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Mystery MD-11 At ATL 29 November  
User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

OK, I'm stumped. I briefly glimpsed a MD-11F departing ATL around 16:30 local time on 29 November. The aircraft showed a basic "Eurowhite" style paint scheme, with white fuselage and bright yellow tail. At a distance, the tail logo resembled "stacked boxes" similar to that of Cargolux or (long-gone) German Cargo.

Anyone have insights?

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User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

Digging through FlightAware history, I believe I found your answer:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CWC8601

http://www.pictaero.com/en/pictures/picture,100356


User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Bingo, thanks for that Josh. I got the impression of an all-white fuselage, because the lower portion of the fuselage was obscured from my view (speeding by on I-85).

I wonder what this bird was doing in ATL. Centurion doesn't appear to serve ATL on a scheduled basis - so maybe a wet-lease or just an ad hoc service.


User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 2882 times:

Quoting Frostbite (Reply 2):

I wonder what this bird was doing in ATL. Centurion doesn't appear to serve ATL on a scheduled basis - so maybe a wet-lease or just an ad hoc service.

Going off of the FlightAware link, they've been doing a once a week HHN-ATL service for the last few weeks. What's odd is that I cannot find any return flights from ATL-HHN by them and the ATL-MIA is the only other flight from them I can track down.

Considering that nobody else flies HHN-ATL passenger or cargo (they all use FRA), this is probably some short term service on behalf of someone.


User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6820 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 2829 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 3):
What's odd is that I cannot find any return flights from ATL-HHN by them and the ATL-MIA is

The outbound was from MIA

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CWC8600



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User currently offlinerobo65 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

A lot of military charters as far as troop movement go through HHN, so maybe they are transporting military equipment to and from the gulf region.

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