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User currently offlineJUcomair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone here sees or has ever seen the unmarked 737's that leave from Las Vegas and sometimes California headed to the Groom Lake test range?
There was a rumor that leaked out about the base actually being shut down or abandoned for several reasons which was quickly responded to and shot down. I have read recent articles about these planes and also King Airs serving the same purpose, and have seen the 737's leave from Vegas a couple months ago. Just wanted to know if anyone else has seen em, i think its interesting stuff, 10-12 flights a day starting at 4:30am not ending till about 1:30am. What a job.
Thanks!
Phil

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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

If you are refering to a 732. I believe it is the government owned one that simply shuttles the people that work at the Groom Lake site there and back to Las Vegas. Car access is probably not only restricted, but all too imppractical.

BlatantEcho



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User currently offlineJUcomair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Yea, thats what I'm talking about....they use buses also for people, but the private contractor...EC&G (i believe thats the order of the letters)owns the 737-200adv's and use them as the shuttle. ATC callsign Janet....Just wondering if anyone else had seen em.
Phil


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 989 times:

Yep, B737-200, ex United, with a red cheatline and no other markings.

User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1625 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 983 times:

A red cheatline...?! If I remember correctly, I saw that plane last summer while on vacation. It wouldn't be a United, but a Western Airlines, sans the "W".

Rik... Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA



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User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 970 times:

EG&G currently operates a fleet of six "Janets". One is an ex-Pacific Western 737-275, the rest are T-43s (converted to straight pax configuration) leased from the USAF.


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If you look just above the nose gear you will see the last three digits of this T-43's AF serial number. (in this case 72-0287)


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 962 times:

The reason I thought the aircraft was probably ex United was because the registration ended with 'U'. Apologies if that's incorrect!

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 958 times:

I saw them Sept 8th, they where definately active!
Iain


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 945 times:

I saw a documentary about the "Area 51" (is this a bad word) complex and it said that the landing lights from these 737s were responsible for many so-called UFO sightings in the area. lol 

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