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DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:02 pm

DL9770 ATL-FFO: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9770
Omni 548 SEA-FFO: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE548
DL9770 FFO-ATL: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9770 (6:10pm)

I've seen an Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson once before, but what brings it AND a Delta A321 to WPAFB?
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:10 pm

I'm going to guess military charters
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:41 pm

Actually the 321 is there because of a partnership with OBAP (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals) and Delta that take about 150 kids for an end of camp field trip, Delta has been doing this for many years. Here's an article, although from 2015 but same thing.
https://news.delta.com/dream-flight-furthers-kids’-passion-aviation
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:40 pm

tlhgator wrote:
Actually the 321 is there because of a partnership with OBAP (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals) and Delta that take about 150 kids for an end of camp field trip, Delta has been doing this for many years. Here's an article, although from 2015 but same thing.
https://news.delta.com/dream-flight-furthers-kids’-passion-aviation


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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:52 pm

Hear! Hear! And Amen to that...
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:06 pm

An air force base could be the perfect place to land aircraft that carry things or people for the military.
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:31 pm

tlhgator wrote:
Actually the 321 is there because of a partnership with OBAP (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals) and Delta that take about 150 kids for an end of camp field trip, Delta has been doing this for many years. Here's an article, although from 2015 but same thing.
https://news.delta.com/dream-flight-furthers-kids’-passion-aviation


Here's a clickable link, since airliners.net got confused by '
https://news.delta.com/dream-flight-furthers-kids’-passion-aviation
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:48 am

Wow, that's a heckuva way to commute to a museum!

What a cool experience for those kids ...
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:41 am

I was on this years Dream Flight. It's not just for OBAP, it's also for the ACE (aviation career exploration) camps. I was at the MN ACE Camp and was chosen along two other people out of the 32 kids. I flew down on a MD-90 from MSP to ATL and stayed overnight. Next day I had to wake up at 4 am because we had to get to the International terminal by 5am. Around 6am we boarded but got held up for about 70 minutes because of a maintenance issue. As we were flying to the AFB they let the kids go to the cockpit during flight for a few minutes. After landing we took buses to tour a C-17. We also went to another hanger where they showed us some more stuff. Then we all took buses to the National Museum of the Air Force. My group had to leave early to catch our ride back to MSP but the other kids took the A321 back to ATL. Took a CRJ-200 out from DAY to MSP. That museum there is the best one I ever seen.
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:56 am

As a former USAF member, I'm glad to see the community outreach.

Also, when you see Omni Air, think military charter. I've taken rides on their 762 before.
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:56 am

brooklynchris13 wrote:
tlhgator wrote:
Actually the 321 is there because of a partnership with OBAP (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals) and Delta that take about 150 kids for an end of camp field trip, Delta has been doing this for many years. Here's an article, although from 2015 but same thing.
https://news.delta.com/dream-flight-furthers-kids’-passion-aviation


This thread is an excellent example of the best and worst of Airliners.net. A valid question is asked, someone (you) provided a really helpful answer and information to support it. Thank You. Responses like this are why I still read the forums even though so much is just, well, the opposite of this.



I have to second that. I just joined the OBAP after reading this post. I never knew it existed, but now that I know, I'll start supporting it.

Another Brooklyn Chris, College of Aeronautics (Now Vaughn COT) Alumni.
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:56 am

Dfthu wrote:
As we were flying to the AFB they let the kids go to the cockpit during flight for a few minutes.


I wonder how they cleared that one with the FAA?

Back in the 90s as a preteen I knew that cockpits were for flight crew only during flights. (Not that didn't stop the US flight attendant from bringing me upto the cockpit midflight, and the captain immediately sending me back, while scolding the FA.)
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:03 am

If none of the kids paid the flight could have possibly been operated under part-91, foregoing part 121 cockpit security rules. Though some 119/125 stuff would certainly still apply.
 
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:49 am

smithbs wrote:
As a former USAF member, I'm glad to see the community outreach.

Also, when you see Omni Air, think military charter. I've taken rides on their 762 before.

When I was on duty at Aviano AB military charters were ATA L1011s. I also took a photo from my room window of one of them. Those were excellent birds. Very quiet! Well... compared to the normal traffic :rotfl:
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Re: DL A321 and Omni 777 at Wright-Patterson AFB: Why?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:46 pm

Varsity1 wrote:
If none of the kids paid the flight could have possibly been operated under part-91, foregoing part 121 cockpit security rules. Though some 119/125 stuff would certainly still apply.


Yup, none of us paid. It was all put together by Delta. The only thing we couldn't do was a bring any camera or phone along in the cockpit.

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