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UPS 747-400F In The Air....  
User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 807 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13758 times:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/air1jdg/Flyby1.jpg

The new UPS 747-400 has recently done a fly-by at SDF! For those of you here in town too, look for her in the sky somewhere near you soon!

Cheers,
John

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User currently offlineZuluLima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 300 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13676 times:

I can't wait. A few questions... Will the new 744s be used on existing 741/742 routes, such as here to DFW? Have UPS announced intentions of replacing the 10 older frames, or are the new ones to be used for growth? If the older frames are staying, when will they come up for painting in the new scheme? Any info appreciated.


I didn't get a 'Harumph' outta that guy!
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13640 times:

That's an excellent shot!

 spin 

R


User currently offlineUAL747-600 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13631 times:

Great shot!! Thanks for sharing.

UAL747-600


User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13630 times:

Quoting ZuluLima (Reply 1):
I can't wait. A few questions... Will the new 744s be used on existing 741/742 routes, such as here to DFW? Have UPS announced intentions of replacing the 10 older frames, or are the new ones to be used for growth? If the older frames are staying, when will they come up for painting in the new scheme? Any info appreciated.

From what I know the 744F will be used on larger international freight routes but maybe some proving on domestic routes. UPS plans on retiring the older frame, which is why they are not painted in the new scheme.

Cheers,
John


User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13598 times:

Wow, nice photo there of that 744 in clean configuration making the flyover. I wish I was able to go out there and see it.
 banghead 
I did see the new 747-400F parked out on the ramp today with its nose door open, so maybe it'll fly a revenue flight this evening. The 747-400 sure looks outstanding in the relatively new UPS livery! bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13598 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 2):
That's an excellent shot!



Quoting RobK (Reply 2):
Great shot!! Thanks for sharing.

I cannot take credit for the shot. A friend of mine here at UPS sent it to me. Someone from her office took it and sent it out.

John


User currently offlineEatmybologna From France, joined Apr 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13598 times:

The area below the nose looks like it's intentionally painted with an agape mouth.


Isn't knowledge more than just the acquisition of information? Shouldn't the acquired information be correct?
User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13560 times:

Quoting UPSMD11 (Reply 4):
UPS plans on retiring the older frame, which is why they are not painted in the new scheme.

Yep, unfortunately. They'll probably be out of the fleet by the end of next year, though they may hang on to them for the holiday rush for Christmas '08. The 747-400 looks great, but I'll definitely miss the old classics with their JT9Ds, man those things make an awesome noise on takeoff!


User currently offlinePetera380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13560 times:
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It's the UPS logo for when the nose is open I believe!

Peter


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13464 times:

I've got a buddy who is a UPS 747 pilot, and he's transferring to the -400s... he anticipates being based in Anchorage, if that answers your question...

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13456 times:

Great shot, even with KY Kingdom in the background! Big grin


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User currently offlineRdwelch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13414 times:

That UPS logo does give it a cheesy kind of grin action, doesn't it? Kinda like  sly 

Gus


User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13319 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 10):
I've got a buddy who is a UPS 747 pilot, and he's transferring to the -400s... he anticipates being based in Anchorage, if that answers your question...

Yeah, I figured they'd be based there, I do wonder if any will be based in SDF though? I'm guessing the MD11 pilots are based in ANC as well as at least some of the 747 classic pilots. I wonder if any 744 pilots will be based here in SDF as since they're replacing the classics, they'll probably fly to DFW, ONT, and sometimes PHL in addition to the runs to Asia via ANC.

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 11):
Great shot, even with KY Kingdom in the background!

Yep. That roller coaster and the giant wheel offer great spotting opportunities. That tower ride in the shot is currently closed (it drops you down 180 ft.) as a girl's feet were recently severed on it.

Quoting Rdwelch (Reply 12):
That UPS logo does give it a cheesy kind of grin action, doesn't it? Kinda like

Wow, I never noticed that in pics until now, that does look a bit cheesy. Like someone mentioned, I guess its for when the nose is open.


User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13299 times:

Excellent shot. More proof that the 744 is the most beautiful jetliner around.

User currently offlineBeeski From US Virgin Islands, joined Dec 2006, 53 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13164 times:

I'll pile on.....what a great photo! Thanks!

User currently offlineMnik101 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 13085 times:

So when are they getting the 744BCFs? They are getting some correct? If so how many and from which former operators?

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8653 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 13020 times:

Quoting Mnik101 (Reply 16):
They are getting some correct?

Yes, I think from Eva Air of Taiwan and Cargolux is selling them a few for delivery in 2009?

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineFr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5327 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12941 times:

Quoting 747fan (Reply 5):
I did see the new 747-400F parked out on the ramp today with its nose door open, so maybe it'll fly a revenue flight this evening.

The aircraft won't fly revenue for several more weeks. Proving runs, flight training, maintenance training and ground training are all on the agenda for the 2 or 3 weeks.



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User currently offlineSM92 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12783 times:

Just curious...Has UPS comitted to any 747-8Fs or just to the 747-400Fs?

User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12754 times:

i have a couple questions
1) what is that thing under the nose?
2) when they make a 744 a freighter do they shorten the upper deck?


User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12739 times:

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 20):
i have a couple questions
1) what is that thing under the nose?
2) when they make a 744 a freighter do they shorten the upper deck?

1) Looks like the UPS logo on the nose gear doors.
2) Yes


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12720 times:

Would that be Kings Island in the background or Six Flags?


A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
User currently offlineRafflesKing From Singapore, joined Mar 2007, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11200 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 22):
Six Flags

Six Flags located on the Kentucky State Fairgrounds. King's Island is in the Cincinnati metro, ~125 miles Northeast up Interstate 71.


User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10656 times:

I was just checking flightaware.com and saw it made a flight up to Columbus (Rickenbacker) this morning, I wonder what its doing up there? Maybe just a proving flight?

25 Flyingjeep : Yep i also just checked and its at rickenbocker right now i google eath it and she is sitting on the ramp i am very tempted to go down there and see h
26 Motopolitico : When I saw it parked on the ramp at SDF from a distance, I thought I was looking at an SP. Must have been the livery. While the current UPS livery loo
27 BDRules : Heard that in future after more frames are available, 1 will route PHL - EMA - CGN - PHL Regards Stu
28 Nucsh : Though I don't doubt that it's sitting at Rickenbacker, that's not how Google Earth works...
29 ChiGB1973 : That is low for no flaps being out, what's the story some of you pilots? M
30 LVHGEL : whoa! Anyone knows the speed of that clean configuration flyby? I guess would've been a fast one.
31 Lightsaber : UPS seems to be hiring quite a few 747 pilots... a coworker became fed up with piloting a desk and went up there with brown... (747 qualified). Quest
32 JohnClipper : It was doing touch-and-go's at LCK this morning...looks SWEET!
33 PropilotJW : It is actually the UPS logo on the bottom of the nose door. It can be seen clearly when the dose door is open. You can search other 747 cargo planes
34 LTU932 : Not exactly. The 747-400 PAX simply has the stretched upper deck, while the -400F has the old 747-100/-200 upper deck. In short, the upper deck is no
35 Post contains images ShannoninAMA : So When Airlines covert 744's to cargo use? (if they havent already) They will look different then the factory made 744Fs? Shannon
36 DAYflyer : A greta shot, thanks for sharing. It almost looks like the rides at the amusement park in the background are being blown over by the aircraft.
37 GeorgeJetson : Yes, the converted 744s do look different then the factory made 744Fs because they still have the streched upper deck (SUD), which by the way becomes
38 ContinentalFan : True, though converted 744s have the upper deck flooring shortened and the bulkhead moved forward to regain some of the lost ceiling height on the ma
39 Flighty : Agreed, but the A340-500 is very nice too.
40 Post contains images WesternA318 : First off....BEAUTIFUL SHOT!! Indeed, it is weight penalty to have the extended deck, but also, no freight hauler has routes long enough to warrant th
41 Katwspotter : Definitely Six Flags (Kentucky Kingdom), been there before...perfect spot to ride some coasters and go plane spotting at the same time...hehe
42 Post contains images LTU932 : The hump does also have another perk: if it wasn't for the flightdeck being located on the upper deck, the nose cargo door wouldn't have been possibl
43 Jetfixr757 : The stretched upper deck also limits the height of the frieght in the main deck in addition to the weight penalty. Jet
44 GeorgeJetson : FYI: There were also 14 Boeing 747-100B/-200B aircraft that were either built with a stretched upper deck or where the SUD was added later on, includ
45 LTU932 : True. I believe this was one of the reasons why Boeing had a hard time selling the 747-300. AFAIK The SUD conversion doesn't include an MTOW upgrade
46 AeroplaneFreak : Great shot any chance of seeing it Australia?
47 Jeffry747 : I finally got to see N570UP up close and personal a few nights ago. She was sitting on Ramp 9 at SDF, and my crew was lucky enough to be assigned to u
48 747fan : I can't wait until I get to see the first revenue flight takeoff!!:D I've seen her parked out on the ramp a few times. I haven't seen it the past few
49 MCOflyer : Yes Shannon. They are called BCF. I know there a lot of pics of these 744F lying around. Hunter
50 Pilottim747 : N570UP was flying from ANC to SDF last night into early this morning. While over Wisconsin, the aircraft turned around and diverted to MSP. Anyone kno
51 747fan : Well I know it was back at SDF this morning as I saw it parked out on the east ramp; I could see it from the interstate (I-65). I'm guessing it'll be
52 Fr8Mech : That would probably be part of the FAA proving runs. A diversion for a simulated problem.
53 Jetfixr757 : It was a simulated in flight emergency and actual diversion exercise. Just to see if we can support the aircraft, they did this with the A300's when
54 777STL : I'd imagine so, at some point. I've seen the -100s in Oz, so the -400 certainly isn't out of the question.
55 Pilottim747 : Wow, very cool. Glad to know it was just a simulation. I was hoping it wasn't tech problems with the new aircraft on the property.
56 Post contains links Sokol : Last weekend UPS B747-400F N570UP was in Anchorage ANC for training, On July 21 Saturday she came from Louisville SDF to Anchorage ANC http://flightaw
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