17 February 2015

23rd January 1982

N111MF 56n 30w 17:30 F350, 55n 40w 18:26

Wistair, B.707-321, N111MF
This machine first operated with Pan Am as N763PA as "Clipper Yankee" from 1st June 1962 and later went on to serve with Wedge Aviation (N763W) and in 1983 it was registered N98WS, still with Wistair, in 1987 it became HZ-TAS with Prince Turki, ending up with Omega Air in 1990 when it was broken up at Manston, UK.

[Photo: at London, Heathrow in 1980's © Ken Lipscombe]

VC 762 57n 10w 17:26 F330, 58n 20w 18:18, SelCal FMHL

Canadian Air Force, CC-137, 13701
This B.707-347C was delivered to the CAF on 25th February 1970 and redesigned as a CC-137; in 1994 it moved into the commercial sector, as N803CK and served with various operators before ending up with Mexicargo as XA-ABG in 2000. It was finally stored at Tucson in 2003 where it was later scrapped in mid-2005.

[Photo: at London, Gatwick on 20th April 1987 © Steve Barnes]

PALM 72 departed RAF Mildenhall 15:53, 59n 20w 18:34, F310, 60n 30w 19:25, 60n 40w 20:05, 59n 50w next, ETA Offutt AFB 24/01:28

USAF, most probably an E-3A, 75-0558 with 552nd AW&CW (their unit's call-sign), as this aircraft was noted at Mildenhall on this date.

MAC 67955 59n 30w 18:35 F390, 59n 40w 19:22, ETA Goose Bay 21:45, mission number ABA430, outside temp' -49°C, wind 240/80

USAF, C-141, 66-7955, working Croughton Airways

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