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747400sp
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Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares

Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:26 am

Hello

I came arcoss this video, on how UPS will have a back up plane, in case of a brake down, call a hot spare.

here is the video


www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcJPvaiCkvM

I wonder, where they going to get a hot spare, if a 744 out of ONT breaks down.
 
migair54
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RE: Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares

Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:19 am

If i'm not mistaken this kind of standby planes and crew, years ago, they were flying in a pattern over the USA following the schedule departure of the main cities, so in case it's necessary they can land anywhere and rescue the cargo, but I think now they have this, still great.

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I wonder, where they going to get a hot spare, if a 744 out of ONT breaks down.

I guess they will send another plane, something like an Md-11 or whatever they have around ONT for the case.
 
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RE: Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares

Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:57 pm

Wow, what a name... Captain Littlejohn.
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RE: Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares

Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:05 pm

They also have sweep flights I don't see it on flight aware now but DEN-MEM was one it would leave DEN and head south toward Arizona before heading east over Texas and onto MEM.
 
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RE: Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares

Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:48 pm

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 3):
They also have sweep flights I don't see it on flight aware now but DEN-MEM was one it would leave DEN and head south toward Arizona before heading east over Texas and onto MEM.

With a DEN-MEM routing you're certainly referring to FX and not 5X  
I know that at FX, sweep flights and regional spares have completely taken over from the abandoned flying spare program of years past.
 
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RE: Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares

Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:35 am

Interesting post and interesting on how you spell interesting as Intreasting in the title.
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vfw614
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RE: Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares

Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:15 am

Interesting find. It is from 2009, though, so operations might have changed since.

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