Omega Tanker Boeing 707, N707AR
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Omega Air, Incorporated operates Boeing 707-321C Air Refuelling Tanker Aircraft, N707AR. It is equipped with a pair of pump and reel systems mounted under the rear fuselage.
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Omega Tanker 707-321C, N707AR was recently operating at Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu. It flew operations at R-2508 in the Mojave Desert, W-291 off the Pacific Coast, and the Chocolate Mountain gunnery range in southeastern California. It visited Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake several evenings in a row, passing over Goleta on its way. N707AR flies under the call sign Omega Seven Zero, or sometimes Omega seventy. On Friday, July 29, it departed for Rickenbacker International Airport at Columbus, Ohio.
Omega Tanker 707-321C, N707AR was delivered to Pan American Airlines as 707-321B, N892PA on March 4, 1969. Pan Am delivered it to Global International on March 24, 1983 and repossessed it again on September 14, 1983. Falcon Aircraft Conversion acquired it on May 8, 1984 and registered it as N729Q in May 1985. Senter Air bought it in May 1985 and leased it to Skystar International in June 1986. National Express leased it in June 1987 and returned it on September 23, 1987. Jetran acquired it in June 1988 and leased it to Pluna on June 15, 1988. It was withdrawn from use in 1991. JARO registered it a EL-AKS on June 15, 1995. Omega Air acquired it in June 1996 and modified it as a tanker in 1999.
This is not the first 707 to carry the registration N707AR. Boeing 707-123B c/n 17634 was registered N707AR when it was owned by Atlantic Richfield from May 1977 to May 1987.
Omega seventy on the ILS approach to Runway 21.
Omega Tanker 707-321C, N707AR descends over the antenna farm on La Jolla Peak on the downwind leg of the approach to Runway 21.
Omega Seven Zero turning onto the base leg of the approach.
The two small bumps under the rear fuselage are the refueling drogue housings.
Details on the underside.
Omega Tanker 707-321C, N707AR was at Naval Air Station Pt Mugu in June. On Thursday June 16 it made two flights off the coast of southern California. It returned from the first flight shortly before 1:00 PM.
The two ports for the refueling hoses are visible under the rear fuselage.
Link to the Omega Air Group's web page about the Omega Boeing 707 Air Refuelling Tanker Aircraft.
NAS Pt. Mugu displays.
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