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What Brings N770BB To SAN Today?  
User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4898 times:


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This beautiful 757 arrived in SAN either last night or this morning...couldn't find it in flightaware. Any idea who chartered it, where it came from/where it's going and when? Thanks!!


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24118 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4867 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
This beautiful 757 arrived in SAN either last night or this morning...couldn't find it in flightaware. Any idea who chartered it, where it came from/where it's going and when? Thanks!!

It's owned by Yucaipa Companies LLC with major investments in several major supermarket chains etc.
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=770BB

It was probably carrying their billionaire chairman who has close connections to the Democratic Party.

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Yucaipa has a hungry eye for picking out ripe bargains in different industries, but made its name with grocery stores. The investment company forged its reputation as the ultimate grocery shopper, executing a series of grocery chain mergers and acquisitions involving such companies as Fred Meyer, Ralphs, and Jurgensen's that put the company on the supermarket map. The Yucaipa Companies currently owns a stake in SUPERVALU, but sold its interest in Pathmark to A&P in 2007. The company's chairman, billionaire and former grocery store bag boy Ron Burkle, is a prominent Democratic activist and fundraiser.


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7348 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4825 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
couldn't find it in flightaware.

This aircraft is one of many whose movements are blocked from reporting to services such as FlightAware. Many companies do so - Walmart, Tyson Foods, the company I work for - so that people cannot track where their executives are traveling.


User currently offlineLEEDS19 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2008, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

I remember seeing this Aircraft back in the 90s at Luton when it was the private transport for the now Deceased Billionaire Sir James Goldsmith,It was an ex Sterling Airways machine converted so it had built in Airstairs which was unique for a 757 at the time and also had additional fuel tanks giving it a range of around 6000miles.I think it held 56tons of fuel as opposed to around 32tons on a standard 757 if I recall correctly.

Looks great with the Winglets,even more range!


User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4575 times:



Quoting LEEDS19 (Reply 3):
Airstairs

what are airstairs? thanks for the add'l facts, very cool!



those who don't get carried away should be.
User currently offlineLEEDS19 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2008, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4562 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Reply 4):
what are airstairs? thanks for the add'l facts, very cool!

Maybe not the term everyone uses but "Built in Passenger stairs", The crew didnt like to use them as they were quite problematic and relatively slow to extend and retract so were rarely used.It was a lot quicker to put drivable steps onto the Aircraft.I only saw them used by Engineers. hope this explains.


User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4496 times:



Quoting LEEDS19 (Reply 5):

very interesting about the built-in stairs...probably added weight offsetting a bit of that extended range  Wink

well, here's proof they weren't using the built-in steps in san diego...
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh318/boeing757300/priv75.jpg



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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1337 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4299 times:
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I'd also swear I saw this aircraft approaching PIT on May 18th (~2pm).

Anyone know the story?



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