Expex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2560 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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HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2458 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:
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2424 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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SCXmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2215 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?
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1865 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1927 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!