posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 04:04 PM
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
I pulled the locations off of flightaware.com. I wanted to see how closely the route was to the fix FIDOE. I took screen captures of everything on
flightaware for that event since it will eventually be dropped from their server.
I caught another diversion a few years ago, but no scanner audio. I also heard a Janet do a touch and go at KDRA when on top of Tikaboo. I don't know
if that was related to an IFE or not. The plane had just left Groom Lake. No audio on that either. I remember the event mostly because as Groom
coordinated with the KDRA, the result of the "negotiations" was that the Janet 737 could make ONE touch and go. Like geez, it's going to wear out
I got a tip of another engine loss a few years ago, but nothing showed up on flightaware. That is quite possible since they don't have to divert back
to KLAS. That is, they could just finish the flight on one engine as planned, or at least without changing departure/arrival airports.
Given the amount of flights they make, I'm sure the Janets have had their share of incidents. But unless there is loss of life, such as in the Beech
crash near Tonopah, you will never read about it.
Obviously since Groom itself is a black hole of information, maintenance issues of their private fleet is just as lacking in clarity. You can read the
FAA records for the older Janet aircraft here:
I'd appreciate these records not being uploaded to other sites since they were purchased, hence the comment at the top of the page regarding
"wheresjanet". I've bought some, and a number of the records were purchased by others and donated.