Meister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3021 times:
I believe that is the airplane that Carl Lindner, the owner of Great American Insurance and the majority owner of the Cincinnati Reds, chartered to take a bunch of stuff and people to Asia for Tsunami relief. I'm not sure where they are going over there. Anyone know if the airplane is still there?
Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
FYI: You all probably already know this but, I realized a minute ago while reading a thread in tech ops that the aircraft you're talking about here is the China Air airplane that was involved in a jet upset in 1985.
All4BWI From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 105 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2914 times:
I would link this story but it's a members only thing, so it might not work..
[World News]: New York, Jan 3 : Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is leaving Cincinnati Tuesday on Global Peace One Boeing 747 aircraft with millions of dollars in supplies for the tsunami-hit children in India and Sri Lanka.
K.A. Paul, India-born founder of Global Peace Initiative and owner of the Boeing 747 aircraft, is part of the relief team, which includes 94 medical specialists, search and rescue team members, and other volunteers.
"Our immediate goal is to rescue up to 2,000 children orphaned by the tsunami," said Paul, a philanthropist who was influenced by Mother Teresa and undertook similar measures after the Gujarat earthquake and the Orissa cyclone.
"In addition, we aim to provide fresh supplies and new emergency personnel to our operations centres every 72 hours from now until the first of March," Paul, who has also launched several peace initiatives in South Asia, added.
Part of the team leaving Cincinnati, including teenagers, will work at Charity City in Hyderabad, preparing for the influx of new orphans, while the medical teams will join local doctors in scouring the coastlines of India and Sri Lanka.
They propose to treat the injured and begin the process of moving the children who have been definitively identified as orphans to the children's home, the philanthropic organisation said.
"With God as our help, we will see to it that every single orphan in all 11 countries struck by the catastrophe is adopted," Paul said.
Construction at Paul's Charity City, a children's village near Hyderabad, was completed recently and will enable the organisation to care for additional 2,000-orphaned children immediately.
The home, often called the world's largest children's home, currently houses approximately 1,000 children.
Global Peace Initiative said it needed some 2,000 sponsors to adopt the orphaned children at the cost of $20 per month to pay for food, shelter and education and medical care.
In addition, the organisation is also requesting an initial donation of $100 per child for transporting the children, many injured, from the coasts to Hyderabad and to help defray the costs of new beds, desks, tables and other needs.
Plans are under way to stage operations from a number of cities across the United States including Houston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Orlando and Jacksonville.
C3000flyboy From Canada, joined May 2000, 104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
I am a flight attendant and just returned from the trip, amazing experience!
We started off with the flight to Cyprus then to Hyderabad, India next to Chennai, India, then off to Colombo, Sri Lanka, back to Hyderabad, and then back to CVG via Shannon.
Cool plane, great crew, awesome pax and amazing opportunity to get the aid to the areas in the greatest need! The a/c is flying to Houston, TX today and will be departing again for the toubled area around the 20th of Jan.
JetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1225 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2222 times:
Also N4522V was on the local news here in Baltimore (WJZ-TV 13 News at 4)...several interior shots were shown. Here's what I saw:
1. Outside view of relief workers standing near wing of a/c
2. Dr. KA Paul sitting on inside of a/c
3. Photos of seats- they are gray cloth w/blue accents and Global Peace Ambassadors logo on top, look very comfy!
WJZ reported that the a/c was in Hebron, Kentucky...I'm assuming that's Northern Kentucky Intl right?
Anyway it was neat seeing the a/c I'm tracking on tv!
PennPal From United States of America, joined May 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
I remember seeing this aircraft twice in Harrisburg...it was in a hanger there the summer of '02, and in what appeared to be open storage in August of '03. When I talked to personnel at the airport about it, they didn't even know what it was there for!! Many thought it was never going to fly again. Glad to see it's gracing the skies again!!