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Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?  
User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13267 times:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to fly to New York, most likely JFK, tomorrow for the UN General Assembly. Does anyone know which aircraft he will be using?

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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13186 times:

Probably the A321 of Islamic Republic of Iran.

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User currently offlineConair From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13158 times:

More than likely an Iranair B747SP

Conair


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12782 times:

The most recent picture of an IR aircraft in the US was from a 747SP landing at JFK while taking Ahmadinejad to the UN. So I guess it will be once again a 747SP.

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8626 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 12701 times:

The 747 or A321 as others have said. I really do not think the Conviasa would be used.

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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 12695 times:

Are the flight crews under the same status as Ahmadinejad?


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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 12600 times:

Interesting question-There was a trip report about the Iran-Syria-CCS flight on the IranAir 747SP, and I can't remember where he said the crew was based. I want to say THR.


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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12459 times:

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 14):
Interesting question-There was a trip report about the Iran-Syria-CCS flight on the IranAir 747SP, and I can't remember where he said the crew was based. I want to say THR.

I believe that was so, which presents an interesting situation for visiting the US. Can an Iranian citizen enter the US?



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12404 times:
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Moderator's note:

Many childish political responses were removed.
The OP posted a simple question. Please keep the political commentary out of this.


I hope it is that SP. NIce bird to see in the air these days.



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User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11970 times:

Iranians can enter the United States. A friend of my dad is iranian and his family was here for three weeks. Really nice people. My dad's friend wants us to visit him and his family in Tehran. Only me and my dad want to go. Since my siblings are in school. And my mom has to take care of them. Its a beautiful country from what i hear.

User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 867 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 11228 times:

It will for sure be Iran Air's EP-IAD (first choice, used for all long range official diplomatic traffic of Iranian leaders) or EP-IAB as the spare aircraft, both of them 74Ls. But so far, EP-IAD was the only one used for that purpose the last years.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Air Force also runs two B707-300 VIP Aircraft (regs: 1001 and 1002), one for the President, the other one for the Supreme Leader. Usually these are only used for domestic or regional flights, but are sometimes seen in Geneva Cointrin. In February of this year, 1001 even made a very long journey across the pond to carry President Ahmadinejad to several southern American destinations, maybe because some of the destinations on schedule were not fitted to receive a 747SP, maybe because Iran AIr does not want to occupy one of their only two proper long-haulers for official use, not having it available for scheduled operations during a longer time.

Enjoy spotting that great old bird at JFK - I took it from THR via DAM to CCS in May and left an article about it - just take a look at http://www.airliners.net/articles/read.main?id=108

Cheers,
Manuel



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User currently offlineShahram16216 From Iran, joined Feb 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10729 times:

I saw it today morning.He will arrive there by Iran Air 747SP (EP-IAD)
get ready your cameras  Smile


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9591 times:
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Is the ETA into NY known as of yet?


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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9192 times:

Here is a picture before Ahmadinejad board the plane - it's a B747!



Link to the story (in german): http://www.20min.ch/news/ausland/story/18728061


User currently offlineBSU747 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8250 times:

Picked up EP-IAD 747sp on my SBS-1 box earlier overflying Manchester UK as IRA101 so would suspect this is the aircraft flying to New York, I picked him up at 2.30pm local so would expect it to arrive in New York 6-7 hours later around 3.30 - 4.30 local (New York time.)
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User currently onlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8132 times:

It seems that he was on the A321 or maybe the upper-deck of the 747SP...
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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7866 times:

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