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Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:36 pm

Anyone know the reason why? It's scheduled to continue on to LAX shortly:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THT ... /KCHS/KOKC
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:46 pm

Judging by the origination point (CHS) and the current weather in OKC, it seems like it might have been a weather divert on a delivery flight. There appears to be a strong line of storms moving through the area. Maybe they made the decision to wait it out on the ground instead of flying above or through them.

They have GE engines, so maybe the icing issue is coming into play here?
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:12 pm

osupoke07 wrote:
Judging by the origination point (CHS) and the current weather in OKC, it seems like it might have been a weather divert on a delivery flight. There appears to be a strong line of storms moving through the area. Maybe they made the decision to wait it out on the ground instead of flying above or through them.

They have GE engines, so maybe the icing issue is coming into play here?

Sounds like it was a planned stop rather than a diversion, but why that is I don't know.

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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:21 pm

When your meemaw lives in okc, you stop at okc.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:25 pm

There are heavy mx shops at OKC. Maybe they are getting equipment installed or picking up parts to take home?
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:32 pm

Possibly something to do with registration or certification since the FAA center that handles that is in OKC at Will Rogers World Airport
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:47 pm

The stop at LAX is puzzling too as it could almost definitely fly OKC-PPT nonstop with no payload. Probably picking up company equipment or being fitted by a company supplier in LAX (such as catering stuff, branded antimacassars, safety cards, barf bags, magazines, etc.)
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:55 pm

Aren't they doing training flights for their crew anyway? Maybe the extra stops are for crew preparation
Or they just wanted to show their Dreamliner a destination it'll never ever visit again :lol:
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:05 pm

LH748 wrote:
Aren't they doing training flights for their crew anyway? Maybe the extra stops are for crew preparation
Or they just wanted to show their Dreamliner a destination it'll never ever visit again :lol:


It is this. To give a crew a take off and landing and to get another crew set from OKC.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:07 pm

OKC stop planned from start. Same with LAX. In LA TN will host a media and trade event.
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:32 pm

onfinalapproach wrote:
Possibly something to do with registration or certification since the FAA center that handles that is in OKC at Will Rogers World Airport

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center doesn't do anything with registration, certification, etc. It's pretty much just the FAA ATC Academy, research and admin, and the Civil Aviation Medical Institute.

Most nonscheduled aircraft visit OKC for paint and/or maintenance — not saying that's the case here, but it is more often than not. Definitely nothing to do with the FAA though.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:41 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
onfinalapproach wrote:
Possibly something to do with registration or certification since the FAA center that handles that is in OKC at Will Rogers World Airport

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center doesn't do anything with registration, certification, etc. It's pretty much just the FAA ATC Academy, research and admin, and the Civil Aviation Medical Institute.

Most nonscheduled aircraft visit OKC for paint and/or maintenance — not saying that's the case here, but it is more often than not. Definitely nothing to do with the FAA though.


Not only that, but the FAA sure as hell doesn't require any sort of in person visit for paperwork.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:43 pm

777PHX wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
onfinalapproach wrote:
Possibly something to do with registration or certification since the FAA center that handles that is in OKC at Will Rogers World Airport

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center doesn't do anything with registration, certification, etc. It's pretty much just the FAA ATC Academy, research and admin, and the Civil Aviation Medical Institute.

Most nonscheduled aircraft visit OKC for paint and/or maintenance — not saying that's the case here, but it is more often than not. Definitely nothing to do with the FAA though.


Not only that, but the FAA sure as hell doesn't require any sort of in person visit for paperwork.

OKC would be a heck of a lot busier if that were the case!
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:46 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
onfinalapproach wrote:
Possibly something to do with registration or certification since the FAA center that handles that is in OKC at Will Rogers World Airport

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center doesn't do anything with registration, certification, etc. It's pretty much just the FAA ATC Academy, research and admin, and the Civil Aviation Medical Institute.

Most nonscheduled aircraft visit OKC for paint and/or maintenance — not saying that's the case here, but it is more often than not. Definitely nothing to do with the FAA though.


The OKC stop is for crew. Nothing plane related.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:49 pm

george77300 wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center doesn't do anything with registration, certification, etc. It's pretty much just the FAA ATC Academy, research and admin, and the Civil Aviation Medical Institute.

Most nonscheduled aircraft visit OKC for paint and/or maintenance — not saying that's the case here, but it is more often than not. Definitely nothing to do with the FAA though.


The OKC stop is for crew. Nothing plane related.

Yes, I already saw your comment up thread, hence why I said, "not saying that's the case here".
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
777PHX wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center doesn't do anything with registration, certification, etc. It's pretty much just the FAA ATC Academy, research and admin, and the Civil Aviation Medical Institute.

Most nonscheduled aircraft visit OKC for paint and/or maintenance — not saying that's the case here, but it is more often than not. Definitely nothing to do with the FAA though.


Not only that, but the FAA sure as hell doesn't require any sort of in person visit for paperwork.

OKC would be a heck of a lot busier if that were the case!

Picking up the latest batch of academy washouts. :)
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:07 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
onfinalapproach wrote:
Possibly something to do with registration or certification since the FAA center that handles that is in OKC at Will Rogers World Airport

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center doesn't do anything with registration, certification, etc. It's pretty much just the FAA ATC Academy, research and admin, and the Civil Aviation Medical Institute.



What? Aircraft Registration Branch is right across from the cafeteria. Granted, this flight had nothing to do with that.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:15 pm

Just saw it fly overhead on final to LAX.
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:47 pm

nine4nine wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BouqobwBsiF/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=i7dy528pfp54

Photo of her touchdown at LAX


Great shot! Livery looks good on a Dreamliner.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:38 am

MO11 wrote:
What? Aircraft Registration Branch is right across from the cafeteria. Granted, this flight had nothing to do with that.

What I meant was physical registration or certification. I should have specified since that was what the user I was replying to was inferring. I would count that as "admin" stuff.

32andBelow wrote:
Picking up the latest batch of academy washouts. :)

Gonna need a bigger plane! :rotfl:
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:41 am

nine4nine wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BouqobwBsiF/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=i7dy528pfp54

Photo of her touchdown at LAX


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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:52 am

Redbellyguppy wrote:
When your meemaw lives in okc, you stop at okc.


The 787's mother lives in Oklahoma City?
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:00 am

DarthLobster wrote:
Redbellyguppy wrote:
When your meemaw lives in okc, you stop at okc.


The 787's mother lives in Oklahoma City?


Meemaw usually means "grandmother" in Oklahoma vernacular :-D

Pretty awesome visitor though - I would've loved to have gone out and taken some photos!

I still don't get why they would've needed to stop here but oh well!
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:28 am

The OKC stop was likely for tax purposes. United did something similar when they took their 777s.
They'd depart PAE, land in Cheyenne, WY, then continue on. Taxes are lower there. :)
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:16 pm

Thanks for all of the responses. I read this morning that it was a required landing/ takeoff for crew qualification purposes. Cheers..

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