SegmentKing
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Ghost Airplanes At RDU

Tue Jul 10, 2001 1:54 am

Hey guys, I flew JI up to PHL via RDU and noticed 2 unusual aircraft parked at the AMR gates. On the way up, it was a blue version-- a Boeing 737-200 in cobalt blue with an orange "boy scout" type emblem on the tail (I couldn't see any titles or the registration) and on my return trip yesterday (8 July) I saw an all orange 737-200 with a blue version of the emblem on the tail, but this time I caught some of the registration # as N###SW.

Any ideas?

Nate
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gsoflyer
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RE: Ghost Airplanes At RDU

Tue Jul 10, 2001 1:57 am

I saw those at GSO and wondered the same thing.

They are Ryan International Cargo Planes.
 
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RE: Ghost Airplanes At RDU

Tue Jul 10, 2001 1:59 am

Ghost aircraft are usually all-white with miniscule or non existent registrations; and which generally park off in remote areas of the airport. Not like these ones!
 
SegmentKing
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RE: Ghost Airplanes At RDU

Tue Jul 10, 2001 2:01 am

Well, we've always considered a "ghost" aircraft any aircraft with few or no tail or defined operator markings.

Nate
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RE: Ghost Airplanes At RDU

Tue Jul 10, 2001 3:46 am

Well don't worry, Ceilidh doesn't know what he's talking about most of the time.
 
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RE: Ghost Airplanes At RDU

Tue Jul 10, 2001 4:36 am

Hey,

yes those 2 planes are operated by Ryan International. They are not cargo though. I think they serve as charters for gamblers to/from atlantic city. They were both owned and operated by southwest before joining Ryan Int'l's fleet. I took this picture @ RDU last year:


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I also have a picture of the blue one. I'll add that to the database soon.

mls737
 
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RE: Ghost Airplanes At RDU

Tue Jul 10, 2001 4:52 am

Well don't worry, Ceilidh doesn't know what he's talking about most of the time.

LOL


I also have a picture of the blue one. I'll add that to the database soon.


Wish i could say that! (i'll just go and add this photograph to the database...)

hehe

EGGD

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