Re: C-130s and other military aircraft

Date:         13 Feb 97 01:37:37 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>A C-130 aircraft in UPS colours was prominently displayed in a
>documentary aired on the Discovery channel in Canada recently about
>Keiko the whale who starred in the movie FREE WILLY (Willie being the
>fictitious name of the whale ... I do not know if UPS uses this plane
>regularly, or  if it was painted "UPS" for that occasion only.

The aircraft was wet-leased from another outfit, and painted in UPS
colors, specifically for the move of Willy.  A rather expensive trip
but a whale of a lot of PR for UPS.  (Sorry! :-))

UPS does not have the C-130 in its own fleet.

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