UALramperORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3636 times:
At ORD today I saw a 744 being loaded with cargo going to AEX. From what I saw there were no pax. Also last night a 777 left from ORD to AEX. Is this for a charter or are these being sold to a new operator?
BTW, the 747 flight number was 9983, and the 777 was 9975.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3473 times:
It was definitely a military charter. My grandmother lived in Alexandria until she died recently, right next to that airport. There were military charters there all the time. AEX never sees aircraft that big except for unscheduled service (a.k.a. charter or military flights)
REFUELER1974 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
Yep, they definitely came here to pick up troops of the Idaho Nat. Guard. They had been here training at Ft. Polk, and now they are going to Kuwait.
The aircraft were N799UA and N117UA. Later on, we also had B744 N178UA come in from SFO for more soldiers.
[Edited 2004-11-28 01:16:11]
They were all heading to FRA from here.
[Edited 2004-11-28 01:17:50]
The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
ARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2862 times:
My military charter flights:
Dec 1965 - Continental 707 Travis AFB - Taipei
Nov 1967 - Continetal 707 Taipei - Seattle
Feb 1969 - TWA 707 Travis AFB - Kadena AB
May 1971 - TWA 707 Kadena AB - Travis AFB
Nov 1988 - Hawaiian Air DC-8 PHL-KEF
Nov 1989 - Hawaiian Air DC-8 KEF-PHL
Sep 1994 - AMTRAN 757 PHL-KEF
Sep 1995 - AMTRAN 757 KEF-PHL
Jun 2001 - Omni Air DC-10 BWI - Kuwait
Jul 2001 - ATI DC-8 Kuwait - Frankfurt
Jul 2001 - World MD-11 Frankfurt - BWI
Jan 2002 - World DC-10 Frankfurt - Charleston