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TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?  
User currently offlineFlyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5387 times:

This evening, I flew YQB-EWR-TPA on Continental Express Jet/Continental. I landed in EWR from YQB at around 5:45pm and while my ER3 was taxiing to terminal C, I noticed a TU-154 leaving the international arrivals area of terminal B and then park in the cargo area on the north end of the airport near the Kalitta Air 747 freighters. I couldn't get a good look at the plane to read the airline, but it had red stripes under the wing and a red emblem of some sort on the tail. I also saw an Air Burkina Faso 727 parked at terminal B when I landed. They don't seem like regular visitors to EWR. Unfortunately, I couldn't get any pics because my camera broke on my trip. However, I'd be very interested in knowing if any A-netters can fill in the missing details about these unusual visitors to EWR?

Thanks!!!


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5381 times:

Perhaps because of the UN General Assembly meeting?

Aerolineas Argentinas 747 At Westover ARB Mass? (by ChrisNH Sep 18 2006 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineKonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

Your description matches the Tu-154 of Polish Air Force.

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Think of it, wasn't Polish prime minister (or president) visiting the U.S. and going to the U.N. General Assembly ?


User currently offlineFlyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4984 times:

That's the exact plane I saw. Thanks for your help.

Mystery solved!



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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

FLYTPA

Did you notice what else was on Terminal B parked behind the Polish 154 and the TAP?

I saw something with a large A330/340 size with a red and white tail logo similar to the Finnair one as I was passing on the Turnpike.


User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

I was surprised to learn that production only closed on this aircraft in June 2006. Found it through Wikipedia.


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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

While we're on EWR spotting, august 2nd there was a Pan Am 722w at EWR. Anyone happens to know the registration? Had no luck with this question at nycaviation.com.


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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3612 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4473 times:

I also saw a TU-154 fly over my house just outside of JFK. It was clearly flying out of JFK, though, not EWR. I couldn't make out the markings on it as it was literally *directly* overhead, so all I could see was the underside. But it was on a typical JFK takeoff pattern - so maybe they flew into EWR and then repo'd to JFK for some reason?

I immediately noticed it because it was flying probably 50% lower than most airplanes on that pattern (and I saw the usual gaggle of JetBlue A320's just before and after it). And I noticed the T-tail and the non-western looking engine exhaust tips. I actually commented to my wife "well, there's something you don't see flying out of JFK every day."

Wish I'd had my camera with me.



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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1147 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

The Polish TU-154 is now at SWF until the UN session ends.

Cheers

LGA777


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4288 times:

Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 7):

Might have been the Russian IL-62 you saw.

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 8):
The Polish TU-154 is now at SWF until the UN session ends.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l183/VIPSWF/PolishTU.jpg



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User currently offlinePRM From Burkina Faso, joined Apr 2002, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Quoting FlyTPA (Thread starter):
I also saw an Air Burkina Faso 727 parked at terminal B when I landed

It operates for the Burkina Faso Government and was one of these two:


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Cheers, Paul


User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

is the polish TU154 outfitted with extra tanks or something to make it non-stop across the pound? (I'd doubt it).

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