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389 viewsAirline: Ecuadorian Air ForceType: HS-748 AvroRegistration: FAE-743Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Caught just crossing the airport boundary on approach as she whistles into Quito. Three of these 748's are owned by the Air Force and usually two are always in service sometimes several flights a day.
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360 viewsAirline: DeltaType: MD-11Registration: N807DEAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: 2003The MD-11 could not make its promised range after flight testing and the manufacturer was forced to credit the airlines that ordered them. One change was the addition of fuel tanks that were added to the lower cargo hold like large containers which had to be installed and leak checked.
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337 viewsAirline: Aero UnionType: Lockheed P-3 OrionRegistration: N920AUAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: 2009Aero Union used to fly several DC-4 and P-3 airtankers until a Hawkins and Powers C-130 and Privateer snapped their wings inflight killing their crews. Both occurred in 2003 and subsiquently forced the FAA to ban many older airtankers from service, the DC-4 being one of them.
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348 viewsAirline: CanjetType: Boeing 737-800Registration: C-FTCZAirport: FLLCity: Fort LauderdaleState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 16, 2010This aircraft was involved in a Hijacking on April 19, 2009. The hijacker forced the crew to land in Cuba. Two special operations operatives entered through the cockpit window, and replaced the copilot. One of the operatives, impersonating the copilot, met with and overpowered the hijacker.
HC-AUT_museum_2009.jpg
311 viewsAirline: Ecuador air forceType: DC-3 C-47Registration: HC-AUTAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009This C-47 is one of many ex. military transports present on base next to the Ecuadorian air force personnel base housing.
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306 viewsAirline: Fuerza Aérea EcuatorianaType: British Aerospace BAe-748 Registration: HC-BEYAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009One of the rarest aircraft in Quito is the few operated by the air force. They are slated to be replaced with a more modern aircraft but when that will happen is anybody's guess.
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335 viewsAirline: Fuerza Aérea EcuatorianaType: Douglas DC-6Registration: HC-AVH Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009FAE44691 is one of many ex. military transports present on base next to the Ecuadorian air force personnel base housing. There is one other DC-6 in Quito which is part of a child playground fenced in at the Parque La Carolina about 6 miles from the airport.
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368 viewsAirline: Fuerza Aérea EcuatorianaType: Lockheed C-130BRegistration: FAE894Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009Several times a week the C-130 departs early for Guayaquil and is gone most of the day. The interesting fact I learned is any Ecuadorian citizen can fly on an air force aircraft to another Ecuador city for around $30. This includes the C-130, 727, and HS-748. So if you see one it most likely is carrying non-military personnel.
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360 viewsAirline: Forca Aerea BrasileiraType: C-99A ERJRegistration: 2520Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009We got lucky to see this rare visit from the Brasil air force. Awesome view of the Quito neighborhoods in the background.
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360 viewsAirline: Fuerza Aérea EcuatorianaType: Boeing 727-200Registration: FAE620Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009Beautiful to see and hear these stage three engines again on such a dynamic aircraft! Great view of the mountain in back that force all departures on a slight right turn after departure.
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428 viewsAirline: Fuerza Aérea EcuatorianaType: Boeing 727-200Registration: FAE620Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009I was told that TAME airlines had retired their 727 aircraft so I was pleasantly surprised to see them in a rare hybrid Tame/Air force title sceme! Not sure if they ever will retire their 727-100's but I was told the Tame will be repainted in their usual grey air force colors very soon.
FAE743_UIO_land_2009.jpg
301 viewsAirline: Fuerza Aérea EcuatorianaType: British Aerospace BAe-748 Registration: FAE743Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009Not many of these 748's any more. Checking I found the Indian air force still using them as well as a few transports in Canada and Africa. None that I know of in the USA.
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356 viewsAirline: Equador Air ForceType: Boeing 727-100Registration: FAE-691Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EquadorDate Taken: December 2008-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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336 viewsAirline: TAMEType: Boeing 727Registration: HC-BZSAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EquadorDate Taken: December 2008This 727 has another registration FAE-620 which is for the Air Force. This is a great spot at the perimeter fence to shoot from.
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365 viewsAirline: Equador Air ForceType: Hawker Siddeley HS-748 Registration: FAE-743Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EquadorDate Taken: 2008Equadors' VIP and personnel transport fleet of HS-748s were recently expanded with the delivery of two ex-Brazilian Air Force HS-748s arriving in Quito in 2006. The aircraft (FAE-742 and FAE-743) are painted light grey, whereas the original aircraft are painted white. Here 743 arrives in the evening after a full day of missions.
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339 viewsAirline: Equador Air ForceType: Hawker Siddely HS-748 Registration: HC-AUKAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EquadorDate Taken: 2008It wears a military registration of FAE684, as well as the code 001, which means the aircraft is used also as presidential transport.
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356 viewsAirline: Yankee Air ForceRegistration: N8709 4-476716Airport: OSHCity: OshkoshState: WisconsinCountry: USADate Taken: July 2006Based at the Yankee Air Force museum at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Parked near the small hangars on the Northwest side of Wittman Field.
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