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Rattle My Windows! 707 T/o From Orlando!  
User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Any word on the 707 that took off from Orlando (MCO) this morning? Shook me out of bed - ran outside to see it but couldn't make out markings. Info please!!! No - not military (I think) wasn't bare metal or grey - had white fuselage and blue belly.


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
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Was it this one?


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
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If so, that is a privately-owned 707 that was previously operated by Lowa, Ltd. Who are they? Don't know. I think they're based out of Basle/Mulhouse, but can't be certain.


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

It must have been some sort of military/gvt flight. I looked on Red1Aviation.com for all departures this morning and all arrivals yesterday and saw no 707s. The only thing that fits that physical description that comes to MCO is that ATI DC-8-70, but DC-8-70s aren't known for "shaking people out of bed".

If it was any carrier, they would have had to conform to Stage III laws.

I am not aware of anyone else with 707s besides Military and John Travolta. Travolta lives in Ocala Florida and he may fly into MCO, but theres no blue on his plane.

Military/Gvt planes don't show on Red1Aviation.


Here is a plane that fits the description and has an American registration:


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Or could it be NASA's?


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Doesn't the US GVT still use the 707, that used to be used regularly as Air Force 1? They have blue bellies


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

That privately owned 707 has an American reg though. You would think they would operate with a flight plan and it would show up on red1aviation.

Isnt this still flying around?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26481 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

I know at least one of the military 707's is now at Ronnie Ray-Gun's library.

N707JT is a regular visitor to MCO, as Travolta has to stop there to get gas if making long trips, because of runway limitations at Jumbolair, but last I checked it was at LAX. I am guessing the blue plane is it



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User currently offlineSCXmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

I saw it lastnight driving down Tradeport. It was over by jetBlue/LiveTv hanger and had UNITED STATES OF AMERICA painted on the side and appeared to be a short-bodied series. It was painted in the VC-135 scheme.

Is the military still operating any 135's in the executive layout?


Also, does anyone know where the B742 horse charter was headed that was on the west side of the field loading up around 4pm yesteday?

It was registered A6-GDP.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

A horse charter 742? Where was it going?

I know Ocala is a big horse area where a lot of race horses are raised.


User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Does a privately owned 707 have to conform to Stage III rules or can it be left non hushkitted. Just curious.

User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1911 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

If it is privately owned, yes, it would have to be Stage III. The LOWA 707 is re-engined and is far from being a "window rattler". The NASA 'Vomit Comet' was retired just a couple of months back, so couldn't have been her.

Most likely, it could have been a J-Stars or some other military variant. It could have also been a foreign government 707. These would mostly be operating with JT3D engines which are STAGE I and will shakes some ground!


User currently offlineBondman From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

If the B742 was all white I believe it is owned by one of the royal flights from the mid east, poss using callsign 'dubai 5', flights transit thru Stansted alot.

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