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    Default The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Any one know what it is about?

    Both on the flight in and the flight out the front doors were open and the engines covered with the appearance of renovations going on inside.

    It does look rough from the outside also.. Real rough..

    IIRC it was there in August as well
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Any markings?

    Where was your camera?

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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Trying to picture the plane, there are a few there, never seen anyone working on them. Renco will know, he travels some and knows planes.
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Did it look like these?



    This is Iranian:

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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Any markings?

    Where was your camera?
    None... Almost looked Tremclad white applied by roller... In retrospect that is nica-esk... Actually there are 10 or 12 shots left on one of the cameras I have yet to unload.. I should check. (took some shots of one of the Russian choppers painted a finny 2 tone blue)
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Did it look like these?



    This is Iranian:

    Similar.. only one engine (per wing) of the same size
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    A twin engined jet could be just about anything. Was the nose and windscreen the same as the 707 above? If so, it's probably a 737. I think I saw that when we were there in July.

    The blue/white MiL-8 (not the Mother in Law kind) is Ortega's personal transport.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    A twin engined jet could be just about anything. Was the nose and windscreen the same as the 707 above? If so, it's probably a 737. I think I saw that when we were there in July.

    The blue/white MiL-8 (not the Mother in Law kind) is Ortega's personal transport.



    Yes looking at the 737 wiki page (re-earlier today's post :-P) it must be a 737-200 ..

    And I just checked.. Yep.. That was DOS's chopper I snapped...
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Any one know what it is about?

    Both on the flight in and the flight out the front doors were open and the engines covered with the appearance of renovations going on inside.

    It does look rough from the outside also.. Real rough..

    IIRC it was there in August as well
    I thnk it is the old 737 parked by La Costeña. Rumour has it that the airplane will be renovated and become part of the fleet of a new carrier flying out of Managua. This rumour in various forms has been floating around since the collapse of Atlantic Airlines in 2007.
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    After all these years - I think I found it!!!!

    Paso Xolotlan..

    Seen a shot or two when googling the place and the plane looked somewhat familiar..

    And a thread on skyscraper city that shows its install..

    So it was not a mystic magic Ortega Airline - But just a park prop.
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    Could you photoshop a couple of pigs into the pic

    We'll rename it: TransOceanic Airlines

    and keep the tail markings, with maybe the Chamuka like the Alaskan Eskimo?

    It will be as real as the canal . . . . .

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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    We used to go down to that area once a year to walk around by the cathedral and the band shell (that is no longer there). I never knew there was an airplane that close. I would have thought 737 classic, but the upper part of the fuselage doesn't quite look right in the one picture. I will be in Nicaragua next week and if we get down to that area of town, I will make it a point to get over that way to try to get a picture of it.

    Edit ~ On second thought, after reading through the article, I guess since it is fairly new that would explain why I never saw the aircraft there before.
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    The Google Earth pic is a 737.

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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    The Google Earth pic is a 737.
    Yep - You pointed me that way Nov 14 2010 way down in the thread..
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    that plane has been out there for about a year, even from before they started building the new park area (which i gotta say is quite nice)

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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Oh, by the way; it's a 737.


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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    In case anyone missed it, it's a 737.
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Didja get that, Bill?

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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Yea - Now that you mention it, it does look like a 737 ...
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    And once more for good measure, there are apparently two - that's right 2 - 737's being discussed in this thread.



    Parked at MGA near the Costeña terminal is a 737 (see below) and a second one is in the new park called Paseo Xolotlan (shown in the following link http://www.el19digital.com/articulos...s-las-familias ).



    Note: The picture of the one on the tarmac was from 17Nov2014 (a week ago Monday), and the link is from an article dated 4Aug2014.
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    Interesting trivia - The sewage drain on a 737-600 is below seat 22A
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    Default Re: The old (I think) 707 on the tarmac at MGA

    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Interesting trivia - The sewage drain on a 737-600 is below seat 22A
    Hmmmm...must be a slow news day.
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