FlyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 139 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5599 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?
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Spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4685 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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