QF108 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3602 times:
Was reading on the Sydney Airport Forum about a C-17 or KC-10 that does weekly HNL-Richmond-Alice Springs-Richmond-Brisbane-HNL over the course of 3 days, using a callsign of 'Reach' by the looks of it. So that got me thinking is there much of this type of 'scheduled' service out of Hickham on a weekly basis. If so where and what days do they operate, knowing there are a few US bases around the Pacific, and do all the Hickham based C-17's and KC-10's use 'Reach' as their callsign ?
Never been much into Military ops but this I would like to know more about if possible. Thanks
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15921 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
Quoting QF108 (Thread starter): do all the Hickham based C-17's and KC-10's use 'Reach' as their callsign ?
I don't know about the scheduling, but "Reach" is the callsign for Air Mobility Command. Any military cargo plane can use this callsign, but I think they use others too like other USAF flights. Also, civilian aircraft flying under contract for DoD may use the "Reach" callsign as well.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
but all AMC (reach) schedules are subject to change at anytime for any reason, but now with the web retirees are able sign up and ride space a to many places around the world, so its just another example how the internet is changing lives for the better...
QF108 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3166 times:
Thanks for the responses BMI727, and Cospn, I checked out that site for the info, it appears still in its infancy but will check back there often. And apologies about posting this in the Civil Aviation forum originally.
Looks like no luck with the 'schedules' question, but am still holding out some hope that someone may come up with an answer !!! Keeping my fingers crossed