Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sierra Pacific Airlines Boeing 737-528 (27424/2720) N708S

(Photo by Michael Carter)

This past Sunday (May 20, 2018), I had the chance to work a military charter flight at Los Alamitos AAF Airport (Los Alamitos, CA.) (SLI/KSLI).

Sierra Pacific "SPA708" arrived from Tuscan International Airport (TUS/KTUS) at 10:48 pst then following an on-load of 151 bags and 77 pax the aircraft was off the deck at 11:49 pst bound for Robert Grey AAF Airport (Fort Hood / Killeen, Texas) (GRK/KGRK) as "SPA708."

This is one of two -500's the carrier operates the other being N709S.

(Photos by Michael Carter)

N708S was originally delivered to Luxair as LX-LGR on August 8, 1995. It served with the carrier until finding it's way to British Airways on July 17, 2000 as G-GFFE. It stayed with BA until being WFU and STD at Lasham (QLA/EGHL) on October 24, 2008. It remained there until being bought by AerSale Inc. on December 13, 2013 and then ferried to Roswell Industrial Air Center (ROS/KROS) on January 14, 2014 as N541AS.

Sierra Pacific Airlines leased the aircraft on August 4, 2014 and operated with the N541AS registration until changing it to N708S on November 12, 2015. It was placed in storage at TUS on January 16, 2016 but has now obviously been returned to service.

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