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    Senior Member moose135's Avatar
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    Colombian Air Force 767 Tanker dropped into LGA to pick up their delegation and head home. First time I've seen a 767 tanker - a sign of things to come for the USAF. This aircraft is a 767-200, formerly flown by Air China, and modified to the tanker configuration by Israeli Aerospace Industries. It was delivered to Colombia last November, and is equipped with two Wing Air Refueling Pods, housing refueling drogues.









    A huge THANK YOU to Ron for the heads up on this!
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    OMG what a catch Moose... I am jealous...
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    Mil 767's and those A330 MRTT's are so hawt. Great catch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    it's the second time to LGA for that bird right there. she was here last year too. one thing's for sure, she'll look great in USAF grey!!!
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    OMG....great catch Moose!
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    Kuwaiti 747-400 took off 22R at Kennedy.
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    Moose, nice job with the Colombian Air Force 762 shots, as I type this 2200L Chile Air Force 763 just taxied by my office, went to the head of the line of about 15 aircraft in line and departed 31, pretty interesting day for LGA indeed.

    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Chile...b62a493435cbc1

    With an estimated 6000 foot take off roll I presume nonstop to SCL, did I just witness LGA's longest (mileage wise) wide body departure? Cheers LGA777
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric8669 View Post
    His ride is a 747SP
    I know that part, I'm still sore about missing it by 5 mins last year...my question is where is it- I'm surprised no one caught it unless it arrived in darkness

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    Royal Jordanian A318 just flew ISP-JKF as Jordanian 500,
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    I know that part, I'm still sore about missing it by 5 mins last year...my question is where is it- I'm surprised no one caught it unless it arrived in darkness
    It landed Monday in darkness at JFK. Not sure what is has done after that.
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    Here's the Kazakh and Czech departing JFK yesterday:




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    Quote Originally Posted by cancidas View Post
    it's the second time to LGA for that bird right there. she was here last year too. one thing's for sure, she'll look great in USAF grey!!!
    Wait they use a tanker for VIP movements?

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    Tankers can be re-fitted to just be cargo aircraft. And like most cargo aircraft, they have a bed of rails that allow cargo pallets and containers to be placed inside. With that, there are pallets that just have a bunch of seats attached to them....making it a passenger aircraft.

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    Gerard, like the KC-135, the 767 tanker carries all its fuel in the wings and below the main deck, leaving the main compartment open. It can be configured for passengers or cargo, and is used in a VIP configuration.

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    Kuwait Air 319 @ Stewart

    ?any info on the 319 from Kuwait airways at SWF? on flightaware it was Kuwait 9 so definitely UN related.

    any info most welcome.

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