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lindy field
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Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Tue Nov 06, 2001 11:26 am

There's a photo in the database of a Spirit MD-82 without markings photographed in San Diego, not a regular Spirit destination. Can someone reveal whether this aircraft now has a private owner? Why was it in San Diego? Thanks in advance for any info.


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RE: Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Tue Nov 06, 2001 11:35 am

Per Bill Harms' website, this ship was ferried to IWA on Sept. 27th. Also listed as an ex-Reno Air aircraft. Then it said "to JPATS"...whatever that means. Regards.
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RE: Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Tue Nov 06, 2001 11:53 am

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RE: Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Tue Nov 06, 2001 12:15 pm

Yeah,

There was a Spirit MD80 here in DAB this weekend. I don't know what it was doing here.

TB
 
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RE: Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Wed Nov 07, 2001 2:48 am

Well atleast it's not going to the grave!
 
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RE: Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Wed Nov 07, 2001 2:50 am

Interesting! I imagine they'll change the livery sooner or later since Spirit probably doesn't want to be associated with "Conair." Thanks for the info.
 
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RE: Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Wed Nov 07, 2001 2:52 am

JPATS are the people that carry prisoners from one holding facility to another. They have a "hub" at OKC on the west side of the field. They also operate at least 1 727-100, a DC-9, etc. We see one of them at MSY every couple of weeks.

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RE: Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Wed Nov 07, 2001 2:53 am

JPATS used WinAir when they were around also.
 
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RE: Fate Of Spirit MD-82 N803NK

Wed Nov 07, 2001 3:18 am

Spirit does alot of charters as well, so it's not surprising to see them in places besides their usual destinations.