Bluewave 707
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Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:56 am

Has anyone seen the Missile Defense Agency fleet park at civilian airports? They often do at HNL ...

Why arenʻt they parking at HIK?
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:24 am

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Thread starter):
Has anyone seen the Missile Defense Agency fleet park at civilian airports? They often do at HNL ...

Why arenʻt they parking at HIK?

If you are talking about Hickam AFB, it's the same plot of land as HNL.
 
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:41 am

What aircraft do they use?.
 
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:40 pm

There are a couple secured ramps on the HNL side of the airport which can be used for US government / DOD aircraft when parking on the HIK ramps is not available.

Sometimes the US govt aircraft use the HNL ramps because they get the same parking spots all the time, while at HIK they would be transient aircraft and park at different locations.

Which aircraft are you seeing? The Kwajalein support aircraft, or the ALTB?
 
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:21 pm

iirc, there was an Air india B747-200, which was converted into a test bed.

Does it still exist, or was it scrapped.
 
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:10 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 4):
iirc, there was an Air india B747-200, which was converted into a test bed.

Does it still exist, or was it scrapped.


Never flyable as a testbed. Used as part of ground lab. Test completed, airframe disposed of.
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:33 pm

Many thanks.

More research revealed this.

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Boeing_YAL-1
 
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:10 am

They were 2 G-IIIs (N74A and N178B) and a DC-10 (N910SF) that were here for the last test at Barking Sands ...
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:05 am

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3):
There are a couple secured ramps on the HNL side of the airport which can be used for US government / DOD aircraft when parking on the HIK ramps is not available.

There are no restricted access ramp areas on the HNL side. All the hard stands have access roads that everyone needs to drive through to reach other areas of the airport or common use facilities.

If you are talking about the ramp area by the golf course, that is still part of HIK.
 
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RE: Missile Defense Fleet @ Civilian Airports

Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:50 am

The MDA birds used FedEx GPUs and a local FBO for their ground handling ...
Is it because they have US N-numbers and not military registrations?
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