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Air China 767 At Edinburgh Today? (09-May-09)  
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 13
Posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

Hey folks.

Fellow a.nutter DunaA320 and I were on the bus from Edinburgh Airport into the city when - as we passed the RBS Bridge at Gogarburn, he pointed out what looked to be an Air China A330. On closer inspection we saw it was a 767-300 instead. It was parked at the bottom of runway 30.

Any idea why it was there anyone? Our guess is that it was a diplomatic charter in to Scotland.

I couldn't get a photo of it as it was too far away and I only had my phone on me.

JG  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineKl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3968 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Our guess is that it was a diplomatic charter in to Scotland.

Diplomatic?? So why not London???



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3947 times:



Quoting Kl911 (Reply 1):
Diplomatic?? So why not London???

Because we too - believe it or not - have our own parliament with our own Members of it.

Not too long ago, a Vietnam 777 visited on a diplomatic charter  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3914 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 2):
Because we too - believe it or not - have our own parliament with our own Members of it.

But not as a country right? More like province? I know you have your own banknotes.. nice



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3914 times:

B-2496 B763 arrived Friday (8th) afternoon.
Rumoured to be due out tomorrow (Sunday 10th) to LHR.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15470 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3914 times:



Quoting Kl911 (Reply 1):
Diplomatic??

Last summer I saw an Air China 767 parked in front of the fire station on runway 11/29 (the new one) at STL. Later I found out it was a Chinese delegation visiting about the possible cargo hub. The airport authority parked snow plows at each gate to keep them from possibly being rammed as they do whenver VIPs show up.



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User currently offlineSteve7E7 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3905 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 3):
I know you have your own banknotes.. nice

They also have Kirkie.


User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3880 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 3):
But not as a country right? More like province? I know you have your own banknotes.. nice

We're not an independant country, we've got devolved powers and stuff, so we deal in diplomatic relationships with other countries without Westminster getting involved.

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 4):
B-2496 B763 arrived Friday (8th) afternoon.
Rumoured to be due out tomorrow (Sunday 10th) to LHR.

Awesome!! Thank you so much, I'll keep an eye out for it taking off, provding they're using runway 24

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3860 times:
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Quoting GCT64 (Reply 4):
B-2496 B763 arrived Friday (8th) afternoon

- Thanks, saw it from G-EUYB when leaving Friday evening  Smile



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User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3790 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 2):
Not too long ago, a Vietnam 777 visited on a diplomatic charter

Must of been the around the same time it visited DUB



Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3774 times:
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Quoting GCT64 (Reply 4):
Rumoured to be due out tomorrow (Sunday 10th) to LHR.

- Correct, due out @ 11:00 on sunday for LHR.

Will depart LHR on tuesday @ 15:10.



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User currently offlineNeedmolegroom From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

So they've been and gone, intriguing to know the purpose of the visit.
Was it to learn how to manage a 'world class' bridge building or tram system project?
On the other hand, maybe they just wanted to see what mangled politicians looked like, after 'The Donald' has walked all over them.



needmolegroom
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3711 times:



Quoting EICVD (Reply 9):
Must of been the around the same time it visited DUB

Very possibly. I'm sad I missed that one  Sad

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
Correct, due out @ 11:00 on sunday for LHR.

Awesome! Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye out for it  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineEljonno From Australia, joined Sep 2008, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3707 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 3):
But not as a country right? More like province?



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 7):
We're not an independant country, we've got devolved powers and stuff, so we deal in diplomatic relationships with other countries without Westminster getting involved.

Wow! That was a very restrained response there! I'm not even Scottish and I would rip someone's head off for relegating Scotland to the level of being a mere province... banghead 
I must admit I didn't know that Scotland maintains its own diplomatic relationships (I assumed that was all handled in Westminster), I shall mention it in my seminar presentation on Tuesday though (devolution of power in the Celtic nations) - so thanks for the heads up on that!


User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3687 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 12):
Very possibly. I'm sad I missed that one

Join the club, must have been the most interesting a/c to fly in here in a long long time.



Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3594 times:

Good to have that confirmed.
Was sure I saw a 767 on approach yesterday.


User currently offlineDunaA320 From UK - England, joined Feb 2009, 611 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3568 times:

Was also nice to see a DL 767 at EDI too today, landed just after my EZY flight from LGW

User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

The Chinese deputy premier was meeting the UK Chancellor in Edinburgh, hence the aircraft in question at EDI:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8041207.stm


User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3300 times:



Quoting Eljonno (Reply 13):
Wow! That was a very restrained response there! I'm not even Scottish and I would rip someone's head off for relegating Scotland to the level of being a mere province...

But the truth is, we're not an independent country. So there's no point in getting angry for somthing that's true. Even England isn't an independent country, they're a member of the country that is the UK. Anyways, thread's not about that  Silly

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 16):
Was also nice to see a DL 767 at EDI too today,

Yeah, had it not been raining when you were on approach in your wee EZY jet, I'd have gone out to see both you and the DL 763 arrive  Smile

Quoting Damian (Reply 17):
The Chinese deputy premier was meeting the UK Chancellor in Edinburgh, hence the aircraft in question at EDI:

Ahh, that totally explains it then. Thank you!  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineEljonno From Australia, joined Sep 2008, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 18):
But the truth is, we're not an independent country. So there's no point in getting angry for somthing that's true. Even England isn't an independent country, they're a member of the country that is the UK. Anyways, thread's not about that  

England is less independent of the UK government really, if anything. I still think it's a bit demeaning to say that Scotland is only a province...But as you say the thread's not about that! As I mentioned I have an interest in the whole devolved power issue because of the modules that I am currently studying at uni, so I apologise for deviating from the subject of the thread a little...

[Edited 2009-05-11 07:12:26]

User currently offlineLHRlocal From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2985 times:



Quoting GCT64 (Reply 4):
B-2496 B763 arrived Friday (8th) afternoon.
Rumoured to be due out tomorrow (Sunday 10th) to LHR.

I left LHR @ for EDI 11:35 on Sunday 10th and noticed the Air China 767 parked up south side of LHR.


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