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Delta A350 at COS

Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:15 pm

Anyone know why there is an A350 that flew from LAX-COS this morning? DL8965.
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Re: Delta A350 at COS

Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:18 pm

Looks like a brief side gig as a military charter. It flew the same route (LAX-COS-RIV-LAX) last weekend, too
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Re: Delta A350 at COS

Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:20 pm

There was a 77W that just took off too. UAL 2570. This morning a National A332 was also here as well as 2 Sierra Pacific 735s, all headed to RIV.

I'd look to Ft. Carson as to the reason why.
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Re: Delta A350 at COS

Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:12 pm

Most likely a unit from 4th infantry division (Fort Carson) going to the NTC (National Training Center, Fort Irwin) they used to use SCLA but the air force upgraded the infrastructure at March ARB so the DoD is using RIV as the entrance hub to NTC.

Look for all that traffic to flow backwards in 2 to 4 weeks. A BCT going to NTC is over 5k people, however the majority of people and equipment is rail, military airlift, road convoy, and bus movement. These flights would be the mop up for admin personnel, attached support, and leadership teams.
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Re: Delta A350 at COS

Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:01 pm

A friend of mine is a truck driver and had a pickup at Ft Carson going out to RIV. Heavy military equipment, although they wouldn’t tell him what. Said it’s a big shipment, a lot of trucks.

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