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McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (N804WA) - "Zahira," a WAL Mad Dog (informally known around here as the "Con Air" bird because it performs transports for ICE and also for the DOJ) as it is about to land for a brief visit to pick up incarcerated people and relocate them to other "living quarters."
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McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (N804WA)

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"Zahira," a WAL Mad Dog (informally known around here as the "Con Air" bird because it performs transports for ICE and also for the DOJ) as it is about to land for a brief visit to pick up incarcerated people and relocate them to other "living quarters."

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
This is about as close as any photographer will get to this one when it is here. It gets ramped in an isolated section of the apron, one engine is shut down, armed personnel deplane and post around the aircraft, new "passengers" are driven up to the stairs and marched aboard, the guards reboard the plane, the door shuts, the second engine is restarted, the plane taxies, and then it departs. Photography of all of this activity is not only "discouraged" at all times, it is prohibited. Walk anywhere near this one with a camera and watch how fast the camera gets confiscated.
Darryl Sarno
Nice catch and shot of this Mad Dog Gary!
Greg Byington
Well done, Gary!
mike prendergast
Great Shot and info Gary!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Darryl, Greg, and Mike P. >>> Hey, TYVM for the comments, guys. Very much appreciated.
Also, to Mike P. >>> I always view your pics and every single one is beyond 5 * quality. I happened to notice some recent Comments by you under your photos. Gavin is absolutely correct; your shots are always premier Q. Based on your Comments, I suspect you already know, as do I, who the angry and bitter little twerp is who gives out the lone star. Ignore him. His photos were (and when he posts, still ARE) super quality, but he has this fixation that tends to override his judgement. It's a shame. Just ignore him. (Wave)
mike prendergast
Thanks Gary,Appreciate your support!
mike prendergast
Gary,Drop me an E-Mail at -wakechaserphoto@yahoo.com.au if you ever get a chance!
Spencer Hoefer
Does this airline only do charters for the ICE/DOJ?
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
29-Jan-2023 MD83Miami Intl ()El Paso Intl () 01:54PM EST 03:57PM MST 4:02
25-Jan-2023 MD83El Paso Intl ()Arkansas Intl () 01:28PM MST 04:46PM CST (?) 2:18
25-Jan-2023 MD83El Paso Intl ()Miami Intl () 01:28PM MST 07:05PM EST 3:37
23-Jan-2023 MD83Yuma Intl ()El Paso Intl () 06:48PM MST 07:59PM MST 1:10
23-Jan-2023 MD83Laredo Intl ()Yuma Intl () 02:55PM CST 04:28PM MST 2:33
23-Jan-2023 MD83Yuma Intl ()Laredo Intl () 10:36AM MST 01:38PM CST 2:01
23-Jan-2023 MD83El Paso Intl ()Yuma Intl () 08:07AM MST 09:19AM MST 1:12
20-Jan-2023 MD83Laredo Intl ()El Paso Intl () 03:20PM CST 03:38PM MST 1:18
20-Jan-2023 MD83El Paso Intl ()Laredo Intl () 12:07PM MST 02:23PM CST 1:15
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