UPDATE: The @StarMegaDo Charter Aircraft Is Now…

StarMegaDo Charter!

Continental Airlines 757-33N N57864 (Courtesy NwFedEx 757 - OPShots.net)

Continental Airlines 757-33N N57864

Due to operational concerns (a potentially tight turn time), our friends and hosts at Continental Airlines have swapped aircraft so we can avoid any potential delays.  This aircraft will be overnighting here in Houston after a flight from Las Vega$ and they may just need all of that time for Chelsea to do their magical catering!

Airfleets.net Data:

Serial number 32588 LN:985
Type 757-33N
First flight date 27/09/2001
Test registration
Plane age 9.1 years
Delivery date Airline Registration Remark
12/10/2001 American Trans Air N554TZ Correct
19/03/2003 ATA Airlines N554TZ Correct
30/12/2005 Continental Airlines N57864

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-33N N57864 | Photo Courtesy DJR107 (OPShots.net)

Photo: StarMegaD0 2010 Charter Aircraft – Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856

StarMegaD0 2010 Charter Aircraft - Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856

Photo Courtesy Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. (www.opshots.net)

And The #smd2010 Aircraft Is…..

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-324 N74856

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856 | Courtesy Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. - OPShots.net

Some interesting tidbits about the scheduled* aircraft for the StarMegaDo 2010 Charter

Airfleets.net:

  • Serial number 32815  LN: 1039
  • Type 757-324
  • First flight date 17/12/2003
  • Plane age 6.9 years

Continental.com Aircraft Specification:

  • Cruise Speed: 540 mph
  • Propulsion: Two (2) Rolls Royce RB211-535E4B “Phase 5″ High Bypass Ratio turbofan engines rated at 42,540 pounds of thrust each.
  • Wingspan: 124 feet, 10 inches

B757.info:

  • Roll out: 25/11/2003
  • First flight:  17/12/2003
  • Type: 324
  • Engines:  Rolls Royce RB211-535E4-C
  • 27/01/2004     delivered to Continental Airlines.
  • 27/01/2004 registered to Continental Airlines Inc.
  • 28/01/2004 ferried Boeing Field to Orlando as COA9971

Flightaware.com History:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74856/history

Seatguru.com Seat Map:

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Continental_Airlines/Continental_Airlines_Boeing_757-300_New.php

FAA.gov Registry Information:

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N74856

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856 | Courtesy chrisjake - OPShots.net

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856 | Courtesy Angelo Ballachino - OPShots.net

* Aircraft Assignment Subject To Change Without Notice Based On Operational Requirements
Photos Used With Permission of Opshots.net Webmaster

The 2010 StarMegaDo will cover over 11,000 statute miles! #smd2010

Great Circle Map - StarMegaDo2010

Map Courtesy of Great Circle Mapper www.gcmap.com

The 2010 StarMegaDo will cover over 11,000 statute miles, 12 sponsor partners, 6 days, 5 airports, 3 states, 2 continents and 1 innovative airline alliance!

JFK (40°38’23″N 73°46’44″W)

FRA (50°01’35″N 8°32’35″E)50.5° (NE)3855 mi

IAH (29°59’04″N 95°20’29″W)299.8° (NW)5232 mi

PHX (33°26’03″N 112°00’42″W)287.9° (W)1009 mi

PAE (47°54’25″N 122°16’54″W)334.9° (NW)1133 mi

Total:11229 statute miles

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