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ATA B753 IN Guam!  
User currently offlineGuamVICE From Guam, joined Jun 2005, 151 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Such a rare occurence that I had to inquire. Tried searching for hours as to the reason for its arrival but can't seem to find anything! Anyone know what this bird was doing in GUM 8/14/07? My good friend Mark instant messaged me yesterday telling me it was in Guam yesterday (I live in the US Mainland) and now I'm curious.

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[Edited 2007-08-14 22:39:51]


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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

No idea why it was there, but it arrived from Fukuoka and departed back there.

Here are your two flights :

AMT6328
AMT6329

 spin 

R


User currently offlineGuamVICE From Guam, joined Jun 2005, 151 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Thx Rob! I was just heading to flightaware when i refreshed ur post. Forgot how handy that website is! Thanks for the help.

Brandon



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User currently offlineBasrabob From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Hi there ,

the most likely answer would be military transport . ATA is used frequently by the US military


User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Quoting Basrabob (Reply 3):
the most likely answer would be military transport . ATA is used frequently by the US military

Probably, Fukuoka is a rather large military base and so is Guam, could be transporting between Fukuoka, Guam and say HNL.

Just my thought.

Mark



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

ATA was in NKM a few months back transporting Japanese SDF members to I think Afghanistan.


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User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

These are Charter flights for Japanese Tourists to GUM sometimes Omni runs the flights, this time the Tour agent is using ATA...btw CO is running charter flights KIX-GUM/SPN and GUM-ICN/TPE, so nice to have the extra pax in Guam

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16908 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 5):
ATA was in NKM a few months back transporting Japanese SDF members to I think Afghanistan.

There was an article in the New York Times a few weeks back about Japanese Self Defense Forces expanding their military capability, as part of this they have been training heavily (most Air and Naval Forces) in Guam as there is some kind of restrictions on their use of live ordnance bombing in Japan. They have been rotating squadrons into Guam to use US bombing ranges, and to further integrate their systems with the US Military.



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 7):

I have heard this as well. Joint training between the Japanese and Americans has been hitting snags by local interest groups all over.

Quoting COSPN (Reply 6):
Omni runs the flights

Saw an Omni at NGO back not long after the new airport opened. People told me it was a military charter but there are no US bases in Chubu and the SDF is at its own airport (former NGO now NKM). Never found out why they were at NGO. Some suspected GUM tours (but we have NW and CO running 3 flights a day and JL runs charters from time to time) but others thought it was a charter for a group that performed on "American Day" at the World Expo in 2005. We will never know.



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User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

the Japan Air SDF visits Guam (UAM Andersen AFB) with their fighter aircraft and suport planes but not in Huge numbers, they sometimes Hire FedEx Md11 to help move some of their stuff ..from Japan and Back...Airspace near Guam is open and there is a Live fire Target island north of Guam called FDM one of the Northern Mariana Islands,

So its a nice way to practice without the restrictions in Japan on Hours of operation and tight airspace blocks, and have a nice vacation in Guam  Smile


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