United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6886 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted
Tue Dec 9 2008 14:50:29 UTC (7 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
Ryan International is a charter company based in Rockford
No ideas on where the flight was coming from or going but there's part of the answer to your questions.
I know the voices in my head aren't real but sometimes their ideas are just awesome!!!
Litz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2061 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Tue Dec 9 2008 15:16:27 UTC (7 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
As per :
this was a Delta 767 returned off lease, and presumably then re-leased (or sold) to Ryan International, and obviously keeping -- for now -- it's old Delta registration.
The date of transfer was 12/3/200y, or just over a year ago.
Tommy212 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Tue Dec 9 2008 15:55:28 UTC (7 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
looks like it was a military charter, came in as callsign RCH823 no info on where from unfortunatly. maybe it was a diversion from RAF Mildenhall or RAF Lakenheath?? just a thought
MACDADDY From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Wed Dec 10 2008 09:17:19 UTC (7 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
BUD for fuel, after leaving the US.
Its not an ER version so didn't have the legs after some unfavourable routings as i understand it
Rscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Wed Dec 10 2008 10:25:31 UTC (7 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1708 times:
More than likely returning fuel stop from middle east after dropping troops and ferrying back. I sure do miss those long haul ferry flights