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User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2744 posts, RR: 58
Posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Hopefully somebody can shed some light on this one:

I was driving past Boeing Field Sunday morning, and as custom whenever I do, I tried to look at every plane I could see. But this time, one kept my attention. A 767-200 was parked on the East side (across from the Delivery Center) and I have no idea who the operator was. The overall paint scheme was a light tan/creme color, with a very fat dark green cheatline running from the nose to the h. stabilizer, where it turned and ran up the tail. The tail had an emblem on it that featured many circles and semi-circles, but was otherwise uncipherable driving past at 70 mph! There were no fuselage titles that I could see, although there might have been some that I didn't. I was still parked there on my way home late Mon. night.

Anyone know who owns this plane?? Please help a curious enthusiast.

Hamlet69


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Hi Mike!! I'm not sure if I know this one. There are not many private 767s around. Two are with Abu Dhabi Amiri Royal flight and they don't really look like that. There's also two on Saudi Arabia; one with Mid East Jet and the other one with Kingdom Holding. There's another one flying for the Sultan of Brunei. The most likely ones would be the Sultan's flight (767-200ER) and KingdomHolding (767-300ER). The Kingdom Holding has a stylized crown on the tail, I believe. It could also be something new or someone I have never heard of.....The777Man


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User currently offlineEl Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

It might be the the first 767-200 ever built, owned by Boeing, what do you think?

User currently offlineSea_Tac2000 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1287 times:


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This is what you described. Right?


User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Blue Scandinavia have been operating as Britannia Airways AB for a couple of years now and all their aircraft wear the Britannia livery. They never flew the 767, just the 757 and L1011!

Keep trying - my money would be on the aircraft being an exec - they often have a livery but no titles.


User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

The first 767 was converted into a some kind of special ops aircraft for the U. S. military. So this mystery 767 can't be the first 767 built, I could be wrong.

User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

This aircraft definitely sounds like the colour scheme for Kingdom Establishment/United Saudi Bank. A photo of a -300 (ex-Gulf Air) belonging to them is in the Nov 99 issue of Airliner World(page 10)

User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2744 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1241 times:

Guys,

Thanks for the replies so far, but none sound right. It was DEFINTELY a -200, as I made sure to check the emergency exits. Believe me, living just north of Everett, I can easily tell Boeing's aircraft apart. The more I think about it, the more I'm positive there were not titles on the fuselage. Also, definitely not the first 767, as that plane was sitting as the south end of the field as always. It certainly could have been Kingdom Holding, but only if they've boughten a -200, because it wasn't their -300.

Again, thanks for the replies so far.

Hamlet69



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

VIP 767s usually have less emergency exits than regular airline aircraft. Maybe you could ask someone at Boeing or check the registration and that may give a clue. Maybe it's a brand new VIP 767? The777Man


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User currently offlineSea_Tac2000 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

I went by yesterday on my way from work and took a look.....the tail has some kind of arab writing....or at least it looked like it. But it a private 767-200 for sure...didn't have my binoculars to get the registration....sorry

User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Is this the plane you saw?

http://www.geocities.com/silagi/hz-wbt3.JPG

If so it is a 767-300 even though it kind of looks like a -200. If you look carefully you will see another cabin door just ahead of the wing. It is not outlined like the others since it is probably sealed and not used. Since the plane does not carry that many passengers, the extra doors are not needed.



User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2744 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

THANK YOU!!!    

Yes, that was definitely the paint scheme! However, I'm still not convinced it was a 767-300. If it was, I was alot more sleepy than I thought. But I'm almost 100% positive it was a -200. I guess I'm just going to have to drive back down there and hope it's still there to make sure.

Whadya think, Sea_Tac2000? Should we try and get a closer look at her before she leaves? I'm driving to Salem, Or. Saturday morning, so I'll stop by and see if it's still there.

Again, THANK YOU, Flygga!!!    

Also, thank you all for your help!

Hamlet69



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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

You know, to tell you the truth the first time I spotted it and only got a quick glimpse, I thought it was a -200 also. Having the middle door blocked off really throws you off.

User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

TAH-DAAAA!!!!!!!!

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