. We had an awesome group of Mississippi Highway Patrol officers doing our escort from Jackson to Hattiesburg. It was a QUICK trip, compared to how long the drive might normally take.
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:36 pm

Four United flights taking Texas A&M and their travelling crew back to College Station after they blew a 34 point lead at the Rose Bowl last night:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KLAX/KCLL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASH2 ... /KLAX/KCLL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KLAX/KCLL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KLAX/KCLL
 
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Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:42 pm

This is my first post for anything with College Football Charter flights, but here it is, an Allegiant Air charter for the South Carolina Gamecocks to Columbia, MO (COU) [South Carolina @ Mizzou]

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 ... /KCAE/KCOU
 
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Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:55 pm

Our STS SY weekly charter goes to Fresno State flying to take on the Tide. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KFAT/KTCL
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:55 pm

Here is Boise State heading to Pullman (via Lewiston) to play Washington State.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8686
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:18 pm

m0ssy wrote:
Was this information published somewhere? I'd appreciate learning how to know in advance, as I want to spot as many charters at EUG as possible. Thanks for all the help! :D
Here's Oklahoma landing at EUG, a B739 and an A319.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KLNK/KEUG

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KLNK/KEUG


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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:36 am

71Zulu wrote:
m0ssy wrote:
Was this information published somewhere? I'd appreciate learning how to know in advance, as I want to spot as many charters at EUG as possible. Thanks for all the help! :D
Here's Oklahoma landing at EUG, a B739 and an A319.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KLNK/KEUG

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KLNK/KEUG


Oklahoma? (cough spit!) Those are the Huskers. Go Big Red.
 
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Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:49 am

Yep, Oklahoma is playing in the horseshoe in Columbus.

Meanwhile; Western Illinois traveling to Flagstaff, AZ (Northern Arizona University)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ7511

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