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White 747-300 At D66 At YVR Today  
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3606 times:

Does anybody know what this bird was doing there?

It was completely white and parked at D66 when I was watching. At first, from the distance, I mistaked it as JL17 (JA8921 in old colors) but apparently it wasn't. The pilot also had a British accent on this bird parked in D66. It was a long time since I've seen a classic jumbo at YVR, ever since JL got rid of their 747-300 service in October of 2004.

Eitherway, this plane pushed back shortly after JL. When it took off 26L, it was climbing like a rocket. So, I assume that there weren't any pax or anything on the bird, but can anyone provide more info?

Thank you in advance

Ktachiya


Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
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User currently offlineUtapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

There was a B743 that departed today at 13:56... XLA50P, according to FlightAware, YVR-YYC.

Was only 743 showing today. Not sure if the timing is right, but check it out.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/XLA50P

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/...t=520;order=aircrafttype;sort=DESC



Sawasdee khrab!
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4630 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

It's probably a British military charter. We get them all the time in YYC.

I think it's operated by EAL

Kris



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User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

It was an Excel charter from MAD. There was also a Corsair 747-400 from MAD that came in with the -300. I believe they were bringing Spanish troops to a training exercise in YYJ.


"Trying is the first step towards failure" -Homer Simpson
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

I leave YYJ and it is invaded by the spanish... isn't history somewhat repeating itself?

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