Indio66 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
I was at San Antonio the other day and saw (i) a 747-200 (all white), a (ii) an old Iberia DC-10, (iv) a 747 from some middle eastern country (partially obscured) and a DC-10 again, perhaps private from some middle eastern country.
KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1964 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2004 times:
I dunno, it's probably all getting interior work/paint/heavy maintenance done at the old dee howard facility? In any event, I plan to go spotting out there on sunday so hopefully some of that stuff will still be around!
Indio66 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
I am sure that they will be. Take the road to the Hertz rental car lot and you will see the mid-eastern planes partially in a hanger (I say mid-eastern as they have the saber, palm tree logos on the tail, but do not have any other titles). The 747 is out there as well (or at least was Wed. morning).
VectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
Singapore Aerospace maintainence...
The all white 747 is probably an ex-Virgin bird heading to European after a re-spray. The ex-Iberia DC-10 has been at San Antonio for at least six months and I assume you saw the two toned blue DC-10 which is essentially a permanent resident, having been on the field 2+ years...
TLIMA From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
You are right, the MD-11 is indeed a Saudi Arabian aircraft and it is funny because I have seen a Saudi aircraft there for the longest time (it's not the same one obviously).
I drove by the white 747 the other day when it was parked near the fence on the road that leads to Hertz but I could not for the life of me find the tail number on it! I guess I just need to check my vision
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
What's up with the two toned blue DC10 sitting close to 12L? It's been there for months! I remember seeing it when I was a student two years ago!. As far as I know, Dee Howard and other companies do good maintenance and interior work on executives and head-of-state airplanes (near Alpha Tango Flying Services -Hangar Six- and Piedmont South).
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
Aeromexico757 From Mexico, joined Aug 2000, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1722 times:
hello all, the ex-virgin atlantic aircraft its not G-VCAT, that aircraft is not there anymore, the 747-200 is G-VRUM also an ex virgin aircraft, the saudi arabian MD-11 is HZ-HM7, its the VIP MD-11, the 747SP-21 is VP-BAT, it was the Qatar VIP aircraft (the paint is gone, its all metal) , the Iberia DC-10 is EC-GTB, there is also a NW DC-10 N233NW, and World DC-10 and MD-11, and finally last week I saw the john travolta's 707 N707JT, also in maintenance.
And there are some SW 737 with WL, UPS MD-11 and DC-8.
Cool things in San Antonio Aerospace!!!