Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
It is 1100AM Sunday, 11 September at Cleveland Hopkins, and 747SP, A6-SMR of the Dubai Air Wing has just recieved clearance to Lexington airport as Dubai 002 (DUB 002).
I'm not sure if that's his destination, or just where he will recieve further clearance onward, but he's all buttoned up and ready to go from CLE. The plane's been here since the 4th, presumably for a visit to the Cleveland Clinic.
Just thought I'd give you a heads-up, if indeed it is where he is heading. Maybe he's heading down to pick up a couple of horses on the way home!
Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
Oh yes, I assume it was the Clinic...most of the foreign dignitaries that come here are using the Clinic.
Well, he lifted off at 1137 and flew the runway heading till he was out of sight ( 237.) He had a motorcade of 12 vehicles, including four police cars and four motorcycle cops. ( I hope my shots come out!)
It has always been my experience that the flights of dignitaries or Government officials never show up on various civilian flight tracking equipment. So far, I have been unable to track this flight. I haven't had a chance to check our Passur out yet, but chances are he wouldn't show up anyway!
Jlp12345 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
Having grown up going to LEX nearly every weekend, I have seen that 747SP several times. A former friend who worked at the airport told me that the Saudi royal family flies in to purchase horses at least twice a year.