Troop Carrier N477AX - all alone at Shannon

There was just one aircraft doing normal - or abnormal - flight business at Shannon Airport at 4pm on Sunday January 27th. It was an Omni Air International N477AX on contract to the US military carrying armed US troops from Moody US Air Force Base Fort Wort Texas to Kuwait in the Middle East. It took off from Moody about 14.30pm.

On 24 Jan the same plane arrived at Shannon from Al Udeid air base in Qatar and Kuwait on its way back to the USA. 

There was another Omni Air US troop carrierat Shannon earlier in the day. N207AX arrived from Al Udeid Qatar and Kuwait before going on to Robert Gray US army air field Fort Hood, Texas. 

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