I have seen all of these aircraft you have described during a recent trip to SAT
, but can't figure out what they're all doing there. The MD
-11 you described, HZ
-HM7, has been a Saudi Arabian royal aircraft, but it seems that by the long time it has been sitting at SAT
, it probably isn't a visit from the royal family. Here's a picture of both of the mentioned three-holers:
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Also, I'd be willing to bet the 742 is an ex-VS bird, since I've seen pictures of other retired 742s from VS
flying into SAT
. Not sure, though. I'd like to find out this stuff too!
B-52s don't take off. They scare the ground away.