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UA 772 At PDX!  
User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 hours ago) and read 5704 times:

Saw a UA 777-200 shoot the approach to PDX this afternoon around 3:40pm.

Was out on the river sailing and when we came back, I went along Marine Drive and sure enough, parked over by the cargo stand, lights on and all 772 in all her majesty.

Diversion or what's up?

There was a thread a year ago or so about 777s into PDX, and there can't have been many even by 2005.

George


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4102 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

Wow, I'd love to see that! I've never seen a 777 at PDX.

User currently offlineCleared2Land4 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 hours ago) and read 5657 times:

Did u take a pic? If so post it


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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 hours ago) and read 5653 times:

no pic, almost drove back to the shop to get my camera, but had to get to the resturant after sailing practice.


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User currently offlineCleared2Land4 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

ooooo that really stinks


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User currently offlinePensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

I did some research and found that...
Yes, a United 777-200 did land at PDX today at 3:30PM PST.
Tail number N766UA from Fort Worth Alliance AFW airport.
(No flight number, only tail number used)...It Apparently hasn't departed yet.


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Coming out of storage, maybe?

[Edited 2005-11-28 03:43:55]

User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 5):
Coming out of storage, maybe?

I would like to hope so



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4102 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 5468 times:

It's still there? And it has to be right on the start of my weekend!!

Someone, PLEASE get some pics! I'd have some tonight if I were working, but I'm not.


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 5441 times:

interesting, there weren't air stairs or anything pulled up to it, so the 'straight from the dessert' sounds plausible........but why to PDX?

Also, anyone know what 777s PDX has seen in the past?

George



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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 hours ago) and read 5418 times:

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 8):
interesting, there weren't air stairs or anything pulled up to it, so the 'straight from the dessert' sounds plausible........but why to PDX?

Desert.. 

It's possible there are some upgrades being done to it, and UA chose to have it done in PDX, to avoid the sales tax...

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 8):
Also, anyone know what 777s PDX has seen in the past?

...speaking of which, the very first UA 777 to enter the fleet...N777UA...flew into PDX on Monday, May 15th, 1995, and parked on E5. It came in from YVR on a mail run, and UA paid for the aircraft while on the ground in PDX, to avoid the sales tax, or so I was told at the time. I got to walk around the aircraft that day, but didn't get to up inside. I'll never forget it...also the day after I graduated from Willamette Univ., so a nice graduation present, so to speak!

[Edited 2005-11-28 05:07:31]

User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 hours ago) and read 5394 times:

Interesting that they choose PDX. I was just at the airport yesterday, shucks! Does anyone know where it is parked at the moment?

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 hours ago) and read 5381 times:

Quoting Flypdx (Reply 10):
Does anyone know where it is parked at the moment?

Based on what BlatantEcho said about the cargo area, my guess (knowing the UA area at PDX) is that it's parked on one of the remote stands near E6, or further down by the Cargo building.


User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 hours ago) and read 5376 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 11):
Based on what BlatantEcho said about the cargo area, my guess (knowing the UA area at PDX) is that it's parked on one of the remote stands near E6, or further down by the Cargo building.

That's what I figured. UA has quite a few buildings on the north side there.


User currently offlinePensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 9):
It's possible there are some upgrades being done to it, and UA chose to have it done in PDX, to avoid the sales tax...

Interesting that you say that...I Looked up the tail number (N766UA) and found this:

Airworthiness:
Engine Manufacturer P&W
Classification Experimental
Engine Model PW4000 SER
Category Research and Development,Market Survey,Compliance with CFR
A/W Date 05/16/1995

Temporary Certificate
Certificate Number T057384
Issue Date 11/10/2005
Expiration Date 12/10/2005


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

I don't know the Cargo area at all, it's on the most western stand that I know of.

Dessert is good ! College education be damned, I'm still not smart enough to spell check  Smile

Customers come to our shop to save on sales tax all the time, but, for bigger ticket items, you have to report it anyway, so the home state charges you.

Is this one going back into service for UA or to someone else? And why do any of the work at PDX?

Nice to see it on stand there, wish it was a regular!



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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 13):
Airworthiness:
Engine Manufacturer P&W
Classification Experimental
Engine Model PW4000 SER
Category Research and Development,Market Survey,Compliance with CFR
A/W Date 05/16/1995

Temporary Certificate
Certificate Number T057384
Issue Date 11/10/2005
Expiration Date 12/10/2005

Interesting...this a/c is probably the 2nd T7 to join UA, based on the 5/16/95 date (compared with N777UA joining on 5/15/95 as I mentioned above). A temporary certificate...maybe it was issued so that the a/c could be flown to PDX for specific work, perhaps there's a company in the PDX area that does it? I don't know.

I emailed my Dad (a retired UA mechanic at PDX) about this plane, and he thought it might be heading over to the PAMCORP hangar for some work. Apparently there's a company there that does some painting and refitting type work there. Someone will have to watch it tonight or tomorrow and see if it gets moved over there.


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 hours ago) and read 5263 times:

Anyone else going to get out to the field tommorrow? I don't think I'll be back till next week.


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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 hours ago) and read 5227 times:

I saw a UA 777 at PDX in January of 1995. It must have been the 2nd or 3rd one built, and was a Boeing test plane, prior to delivery of any 777's. I happened to be out that day watching planes, fortunately with a scanner. The radio call sign was Boeing 2 or 777 2 or something like that. They were doing test flights. It landed and sat on a taxiway while the pilots decided whether to head back to Seattle or down to Sacramento, then took off. Kind of interesting...they didn't have a specific flight plan.

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26023 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

N766UA was an early lease return, so the aircraft no longer has any association with UAL. In reality Bristol Associates has been trying to pawn it of along with a sister ship for many months now.

I believe N766UA is due to join Varig in December and thus at PDX getting a paint job.



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User currently offlineAirline7322 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4949 times:

A quick check at Bristol Associates official website indeed confirms that N776UA is up for lease and no longer in possession of UAL. On a side note, I had no idea that UAL had dropped the leases on so many 747-400's, even some that are as young or younger than the T7's!


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User currently offlineLY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 858 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 9):
It's possible there are some upgrades being done to it, and UA chose to have it done in PDX, to avoid the sales tax...

The aircraft spent the past two weeks at AFW, being worked on by AA maintenance (I know 'cause I work there and I was on the aicraft on Wednesday!). It is going to Air India, as far as I know, and I assume PDX has painting capabilities. The paint was peeling around the windows and looked pretty nasty!

Apparently, they will be keeping the old color UA carpeted bulkheads.



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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Quoting LY4XELD (Reply 20):
The aircraft spent the past two weeks at AFW, being worked on by AA maintenance (I know 'cause I work there and I was on the aicraft on Wednesday!). It is going to Air India, as far as I know, and I assume PDX has painting capabilities. The paint was peeling around the windows and looked pretty nasty!

Apparently, they will be keeping the old color UA carpeted bulkheads.

Thanks for the update! This is one of UA's older T7's, based on the Airworthy certificate posted above. The aircraft isn't going to a direct competitor of UA, so that's good news... Wink

My understanding is that a company using the hangar near the Oregon Air National Guard base at PDX is able to repaint aircraft. So, in a few days, we'll see a thread about an Air India 777 departing PDX!  Wink


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6187 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Alaska has many planes painted at PDX now. Portland may get its first ever Air India flight if it does get repainted there.

ASLAX



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4102 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

It is a huge hangar...the largest at the airport. You can see them from miles away, and easily on any satellite image, very visible. I heard from someone who worked there that they can fit 3 737s at once inside one.

There are two hangars, from what I understand one is used for painting and the other is used by Skywest for their UAX minihub headquarters.


User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

PDX does have painting facilities, if you look through the database you will see some planes (Like QF) that were here for painting.

25 Ramprat74 : About five years ago. A Air New Zealand 747-400 was painted here. They didn't want the plane to fly back to AKL empty. So they made it a live flight P
26 WeAreUnited : I remember this day! I worked at the (then called) Red Lion Restaurant (now the Rose City Cafe) and I believe my older brother was driving me into wo
27 FightingDingo : Air New Zealand was here at PDX last year too. We need to get a contact at this painting company so we can know exactly when these rare aircraft will
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