Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
User avatar
BN727227Ultra
Topic Author
Posts: 696
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:15 pm

CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:53 pm

ISTR that Piedmont/USAir used to run a charter on late Sat/early Sun from CLT to wherever NA$CAR was running that week for the benefit of teams and media to that weekend's track (needed parts, pit crew replacements, writers covering other sports). Never heard it mentioned lately. And since the circuit isn't limited to the Southeast anymore, probably not viable.

Anyone else hear about this? Thanks!
 
DeltaRules
Posts: 5208
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2001 11:57 am

Re: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:57 pm

Airlines routinely upgauge or add extra sections into DAB (and I think IND) for their respective 500s in response to races, but I'm not sure about the exact flights you're talking about.

I remember seeing a US 757 pull into Gate 5 during the 2008 Coke Zero 400, which was a vast jump from the E170s running the route at the time. Even today, CLT-DAB usually gets A319s and ATL-DAB is often all-757 (both -200 and -300) around the Daytona 500.
A310/319/320/321/333, ARJ, BN2, B717/722/73S/733/734/735/73G/738/739/744/757/753/767/763/764/777, CR1/2/7/9, DH6, 328, EM2/ERJ/E70/E75/E90, F28/100, J31, L10/12/15, DC9/D93/D94/D95/M80/M88/M90/D10, SF3, SST
 
Boof02671
Posts: 2289
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:15 am

Re: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:04 pm

I use to service that flight the plane was trashed when it came back.

It would leave and arrive at gate A6

It was a 737-200
 
User avatar
Moose135
Posts: 3190
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:27 pm

Re: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:20 pm

The majority of teams are still located in the Charlotte area, and flying is an even larger part of their operations as the series has spread out. Roush Racing used to own a couple of 727s which they used to shuttle crew members to races, operating out of CLT. Jack sold those a couple of years ago. Now, several teams run larger aircraft - Joe Gibbs and Rick Hendrick both have Saab 2000s and CRJ-700s to fly their teams to races. Southwest and Miami Air both have run charters out of Concord (JQF) on race weekends - Thursday to get the advance crews to the track, and Sunday morning for the pit guys. I've seen a handful of other smaller charters out of JQF as well.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
 
SoCalPilot
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:37 am

Re: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:51 pm

Moose135 wrote:
The majority of teams are still located in the Charlotte area, and flying is an even larger part of their operations as the series has spread out. Roush Racing used to own a couple of 727s which they used to shuttle crew members to races, operating out of CLT. Jack sold those a couple of years ago. Now, several teams run larger aircraft - Joe Gibbs and Rick Hendrick both have Saab 2000s and CRJ-700s to fly their teams to races. Southwest and Miami Air both have run charters out of Concord (JQF) on race weekends - Thursday to get the advance crews to the track, and Sunday morning for the pit guys. I've seen a handful of other smaller charters out of JQF as well.

Joe Gibbs and Hendrick no longer have the Saab 2000's, they're up in Alaska with PenAir now.
 
a/c dxer
Posts: 415
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2001 10:52 pm

Re: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:33 pm

You have 2 different flights usually you have the prerace group that flies out on Thursday to the track. Then you have the race day group that flyout either Saturday or Sunday. Fun part is to watch the race after the race to all the flight back to Clt and jqf
 
flyjoe
Posts: 205
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:10 am

Re: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:39 pm

Moose135 wrote:
The majority of teams are still located in the Charlotte area, and flying is an even larger part of their operations as the series has spread out. Roush Racing used to own a couple of 727s which they used to shuttle crew members to races, operating out of CLT. Jack sold those a couple of years ago. Now, several teams run larger aircraft - Joe Gibbs and Rick Hendrick both have Saab 2000s and CRJ-700s to fly their teams to races. Southwest and Miami Air both have run charters out of Concord (JQF) on race weekends - Thursday to get the advance crews to the track, and Sunday morning for the pit guys. I've seen a handful of other smaller charters out of JQF as well.


Most of the large charters (Miami Air, Swift Air, Soutthwest) stopped flying into JQF this year. Most of the NASCAR charters moved up to Statesville, KSVH, but are now mostly E145s. This change had to do with NASCAR trying to save on charter costs.

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