CcrlR
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UA Reviving A 747-400?

Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:44 am

I was trying out my new 100-400mm lens and I was listening to ATC and I noticed a United 747-400 flying overhead and I got two pictures of it. Then I looked on flight tracker and was looking for some 747 flights from some sort of international destination but all I saw were domestic so I saw this one from Gulfport MS. I clicked on it and noticed it was a 747!!! Why was it comming from there and was it a 747 comming from storage?

Here it is
Airline United
Flight Number 9967
Departure City (Airport) Gulfport, MS (GPT)
Departure Time 06/16/2003 06:32 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Chicago, IL (ORD)
Arrival Time 06/16/2003 08:23 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
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scxmechanic
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RE: UA Reviving A 747-400?

Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:21 am

Most likely a military charter.

I forget what military outfit is based at GPT. But I recall that I was on a DC-10 a while back that picked up a bunch in Tazar, Hungary and flew them to GPT via SNN and JFK.

The next week we did the same trip but droped off troops in Ft Benning Ga. What a long 2 weeks. The routing was MSP-SNN-LHTA-SNN-JFK-GPT/LSF-MSP.
 
MSYtristar
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RE: UA Reviving A 747-400?

Tue Jun 17, 2003 12:11 pm

Kiesler AFB is in GPT...lots of military charters vector through there...ATA L1011's have been frequent visitors in the past.

Steve in New Orleans
 
CcrlR
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RE: UA Reviving A 747-400?

Tue Jun 17, 2003 12:18 pm

Anyone get the registration# of that aircraft?
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