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    McGuire AFB (KWRI) 10/14/12 with special visitor!

    Did a little spotting on a family outing today and this is what my turnout was....
    4 Different KC10s...





    Is that what I think it is?

    ATI DC-8-62 N71CX one of if not the last "combi" in the world!

    Last edited by NWA DC9; 10-15-2012 at 05:37 AM.

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    They must do some military charter work. That aircraft was on static display at the McGuire open house a few years back.

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    That is a regularly scheduled flight I do believe. It operates KWRI-KBWI-LPLA (Lajes Azores)-KBWI-KWRI.

    I know this because I have tried to catch it many a time and never made the drive up to Baltimore, sadly

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    Yeah It's ATI 720 or something like that and it took me 2yrs to finally catch it hahaha, But they only have one 62 series combine and it's usually a Stretch 8 that does the job.

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    Actually it's not as rare as I thought it was, Just looked at flightaware and it shows that its been operating with the 62 for quite sometime now, I usually only go out that way during the fall and last year it was one of the DC-8-73s making the run. Anyway, here is the tracker for it on flightaware. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ATN720

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    Nice job with the -62! As Moose mentioned they had a Seventy series on static @ McGuire and we were able to see the inside:

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    Wow do they still fly the 70 series combi?

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    The cool thing about those combi's is that the pax are in the BACK, separated from the flight deck but cargo.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Nice catch!

    I got to see her in MIA a couple weeks ago (sadly I was on a bus and caught some window reflection under the wing).

    Last edited by Matt Molnar; 10-15-2012 at 06:00 PM.
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    Nice! That has to be the 70 series combi because it has CFM-56s and not JT8Ds.
    Last edited by NWA DC9; 10-16-2012 at 03:54 PM.

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    i saw that Combi depart Bahrain a few months back,a thing of beauty.
    The beehive hummm of the JT9D and GE CF680C2,the thunder of the JT8D-17,the rumble of the PW1830 and the high ,thin whine of the PW 545A are all music to my ears!

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