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Strange Sightings At PBI  
User currently offlinecanyonblue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

The last two weeks have brought some unusual visitors to what is normally a very boring airport. Here in West Palm Beach the airport is usually scattered with 737s and MD-80s. Maybe the summer heat is getting to me and I'm seeing things that are not actually here, but in the past two weeks the airport has been visited by an IL-76 an AN-124 and currently a North American 757 is in the house.

I heard the AN-124 is used by the Saudi Arabian government to buy Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopters (built in South Florida) to ship them overseas, but I haven't been able to confirm. And I have no idea why the IL-76 or the North American 757 were in town. Any clues....or is it just the heat getting to me.

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User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2412 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Saw the An-124 last week. Very conspicuous on the PBI ramp!

User currently offlinecanyonblue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

A little update......as suspected the North American 757 was a military charter. Apparently it brought in a National Guard unit.

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Spirit was leasing a North American 757 last week also, while its only A321 left (I think just one left) was in for maintenance - however I think it was just being used on the MCO-SJU route.

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