Interesting flight path


#1

This flight is taking a very strange flight path.

flightaware.com/live/flight/N299JC


#2

Weather? Right now, the weather in TUL sucks. Rain, rain, and more rain.


#3

It is interesting when you can discuss a flight path that doesnt make sense while the plane is actually EN ROUTE.

Anyhow I thought it was worthwhile to share.


#4

Appears the diversion only added ~30 min to their flight plan. Also appears they wanted to climb over the weather and might have been heavy with fuel or cargo.


#5

There’s something else no one seems to have thought of. The aircraft is owned by a car dealership (the first listing for Jones Motorcars in Google yields Mercedes Benz of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville).

I think they could have been wining and dining one or more customers and, in the course of that, took the scenic route to Fayetteville.

Take a look at previous flights of this aircraft:
flightaware.com/live/flight/N299 … /KONT/KGJT
flightaware.com/live/flight/N299 … /KFYV/KABQ
flightaware.com/live/flight/N299 … /KGJT/KDSM

Granted, they could have been avoiding weather but the first flight above is really the long distance from ONT to GJT!


#6

It could be that they are adding the plane to a Part 135 certificate. Might be proving runs.


#7

Mile high club!


#8

Must be nice to hve money to burn fuel. Noticed they went over major cities as is tourist.