Navy Contract BE-18 in San Diego?

Fearless Tower

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Anyone know who/what contractor is operating the old Twin Beech for the Navy in the San Diego area? Saw it flying in the pattern at NZY this morning and I believe it has been doing opfor stuff for CSFTP.
 

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I think it is either Berry or Barry aviation.

Dirt bag outfit, a bud of mine flew a couple months there before getting a real gig.
 

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I think it is either Berry or Barry aviation.

Dirt bag outfit, a bud of mine flew a couple months there before getting a real gig.
Berry operates sewerpipes out of North Island...no twin beeches.
 

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yep..they fly metros there and all over the us too..but no beechs
 

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An honest to God,twin Beech earning its keep in 2008?! Outstanding, I hope the maintenance is up to spec,and I hope whoever is flying it treasures every round engined ,tailwheeled moment !
 

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L3 operates the twin beech. All of their other NZX AC are lears (to the best of my knowledge anyhow). Call sign is "Invader Jack." On another note, Berry is not a "scumbag outfit." I flew for them for two years, and while it was not the best job, it was stable with a great schedule. There's a lot of guys on the street right now that would love to have a job period. Was happy to move on but enjoyed my time there.
 

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L3, eh? Suprised to see them operating a twin Beech, but then again with all of the SLEPs they've been doing on -135s, I guess they have a lot of experience keeping old things in the air.

I got a better look at it on the ramp the other day.....it still has the round engines, but it is a Volpar - no more tailwheel.

Thanks for the info.
 

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I'll second slinky on this one, Berry is a true dirtbag outfit. I felt lucky to get out alive after two years. Anything you can do to stay away from those guys is worth it.
 
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