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Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

I knotest most of the military charter flights out of NGU, are 763 or maybe a MD11 or DC10. Now I wonder, is their a chance we will see a T-7 on these military charter flights soon. With T-7 getting older, some will be retired in a few years and charter airlines will pick then up.

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User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4774 times:

I've already seen a few 777s fly troops out of Pope.

User currently offlinesasd209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

Yes.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12057 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

Both DL and AA have used the B-777-200ER on military charter flights.

User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3688 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4631 times:
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I've seen DL 777Lr's here in KWI about four times in the last month. The scheduled carriers don't do too many AMC movements because the schedules are so fluid, but maybe you'll get lucky in NGU


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4354 times:
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Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I knotest most of the military charter flights out of NGU, are 763 or maybe a MD11 or DC10.

Most of the military charters out of NGU support the Navy in the Atlantic, Med, and Persian Gulf. Since a typical flight makes many stops (Say Lajes, Souda, Bahrain, and Djibouti then reverse route for the trip home) they don't need much range. The military rotator flights just don't need the range or capacity of a 777

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Now I wonder, is their a chance we will see a T-7 on these military charter flights soon.

I worked my first 777 (Continental) military charter 8 or 9 years ago at Osan. Not a rotator, just a one off to support an exercise.



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User currently offlinesasd209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 5):
Since a typical flight makes many stops (Say Lajes, Souda, Bahrain, and Djibouti then reverse route for the trip home) they don't need much range.

In 1996 I made a flight in a chartered DC-8 from PHL to Lajes to NAS SIgonella to Bahrain to Diego Garcia. I believe it was the same on the way back and it operated weekly(?). I was given the option to go back that way or take a KC-10 to Singapore and come home the long way. Obviously I just HAD to take the KC-10 to get an 'around the world' trip.  


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

United 777 is in HHN frequently boarding lots of young man in green all similar clothes...

User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3596 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3849 times:
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AA currently has a 777 doing military charters until September.

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