FLYiCRJ
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"Justice"....cleared For Take-off

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:35 am

About a month ago I was spotting at EWR, and I saw a Red and White MD-82 taxi. Now I remember reading another post about it being seen in Chicago, so I knew it was a government aircraft. When I turned on my scanner its callsign was "JUSTICE", but with no flight number. And it wasnt listed on any arrival/departure websites, so you can imagine how happy i was to see this bird. Besides transporting prisoners which is obvious by the callsign. What else is this plane used for, and does anyone have any pics of it. I know Planet Airways also transports convicts.
 
srbmod
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"Justice"....cleared For Take-off

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:39 am

Quoting FLYiCRJ (Thread starter):
I know Planet Airways also transports convicts.

More like used to, as they went under a few months back.
 
BDKLEZ
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"Justice"....cleared For Take-off

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:44 am

Here's one, it seems that they have 2 ICAO callsigns which are DOJ & JUD, probably depends on what they're actually doing on the day.


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FlyingTexan
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RE: "Justice"....cleared For Take-off

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:57 am

They belong to the DOJ. Haul around Federal prisoners.

I’ve also seen a 737.

Gawd, the stories one could tell being cabin crew for Justice.
"Wouldn't your boss like to fly home nonstop at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon?" -Airline Exec to Congressional Staffer
 
BDKLEZ
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RE: "Justice"....cleared For Take-off

Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:02 am

Callsign "Justice" - Offically known as......

US Department of Justice Prisoner & Alien Transportation Service (JPATS)

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