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Corsair B747 At LIS  
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Was this the most interesting visitor to LIS for Euro 2004?


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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

What so interesting about a French 747 when they got a whole lot of CIS Ilyushins and Tupolevs ? (not sure about LIS but saw lots of pictures at Faro in the database recently).


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Corsair do not fly to LIS very often and rarely with a B747.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

You could say the BA 744s that were used could be classed as an interesting visitor to LIS


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User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 511 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Hello everyone!

This is my first post here, although I've been a regular (more like addicted!) reader for some years.  Smile

Corsair was indeed a very uncommon sight here, but it was not the only 747 that came to LIS during the Euro 2004. Please note that the only regular B747 traffic at LIS is the TAAG B747-300 D2-TEA or D2-TEB, so we got pretty excited to see these many news!

We've had the following hightlights:
* B747-400 - BA, LH and JAL
* B747-300 - Corsair, Air Pullmantour (I may be missing one or two 747s)
* A340-300 - Olympic (3 in a day!), BWIA, AF and EgyptAir (not Euro related)
* B777-200 - Varig (also with MD11)
* A330-233 - Air Greenland (OY-GRN... stunning!)

And a handfull of Yak42s, Tu154Ms, L1011s, not to mention dozens of BBJs, ACJs and other very interesting bizjets.
On the days of the great games (ex. England-France, Holand-Portugal and the Final), LPPT got around 700 aircraft movements per day, the usual number being around 200-300.

And I'm not even refering to OPO and FAO, or Cascais. They got their share too!!

Grettings from Portugal
Luis Pontes


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