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highlanderfil
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Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:36 am

Was just driving along Michigan avenue in Canton and saw the lights of a jet on approach heading Southeast at a pretty low altitude and swaying visibly due to the wind conditions. The trouble is, DTW is to the Southwest and the only other strip around is YIP, but as far as I know, commercial jets don't land there. Where would be a good place to check and see if there was an emergency re-routing due to the snow?
 
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:41 am

Umm are you forgetting about YQG?
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:54 am

KYIP gets a handful of daily cargo and charter flights. Also, USA Jet operates a cargo and charter fleet and is based there. Looks like you saw a USA Jet DC-9 coming in for a landing from MCI -- http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JUS192

These YIP flights often come in and depart over my home in Saline.

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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:17 am

Quoting YYZatcboy (Reply 1):
Umm are you forgetting about YQG?

I'm not - it's in even more wrong direction than DTW.

Quoting michman (Reply 2):
Looks like you saw a USA Jet DC-9 coming in for a landing from MCI -- http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JUS192

Yep, the size is about right. Man, I wouldn't have wanted to be on that plane... Didn't realize YIP got planes of that size.

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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:22 am

Quoting highlanderfil (Reply 3):
Yep, the size is about right. Man, I wouldn't have wanted to be on that plane...

You're kidding - I'd take a DC-9 in any conditions!  
 
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:38 am

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 4):
You're kidding - I'd take a DC-9 in any conditions!

Me too! Especially an original "baby" DC-9-10. Not too many of them left flying.
 
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:58 am

I can't remember which cargo carrier it is, but there's a DC9-15 (former TW) that regularly flies into RFD. Same carrier?!?
 
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:20 pm

Quoting highlanderfil (Reply 3):
Yep, the size is about right. Man, I wouldn't have wanted to be on that plane... Didn't realize YIP got planes of that size.

YIP has always been, at least in recent history, a pretty strong cargo airport. National Air Cargo and Connie Kalitta's air line are based there. I'm sure some others are. DC-9 is probably among the smaller aircraft it gets, but most common when it comes to commercial air cargo. Kalitta's 747s have been there plenty of times.
 
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:14 pm

Quoting United727 (Reply 6):
I can't remember which cargo carrier it is, but there's a DC9-15 (former TW) that regularly flies into RFD. Same carrier?!?

That is Ameristar and the aircraft is N784TW and it has been around, but don't see it actually flying for TWA. First airline was CO in 1967, was it possibly leased from TWA?

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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:10 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 8):
That is Ameristar and the aircraft is N784TW

The TW in the tail number is for Tom Wachendorfer, the founder of Ameristar.
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:30 am

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 4):
You're kidding - I'd take a DC-9 in any conditions!  

Oh how the times have changed. There was a time when NW's DC-9 fleet looked every bit as old as it was. They did a good job in the late 1990's and early 2000's of cleaning the fleet up, though.
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:38 am

Quoting highlanderfil (Reply 3):

I grew up on the west side of Canton (over by the high schools). YIP got all sorts of cargo flights even in the 80s. Still miss those Zantop Electras.
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RE: Detroit Area Question - Jet Spotted On Approach

Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:48 am

You'll see DC-8s and even the occasional whale landing there! It is a far cry from the traffic it used to get there, though.
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