Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 10:02 am

Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone here sees or has ever seen the unmarked 737's that leave from Las Vegas and sometimes California headed to the Groom Lake test range?
There was a rumor that leaked out about the base actually being shut down or abandoned for several reasons which was quickly responded to and shot down. I have read recent articles about these planes and also King Airs serving the same purpose, and have seen the 737's leave from Vegas a couple months ago. Just wanted to know if anyone else has seen em, i think its interesting stuff, 10-12 flights a day starting at 4:30am not ending till about 1:30am. What a job.
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RE: Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 10:19 am

If you are refering to a 732. I believe it is the government owned one that simply shuttles the people that work at the Groom Lake site there and back to Las Vegas. Car access is probably not only restricted, but all too imppractical.

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RE: Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 10:28 am

Yea, thats what I'm talking about....they use buses also for people, but the private contractor...EC&G (i believe thats the order of the letters)owns the 737-200adv's and use them as the shuttle. ATC callsign Janet....Just wondering if anyone else had seen em.

RE: Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 10:36 am

Yep, B737-200, ex United, with a red cheatline and no other markings.
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RE: Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 11:10 am

A red cheatline...?! If I remember correctly, I saw that plane last summer while on vacation. It wouldn't be a United, but a Western Airlines, sans the "W".

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RE: Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 12:50 pm

EG&G currently operates a fleet of six "Janets". One is an ex-Pacific Western 737-275, the rest are T-43s (converted to straight pax configuration) leased from the USAF.

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If you look just above the nose gear you will see the last three digits of this T-43's AF serial number. (in this case 72-0287)

RE: Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 1:09 pm

The reason I thought the aircraft was probably ex United was because the registration ended with 'U'. Apologies if that's incorrect!

RE: Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 1:40 pm

I saw them Sept 8th, they where definately active!
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RE: Janet 737's

Wed Sep 27, 2000 2:32 pm

I saw a documentary about the "Area 51" (is this a bad word) complex and it said that the landing lights from these 737s were responsible for many so-called UFO sightings in the area. lol