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Boeing 747SP At BOH Today  
User currently offlinePanAm707320B From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

I was near Bournemouth International today and after hearing a loud roar looked up and saw a magnificent sight - a Boeing 747 SP.

Anyone have any idea why it was there (maintenance?) and who the owner/operator was?

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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

I visited BOH in April 2006, whilst I was living in London, and saw the same 747SP you saw.

Is it this one? (VP-BAT, Qatar Amiri Flight 747SP)

Click here for bigger photo!
Photographer © Francis J. Smith

This is the Qatari Amiri Flight VIP 747SP, which makes its home at BOH (or is at least stored there when not in use).

It sits there amongst all the stripped-down hulks of 747s and other airliners, a rare gem amongst hulks.


I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlinePanAm707320B From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

It is! Thanks for that SmithAir747. Great shot as well  Smile

I was amazed to look up and see this beauty in the air as I believe there are now only a dozen or so left air-worthy.

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