Indeed I managed to learn that through poking around.
The only thing I can figure out is that the flights may be “proving runs” of sorts after the completion center completed their fitting out. You would think that a good 11 hour flight would shake most things down, but these wierd flights have been going off and on for the last three weeks now.
Since the airplane has been predominately flying in and out of Georgetown, which is also where PATS is, it is probably safe to assume that these are some sort of pre-delivery test flights … pretty exotic pre-delivery test-flights though.
It’s not every day you see a 737 leave the east coast and fly to the same airport via Seattle.
[quote="Newark777Boeing reuses callsigns, so it is entirely possible that each time BOE99 flies it is an entirely different plane.]
Quite possible, but not in this case, I believe. Note that the route of Boeing 099 has continuity until it ceases at TUL. Highly unlikely that a route with this continuity would have been flown by multiple BBJ’s.[/quote]
Just adding my 2p here as the boeing delivery flight expert - or so I like to think .
BOE099 is/was N111NB 36027/2068 which arrived GED 17 Oct for fuel tank mods and left on delivery to TUL late on 7 Dec.
N2121 is/was BOE095. No idea why the strange flights though. I thought Shangri La were based near Georgetown and that’s the aircraft’s base is it not? Fuel tank mods were done mid last year and is in service now.
Unfortunately mduell locked the other thread a little early. This thread does nothing to answer the question of the OP of the other more recent thread. The A/C registration now shows the new ownership and I’m curious to see what kind of new info our members can find out about the bird’s recent activity and ownership.