Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Strange Boeing 747-236B At Sydney  
User currently offlineAlitalia7e7 From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 185 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Hello all, today on my way to work I drove past Sydney International Airport and noticed an all white 747-236B ex-BA Aircraft, it still had the blue RR engines as well as the all blue underbelly. The registration was TP-ARG....

Can someone please give further information on this please? It was cool to see such a classic 747 at Syd airport.

11 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 3631 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

It's operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic, reg TF-ARG

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Andreas Heilmann


http://www.atlanta.is

Can't help with why it was there though!

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineAlitalia7e7 From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 185 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Thanks Crosswind, even for the registration clarification. I could not stare at it too much as I could of had an accident on Sydney's busy heavy congested roads.

User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

It is here to do with the Olympic flame arriving on Friday morning. It brought some 200 people associated with it. The second aircraft with the flame arrives at 0605 from Athens and Colombo on Friday morning and then they depart at 2230 and 2235 respectively to Melbourne on Friday night. From Melbourne they head to Haneda in Tokyo on Saturday night for the next stage of the Olympic flame relay.
RL


User currently offlineSpeedbirdHeavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

What was it's original tail number with BA? Anyone know?


China Airlines...Come fry with us!
User currently offlineAirbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

I noted a shot of that a/c this afternoon on A.net, together with the actual torch a/c.

"200 people associated with it (the torch)" - and I'll bet it is all in a biz-class config., as well... wow! where do you sign on, to get onto an Olympic committee of some sort?

As it was in Sydney 2000, and as it has been for many, many years before that, the Olympics are just one big, long, free lunch for a collection of millionaires and their hangers-on, paid for by the taxpayers of all the countries involved. Who needs it?


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

TF-ARG followed us into Sydney as ADB2. She was G-BDXK with British Airways.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Michael F. McLaughlin
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

ADB2..... That's Antonov Design bureau  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDab920 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

ABD methinks !

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

Dyslexia for cure found!

Lifelong member of DNA apparently, thanks guys.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13170 posts, RR: 77
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Second aircraft I ever flew on, as G-BDXK, in Feb 84.
It had been in storage for a few years due the recession in early 80's, when finally delivered it was in a unique British Airtours config, just for that summer season I think before reverting to standard BA config and colours, all economy, or nearly all I think, it was a long time ago.
BA Airtours being the then charter arm of BA, operating out of LGW.
Before delivery, while still at LHR, a shake down flight, some stalls, oxygen mask deployment and a touch and go at a then quiet STN.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13170 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

I was wrong, I did not fly on XK, it was XL, clearly I'm losing it!
Looking at the 'British' livery pic of G-BDXK above made me think, anyway, not the right aircraft but here are a couple of pics of the aircraft I DID fly on, it the livery I mentioned;

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Johan Ljungdahl



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Darrel W. Duarte




Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Boeing 747 At Liverpool Airport 1979 posted Mon Apr 17 2006 09:56:00 by A380Heavy
Boeing 747 Sliding Off Rwy At CDG posted Thu Nov 4 2004 08:06:26 by Mozart
Boeing 747 At LTN Yesterday posted Wed Jan 21 2004 13:13:42 by EZYAirbus
Boeing 747 At LAX posted Wed Sep 3 2003 18:14:02 by Airlinelover
Boeing 747 At Frankfurt Airport posted Wed Sep 3 2003 14:00:42 by KAL744
Boeing 747 At Amsterdam posted Wed Sep 3 2003 13:59:53 by KAL744
Singapore Airlines 747-400 At Boeing Field? posted Fri Jan 17 2003 05:05:06 by United777
747 Prototype At Boeing Field posted Sun Mar 17 2002 21:28:41 by Erikr
747-100 At Boeing. Does It Fly? posted Thu Mar 7 2002 12:15:24 by Aer777
Strange 747-300 At LAX Today posted Wed May 24 2000 05:08:56 by Ben88