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Mystery Air Atlanta 747-400 Due Honolulu Soon  
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 4022 posts, RR: 17
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

Hi all

Just heard on HF was 'ABD50P' talking to on 6532 KHz.

Flytecomm says type B744 routing WSSS (Singapore) to PHNL (Honolulu) with 2hrs 40 mins flight time remaining, ETA PHNL 0607.

The selcal given doesn't suggest anything useless except an (ex) Air France B744, but unlikely to be that as it was flying a Paris-Los Angeles-Papeete on 25th as normal.

Position was OV/27N170E 1255z F390 EO/??N180LONG 1353 NP/175W. Cleared to climb to F410.

Can anyone at Honolulu go and see what it is please!!?  Big thumbs up


Rob K  Wink/being sarcastic

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User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4436 times:

I have seen the Iberia coloured 744 doing maintenance back in Singapore (After it was delivered to Iberia). maybe they have simply done work on it, and are flying it to South America to reenter service from there?

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 4022 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4397 times:

Hi mate,

Reg confirmed as TF-AMI is HNL rare birds thread so it's not one of the current IBE ones. As it's ex Singapore I would imagine it's an ex SIA B744!


Rob K  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4353 times:

CC are going mad with their 747's!!

User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3164 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

My guesses are ... 1) Air Atlanta picked up a 744 from SQ, or; 2) it was there for heavy maintenance.

"The best use of your life will be to so live your life, that the use of your life will outlive your life" -- D Severn
User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3739 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4092 times:
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I should have taken a drive around the ramp at work today to see where the a/c was parked and what it looked like, but didn't have time. As I said in the HNL rare birds thread, I wonder why it is taking the long way around? Could it possibly be headed for the US mainland for painting/outfitting for Air Atlanta?

I read on the board at Customs that it is only here for refueling. I wonder if it will also overnight?

[Edited 2005-02-27 01:54:44]

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