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Topic: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: mnik101
Posted 2013-07-08 21:01:51 and read 13147 times.

Came across this on Yahoo. Looks like an ex-Luftansa bird but not sure.

http://autos.yahoo.com/photos/drivin...TBhYWM1a2sxBGxhbmcDZW4tVVM-;_ylv=3

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: clickhappy
Posted 2013-07-08 21:44:52 and read 13018 times.

Love the pitch on those seats to the left   

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: sturmovik
Posted 2013-07-08 21:51:21 and read 12991 times.

Let's hook up all the old birds at VCV in a similar way and get Ken Block to do a gymkhana session through them..  

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: BreninTW
Posted 2013-07-08 21:52:23 and read 12984 times.

I'd say it was this bird.


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Photo © Alastair T. Gardiner - WorldAirImages



You can see the last part of the registration (MKCA) on picture 19 of the gallery.

EDIT: Corrected the picture number.

[Edited 2013-07-08 21:53:02]

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: B747400ERF
Posted 2013-07-08 21:56:32 and read 12965 times.

MK Airlines, while not well managed, had some great people working there. Too bad they never worked out of their rut.

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: fxramper
Posted 2013-07-08 22:01:23 and read 12934 times.

A lot of negative density. Have seen Mini Coopers on FedEx planes before. Was used for the remake of Italian Job.

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: Max Q
Posted 2013-07-09 00:11:41 and read 12679 times.

What exactly was the point of this ?!

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: bennett123
Posted 2013-07-09 00:20:39 and read 12647 times.

I was definitely G-MKCA.

The images were taken at Kemble June/July 2013.

I will see if I can pin the date down.

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: MWHCVT
Posted 2013-07-09 00:30:56 and read 12593 times.

I suspect this was a bit of fun put on my the the JLR Marketing team for a press weekend for the launch, would be seriously cool if they rolled this into the LR Experience operations 

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: bennett123
Posted 2013-07-09 00:45:37 and read 12534 times.

I have checked my images.

There was activity around G-MKCA by 16th May, but work around both G-MKCA and G-MKGA, (there seemed to be converting the interior of G-MKGA into a storage or working space) took place in Mid June. I think that some practice was done on 19th June.

The shoot was on 5th July, (and seemed to only involve G-MKCA).

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: BlueSky1976
Posted 2013-07-09 02:40:23 and read 12268 times.

Quoting Max Q (Reply 6):
What exactly was the point of this ?!

PR campaign.

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: UALFAson
Posted 2013-07-09 08:18:55 and read 11643 times.

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 10):
PR campaign.

Kind of a weird ad campaign. "So the next time you need to drive through the stripped down interior of a parked jumbo jet, make sure you're driving a Land Rover."

But interesting photos for aviation fans, I suppose.

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: MountainFlyer
Posted 2013-07-09 08:53:50 and read 11311 times.

Quoting UALFAson (Reply 11):
Kind of a weird ad campaign. "So the next time you need to drive through the stripped down interior of a parked jumbo jet, make sure you're driving a Land Rover."

It's a very unique display which will cement it, and more importantly the Land Rover brand, in people's minds. That's all that matters.

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: L-188
Posted 2013-07-09 09:47:30 and read 10281 times.

My personal best was an 87' Ford thunderbird on a 727.

I also internally put a swing tail DC-6 on its stand to load a bobcat.

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: xtoler
Posted 2013-07-09 18:56:08 and read 3909 times.

I've driven my share of rolling stock onto 130's, 141's and C-5's, to include Land Rovers for the RAF. The Land Rovers were my favorite. They came with an AM/FM radio and tape deck, A/C, and a machine gun mount. Much more comfy than our old Jeeps and "new" HumVees.

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: irishtexan
Posted 2013-07-10 08:47:06 and read 2409 times.

Some video of this Jaguar/Land Rover marketing event with lots of interior fuselage footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPKCw4kkD4E

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: bennett123
Posted 2013-07-10 09:45:20 and read 2295 times.

Nice pictures of the interior of G-MKCA.

Pity about all the cars getting in the way  

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: irishtexan
Posted 2013-07-10 10:36:46 and read 2204 times.

Given that most people on this forum advocate attention to detail, I notice the techically innacurate title to this thread. The vehicle involved is not a Range Rover, but the new model 2014 Range Rover Sport. For those who follow such topics it is akin to talking about the A330 and using photos of an A340. Same manufacturer, but significantly different vehicles.
Some additional video I just found.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_OTTD7F8vI
B747 drive thru' is from 2.28 to 3.20 approx. with clearly visible a/c reg as the driver is about to enter.
Some other airfield antics from 7.30 to about 8.00 with several fleeting aircraft images.

[Edited 2013-07-10 10:51:32]

Topic: RE: A Range Rover In A 747
Username: pnwtraveler
Posted 2013-07-10 10:38:55 and read 2199 times.

Haven't ever seen a through drive like that but one summer working as a driver/delivery guy for a customs broker, I saw all sorts of vehicles that had been imported by air. Ferrari, Lamborgini etc. all chained down to pallets and slid on and off 747 freighters. I remember seeing the first SMART cars being offloaded out of the belly cargo of LH 747, and wondering what the heck are those, toys or real cars?


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