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C-130 At SNA Yesterday - Anyone Know More?  
User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5520 times:

Yesterday (Aug. 10) around 10-11AM I was catching a flight at John Wayne Airport (SNA) and saw a C-130J on the other side of the field from the terminal, which took off not long before my flight boarded. I think there are a few pictures in the A.net database, but this is the first time I've personally seen a military aircraft at this airport. I took some low-quality photos out of the terminal window and it was marked with "ANG" and "21463" on the tail, which I'm guessing makes it 02-1463. Anyway, my best guess as to why it would be at this airport would be that some politician was also visiting and they were bringing security gear or something, and my second best guess would be that there was some bulky bit of kit that the military or NASA needed from some nearby airspace contractor, but that seems less likely. Anyone know more?

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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5511 times:
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Could be any number of reasons a CA ANG airplane was at a civilian airport in California. Is it a drill weekend for the CA National Guard? Could have been picking up Guard members. See if it comes back tommorrow night...


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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12425 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5503 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Thread starter):
Yesterday (Aug. 10) around 10-11AM I was catching a flight at John Wayne Airport (SNA) and saw a C-130J on the other side of the field

Practicing its long field landings?  



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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3926 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5491 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 2):
Practicing its long field landings?

Actually, British C-130s have visited AMS for 'major airport training'.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25069 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

Was Romney around SoCal ?

He has a home in OC.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25069 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5201 times:

News said Michelle Obama spent Sunday and Monday in LA. Maybe related to that.


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