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Sultan Of Brunei's B747 - Registration Query  
User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6449 times:

Hi all,

The Sultan of Brunei's B747-400 visited Singapore today. The flight info said the reg was V8-AL1 whilst most of the Internet says it to be V8-ALI.

Does anybody know which is accurate?

Thanks
Tsentsan


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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

It's V8-ALI, you bet.

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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1493 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6425 times:

According to a book I own (Airliner Color History:Boeing 747-400)

"It is registered V8-AL1 (Alpha Lima One) but Is confused with V8-ALI (Alpha Lima India)"

but I woudn't be too sure these books get it wrong all the time, all other aircraft in Brunei are registered V8-xxx not V8-xx# (x representing any letter, # representing any number) according to airfleets it is registered V8-ALI (Alpha Lima India). So I'm not quite sure myself



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User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

Not true that all aircraft of the Brunei Royal Flight are registered V8-XXX and not V8-XX#. Some of us may recall a B727 painted in Royal Brunei colours and registered V8-BG1 or V8-BG2 (possibly both).

My understanding is the V8-AL1 is the correct one (1 denoting its designation as the Sultan's primary vehicle during state visits). Would love to hear it from someone who could say with certainty.

KC Sim


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6311 times:

Quoting Aviasian (Reply 3):
Not true that all aircraft of the Brunei Royal Flight are registered V8-XXX and not V8-XX#. Some of us may recall

The B747SP of the Sultan's Flight had a numerical prefix in its registration, before it was sold to one of the Emirates, unless A.net got it wrong. To wit:


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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6306 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 4):
prefix

Make that "suffix".



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6216 times:

It is V8-ALI (India) , NOT V8-AL1 (ONE)
The other Brunei VIP planes are :
V8-001 G5
V8-BKH A340-212
V8-MHB 767-27G ER

Probably they will be the first country to get an A380VIP , as the Sultan himself declared at the last FIDAE show which took place at Santiago.


User currently offlineDreamflight767 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6138 times:
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I heard that the Sultan is a pilot and flies his own a/c. Can anyone confirm that?

User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5991 times:

Quoting Dreamflight767 (Reply 7):
I heard that the Sultan is a pilot and flies his own a/c. Can anyone confirm that?

Heard this too. He flies the A-340.

Georg


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5991 times:

I dont suppose emailing the DCA in Brunei will work, would it?


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