College Football Charters 2009


#1

WEEK 1

Troy @ Bowling Green
flightaware.com/live/flight/GWY3 … /KDHN/KTOL

North Texas @ Ball State
flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8 … /KDAL/KIND

Oregon @ Boise State
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9 … /KEUG/KBOI


#2

North Dakota State @ Iowa State

flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9 … /KFAR/KDSM


#3

Tulsa @ Tulane

flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 … /KTUL/KMSY


#4

Interesting… It appears Coastal Carolina is heading to Kent State today for their game tonight…maybe trying to save money by not staying in a hotel?

Coastal Carolina @ Kent State
flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK3 … /KMYR/KCAK


#5

Not an uncommon practice, so to speak.

In 1995, Iowa flew into Tulsa the morning of their game, in 2004 (?) Tulsa flew to PIB the morning of their game against So. Miss., and I know that in 07 OU flew down to either Baylor or Texas A&M the morning of the game.


#6

I had only heard of it happening when weather or some other special circumstance dictated. I guess it could also have to do with the game being on a thursday night. no player wouldve had to miss class yesterday.


#7

South Carolina @ North Carolina State
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9 … /KRDU/KCAE
SC took buses to NC and flew back.

LSU @ Washington
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9 … /KBTR/KSEA

flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9 … /KSEA/KBTR


#8

Georgia @ Oklahoma State will be Delta 9796. It’s already listed on DAL’s website.

flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9796

And they’ve started flying back to AHN on 3 RJ’s. I don’t have those numbers yet.


#9

Maryland @ California
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9 … /KBWI/KOAK

Nicholls State @ Air Force
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KMSY/KCOS

Navy @ Ohio State
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9 … /KBWI/KCMH

Minnesota @ Syracuse
flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9 … /KMSP/KSYR

Nevada @ Notre Dame
flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT8 … /KRNO/KSBN


#10

Florida Atlantic @ Nebraska
flightaware.com/live/flight/GWY3 … /KFLL/KLNK


#11

Southern Illinois @ Marshall
flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK3 … /KMWA/KHTS

Montana State @ Michigan State
flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT8 … /KBZN/KLAN

Wofford @ South Florida
flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE9 … /KGSP/KTPA

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech(in Atlanta)
Bama- flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9 … /KTCL/KATL
VT- flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK3 … /KROA/KATL

Central Michigan @ Arizona
flightaware.com/live/flight/FAO1 … /KLAN/KTUS

UMass @ Kansas State
flightaware.com/live/flight/SGB4 … /KCEF/KMHK


#12

Army @ Eastern Michigan
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1 … /KSWF/KDTW

Brigham Young vs Oklahoma (in Dallas)
flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU4 … /KPVU/KDAL

Buffalo @ UTEP
flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU4 … /KBUF/KELP

Rice @ UAB
flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8 … /KHOU/KBHM

Baylor @ Wake Forest
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1 … /KACT/KGSO

Virginia Tech vs Alabama (in Atlanta)
flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK3 … /KROA/KATL

Louisiana Tech @ Auburn
flightaware.com/live/flight/GWY3 … /KMLU/KMGM

UCONN @ Ohio
flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU4 … /KBDL/KPKB

Sacramento @ UNLV
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KSMF/KLAS


#13

Stanford @ Washington State
flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU4 … /KSJC/KLWS

Northern Colorado @ Kansas
flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT8 … /KDEN/KMCI

New Mexico @ Texas A&M
flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU4 … /KABQ/KCLL

Army @ Eastern Michigan
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1 … /KSWF/KDTW

North Dakota @ Texas Tech
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KGFK/KLBB


#14

Idaho @ New Mexico State
1st leg- flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KLWS/KBOI
2nd leg- flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4 … /KBOI/KELP

Not positive why there’s two legs to this. Might have to do with takeoff in the MD-88 with full fuel at KLWS.


#15

You’re probably right about this. If I’m reading the charts correctly, the MD88 will need between about 6,500 and 7,000 feet to take off at the altitude of 1,442 feet that LWS is at, along with the temperature at takeoff time of about 77 degrees. The longest runway at LWS is 6,511 feet.

There may also be a couple of other reasons:

  1. Could be they were picking up alumni or other fans/boosters in BOI.
    2 The fuel could be cheaper in the BOI.

#16

Dammit David. You just looked through more details than Columbo and Monk combined. I love that. I was scrambling looking all that up.
Don’t do that again or we’ll be Best Friends Forever…okay, not. But that was great introspective.

TC


#17

LOL!


#18

They were probably picking up staffers (or Alumni) after last nights debacle in Boise. I’ve seen Idaho stop in Boise on previous flights.


#19

Georgia @ Oklahoma State will be Delta 9796. It’s already listed on DAL’s website.

flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9796

And they’ve started flying back to AHN on 3 RJ’s. I don’t have those numbers yet.

I wonder if this may be the flight with Joe Cox?
flightaware.com/live/flight/GGA1


#20

Yes, I think it was.

From the AP:

ATLANTA - Quarterback Joe Cox is expected to play in No. 13 Georgia’s opener at No. 9 Oklahoma State on Saturday despite suffering “flu-like symptoms” that forced him to miss the team’s flight on Friday.

Georgia’s sports information director Claude Felton confirmed that Cox did not travel with the team. Felton said Cox was to fly on a private Georgia athletic association plane from Athens to Oklahoma City on Friday night.

“I think it was a combination of giving him a little more time to rest and the second part was to keep him separated from the team,” Felton said.

The travel by private jet is less grueling. The team took a 90-minute bus ride from Athens to Atlanta before making the flight to Oklahoma City. By flying on the private jet from Athens, Cox was spared the bus ride.