Hannigan
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MD-11 In SAV Today

Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:04 am

Hey guys, second post!  Big grin

I know some of you have access to some pretty cool flight information. Perhaps you all can help me and tell me about a MD-11 I saw leave SAV today between 9:45 and 10:00A ET this morning. It was dark gray like the C-130's we see all of the time, so I can safely say it was military. It was kinda cool because I think it's perhaps one of the largest aircraft I have seen operate here. We get the occasional 707 or KC-135, but it's rare to see anything like an MD-11.

Thanks in advance!
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RE: MD-11 In SAV Today

Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:09 am

It was probably not a MD-11 and most likely a KC-10 Extender.
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RE: MD-11 In SAV Today

Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:12 am

Checked red1aviation's site and didn't see any DC-10 or MD-11 departures as a commercial flight so it could either be military or a civilian plane (World, Omni, etc.) flying a "Reach" callsign which don't show up on flight trackers.
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RE: MD-11 In SAV Today

Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:14 am

Wow, good eye there Flynavy. I was not aware of that aircraft. What's the difference? I'm assuming the equipment onboard obviously but anything to do with performance?

Looks pretty close to me lol.


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RE: MD-11 In SAV Today

Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:19 am

The simple fact that the military does not own one single MD-11 is the reasoning here.
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RE: MD-11 In SAV Today

Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:21 am

Ya it had to be a KC-10 Extender, I'm not doubting you here. I just wonder what the difference is. They look identical.
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RE: MD-11 In SAV Today

Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:24 am

MD-11 is slightly longer than a KC-10(DC-10) and the MD-11 has winglets and more powerful engines


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RE: MD-11 In SAV Today

Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:29 am

Also the flight decks are somewhat different  Smile


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RE: MD-11 In SAV Today

Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:12 am

Thanks for the info guys. Learn something new everyday!
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