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Saudi Arabian Airlines 747SP At IAD  
User currently offlinePanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

A 747 is a beautiful plane to watch. This overcast late afternoon I observed a 747SP flying downwind for landing north at Dulles. Sort of unusal seeing the SPs, I would think.

Flightaware lists it as Saudi Arabian Airlines SVA7871, from CDG to EWR, then IAD. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SVA7871

PAX flight? Cargo? Any info?

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

Quoting Panova98 (Thread starter):
PAX flight? Cargo? Any info?

SV 747SPs are part of their Royal flight in VIP configuration. No longer used in scheduled passenger service.

User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1250 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Flew into dulles 2 hrs ago - it's still there! So pretty.

I remember flying PA 747sp...

I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8428 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3323 times:
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Probably prince Bandar or the current Ambassador from Saudi Arabia. Royal Flights in the Middle East are the biggest 747SP users.

User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

I saw this on it's final approach into IAD while I was in Fair Lakes. It caught my eye at
first because it looked so "scrunched" compared to the 744s flying into there all day.
It took only me about 5 seconds to identify it because of the design on the tail. It was nice
to see. Did anyone also notice the AA 762 landing around 5pm? It's nice to see that LAX
flight using the 762 instead of a 738.

fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25784 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 3):
Probably prince Bandar or the current Ambassador from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Embassy in DC has their own plane assigned -- a A340.

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Prince Bandar used to pilot it himself.

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

A Qatari Sheika is being honored by the Kennedy Shriver foundation so there are a number of middle eastern guests, and their toys in town. There should also have been a QR Amiri flight Global Express in from LHR/LGW.


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