2011 College Football Charter Flights

Week 1

Bowling Green @ Idaho
flightaware.com/live/flight/GWY3 … /KTOL/KLWS

New Hampshire @ Toledo
flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 … /KPSM/KTOL

UNLV @ Wisconsin
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KLAS/KMSN

North Texas @ Florida International
flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8 … /KDAL/KFLL

Thinking W. Carolina @ Georgia Tech
flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA9 … /KGSO/KATL

S. Carolina St @ Central Mich
flightaware.com/live/flight/RBY8 … /KCAE/KLAN

Not sure about this one. Unless they have changed recently, Alaska’s charter flights are usually numbered 7XXX. This was probably just a plane they were routing through maintenance at GSO. Plus, it’s only 155 miles to drive directly from WCU to Atlanta, versus over 200 to drive to GSO to catch a plane. Why drive farther just to fly?

Good catch!

Wake Forest @ Syracuse
flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE9 … /KGSO/KSYR

Western Illinois @ Sam Houston State
flightaware.com/live/flight/GWY3 … /KMLI/KCLL

CU @ Hawaii
flightaware.com/live/flight/RYN6 … /KDEN/PHNL

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Tennessee Tech at Iowa

flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 … /KMLU/KTLH

USF @ Notre Dame
flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK3 … /KTPA/KSBN
flightaware.com/live/flight/NAO3 … /KTPA/KSBN

UTC @ Nebraska
flightaware.com/live/flight/RBY8 … /KCHA/KLNK

McNeese St @ Kansas
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KCWF/KMCI

Minni @ USC
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 … /KMSP/KLAX

I think UCLA @ Houston
flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1 … /KLAX/KIAH

Arkansas State @ Illinois
flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK3 … /KMEM/KCMI

Army @ Northern Illinois
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1 … /KSWF/KORD

Boise State vs. Georgia (Atlanta, GA)
flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 … /KBOI/KATL

BYU @ Ole Miss
flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT8 … /KPVU/KTUP

Colorado State @ New Mexico
flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT8 … /KFNL/KABQ

Eastern Kentucky @ Kansas State
flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 … /KLEX/KMHK

Idaho State @ Washington State
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KPIH/KLWS

Indiana State @ Penn State
flightaware.com/live/flight/WAL8 … /KHUF/KUNV

Kent State @ Alabama
flightaware.com/live/flight/NAO6 … /KCAK/KBHM

Lafayette @ North Dakota State
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 … /KABE/KFAR

Louisiana-Lafayette @ Oklahoma State
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KLFT/KOKC

Miami (OH) @ Missouri
flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK3 … /KDAY/KCOU

Montana @ Tennessee
flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 … /KMSO/KTYS

Northwestern @ Boston College
flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1 … /KORD/KBED

Ohio @ New Mexico State
flightaware.com/live/flight/RYN3 … /KLCK/KLRU

Oregon vs. LSU (Arlington, TX)
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1 … /KEUG/KDFW
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1 … /KBTR/KDFW
LSU boosters/fans:
flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK6 … /KBTR/KDFW
flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8 … /KBTR/KDAL
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1 … /KBTR/KDFW

Sacramento State @ Oregon State
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KSMF/KEUG

Southern Utah @ South Dakota State
flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 … /KCDC/KFSD

Texas State @ Texas Tech
flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8 … /KAUS/KLBB

Utah State @ Auburn
flightaware.com/live/flight/RYN3 … /KLGU/KICT
flightaware.com/live/flight/RYN3 … /KICT/KCSG
(Note tech stop in ICT…guess there wasn’t enough fuel to make it all the way from KLGU to KCSG in one trip after flying up from KIWA?)

Is this Stony Brook at UTEP?

flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR2 … /KISP/KELP

This is listed as National Cargo. Do they have passenger as well?



Missed this one yesterday:

Middle Tennessee @ Purdue
flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK3 … /KMQY/KLAF

Nice catch. The passenger arm of the company is called National Airlines. Their website is here:


They have a picture of their 757 here, which is apparently the aircraft used to operate this charter flight.

Interesting that they do not have a separate callsign for passenger service - I guess the “National” callsign from the old National Airlines is still reserved.

The call sign is assigned to the company, not the type of operation.

Hmmm. What about Lufthansa Cargo? I understand Lufthansa Cargo uses the callsign “Lufthansa Cargo” instead of just “Lufthansa.” Though Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa, and thus, somewhat distinct from the scheduled passenger arm. There may not exist any such distinction between National Air Cargo and the current National Airlines.

One interesting footnote: it seems McNeese State’s return flight from Kansas went to Houston instead of Lake Charles, due to all the bad weather associated with Tropical Storm Lee in Louisiana:

flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KMCI/KHOU

Miami (FL) @ Maryland
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 … /KMIA/KBWI

Week 2

Arizona @ Oklahoma State
flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE9 … /KTUS/KOKC

Florida A&M @ Hampton
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KTLH/KPHF

Some airlines with multiple call signs:

British Airways
Speedbird for most but Shuttle for some domestic flights.

Air China
Air China for passenger and Air China Freight for cargo flights.

Lufthansa for passengers and Lufhthansa Cargo for freighters.

I think it’s somewhat curious that they stuck with Allegiant after the close call last year. Never found anything in public that explained what happened, wonder if the school got an explanation?

I’m still amazed at how many teams still fly into OKC vs. SWO. I know that T Boone helped pay to extend the main runway so OSU could fly out of SWO without having to make the hour or so drive to KOKC.


I’d say it has a lot to do with hotel arrangements and the fact they might not have to ferry the planes back to another airport.