Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2771 times:
Hello Miami spotters, I have some questions for you about some aircraft I noticed around the airport after arriving on an AA eagle hop from Nassau. Parked near the UPS ramp and the private jets, I was happy to see a grey military 707, but I was unable to see what air force it belongs to, does anyone know? Also, the maintenance area is usually packed with interesting planes, but yesterday seemed especially noteworthy as I saw another 707 (which I rarely ever see here) parked next to a bright orange 737 200, and an ATA L1011 in the old colors... I guess my questions are- what is the story with the 2nd 707, what airline would paint a 737 bright orange besides Braniff, and is the L1011 heading towards scrapping, or is it pilfering parts from the other all white L1011 parked over there which was damaged in the hurricane last year? Thanks for the info, sorry for having so many questions!
OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3509 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
Quoting Waterpolodan (Thread starter): is the L1011 heading towards scrapping, or is it pilfering parts from the other all white L1011 parked over there which was damaged in the hurricane last year? Thanks for the info, sorry for having so many questions!
IIRC, it's there for parts and such from the other derelict L1011s, and will soon rejoin ATA. I'm sure other members can help you out with information on the 707s and the 737.
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2675 times:
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 2): I only saw one 707, the one that's white with some red line on fuselage, that's an ex Spanish Air Force.
Ok, that was the one over by the ATA L1011 then, there was another 707, definitely a current service military bird, parked over by the GA and UPS aircraft, but it was probably only around for a short time (I taxied past at around 8 pm yesterday). Thanks for the other info guys!
TZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1471 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2630 times:
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 2): The ATA L1011 is supposedly going to help with parts for the white L1011 that was there as you mentioned (but I didn't see it when I passed by yesturday..)
The ATA looking so majestic in the classic colors compared to the other white planes there. Beautiful L1011.
You are correct. The ex-ATA L-1011 (N194AT) was purchased from us for parts to repair the all-white freighter N306GB. What is left after that will be scrapped Yes, she is a beauty and always got the attention of photographers due to her classic gold/blue livery. Rest in pieces old girl
35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.