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Identify This A/C In SAV?  
User currently offlinen126dl From United States of America, joined May 2010, 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8944 times:
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Just returned from SAV after sending my in-laws for two weeks in FRA via PHL with US. Saw an all-white 757 parked between Gulfstream and the FedEx ramp. Any ideas of why it might be there....from anyone who may be a southeastern spotter?


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6309 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8850 times:

Did it by chance say Comtran of the vertical stabilzer ? If so it's a CIA aircraft.


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User currently offlineaviationnut12 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8768 times:

Flying out of SAV tomorrow morning...will see if i can get a decent picture.


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User currently offlineliedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8764 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 1):
Comtran of the vertical stabilzer

You are thinking COMCO. I used to see it in here a bunch about 3-4 years ago. Kinda spooky to see it here. all the doors had padlocks on them.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12160 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8690 times:

It also could be a USAF C-32B. They are all white B-757-200s, with RR RB-211 engines, and used by the Sec. of State.

User currently offlinen126dl From United States of America, joined May 2010, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8654 times:
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Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 1):
Did it by chance say Comtran of the vertical stabilzer ? If so it's a CIA aircraft.

Not sure, my eyes are old and tired and I left my camera at home with the good lens. Thanks for offering to get a decent pic, aviationnut12.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8620 times:

Quoting liedetectors (Reply 3):
Kinda spooky to see it here. all the doors had padlocks on them.


How do you "padlock" the doors?


User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8560 times:

There are hasps (or loops) welded on either side of the seam, and you thread the lock through them. There's a tour group out of Detroit (Nomads?) that does the same thing with their A/C...


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8508 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 7):
There are hasps (or loops) welded on either side of the seam, and you thread the lock through them. There's a tour group out of Detroit (Nomads?) that does the same thing with their A/C...


Ask as stupid question and get a ...!

Are these hoops, welded to either side of the seam, covered by a OEM service bulletin, STC or do all 757's have them?


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3550 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8193 times:

Why would a tour group or COMCO aircraft need padlocks on the doors?


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User currently offlinepackcheer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 9):
Why would a tour group or COMCO aircraft need padlocks on the doors

So that someone who has hijacked a jetway or airstairs at that particular airport can not get inside the door   



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User currently offlinethrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5353 times:

Locks on aircraft doors are not uncommon at all. They are frequently found on GA aircraft, less so on transport category equipment, though. My company padlocks all doors that are accessible from the ground (cargo and A & E bays) when the aircraft (738s or 734s) is left unaccompanied for any length of time. As the boarding doors, window exits and F/O's escape window need lifts or stairs to reach, they are considered secure.

Locks pass through a small loop that extends through the door handle preventing it from being pulled out and rotated. It is a very simple method. I am unfamiliar with any aircraft having the type of securing device (ie: a loop on the door and one on the fuselage) mentioned above.


User currently offlineg38 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1853 times:
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The C-141 at the Museum of the USAF in Dayton, OH has the doors padlocked in this manner. I remember wondering about it at the time, but then it is a museum piece.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6309 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Quoting liedetectors (Reply 3):
You are thinking COMCO

Right you are, it used to be here in TUS often but I haven't seen it in a year or so.



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