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Please Help Me Identify A Mystery 747  
User currently offlineBilgeRat From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 222 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

I live about 7 miles west of Manston (EGMH). We get plenty of MK Airlines 742F flying in and out, and the odd Virgin 744 flying circuits for pilot training. However, this last week or two I've seen a 747 on at least three occasions that I don't recognise. I never seem to be able to catch the aircraft close enough to read the titles on the side...

It's got a white fuselage with a red tail, and the red extends forward part of the way along the fuselage. My initial thought was that is a VS 744 in the new livery, but I found a couple of pics of a GIRJet 742F in the database here that look very similar to what I saw. However, I could swear the aircraft I saw had winglets and the stretched upper deck of a 744. Any ideas what else it could have been?

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User currently offlineKangarooMAN From Ireland, joined May 2006, 127 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Hi

I'd guess as from these photos it's Oasis Hong Kong doing circuit training flights

At MSE

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At LGW Departing


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Photo © A J Best
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Photo © Terry Wade




At LGW returning from flight

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Also at DSA


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Hope this helps

Roo

[Edited 2007-05-08 19:08:16]

[Edited 2007-05-08 19:23:46]


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Wasn't an Oasis 747 going to do a low flypast at the Biggin Hill Airshow ??? , maybe getting a bit of practice in .....


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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1451 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Woow, first thread I've ever seen where the question get's answered in the first response..LOL.  bigthumbsup 
That's a beautiful aircraft for sure.



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User currently offlineBilgeRat From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

That looks like the one! Thanks!

Beautiful livery for sure, and an unusual visitor to MSE! I just wish we still had the old MK Airlines DC-8s roaring over nearly every day like we used to!


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