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AA 767 In San Bernardino?  
User currently offlineLesismore From United States of America, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Yesterday morning while driving to work, just before 8am PDT, I saw what looked to be an AA 767 descending for a landing somewhere in San Bernardino, maybe Norton ARB. I thought it was very strange. I didn't think anything but military planes went to Norton. Does anyone know about this?


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Could it be a military charter?

User currently offlineAviationbuff08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Most likely a military charter. AA gets alot of military charter flights.

User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Did it look like the titles and tail logo had been removed??? I know that we just had an AA 762 (can't get close enough for a reg.) come into VCV. It is parked right up front near the hanger with the TZ L10's a FX MD-10 (N68050) and an AS MD-83.

User currently offlineLesismore From United States of America, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2369 times:

From my vantage point, it appeared that all of the titles and tail logo were present. That was one way I was able to determine it was an AA plane. If it was a military charter, I didn't know AA did that. Pretty cool. I wonder where it was coming from?


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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting Lesismore (Thread starter):
Yesterday morning while driving to work, just before 8am PDT, I saw what looked to be an AA 767 descending for a landing somewhere in San Bernardino, maybe Norton ARB. I thought it was very strange. I didn't think anything but military planes went to Norton. Does anyone know about this

Norton AFB has been closed for 10 plus years now. The 767 in question I have heard is N389AA which is being used and leased by Avition Partners for winglet testing. They are flying the airplane now WITHOUT winglets to get a baseline on how the airplane handles, after which time they will fit the airplane with winglets and then fly it for more testing and then release it back to AA.

And we do military charters all the time.

David

[Edited 2008-03-24 13:48:14]


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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

I can't wait to see the new winglets on the 767. I think it will turn what is, in my opinion, a very boring aircraft into a beauty! Those things are gonna be massive!

They will increase the wingspan by 10 feet and will be 11 feet tall! 3 feet taller than the 737 and 757 Winglets which come in at around 8 feet.

Aviation Partners Boeing has a drawing on their website, but it's very rough and not very realistic. I wish I could find a digitally enhanced, proportional photograph of what the 767 will look like. Anyone got a link?

UAL


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