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Questions About The B747SP  
User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4522 posts, RR: 51
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Hi guys,

I myself like the 747SP very much. And I'd like to know what's the best country and airport for me to go to, to see one of those birds.

Can anyone help me out?



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16525 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Very few are still used in commercial service.

Iran Air & Syrianair still operate their 74L's to LHR I believe (and probably other EU airports perhaps CDG or FRA), so LHR might be your best bet.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2999 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

CGN was also served by Iran Air's SP lately. I am not sure if they still operate this route with that model after the Beijing incident.

LHR seems to be the safest bet in Europe.
I remember the days when Air China used to fly them into FRA and I always thought they were the ugliest non-AA MD80.
 Wink/being sarcastic

Intriguing nevertheless.

Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

There are 747SP's on an almost daily base into LHR...

My record in LHR is 3 747SP's in one day: RB, IR and one of the United Arab Emirates


User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4522 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Thanks guys!! Now to book a trip to LHR..  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlinePouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Iran Air still have its SP's in service. Actually I think it is the major SP operator. They usually fly to London, Stockholm, Kualalampur, Beijing and Tokyo. Sometimes you can see them in Copenhagen and in Germany. Any time you want to fly to Tehran, you are more than welcome.

User currently offlinePr1268 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Regarding 747SP but slightly off topic,

What if Boeing put the highly fuel efficient CF6-80C2's, RB211-524's, or PW4062's on a 747SP? Would that be like carrying 250 pax 11,000nm (20,000 km) nonstop ~20-22 hours flying time?

Imagine JFK-PER, NRT-EZE, JNB-SFO, and my personal favorite: LIM-SIN (the great circle mapper dictates that this is the Antarctica Scenic flight)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


The only time an aircraft has too much fuel is when it is on fire.
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