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Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:57 pm
by MSYtristar
When you think of casino junkets to Tunica, MS, what's the first airline that pops into your mind? That's right, kids: Sky King.

Now as far as I know Sky King could very well be a respected charter carrier with an admirable safety record, but man, if you see this aircraft (former UA) on the ground, it leaves a lot to be desired. Although if you judge a book by its cover, US might as well ground their entire 733 fleet. Ugh!

Here are some recent photos of this od girl....unfortunately I didn't get a shot of the numerous tail strike markings underneath....

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/Nolaguy79/IMG_1606.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/Nolaguy79/IMG_1605.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/Nolaguy79/IMG_1604.jpg

[Edited 2007-02-26 07:01:42]

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:05 pm
by DeltaGuy
They're operating N330DL as well, one of the old DL Express birds. Good to see some old JT8D's patrolling the skies!!

DeltaGuy

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:29 pm
by MCOflyer
Good to see some old 732's roaming the sky. I hope they survive the charter market. Boy she looks good.

MCOflyer

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:15 am
by ClearedDirect
Saw that plane at MCO not too long ago. It was parked at the terminal using gate normally used by Aeromexico.

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:17 am
by pilottim747
What is SkyKing using most of their aircraft for now? They used to operate a lot more sports charters (mainly NHL teams) than they do now. I lot of their sports team charters seem to be switched to Pace Airlines and Swift Air.

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:29 am
by spinkid
Never heard of them before. What else is going on at Tunica these days? Does Pan Am show up with charters anymore?

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:32 am
by flyorski
Very interesting, I remember seeing them in SLC once I think....

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:12 am
by YVRLTN
We see them here in YVR every time the LA Kings play the Canucks.

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:40 am
by United_fan
Reminds me of the Ryan charters to ACY that come thru ROC now and then. Some of those 732's are ancient.

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:00 pm
by MSYtristar
They have some former AirTran 732's as well.

That plane sure does get around...MSY, YVR, SLC, MCO...she's certanly enjoying semi retirement!

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:09 pm
by BUFjets
Sky King will be flying the Myrtle Beach Direct Air flights between MYR and Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh, and Newark.

The Myrtle Beach Direct Air internet site shows a new paint job. I wonder if that is just marketing on the web site or if Sky King will really paint their 737-200's like that for Myrtle Beach Direct Air.

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:15 am
by debonair
WOW, the 2nd airline already! new hopes after HOOTERS AIR.

first one was http://www.southernskyways.com/ and now http://www.myrtlebeachdirectair.com/.

well, does any knows Sky King's own web-page?

cheers chriX