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Status Of Omega Tanker  
User currently offlineStuckontarmac From United States of America, joined Jul 2013, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5095 times:

Greetings, Did not see a thread on this

What is the Status of the Omega Tanker program, after the loss of N707AR I have not seen any of the other aircraft at KSAT. The Omega sign was removed from the building and the sole spare 707 airframe was moved to the far side of the field in San Antonio. I know that it was planned to convert more DC-10-40s for this purpose and was curious if the program is still on track or if there has been a replacement program activated.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12060 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5073 times:

Omega's 12 contract with the USN expired earlier this year. The Navy wants another 12 year contract, but does not have the money right now due to sequestration. Omega still has a few contracts with the RAF, RAAF and RCAF.

User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2979 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

Saw a 703 Omega on flightaware a few weeks ago. Somewhere in the SE USA I believe. Could be wrong though.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12060 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

Quoting 4holer (Reply 2):
Saw a 703 Omega on flightaware a few weeks ago. Somewhere in the SE USA I believe. Could be wrong though.

You are probably correct. Omega is still flying some air refueling missions under individual contracts, it is just that their big 12 year contract has expired. Omega is just flying fewer hours now and fewer missions.


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4233 times:

It appears one is also flying around the western US: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/O.../history/20130721/2200Z/DIKES/KNTD

User currently offlineIRISH251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 959 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Omega Air's maintenance base is at Brunswick GA (KBQK) and this is where its recent 707 acquisitions have been flown to.
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000841539L.html


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