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A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Wed Mar 19, 2003 9:23 am


Hi!

Just to let you know that it's curently at FAT an ex: SAS MDD machine parked there. Any information about it? Otherwise I'll try to find out what registration it is.
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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Wed Mar 19, 2003 10:11 am

It's likely that this is MD83 SE-DPI that now is operating for Allegiant as N861GA. Is it still in SAS colors? I thouught it was to be repainted, or at least painted white before delivery ...
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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:00 am


Hi LN-MOW.

Noop the plane is still in basic SAS livery ( actually the tail moving area still has AS in white ). I passed a few minutes ago and engine nr. 2 was open, so they were probably making some retifications I presume. Do you know when it arrived? Very funny to see an SAS MD83 here in this neck of the world. I'm actually from Portugal and I used to see during many years SAS flying to Lisbon via Nice ( with the good old DC-9-41 ) and also flying to South America with the DC-8-62/63 and latter with the DC-10-30. From time to time I even saw a SAS 747 ( OY-KHA ) and also the good old A300! It was sad to see SAS dropping Lisbon but it was fun to see an ex: SAS here in Fresno!
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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:34 am

I saw a few days ago on flight tracker from BGR to FAT non stop on Allegiant Air flight 80 on the MD-83. I didn't know that it was delivery to FAT from Europe. That was a delivery plane for Alleigiant Air bought from SAS.

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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:51 am

That was probably it. It was planned to cross the Atlantic on Feb 25th, but I'm not sure of the actual delivery date. Allegiant is scheduled to take SAS other M83 (LN-RMF - probably to be N862GA which is reserved by Allegiant) on March 25th.

Somebody get out there and get a picture of these birds, please ....

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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:06 pm

Allegiant has an MD-83 marked for the Apple Vacations contract out of Denver. That starts May 1. I assume at least one of this month's deliveries will head for DEN in a few weeks, unless there is another aircraft coming in April.
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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:55 pm


Hi!

I could actually take one picture but I'm affraid that someone will get me in trouble what do you think? I'm portuguese I do know how things work in Portugal but here? I don't know, also FAT airport is shared by ANG with their F-16C's, they could think I'm trying to spy them. Any ideas please let me know.... I have my camera ready!
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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Thu Mar 20, 2003 2:59 am

As long as you are not tresspassing on private property or in a restricted area where you are not supposed to be, there should be no problem taking a photo of it. It is not illegal to photograph planes in the US.

 
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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:39 am

I haven't been to the airport in a few days, where is the aircraft parked? There are several ramp areas besides the commercial/private area. If the aircraft is parked near the private aircraft hangers you might try stopping at the office building at 4955 E. Andersen Ave. That is Allegiant's operations office and they might be willing to help or walk you around the aircraft.

Security will be higher the next few days so I'd personally be cautious about any shots that need to be taken near the military facilities which surround FAT or with the military in the background. As long as you follow Flygga's post they may question you for a few minutes then ask you to leave.

Besides the 144th ANG F-16 base there are several other spots to be aware of that could be highly guarded. Along Dakota Ave there is the Army National Guard Aviation Unit and also the Calif Highway Patrol hanger. Most sensitive are the rounded earth bunkers near Dakota Ave. where the military stores various items. There is also a Marines base on the north side between the golf course and Skywest.

BTW CV990, I hope you've had the chance to link up with some of the Portuguese groups in the area. California is mainly Azorean immigrants but we're entering Festa season with something happening in a different city every weekend. Plenty of sopas and other food combined with music.

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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Thu Mar 20, 2003 6:23 am


Hi FATFlyer.

Infact we had some contact with some portuguese ovr here. It's been great to connect with them! About the parking space of the SAS MD83, it is close by the small cargo area where there are some FedEx Cessnas and so, but I might try to reach Allegiance and maybe they let me take a picture of that plane.
I'll let you know!
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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Thu Mar 20, 2003 6:52 am

My wife and I are both descended from Azoreans but still try to celebrate the culture when we can.
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RE: A DC-9/MD80 Ex:SAS At FAT.

Fri Mar 21, 2003 2:26 pm


Hi!

Good to know that FATFlyer! Actually my honeymoon ( next September, it will 16 years!!! ) was passed in Azores Island S. Miguel. A very beautifull place with a lot of beatifull things to see. I flew TAP 727-100 from LIS - CS-TBO and I returned on 737-200 CS-TEP, at that time the runway was quite short and I remember one day a Rich International DC-8-62 in a charter flight had to use all the runway and I still don't know how it did manage to leave the ground!!!
regards and I hope you can have the chance to visit that great place!
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