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From: "Earl Needham, KD5XB, in Clovis, NM"
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 07:23:58 -0800 Subject: re: Possible Janet 737 sighting in Panama > From: email@example.com (Glenn Campbell, Las Vegas), on 1/6/97 8:18 PM: > I am almost certain that, based upon past intercepts, the "SPAR A4" > you heard was actually "SPAR 84". The interesting thing is that this > aircraft has been identified several times as US Air Force 72-0284, a Boeing > CT-43A transport operated from Howard AFB in the Panama Canal Zone (hence > the 'HW' tail code) for the US Southern Command. The aircraft you heard and > subsequently "optically" verified the identity of is USAF 72-0283, > evidentally also Howard-based, and performing the VIP transport mission. Interesting -- all the military callsigns I'm familiar with (except for Marine 1 and Air Force 1) have the callsign going with the aircrew, not the aircraft. Of course, I spent years in TAC, and now ACC. Are the Janet aircraft run diffeently? 7 3 Earl Needham Clovis, NM Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Chi '76 From the Radio Amateur's Code: Considerate, Loyal, Progressive, Friendly, Balanced, Patriotic
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