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C-46 over downtown Miami

Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:13 pm

Wow! I’ve just seen a C-46 flying at low level over downtown Miami today just after 12:00.

Does anyone know the ID of this bird or where it was going?

Amazing sound.
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:32 pm

No help with the registration but we do have them frequent NAS from South Florida doing cargo runs.
 
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:57 pm

I'm from Miami, I know exactly the plane you're talking about. Flew over my house every afternoon on the way to the Bahamas. I believe it's for cargo or a charter experience, but I can't believe it's still flying so many years later!!
 
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:10 pm

Sounds like Convair N145GT flying Opa Locka to Nassau
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:52 am

Blankbarcode wrote:
I'm from Miami, I know exactly the plane you're talking about. Flew over my house every afternoon on the way to the Bahamas. I believe it's for cargo or a charter experience, but I can't believe it's still flying so many years later!!


I work for Everts Air Cargo in Fairbanks, Alaska. We still have 4 of them flying... oldest one was built in 1942 - making it 86 years old :D

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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:55 am

TWA902fly wrote:
Blankbarcode wrote:
I'm from Miami, I know exactly the plane you're talking about. Flew over my house every afternoon on the way to the Bahamas. I believe it's for cargo or a charter experience, but I can't believe it's still flying so many years later!!


I work for Everts Air Cargo in Fairbanks, Alaska. We still have 4 of them flying... oldest one was built in 1942 - making it 86 years old :D

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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:16 am

Trouble is, Opa-Locka to the Bahamas won't fly over downtown Miami; maybe North Miami Beach or Bal Harbour.
 
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:34 am

I thought we were talking about the C-46 Commando for a second here.
 
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:39 am

dcajet wrote:
TWA902fly wrote:
Blankbarcode wrote:
I'm from Miami, I know exactly the plane you're talking about. Flew over my house every afternoon on the way to the Bahamas. I believe it's for cargo or a charter experience, but I can't believe it's still flying so many years later!!


I work for Everts Air Cargo in Fairbanks, Alaska. We still have 4 of them flying... oldest one was built in 1942 - making it 86 years old :D

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76... :D


Oops... yes you are correct.

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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:40 am

ikolkyo wrote:
I thought we were talking about the C-46 Commando for a second here.


That's what I thought we were talking about as well... and the aircraft I referred to at Everts Air Cargo is indeed the Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando.

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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:46 am

ikolkyo wrote:
I thought we were talking about the C-46 Commando for a second here.


Yeah and so did I!

We have had posters discussing Convairs, others discussing cargo operations in Alaska when the OP obviously started the thread as he saw the unmistakable C-46 flying over downtown Miami!

As far as I can read no one has been able to confirm what the OP is actually asking and as is usually the case here on a.net we have thread drift occurring.

To the OP I hope that you get a clear answer to your question :-)
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 am

Could have been Tinker Belle, she's still on the circuit. I saw her at Moore County Airport a while back...

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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:00 am

Guys, I am talking about a C-46 Commando!

It was the first one I’ve ever seen flying. Now, somebody help me and tell me which one it was?!?!
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:35 am

There was a passenger C-46 up for sale in La Paz. Sure would be nice if somebody in the U.S. bought her home!
 
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:50 pm

I saw Tinker Bell a couple of years ago on display at PDK. That is a wonderful looking aircraft. That crew has done an amazing job with her.
 
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:31 pm

Hi Steve,

I've had a look at FR24 and the only aircraft that I can't identify that flew over Miami around that time is "TMS2", altitude 900ft initially, but listed as low as 400ft while over urban area, heading South to North. Tracking stops when the aircraft is over Coral Terrace. Speed was 155, but then slowed to 90kt as it approached Miami. I'm thinking it arrived at MIA or OPF. Tracking started just left of Totten Key. It has to be that one?

https://www.flightradar24.com/2018-02-2 ... 2/1085495d

Unfortunately Google doesn't tell me what "TMS2" is.
 
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:06 pm

scbriml wrote:
Guys, I am talking about a C-46 Commando!

It was the first one I’ve ever seen flying. Now, somebody help me and tell me which one it was?!?!

So, are you saying you're going Commando, Steve? :D
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:13 pm

scbriml wrote:
Wow! I’ve just seen a C-46 flying at low level over downtown Miami today just after 12:00.

Does anyone know the ID of this bird or where it was going?

Amazing sound.


I am checking with some of my South Florida Aviation & Photography folks today. Hopefully I can get back to you soon with some real information.
 
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Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:26 pm

airkas1 wrote:
Hi Steve,

I've had a look at FR24 and the only aircraft that I can't identify that flew over Miami around that time is "TMS2", altitude 900ft initially, but listed as low as 400ft while over urban area, heading South to North. Tracking stops when the aircraft is over Coral Terrace. Speed was 155, but then slowed to 90kt as it approached Miami. I'm thinking it arrived at MIA or OPF. Tracking started just left of Totten Key. It has to be that one?

https://www.flightradar24.com/2018-02-2 ... 2/1085495d

Unfortunately Google doesn't tell me what "TMS2" is.


Certainly looks like a very good possibility.

Revelation wrote:
So, are you saying you're going Commando, Steve?


Not at my age! :rotfl:

Navion wrote:
I am checking with some of my South Florida Aviation & Photography folks today. Hopefully I can get back to you soon with some real information.


Thanks. We flew home last night and arrived at LGW this morning to freezing temperatures. We already miss Florida. :frown:
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