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A UAE 747 At BWI Today?  
User currently offlineGhymes From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 57 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4941 times:

A United Arab Emirates Boeing 747 (A6-YAS) was spotted landing at BWI (Baltimore Washington International) Sunday, September 18th.



I cannot figure out why this huge beast would be landing here. Has anyone heard of any diversions?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineArkhem From Ghana, joined Jul 2004, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4900 times:

http://www.un.org/ga/59/hl60_plenarymeeting.html

2005 UN World Summit in New York

Apparently parking was full @ JFK and some planes went elsewhere to park.


User currently offlineGhymes From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

That would make sense! Cool...thanks!

User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4796 times:

World summit.

Look out for a 727 and some BBJ's over the week.



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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4767 times:

Hi Gary!
I had a similar situation yesterday.

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I got to see this IL62 in Dover!

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineGhymes From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4759 times:

Quoting BBJII (Reply 3):
World summit.

Look out for a 727 and some BBJ's over the week.

Wow...Do they take a bus to NY from Baltimore or park and wait for clearance to land at JFK?


User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4752 times:

Quoting Ghymes (Reply 5):
Wow...Do they take a bus to NY from Baltimore or park and wait for clearance to land at JFK?

I think they would probably land at JFK, drop off their VIP, then fly to BWI, Dover, Dulles, wherever to park.

Kinda nice to have you're own private limo plane!

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

It was the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi attending UN summit.


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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4086 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

Wouldn't Stewart be a much better place to go???

Chris in NH


User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1980 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

Chris,

SWF was pretty loaded with traffic on Saturday from what the tower told me. The Togolaise Gov't 707 as well as another 707 were both seen up there and the log that a friend passed along to me for Friday was quite impressive with 747, MD-11 and IL-76s!

Jeffrey



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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

Actually they're here for a family member to go to Johns Hopkins.

BWI did all they could to prevent parking for the UN event.



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User currently offlineGhymes From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4453 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 10):
Actually they're here for a family member to go to Johns Hopkins.

Are you serious about Hopkins?


User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4435 times:

Quoting Ghymes (Reply 11):
Actually they're here for a family member to go to Johns Hopkins.

Are you serious about Hopkins?

It's quite common for foreign leaders/royalty to use US hospitals. When I handled VIP jets at ADW King Hussein used to fly in on his L-1011 for a "state visit". Then he'd sneak out of Dulles going to the Mayo Clinic on a private jet, leaving the L-1011 parked at ADW. He was in the U.S. quite often before he died.


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User currently offlineBwione From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4422 times:

BWI receive numerous heavy biz jets each year with patients for Hopkins or the Hopkins Wilmer Eye Clinic. Most of the aircraft are coming in from the Middle East. During the past two years or so, I can recall Saudi MD-11s, L1011s and 757 and UAE 747-400, 747SP and BBJ, among others. Garuda's first appearance at BWI several years ago was to bring the then-President here for eye surgery at the Wilmer Eye Clinic.

Tony


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

Seeing BWI is about 20 minutes from Hopkins, and Johns Hopkins is ranked as the number one hospital in the World.

In the mid 1980's a husband and wife flew in from Tehran. The wife needed an operation. When asked how they were going to pay for it, the husband had a briefcase packed with hundred dollar bills.

Parents bring children from all over for Autism treatment, cancer treatment, and a variety of other ills.



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User currently offlineGhymes From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

Great story.

I didn't initially consider the hospitals and the type of world-wide clientele they would bring to the area. I assumed IAD would land the big-boys, but then again, the beltway traffic is so bad from Dulles to Baltimore that BWI benefits!


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