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Usaf C-9A To Retire In 2004  
User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

The AF reallignment plan for 04 is out and the 20 USAF C-9As are to be retired, 10 are from Scott AFB, IL.

You can link to the whole list via the AF's webpage. I know some of you keep up with these things so there you go, enjoy. The 3 C-9Cs out of andrews for exec support are not affected.


Ciao, and Hook 'em,
Lt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Unavoidable now that the 737-700s are coming online I guess, but sad nonetheless.

Luckily I photographed one at Fairford last weekend.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

The VC-9Cs ser# 73-1681, 73-1682, and 73-1683

These are not to be retired yet.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlineN1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

thats too bad I love the dc-9's but I suppose the old planes gotta go sometime. Those exec DC-9's are extra sharp looking, came into patterson about 3 weeks ago.

User currently offlineN1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

have you got a link for a story? im a controller at Wright-Patt and someone I work with says they've already been retired and his parents flew on the last flight last week or something, maybe the last flight for the C-9 Im thinking.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Well the AF FY2004 plan was on the AF.mil webpage. I am sure the story is still in their archives, and the AF 2004 plan is available from the GPO as well in paper form.

the VC-9 are not to retire just he C-9. I know C-9s are still flying as they were just here thursday.


Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlineFltMech9 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

The last state side Evac Medical mission was flown last Monday, although there are still training missions being flown. Plan is to have all the airplanes at Scott AFB to the bone yard by the first of October. The oversea's C-9A's will have about the same time line. I don't know for sure about the C-9C's at Andrews, I think they might be around another year. I have spent over 8 years on the C-9A and I will miss the airplane for sure! I think in about a year they will find out they made a huge mistake with the C-9 program. No other airplane in the Air Force is set up totally for aeromedical and can be airborne in an hour with little effort. Plus, no other airplane can come close to making 8 to 10 stops per day with ground times that adverage 20-30 min. The C-9 has done her mission well and has saved countless numbers of lives. I know it's been a big part of my Air Force carrer.
FltMech9


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