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Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:24 pm

There has been a B767 parked over at the cargo area with an all white unmarked fuselage and an unmarked teal blue/green tail for at least a week! Can anyone help out identifying this please?
 
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:30 pm

It's going to be the new training airplane for the firefighters here at SFO. The airplane is currently being repainted after it was flown in about a month or so ago from its previous owners, ANA.
 
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:13 pm

yeah, we flew that one back in December 2013. we had a small ceremony a few days later. It was one of our oldest B767-300 aircraft in the fleet that we were retiring.

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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:10 am

Quoting stealth777 (Reply 1):
It's going to be the new training airplane for the firefighters here at SFO. The airplane is currently being repainted after it was flown in about a month or so ago from its previous owners, ANA.

Ahh - that clears up a question I had. Travelling out of SFO in Feb I saw a clearly ex-ANA 767 in Cargo and wondered what it was doing there. Now I know, thanks.
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:15 am

What do the Fire School use at the moment?.
 
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:05 pm

Is the requirement for a 3 engined type (or facsimile, as is common) as a fire trainer not relevant any longer?
 
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:43 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 6):
They had an old 727. If you look at some SFO pics you;ll see it out near the Super Bay hangar. it;s in the process of being scrapped.

I'm asking this because I haven't been in SFO for quite a while. What happened to the old TW 707 and UA DC-8 that they used for fire training? Can I assume they've been scrapped?
 
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:20 pm

Quoting bohica (Reply 6):

Quoting as739x (Reply 6):
They had an old 727. If you look at some SFO pics you;ll see it out near the Super Bay hangar. it;s in the process of being scrapped.

I'm asking this because I haven't been in SFO for quite a while. What happened to the old TW 707 and UA DC-8 that they used for fire training? Can I assume they've been scrapped?

I don't ever remember seeing a 707 or DC-8 used for the Fire Department and I've worked at SFO since '96. There has always been the 727-100 painted in SFIA colors at SuperBay. If they had one of those other types before, it's goes before my time  
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:41 pm

The Photo Index shows the following in April 1992;

B707-131B N797TW MSN18760 lying on belly
DC8-51 N8007U MSN 45284 badly burnt

As for the B727, most airliners now have wing, not tail mounted engines. The configuration is not really realistic any more.
 
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:40 am

Quoting as739x (Reply 7):
I don't ever remember seeing a 707 or DC-8 used for the Fire Department and I've worked at SFO since '96. There has always been the 727-100 painted in SFIA colors at SuperBay. If they had one of those other types before, it's goes before my time

I guess that means they've been scrapped a long time ago. IIRC they used to be located directly across the 28's from the "thumb" of concourse F close to where Signature is currently located.
 
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:19 am

Quoting bohica (Reply 6):
Quoting as739x (Reply 6):
They had an old 727. If you look at some SFO pics you;ll see it out near the Super Bay hangar. it;s in the process of being scrapped.

That was the United 727-100 N7004U (if I recall. it;s been a long time) We gave 1 to San Jose State, and another went back to Boeing, 1 went to Chicago's museum of industry (I believe) and most of the rest got sold or parted out. Purdue got a 737-222,
 
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RE: Attention SFO Spotters! Unidentified B767 At SFO

Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:40 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 8):
The Photo Index shows the following in April 1992;

B707-131B N797TW MSN18760 lying on belly
DC8-51 N8007U MSN 45284 badly burnt

I completely missed that last night when I was responding to as739's post. That's what I get for posting while tired. Those were the two planes I was referring to.

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