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JAL 742 At BFI  
User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Hey guys.. I was driving on I-5 yesterday when I noticed a JAL 742 sitting on the tarmac at BFI. Does anyone know what it's doing here? I know JAL trains some of their pilots at Moses Lake, but what would a 742 being doing at BFI? Hmmm...


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User currently offlineMNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

maybe a cargo conversion??


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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

That would make sense.. but wouldn't they do that at PAE (Everett), not BFI?

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1570 times:
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its actually a 743  Smile

User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Oops.. sorry for the mis-identification. But in my defense, I WAS driving at 70 miles an hour on I-5 southbound and trying not to kill myself in the process.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1554 times:
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The plane in question is JA813J, I have some calls out right now, but still no info.

User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

OK.. thanks Royal.  Smile

User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

"I WAS driving at 70 miles an hour on I-5 southbound and trying not to kill myself in the process."

Driving at 70 miles an hour on I-5 is a very good way TO kill yourself.

Slow down and enjoy the planes.  Smile



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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

... and the beauty can be seen here:

http://www.seaspotter.com/New.htm

Still at BFI today, as well as a BBJ in Evergreen (That is Eva Air-Evergreen) colors.




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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9671 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

I was working at BFI when the JAL 747 came in at about 8am on Monday, and has been there ever since. At first I thought it was a 744SR. It was quite loud. It is now sitting outside the 737 delivery center. The building that it has been next to is one of the Boeing hangers that is used heavily with new developments though I haven't seen many planes over there since the 773ERs were being flight tested. I'll see if I can find out if anyone knows why it is there. It is nice to see a 747 at BFI other than the UPS ones.


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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
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813J, huh. That bird flies to HNL quite often. They seem to be checking out the cargo hold. I've seen JAL 747s (even the -400s) have a hard time unloading cargo in HNL. I wonder if they are preping it for a repaint into the new colors. Where does JAL paint their aircraft?

User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

More than a few JAL's get the work done in Xiamen.

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