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Tracking AC planes being parked due to COVID-19

Old Apr 15, 2020, 8:33 pm
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Not often you see 333s on YHZ-YUL (AC7091 arriving) and YUL-ALG (AC 7058 just departed) above my house!

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Old Apr 16, 2020, 6:38 am
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ROU2365 & 2369 on their way to MZJ (8:30a EST on 16 Apr)
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Old Apr 16, 2020, 9:22 am
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ROU2373 as well.

Apparently there's about 10 planes heading to MZJ and MCI today.
An EMB will come down to pick up the crews and bring them back to Canada.
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Old Apr 16, 2020, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by tracon
ROU2373 as well.

Apparently there's about 10 planes heading to MZJ and MCI today.
An EMB will come down to pick up the crews and bring them back to Canada.
But how will all the pilots deadhead in J?
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Old Apr 16, 2020, 1:27 pm
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2377, 2379 and 2381 on the way now.
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Old Apr 18, 2020, 10:00 pm
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A Rouge bird? ✈️

Another photo is in the article.








QUOTES from article: (bolding mine)

"It’s high-noon in the Sonoran Desert on a toasty Monday and a flight is about to land at the small airpark. Contrary to what one would expect to see land on a shortened runway, this isn’t a Cessna 172 training flight or F-18 touch-and-go.

Instead, it’s a Boeing 767-300ER arriving from Canada. Minus the two pilots, the jet is completely empty inside.

On the ground, crews from the airpark’s largest tenant, Ascent Aviation Services, are preparing to meet the flight, complete with an aircraft tug and attachable stairs. Since the airpark is uncontrolled, the pilots call out their position on a frequency, something virtually unheard of in the world of traffic management programs and overcrowded airports.

Like a desert mirage, the 767 appears on final approach, draped by the scenic landscape. The 24-year-old aircraft then uneventfully lands on Runway 12. This would likely be the jet’s last landing for an unknown period time as uncertainty looms over the aviation sector.

The jet taxis under its own power to a parking stand, where it’s chocked. Often at Pinal Airpark, some aircraft are simply too large to exit the runway on the airfield’s smaller taxiways by themselves so a tug is called in. However, this jet was an exception.

Mechanics met the aircraft, attaching it to a tug and waiting for the pilots to finish up in the flight deck. The ground crew is working at a slightly hurried pace as there was another arrival right behind this one.

This 767 wasn’t crunched for time to be turned-around at a hub airport to another destination on its flying line. Instead, it was being hastily turned to go be parked on a piece of land in the desert.

Two pilots stepped off the airliner, one of which was dawning a medical mask. It was evident that the emotions were raw for this flight crew. After placing their bags into a van, they walked around the 767, snapping pictures and paying their farewells to the jet they just helmed.

This is an all-too-common sight at the small Arizona airpark.

This 767 may be older in comparison to some newer aircraft on the market today, though it isn’t being retired. Instead, its owner has opted to store it as the jet’s services will not be needed as the pandemic continues."

https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/16/...rpark-bustles/
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Old Apr 20, 2020, 8:17 pm
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AC Photographer Brian Losito had a great IG story of his YYZ-MZJ trip today. You can see a ton of the AC fleet parked & stored
https://www.instagram.com/brianlosito/
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Old Apr 24, 2020, 3:00 pm
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Just saw an AC 333 leaving YUL doing unusual left turn after departure, turns out it is going to YMX, I assume for parking, as AC2348
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Old Apr 24, 2020, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Admiral Ackbar
Just saw an AC 333 leaving YUL doing unusual left turn after departure, turns out it is going to YMX, I assume for parking, as AC2348
Do you have a photo of her?

You are right.




Also a few of the flock now

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Old Apr 24, 2020, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left
Do you have a photo of her?

You are right.




Also a few of the flock now

Didn't have my phone unfortunately. I also noticed because of how quiet it was, I imagine it was quite light for the 5 minute flight!
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Old Apr 29, 2020, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Admiral Ackbar
Just saw an AC 333 leaving YUL doing unusual left turn after departure, turns out it is going to YMX, I assume for parking, as AC2348
@Admiral Ackbar

Perhaps the mystery of your sighting a few days ago can be explained by this post in the Cargo thread

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32336018-post202.html
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Old May 3, 2020, 9:17 pm
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Does anyone know why Fin 849 B789 is stored in SNN?
And looking at say the B789 and B777 fleets, how is it decided which ones get to fly and which ones are stored?
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Old May 4, 2020, 10:25 pm
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Any chance fin 849 is owned by an Irish leasing company?
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Old May 5, 2020, 10:07 am
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From Andy's Blog: https://andystravelblog.boardingarea...ill-fly-again/

Some pictures from Pinal Airpark: "Air Canada jets littered the field, from a cavalcade of Air Canada Rogue jets to rows of grounded 737 Max 8s."





And from Kansas City: "Air Canada made another appearance, with a group of 767s (whose permanent retirement, sadly, has since been announced)."

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Old May 5, 2020, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by jasdou
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Some pictures from Pinal Airpark: "Air Canada jets littered the field, from a cavalcade of Air Canada Rogue jets to rows of grounded 737 Max 8s."
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"littered"


Photos remind me of Escher art

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