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Usaf C-9A To Retire In 2004

Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:43 am

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.


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RE: Usaf C-9A To Retire In 2004

Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:27 am

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

Luckily I photographed one at Fairford last weekend.
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RE: Usaf C-9A To Retire In 2004

Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:59 pm

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

These are not to be retired yet.

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RE: Usaf C-9A To Retire In 2004

Fri Aug 08, 2003 11:23 am

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.
 
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RE: Usaf C-9A To Retire In 2004

Sun Aug 17, 2003 5:43 am

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.
 
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RE: Usaf C-9A To Retire In 2004

Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:34 pm

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.


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RE: Usaf C-9A To Retire In 2004

Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:50 am

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.
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