Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 16:36
by simonb6
N9183J.jpg


Hi All

Newbie - and first post to the forum!

Back in 1993, I was working for British Aerospace at Prestwick in Scotland. Amongst the civil registered L100-30s which transited through Prestwick was one with the tail number N9183J. I attach a pic of it taxiing out at PIK - the tail number is pretty clear.

I've never managed to establish an MSN for this aircraft - it doesn't appear in the online FAA aircraft register, and the various aircraft enthusiast publications and databases I've subscribed to over the years have been of no help.

Can anybody put me out of my misery???? :bang:

Yours aye
Simon
Dunfermline, Scotland

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 16:40
by simonb6
N9183J (2).jpg


Another image of it, on take-off.

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 20:59
by wbh
It looks like a Tepper plane ,that was their color scheme back then.

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 03:25
by Jon
Definitely a Tepper Aviation (CIA) paint scheme. Photo is rare for sure.

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 03:40
by Jon
This site refers to a N8183J

https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/N8183J

Perhaps it was N8183J and then became N9183J. The photos of the ones in this link that match your paint scheme, you cannot see the civil registration clearly.

That would make it c/n 4796.

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 15:59
by simonb6
Thanks Jon

Looking carefully at the original scan, the first number could well be an 8. So N8183J it is.

Cheers
Simon

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 04:41
by Jon
It's a nice photo, if you can please share it by uploading here:

http://www.c-130.net/g3/c-130-photos/uploads

I'll link it to our serial database.

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 16:30
by wbh
Checking my logbook I flew LAC 4796 on an annual FAA checkride. I logged it by LAC No.

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 06:03
by barneytalonfe
Back in 1992-1994 I worked on them in Rhein Main, They were called rapid Air Transport back then. There is this one and a black stripe. They are a PRIVATE aviation company :) :bang:

Re: Unknown (?) L100-30

Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 21:21
by wbh
At one time or another,all L-100 Operators have worked the "Rapid Air Transport" contract. It is very lucrative , but demanding.