Anybody know what this 747 is doing in BTV?
Coming down to CWF so I would guess military charter.
Definately a charter, almost certainly for the military.
Northwest (and most of the other airlines) use 9xxx flight numbers for their charters. Also, they don’t use their 747-200s for regular operations any more, only for charters.
I just wonder why it is not showing up on nwa.com flight status as charters usually do.
Also see the AC 763 that came in from and went back to YYZ.
ACARS says the aircraft was N623US,
Photo Courtesy of FlightAware.comhttp://photos.vox.flightaware.com/photos/retriever/cd041901721d8e0d556c88cbc59fa8a1b845458d
and only another month left to fly as it will be permanently retired on Nov 25.
Sad to the old 747’s go.
Very sad indeed, how do you pull up the ACARS by the way?
Yep, probably went to the hotel yesterday and deadheading home today.
ANC and MSP are the only 742 pilot bases for NW.
They are doing it again, this time with a 744, N667US (nwa colors),
and a 333,
Looks like there might be even more coming, found this in the local paper.
Seems they are going for training in Louisiana before deploying to Afghanistan…
333 to CWF
Yes, somebody on another board said there will be a 744 again tomorrow.
More charters for today,
Here’s a story and video from last weekend showing N623US,