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User currently offlineHannigan From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Hey guys, second post!  Big grin

I know some of you have access to some pretty cool flight information. Perhaps you all can help me and tell me about a MD-11 I saw leave SAV today between 9:45 and 10:00A ET this morning. It was dark gray like the C-130's we see all of the time, so I can safely say it was military. It was kinda cool because I think it's perhaps one of the largest aircraft I have seen operate here. We get the occasional 707 or KC-135, but it's rare to see anything like an MD-11.

Thanks in advance!


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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

It was probably not a MD-11 and most likely a KC-10 Extender.

User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Checked red1aviation's site and didn't see any DC-10 or MD-11 departures as a commercial flight so it could either be military or a civilian plane (World, Omni, etc.) flying a "Reach" callsign which don't show up on flight trackers.
JSD



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User currently offlineHannigan From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Wow, good eye there Flynavy. I was not aware of that aircraft. What's the difference? I'm assuming the equipment onboard obviously but anything to do with performance?

Looks pretty close to me lol.


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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

The simple fact that the military does not own one single MD-11 is the reasoning here.

User currently offlineHannigan From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Ya it had to be a KC-10 Extender, I'm not doubting you here. I just wonder what the difference is. They look identical.


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User currently offlineN323er From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

MD-11 is slightly longer than a KC-10(DC-10) and the MD-11 has winglets and more powerful engines


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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Also the flight decks are somewhat different  Smile


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User currently offlineHannigan From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Thanks for the info guys. Learn something new everyday!


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