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I Shot A Cargolux Today...  
User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1475 times:

Photographed a very high 747-400 over BOS going ENE to WSW today. When I developed the negatives I noticed it said Cargolux on the side of the plane. I have never heard of them...Can anybody give some information on them and where they may have been flying to today at approx 11:30AM...P.S I was with another photog from BOS today...his stunning photos speak for themselves.....his initials are VG
Cheers and thanks in advance if anyone has some info
Mark Garfinkel

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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3954 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1377 times:

Hi Mark,

I am surprised you have not heard of them, they are a fairly well known cargo carrier based out of Luxembourg, they have a number of US destnations, including IAH. They fly a fleet of 747-200Fs and 400Fs.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1368 times:

Thanks Thomas, I still have alot to learn regarding "spotting", BOS is not too exciting when it comes to variety of airlines. BA,Lufthansa,Icelandair,Koreanair,Swissair,Virgin....Not much else when it comes to international carriers....I need to do some traveling
Cheers
mark


User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1365 times:

Thomas,

CV only has -400Fs. Infact, LX-MCV was the first RR 744 built.


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1371 times:

They fly JFK, HSV, MIA, IAH, LAX, SFO, SEA and PDX as far as US destination go.

Mark, it had to be flight CV 7787 eta JFK 12.35pm.

Who the heck is VG? Victor Gonzales or Vladimir Groschnik..............  Wink/being sarcastic

I was there too and we had a lot of fun, even though it was a little windy and the sun did not want to stick around too long.
I can give the compliment back to you Mark, awesome shots and that 600f4 with the 2x extender is some piece of equipment.  Big thumbs up

Can't wait for the warm weather to arrive.

Vasco



User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1360 times:

Some great shots on a.net if you search Cargolux...also Chrisair, they do have 747-200's according to a.net pics...P.S what is RR
Thanks


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1354 times:

They used to operate 742's but nowadays only 744's.
RR stands for Rolls Royce I would image.

Good night everyone I am tired after 5hrs of tennis today.

Vasco


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3954 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1352 times:

They may have or are possibly in the process of gotting rid of their 200s.

I remeber when they were flying '8s' one of my personal favorites!

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1348 times:

Mark,

No, according to my sources at Cargolux (and my 2000-01 JP Fleet book) CV only has -400Fs. These are LX-FCV -> RCV

The -200Fs were sent away a while ago.

RR=Rolls Royce (engines)



User currently offlineNscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Mark,

Don't be too upset about the variety of airliners at BOS. Granted, it isn't the LAX, JFK, MIA etc, but it certainly isn't that bad. If you want a bad variety, come out here to PHX - you'll get your fill of America West and Southwest pretty quick. We've only got 7 intl - soon to be 8, but HP and WN dominate here. If you want to shoot HP's entire fleet, you probably could do so in two days here.

Plus, BOS has some pretty damn good backdrops.

Saul


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3954 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Oh yeah, Saul.... I bet my airport is heaps more dull than your airport  Nuts

IAH use to have a sizable selection of not only Int'l but domestic widebodies at one time. But Boeing and that damned 737-300 Angry and all the other subsuquent 737 models that followed as well as the MD-80 sadly changed all of that.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
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Hi all

Mark, you must have been out of circulation for years as Cargolux have been going for as long as I can remember.

One of their 747-400's regularly overfly Aberdeen to some US destination.

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineF27 From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

You guys want to moan about airlines try and live here in Australia Qantas Ansett now Virgin blue and Impulse plus a few internationals this is very boring

User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1329 times:


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Photo © Mark Garfinkel



The guy with the telescope...............................



User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 782 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

I think with few exceptions that we all tend to get bored with our local airports. At least in the Metro-Washington, DC area we have three major ones to choose from: IAD, DCA and BWI. There is always something to keep us busy!

I envy the LAX, JFK and Miami boys (and girls if there are any).

Sunil


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Sunil,

Trust me, there are times even at JFK I get bored. Same old visitors over and over again. But, wasn't like that this Saturday. Finally the sun cooperated and got to shoot the SAA/Nigeria B747-300, ACA Jet Do-328Jet, World/CO DC-10, Avianca B757 Retrojet.

And to keep it on-topic, yes we get Cargolux also. Even the Airfreight Express AFX B747 now has small operating for Cargolux titles.

Michael


User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Don't they fly to DTW?

Zach


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

I havent seen a CargoLux Be4 but I wonder if it goes to Anchorage.
Perhaps I can trakc it down as it flies over Calgary.


Also.. Calgarys airport CYYC. SUCKS CRAP! > Sad
Ever since CDN airlines died.
Its NOTHING AND I SAY NOTHING Except Air Canada planes.

At times I see a couple Canadians in old or new colors and charters like Canada 3000 and 2 international charters Monarch and Airtours.
Bye Bye to them! Spring season is here.
Overall I havent travelled in 10 years and I miss all those airports..  Sad  Sad
CYYC and Air Canda is lame.

By the way, in BOS (where that shot was taken)
\Does anybody know how high it was flying or most planes fly at?
Estimates are welcome.

Bo



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

I don't know what you guys are complaining about re: lack of variety. Obviously you've never been to Charlotte......US AIRWAYS US AIRWAYS! At least you get maybe 3 or 4 different airlines and some international variety. We get US Airways 767s and the occasional BA.

User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Bo, A frequency on the scanner, 127.825, sometimes lowers jets from flight level 39,000 feet to around 30,000 over BOS, so I am guessing it was going into JFK , Newark or Philly
Mark


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

PHL is dull too...although FLL (the only real spotting trip I have taken), had a nice variety of aircraft in the 45 mins I was spotting...two Air Transat L-1011, UA 757, US 733, 734, 2 Spirit MD-80's, DL 762, 763, Cessna Citation, NW A320, Chalk's Turbo Mallard, AA MD-80 and ATR-42 (72?)...pretty good...and all on videotape...

Greg



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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Man . I wanna see your flocks of US Airs and such at your airport in Charlotte or PHL.
even though yo guys will say that its lame.. To me its interesting to see.
I find that you guys will agree that seeing something different for a change is a big PLUS to a Airport trip.

When I use my scanner to listen to Frequencies of planes flying over 20000 feet. Its not that easily possible.
I have the dfrequency for the Calgary area like
133.3 and 128.7 but I hear nothing at all.. even when the planes are flying overhead?!
Somethings weird. It was indicated that those codes are the more popular ones that I can get in my area.

But I hope to get some luck soon./. Local traffic is gooood. hehe
I recently found that you can also listen to McDonalds Drive Thru!
:D hahahah!

BO



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

CLT wasn't THAT bad. Perhaps it was seeing all the stuff I dont see in the west. I thought Charlotte got A330s after Jan 01...

If you guys want BORING come to PDX between the hours of 1500 and 0900 on a Saturday. It's so boring that I go into the UA bag sorting room and play with the monitors!

Chris


User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Chris

Well CLT isn't THAT bad, I am just craving some variety.

And yes, the A330s have been here for a while, I keep missing it though!  Pissed

Regards,
Zach G


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