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Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.  
User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2357 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!

I'll update after he lifts off.

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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6140 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Ramp...I'll keep and eye on Flight Explorer and see if they do indeed head to LEX

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

They have a B747F and an AN124 that transport the horses around  Smile.

The B747SP is for the Sheikh's.

Another hospital/clinic trip ?????



One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2293 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!


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Any idea of the origin ???.

Most of the DXB Royals would have been in Ireland yesterday for the big horse race

[Edited 2005-09-11 18:33:48]


One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Well, he's been here in Cleveland since the 4th...that's where he left from.

User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Anyone got an update as to where he went ??
also Ramp: tell me when you post pics !!!


User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Guess we don't have any "Lexingtonians" who could confirm/deny his arrival! Oh well...maybe we'll hear something later.

Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 6):
Ramp: tell me when you post pics !!!

I will do that!


User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2023 times:

Good Morning (September 13th),
just flew from Lexington to Ft Lauderdale and noticed A6-SMR

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Photo © Michael Mantoudis


...and A6-MMM

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Photo © Mario Nonaka


sitting on the approach end of runway 8

Jan


User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 days ago) and read 1997 times:

LEX runway 4/22 is quite short for a 747, at only 7003 feet.

User currently offlineJlp12345 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 days ago) and read 1963 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.

User currently offlineJlp12345 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

My bad, they are actually from the UAE. Although I fairly sure that I've seen a Saudi 747 there before. Here is an article about their trip from the Lexington Herald Leader.

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/12630346.htm


User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Very cool...thanks for the update! So they did indeed go to Lexington, and it WAS for horses...

Quoting Rampkontroler (Thread starter):
Maybe he's heading down to pick up a couple of horses on the way home!

...and more than a couple!

Thanks for the confirmation.


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