12DEC20 / 1700Z - Pingu's Event Series 1.1 - Visiting Orange County // @KSNA

Visiting Orange County

Welcome, all! This is the first event of my new flyout series, titled Pingu’s Event Series X.X. In this series, we will be exploring various different airports scattered around the world that have significant meaning to me. Some of these airports include Narita Airport, Providenciales, and Los Angeles. At the end of this thread, there is a poll allowing you all to decide which airport should be next on the list. :) John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California is a regional airport with diverse destinations. These destinations include locations that range from Newark, New Jersey all the way to San Francisco up in the Bay Area. I will be doing this flyout for one of my good friends, @Thunderbolt. SNA is his home airport, and I know that he loves correcting people on their incorrect usage of procedures in Orange County. :)

Event Details

Server: Expert
Airport: John Wayne Airport
Time: 2020-12-12T17:00:00Z

NOTAM: In the event that IFATC is present at the event, please follow all instructions and act professionally at all times throughout the event. I am not responsible for any violations/ghostings you main gain. Realistic procedures will be used.

About the Airport


About Orange County Airport

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (Airport Code: SNA), owned and operated by the County of Orange, is the only commercial service airport in Orange County, California. It is located approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles, between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The service area includes more than three million people within the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. In 2019, more than 10.6 million passengers were served. Known by the locals for it’s steep departure procedures and short runways.


Airport Facts:
Runway length(s): 5,701ft (1,738m)
Airlines Served: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier, JSX, Southwest, Spirit, United, WestJet
Elevation: 56ft
Fun fact: The main runway, 2L/20R, at 5,701 feet (1,738m) in length, is one of the shortest of any major airport in the United States

Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
1A Delta Connection CRJ-700 KSEA - Seattle @saam
1B Alaska (Horizon) Q400 KSTS - Santa Rosa @DeltaFox
2 Air Canada A319-100 CYVR - Vancouver @Philippe_Gilbert
3 Delta 737-800 KSLC - Salt Lake City @MJP_27
4 Delta A319-100 KMSP - Minneapolis @finnyeomans
5 Delta 737-800 KJFK - New York @tyleraviator99
6 Delta 757-200 KATL - Atlanta @Pingu
7 American A321-200 KPHX - Phoenix @Luke_Sta
8 American 737-800 KDFW - Dallas Fort-Worth @AviatorNikola
9 United 737-800 KIAH - Houston
10 United A320-200 KSFO - San Francisco @Andrew_Yates
11 United 737-800 KORD - Chicago @ORD777flyer
12 United 737-700 KEWR - Newark
13 Alaska 737-800 KPDX - Portland
14 Alaska A320-200 KSEA - Seattle @NuggetFornia
15 Southwest 737-700 (Shamu) KOAK - Oakland
16 Southwest 737-700 (Classic Retro) KLAS - Las Vegas
17 Southwest 737-700 (Illinois One) KDAL - Dallas Love @SWA1997
18 Southwest 737-700 KPHX - Phoenix @KSS
19 Southwest 737-700 KLAS - Las Vegas
20 Spirit A320-200 KOAK - Oakland
21 Frontier A320-200 KDEN - Denver
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
South RON 5 UPS 757-200 KONT - Ontario @GameBoy_KIRB
South RON 6 UPS 757-200 KPHX - Phoenix
South RON 7 UPS 757-200 KSDF - Louisville
South RON 8 UPS 757-200 KPDX - Portland
South RON 9 FedEx MD-11F KMEM - Memphis
FBO Corporate A318-100 MMTJ - Tijuana @AliAlex

Credits to @Thunderbolt for the gates; borrowed from Matt’s old flyout as I didn’t want to ruin his realism expectations, and I also couldn’t find much info on which airlines use which gates.

Which Airport Next?
  • Newark
  • Sapporo
  • Los Angeles
0 voters

Thanks all for reading. Please feel free to sign up, we’re looking for a full event here. Huge thanks to Matt for the gates.


Gonna take this gate

Alright, I’ll see ya there. Thanks for being the first to sign up!

It’s in December right?

Indeed it is. 2020-12-12T17:00:00Z

Couple realism things (sorry):

Delta uses 757 for KDTW as well
And Frontier uses an A320 for KDEN

just letting you know I don’t care if you change it or not

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Gotcha, will change that now. :)

I’ll have this one please :)

lowkey excited


All yours! Thanks for coming.

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I’ll take gate 18 to PHX

I’m going to take the 757 to Atlanta IN HOPES OF the 757 being released at least open beta (that’s obviously if they do it).


Ah, smart man. You’ve got gate 6 and @KSS has gate 18. Thanks for signing up!

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I will take the flight SWA to Dallas Love

Awesome, I’ll see you there.

This one please.

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Granted. Have a nice flight!

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I will take the American to Dallas-DFW, looking forward to this one!

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Cool, I’ll see you there!

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Can you give the flight to KIAH with United to @PilotChrisSG. He personally requested me too

Not sure how I feel about adding a suspended user. I’m not going add him. Sorry.

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