First flight in 21 years

mjg407

Well-Known Member
Just got back from Davis Monthan Bone yard in Tucson. Aircraft was built in 1964, retired in 1989. Just flew yesterday...

the yard

more

albatross

our trusty steed.
 

mjg407

Well-Known Member
Our "tow" tractor

the route to the airfield


finally on some concrete

airborne looking back at DMA
 

jordan747_400

Well-Known Member
Wow! Thats pretty cool! Was the plane being pulled back into military service or being sold overseas?

Must have been a neat feeling to get that plane airborne again...not sure if I would have been brave enough to go up in it on the first flight though :)
 

mjg407

Well-Known Member
Wow! Thats pretty cool! Was the plane being pulled back into military service or being sold overseas?

Must have been a neat feeling to get that plane airborne again...not sure if I would have been brave enough to go up in it on the first flight though :)
Our guys to a good job on the airplane prior to our flying it. We also do some major ORM prior to taking the runway.

It's part of FMS (foreign military sales). We do the structural work on it prior to delivery. I've delivered 1 to Lisbon and 2 to Brazil so far.
 

Hypersonic_Wings

New Member
The old bird spreads it's wings and takes to the sky once again. What a beautiful sight. Great pics. How much will that airplane cost me? lol.
 

mjg407

Well-Known Member
Thanks all. Here are a couple of more.
This cockpit has seen better days...

blackhawk circling about
 
Top