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UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:14 pm

Anyone know anything about why this 764 was at PDX?
 
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:27 pm

Whatever N66056 and N69063 are up to in VCV, they're both back in regular scheduled service tomorrow.
 
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:28 pm

Military charter from what I have heard.
 
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:44 pm

Quoting jetmatt777 (Reply 2):
Military charter from what I have heard.

That looks right to me as well. It seems that 056 has been running from KWI as MC531 back to the states and is now on its way to POB and 063 seems to be running a shuttle from SEA-VCV.
 
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:30 pm

Quoting adamblang (Reply 1):

I saw yesterday N69063 came to SJC but I think that was for the SJ Earthquakes. UAL2285. Was another charter yesterday that was a 739 and that came up from LAX and off to DFW. And today another charter was a 739 and that went to MDT. Not sure if these all are related but I know we also got 2 SCX last night and a few SWA charters as well.
 
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:12 am

Perhaps they are beginning to retire the inefficient, failure 764's               
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:07 am

We've had a UA 764 at SEA parked on the cargo apron for a few days now. Each day it's been a military charter, and the first day it showed, it had arrived from VCV.
 
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:39 am

While this may have been a charter, remember that VCV is more than a graveyard. They also can do major MRO there, so not all airplanes flying to VCV are headed for storage or the scrapper.
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:12 am

VCV averages several military charters a month
 
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:40 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):

VCV is the gateway to the Army's National Training Center. They do about 11 rotations per year, and it's a Brigade's worth of Army guys. Figure aboout 3-5,000 guys that need to be flown into and out of VCV monthly.
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:51 pm

Atlas was running 744's VCV-SEA not that long ago. They also paint planes in VCV , I see a Boeing flight # for a 77L ging in and out last week.
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:25 pm

Army Training

http://boisestatepublicradio.org/pos...ard-go-california-special-training

"The Idaho Army National Guard will see its largest deployment in five years this summer. In August, 2,500 soldiers from 25 communities in Idaho, plus a few from Oregon and Montana, are headed to the National Training Center (NTC) in Fort Irwin, California."

"Idaho is the first National Guard organization in almost 15 years to go to the NTC."

United is doing quite a few military charters lately.
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:16 pm

Quoting United_fan (Reply 10):

There was an Atlas 767 here in Seattle yesterday. I think it may still be here parked up on the north cargo apron. I've seen a handful over the past couple months.
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:28 am

I did a charter there last week taking the troops up to SEA. We ran two a day for that week and saw the US 767-400 depart for SEA just before us. Definitely military charters.
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RE: UA2288 767-400 Flying PDX-VCV

Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:31 am

Quoting covert (Reply 9):
VCV is the gateway to the Army's National Training Center. They do about 11 rotations per year, and it's a Brigade's worth of Army guys. Figure aboout 3-5,000 guys that need to be flown into and out of VCV monthly.

Very true. Which supports my contention that not all aircraft flying to VCV are going to get scrapped or stored. Many go there with troops, many go there for MRO.
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