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Kingfisher Delivery Flight?  
User currently offlineCPT523 From Singapore, joined Aug 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

On Friday, the 27th of April, I was flying UA between DEN -->SFO on the 7:30pm flight. Courtesy of channel 9 on UA, I heard Callsign "Kingfisher 11" as one of the flights in the area.

Does anybody know if this was a charter or delivery flight? Seems strange to have an Indian airline like Kingfisher flying over the western US.

P.S. They plane couldn't be raised on the radio for 30 mins and ATC kept saying "Kingfisher 11 Guard" while trying to raise them. What does guard mean?

[Edited 2007-04-30 14:37:56]

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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2868 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Quoting CPT523 (Thread starter):
oes anybody know if this was a charter or delivery flight? S

Possibly VJMs private aircraft is hometown is somewhere near the Bay Area.

Last year he made a trip between BOM-SFO 38 times, so not surprising to hear his callsigned changed to match his empire and airline name

Karan


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1439 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 1):
Possibly VJMs private aircraft is hometown is somewhere near the Bay Area.

Who's VJM??

Just curious, what's his private aircraft? BOM-SFO is quite long so he'd have to be using something with the legs for it if doing it non-stop.



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3172 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 2):
Who's VJM??

More details on Wiki at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Mallya

He's the owner of United breweries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Breweries_Group (The worlds second largest brewer which makes Kingfisher beer besides 100s of other brands), and hence also the chairman of Kingfisher airlines (part of the UB group) (www.flykingfisher.com).

He (through the UB Group) owns a number of private aircraft and maintains homes in several cities across the world and uses his corporate jets to fly between them.



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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 1):
Possibly VJMs private aircraft is hometown is somewhere near the Bay Area.

You are correct.

Dr. Vijay Mallya's Airbus Corporate Jet In OAK (by Jadedmonkeys Apr 30 2007 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31576 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Its probably his ACJ.
It was in Mumbai last week too.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 2):

Who's VJM??

Just curious, what's his private aircraft?

This.....

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Note the registration and the initials on the engine.



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