NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1409 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2913 times:
I did a little search to see if anyone else had reported it, but came up with nothing. I was in RIC the other day (3/27 to be exact), and while waiting for the hotel shuttle to take us to the terminal, I noticed a very distinct tail of a 737 belonging to Lauda, taxiing for takeoff. At first glance, it looked like a -600 series, but since it was at a distance, I couldn't really be sure. Also, when it finally did take off, it appeared that the titles were removed. But the livery was unmistakably Lauda. Does anyone know why this plane was there? Is it being leased to a US carrier, or chartered?
It isn't a delivery flight since there have been no 736s produced recently and I haven't seen a 73G for Lauda come off the assembly line recently, but I don't pay that much attention, so I could be wrong.
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NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2577 times:
Devilfish, yes! Thank you very much. I do recall the titles being missing, but I couldn't tell if it was a -600 or -700. I guess this would confirm it! So the US Navy is leasing a Lauda jet, thanks for clearing that up. Cheers!