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Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Wed May 05, 2010 3:00 am

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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RE: Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Wed May 05, 2010 4:54 am

I've already seen a few 777s fly troops out of Pope.
 
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RE: Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Wed May 05, 2010 6:50 am

Yes.

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RE: Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Wed May 05, 2010 10:07 am

Both DL and AA have used the B-777-200ER on military charter flights.
 
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RE: Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Wed May 05, 2010 11:37 am

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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RE: Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Wed May 05, 2010 11:16 pm

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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RE: Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Wed May 05, 2010 11:30 pm

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.  
 
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RE: Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Fri May 07, 2010 12:07 pm

United 777 is in HHN frequently boarding lots of young man in green all similar clothes...
 
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RE: Will We See 777 Flying Military Charters Soon?

Sat May 08, 2010 6:27 am

AA currently has a 777 doing military charters until September.

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