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User currently offlinePositiveETCO2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 63 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

I saw this plane on approach for KMHR about an hour ago. I think they are pretty rare now. Any ideas who it belongs to and what it is doing?

Thanks

Robbie

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User currently offlinePositiveETCO2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

I checked Flightaware prior to posting but could not find anything. I think the flight was local because I saw it climbing in the distance about twenty minutes prior and thought that it looked a lot like an SP. But, I doubted myself because I had never seen one before. When it overflew my house all remaining doubt was removed. Beautiful ship.

Robbie


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25741 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3350 times:

I'd say NASA


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3319 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
I'd say NASA

NASA flights are normally found on the flight tracking sites.


What would make this easier would be a description of the paint job on the a/c.

My own thought is that it is one of the Las Vegas Sands 747SPs, as they (like the entire LV Sands fleet) have had their registrations blocked from the various flight tracking sites.


User currently offlineN53614 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

Any chance it's the Fry's Electronics 747SP, N747A?


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3231 times:



Quoting N53614 (Reply 4):
Any chance it's the Fry's Electronics 747SP, N747A?

Another blocked a/c, so I'd definitely put that on the list of potential 747SPs it could be.


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User currently offlineAtomsareenough From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 566 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

How about the Las Vegas Sands 747SP?



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EDIT: I didn't notice srbmod's post when I wrote mine, but at least the picture should help confirm or disconfirm the identity of the airfcraft!

[Edited 2009-07-01 16:40:46]

User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

Another that is blocked is Rev. Ernest Angley's P4-FSH!


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User currently offlinePositiveETCO2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

Thanks for the info. It must have been the FRY's aircraft. My iPhone tracker showed there was a registration of N747A nearby at the time. It gave no more information and flightaware was no help at all.

What's the story with this plane?

Thanks
Robbie


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