LAXspotr From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 81 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6700 times:
It's that time of year again! The annual U.N. General Assembly in New York City is upon us and with that comes the most exciting time to be spotting in the NY area (at least in my humble opinion)...
As in years past, I'm starting a thread in which the community can discuss the VIP movements occurring within the region, particularly at JFK, EWR, and SWF airports. If you know of any special visitor enroute, scheduled to arrive/depart, etc, POST HERE!!
It seems we have our first VIP due to land at JFK tonight, the government of Venezuela:
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4987 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6105 times:
Quoting LAXspotr (Reply 3): A Qatari A332 (A7-HJJ) arrived last night at approximately 6:30pm local time.
Thanks! I'm told that a few more Qatari dignitaries will be headed in on the 22nd or 23rd. I'm not sure if HJJ has gone back to DOH. If it hasn't chances are good you will see HHM (special livery) at JFK.
Fly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6090 times:
Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 5): Does the Venezuelan air force actually call itself Fuerza Aerea Bolivariana instead of Venezolana?
A quick search on Wikipedia (i know its not the most reliable source) but here's the followiing info....
The "Bolivarian Revolution" is named after Simón Bolívar, an early 19th century Venezuelan and Latin American revolutionary leader, prominent in the South American Wars of Independence. According to Chávez and other supporters, the "Bolivarian Revolution" seeks to build a mass movement to implement Bolivarianism - popular democracy, economic independence, equitable distribution of revenues, and an end to corruption - in Venezuela.
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3966 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6055 times:
FAB2115 was Brazil Air Force B732 reg 2115. FAB is usually Bolivia Air Force in terms of Air Force callsign use, although officially it is First Air of Canada. Brazil Air Force usually fly internationally as BRS prefix which is their official identifier, so why FAB was used on this one is a mystery. The fact it came from Caracas according to Flightaware will be more than likely a tech stop for fuel.
BoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1593 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5996 times:
Kevin Rudd the PM of Australia did the longhaul from Canberra to NYC in a BBJ of No36 Squadron over the last day or so, not sure which airport he ended up at but the news has pictures of him deplaning. Aparently he is heading upstate to visit Bill Clinton first before the General Assembly
LAXspotr From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 81 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5352 times:
For those interested, the following is a list of VIP activity I've seen at JFK over the past few days:
- State of Kuwait A310, 9K-ALD
- USAF C-17, tail number 33125
- Qatar A330-200, A7-HJJ
- UAE 737-700, A6-DFR
- Air Zimbabwe B767-200, Z-WPF
- Argentina B757-200, T-01
- Asiana Airlines B747-400, HL7428
- France AF A310, F-RADA
- Gainjet MD-83, SX-IFA
- Gainjet B757-200, SX-RFA
- Jordan Government A318, VQ-BDD
- Mid East Jet B767-200, N767KS
- Uganda Government, 5X-UGF
- USAF C-5, 70045
- Brasil AF A319, 2101
- Czech AF A319, 2801
- Ethiopian B767-300, ET-ALO
- France AF Falcon 7X, F-RAFA
- France AF A319, F-RBFA
- Japan B747-400, 20-1101
- Royal Jet B737-700, A6-DAS
- Turkmenistan B767-300, EZ-A700
- Ukraine IL62, UR-86528
- USAF VC-25/747-200, 92-9000
Hoping for some more special visitors to catch once this bit of ugly weather passes by us here in the NYC area!
AABB777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 700 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5284 times:
Quoting YOWza (Reply 4): Thanks! I'm told that a few more Qatari dignitaries will be headed in on the 22nd or 23rd. I'm not sure if HJJ has gone back to DOH. If it hasn't chances are good you will see HHM (special livery) at JFK.
There is currently a QR A332 parked at IAD. Saw it last night. Any reason it's there vs. Kennedy?
Moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5224 times:
Quoting AABB777 (Reply 19): There is currently a QR A332 parked at IAD. Saw it last night. Any reason it's there vs. Kennedy?
With the number of UN visitors, most don't leave their a/c at JFK - for the most part, they drop off the pax and reposition to another airfield for space/security reasons. You will see some at SWF, IAD, ADW, and other nearby places, it would be a nightmare to park 20+ VIP airliners at JFK for a week.
KL911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5475 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5023 times:
Fortunately the Dutch delegation is just flying KLM, regular service, which is good in this economic climate, and also to show that a politician is no more special then the average manager/ CEO on the plane.