Hey guys, I’m new to the forum but i’ve been an aviation nut for a while. My favorite plane is the Boeing 727-200, so every once and a while i use flightaware to see if there are any of these beauties flying around in the air.
Tonight, i noticed there was a 727-200 flying around the US with the code “METIS”, which i’d never seen before. When i clicked on it for info, where it usually lists the plane’s airline, it listed “Unknown Owner”, with no picture or any other identification.
I google’d the words “METIS” and “airline” and came up with “Metis TransPacific Airlines”. But all the links i found seemed to indicate this airline never really existed, and that it was somewhat of a scam. Under the image search i could only find a picture of a 747 with the name of the airline on the side. NO mention of a 727 in the fleet.
So i looked at the history of this flight “METIS” and discovered it came to the US on July 1st from London Stansted Airport (in London) to Bangor Intl (in Maine). This trip took 6 hours and 49 minutes, traveling 3114 sea miles. CAN THIS BE DONE IN A 727-200??? The log info for that flight indicates it flew at 36k feet at around 400-450mph (which seems rather low for a cruising speed).
It then took approximately 10 flights between several cities in the US in the past 8 days, and tonight is scheduled to travel overseas to Bergen, Flesland (in Norway) which is supposed to be a 5 hour and 48min flight over 3300 sea miles…
Here is the flight history on flightaware:
This evening the flight flew from Metropolitan Oakland Intl to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (a 4 and a half hour flight) and is now being prepped for its flight overseas.
Does anyone have any info on what this flight may actually be? It just seems a little suspicious to me, and i’ve NEVER seen a 727 take such a long flight from America to Europe.