Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

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  1. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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  2. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    I was confused on why they were calling it a dreamlifter but I guess it is the cargo version of the dreamliner.
     
  3. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    It's a specific plane that carries parts to build other dreamliners.
     
  4. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    It is a modified 747 that they use to carry parts from suppliers around the world back to Seattle for assembly.

    They regularly fly into McConnell which is where Spirit Aerosystems is to get stuff.
     
  5. JD720

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    This would make a great Snickers commercial.
     
  6. cyinne

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    They are going to try to get that pig off the ground around noon with 3000 less runway feet than the plane needs to take off. This ought to be interesting.
     
  7. MNCYWX

    MNCYWX Well-Known Member

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    #8 MNCYWX, Nov 21, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
  8. jammin

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    This really could have ended pretty badly. It happens once in awhile but really shouldn't with all the levels of protocols that a 747/heavy and tracon controller have. Not good for the pilots or the controllers, outch!
     
  9. cydoge

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    Well at least they didn't have to break out a treadmill :plaugh:
     
  10. NATEizKING

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    I'd like a webcam
     
  11. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    That pilot is so getting reprimanded
     
  12. BigBake

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  13. aeroclone08

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  14. BigBake

    BigBake Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to know how much runway he had left when he lifted off.
     
  15. SuperTrooper

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    Sorry folks, due to the short duration of the flight there will be no beverage service.

    Atlas Air (5Y) #4241
     
  16. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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  17. boone7247

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  18. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Obviously enough.
     
  19. BigBake

    BigBake Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha true. Not by much though
     

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