Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4141 posts, RR: 38 Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10609 times:
You can see it on the ramp in Hamburg. Today at 11:30 there were 1 BBJ, 1 BBJ2 and 2 G-V, which is already a bit. But the 777-200 was at Lufthansa Technik, so I assume it was there just for some regular maintenance (doesn't exclude that this was coupled with somebody being brought to the World Cup).
LHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5043 times:
Quoting Djw030468 (Reply 10): I believe it in use by Saad Hariri's Lebanese government. I have only seen it once in Beirut, but I know it's been spotted there more frequently of late due to his return to the country.
VP-BRH is, which is the aircraft seen in the top picture in this thread - however, the aircraft in question is N777AS and was the aircraft seen in Hamburg.
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4285 times:
Talking about HAM: I lay awake in the night from sun 25 to mon 26 June due to a thunderstorm. At approx. 01:33am, I noticed a rather large plane flying away from HAM airport southwards.
I live south of the airport, between Underground stations Wartenau and Ritterstrasse. It is not unusual to see approaching planes passing east of our garden, towards rwy 033. But it would be unusual to see them starting in that direction, especially at 01:33, in the middle of a thunderstorm.
Of course, I was not able to identify the a/c through the curtains. Looked big, though, probably widebody. Does anybody have an idea who that was?
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3968 times:
Quoting PanHAM (Reply 14): Well,I sure hope the CIA does not have anything to do with that.
My first thought, too...
What also seemed unusual: even though it was heading away from the airport, it was still quite low. I would guess that a starting plane should have been higher already at that point. Did someone divert into HAM that night, and maybe had to perform a go-around due to the thunderstorm?
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8337 posts, RR: 26 Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
Quoting F22KA (Reply 15): OOOps... Moderator!!! I see irrelevant comments here... Please take immediate action.
Why do you get so nervous on a sarcastic remark? I could not care less who and what flies over my country and I made this joke bvecause of all the fuss made around that theme. But I do not want to open this can of worms, so usually if a plane flies/takes off during curfew times it must be one of the few exemptions, and that is usually Government/head of state of MEDEVAC. The VIP Reeperbahn tourist would rather go to AMS these days so that is ruled out but we have a soccer championship in the country, so it might have been Roman Abramovich in his private 767.