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2009 U.N. General Assembly Visitors...it's Time!  
User currently offlineLAXspotr From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 81 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6190 times:

Hi everyone,

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:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAB2115


Here's to hoping this year will be an exceptionally exciting one for the spotter and that the weather gods will be on our side!

Cheers,

Josh May

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User currently offlineLAXspotr From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 81 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6061 times:

And another...State of Kuwait A310 * today, 9/18 *

Flytecomm.com shows Kuwait #3 originating in Geneva and arriving at JFK prior to ferrying up to SWF.

GVA (11:10am) - JFK (1:20pm)
JFK (2:42pm) - SWF (3:14pm)


For now, only the JFK-SWF sector appears on Flightaware:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAC3


- Josh May


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 5941 times:

Any info on when where the Qatari delegation gets in?

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineLAXspotr From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 81 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5734 times:

A Qatari A332 (A7-HJJ) arrived last night at approximately 6:30pm local time.

- Josh May


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5595 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.

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4690 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5596 times:



Quoting LAXspotr (Thread starter):
It seems we have our first VIP due to land at JFK tonight, the government of Venezuela:

I wonder why it was designated FAB -- made it seem like a Brazilian aircraft.....

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Does the Venezuelan air force actually call itself Fuerza Aerea Bolivariana instead of Venezolana?



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5580 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.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5545 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.

R


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

There is a Qatari A310 A7-AFE heading West over Scotland at the moment.
Possibly bond for JFK?


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5493 times:



Quoting Bochora (Reply 8):
There is a Qatari A310 A7-AFE heading West over Scotland at the moment.
Possibly bond for JFK?

Probably, yes. Flying as AMIRY8.


User currently onlineBoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1462 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5486 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


BV
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5427 times:

Sweden is enroute. Just heard SVF25 at 30W on the Atlantic going westbound. Selcal given = GLF4 reg 102004.

R


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2223 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5342 times:

Anyone know the regi of the Comlux Airbus A318 that payed ISP a visit today?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RJA500



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User currently offlineN83SF From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5258 times:



Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 10):

His plane is over at HPN. I was holding short of 34 when it landed.



N83SF
User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5246 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
Anyone know the regi of the Comlux Airbus A318 that payed ISP a visit today?

Probably VQ-BDD, it arrived at JFK around 3:15pm:

http://www.moose135photography.com/photos/655758133_9rPHN-L.jpg



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5229 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
Anyone know the regi of the Comlux Airbus A318 that payed ISP a visit today?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RJA500

ACARS report says VQ-BDD but it flew across the Pond as RJA003 not RJA500...

R


User currently offlineMEA330 From Lebanon, joined Aug 2002, 276 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5122 times:

N767KS a Boeing 767-200ER in VIP configuration arrived yesterday to JFK from GVA, then positioned to SWF. Most probably a charter for a Middle Eastern Head of State.

User currently offlineLAXspotr From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 81 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

For those interested, the following is a list of VIP activity I've seen at JFK over the past few days:


*Friday, 9/18*

- State of Kuwait A310, 9K-ALD
- USAF C-17, tail number 33125


*Saturday, 9/19*

- Qatar A330-200, A7-HJJ
- UAE 737-700, A6-DFR


*Sunday, 9/20*

- 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


*Monday, 9/21*

- 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!

- Josh May


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

From here in the UK, a few more that should be inbound to the NY area:

TT-ABC the Benin MD-87 crossed the UK yesterday (21 Sep) - probably NY bound

Today (22 Sep) the following over the UK have looked likely NY candidates:

9K-AJF G5 (inbound to SWF from LTN)
RA-96016 IL96
RA-96018 IL96
RA-86561 IL62



Flown in: A30B,A306,A310,A319,A320,A321,A332,A333,A343,A346,BA11,BU31,B190, B461,B462,B463,(..50 types..),VC10,WESX
User currently offlineAABB777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4774 times:
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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?


User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4714 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.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2223 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4583 times:



Quoting GCT64 (Reply 18):
RA-96016 IL96
RA-96018 IL96

Which one is do to arrive at the 6:00PM hour at JFK?



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4560 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 21):
Quoting GCT64 (Reply 18):
RA-96016 IL96
RA-96018 IL96

Which one is do to arrive at the 6:00PM hour at JFK?

The order they were in when they passed London was:

RA-96016, then the IL62, then RA-96018.
There was approx. 30 minutes between each aircraft (so 1 hour gap between the two IL96s)



Flown in: A30B,A306,A310,A319,A320,A321,A332,A333,A343,A346,BA11,BU31,B190, B461,B462,B463,(..50 types..),VC10,WESX
User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2846 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

Saw the Iran Air 747SP sitting over by Hangar 3 on my last cig break. There was an A340 over there earlier, couldn't get a good look, but the tail was black w/ 9's all over it. Any know what that was?


"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4513 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.


Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
25 Post contains links and images DEVILFISH : View Large View MediumPhoto © Terry Wade Thanks for that. Most likely as advance party, since VC-1A (2101) is now there too. http://www.airplane-pic
26 Post contains links and images Moose135 : That was Col. Khaddafi's ride, 5A-ONE. Unfortunately, after four perfect days, we had clouds today: They had a matching A306, 5A-IAY, follow it in: I
27 B757lvr : Hey did BDL see any of this VIP traffic?
28 B6JFKH81 : Damn...missed that one. The SP is sitting over at Hangar 5 lit up like a Xmas tree LOL! Good viewing from the old medical building...as long as you d
29 LAXspotr : Fortunate? And you're an aviation enthusiast? It sucks! Us in the NYC area have one less cool VIP aircraft to spot then... Sadly, the Netherlands is
30 Mir : Saw this one from Sandy Hook yesterday - definitely was not expecting to see one of those. Interestingly, I didn't see any of the IL-96s, so either t
31 JoKeR : Serbian President and the Serbian Delegation also flew on a scheduled commercial flight from BEG (via Europe somewhere) to NYC.
32 Alphaomega : This is also a great time for spotting at IAD! Correct! AF1 and the VS 744 along with a few select others may get permission to stay at JFK, but the o
33 MEA330 : MEA A332 flew into JFK from BEY yesterday then positioned to SWF
34 LAXspotr : Likely the Polish Tu-154, a consistent visitor to EWR over JFK each year. - Josh May
35 JetBlast : Does anyone know if the Ethiopian is just the scheduled ADD service or if it is here for the UN delegation?
36 RJpieces : Belonging to foreign governments, or what?
37 Moose135 : AF1 (actually "SAM 29000") departed JFK about an hour after it arrived on Monday, they often park at SWF when they are going to be in town for an ext
38 Q120 : yeah I was expecting First Air ? FAB ... 737-200.... but I was scratching my head for that one... First Air?? that made no sense, now I see an A319 i
39 Mir : Any reason why they'd park at B-2 rather than at a GA ramp? -Mir
40 Post contains links and images KL911 : Well, since they only have the royal F70 it wouldn't make it to NYC anyway.. This is what you miss: View Large View MediumPhoto © Kas Van Zonnev
41 WIGGAM : That would be my assumption as well. They landed around 4pm at the call sign was "Polish Air Force XXX" I heard them on NY approach. The paint said "
42 DeltaGuy767 : Was at HPN this weekend and saw an Australian Air Force BBJ parked on the ramp. Cheers from BDL, DeltaGuy767
43 PITrules : Flytecomm.com and Flightaware.com seem to be shut out from much of the traffic headed to PIT, so if anyone has any intel on inbound PIT G-20 traffic f
44 AlexEU : I just hope they flew business or first rather then economy...Couldn´t Falcon 50 make it with 1 fuel stop?
45 PanHAM : with the number of daily flights between AMS or German airports and JFK/EWR there'sno need for corporate jets. I think, the UN GA does not even have
46 David21487 : I worked DL0004 from LHR to JFK yesterday afternoon. On board in BusinessElite was the wife of the president of Mexico with her entourage. They were h
47 Higherflyer : Interesting.... Not exactly the routing I would have expected for the Mexican First Lady.
48 David21487 : I'm not sure of what her whole itinerary entailed, but I was positive that she wasn't flying from Mexico to New York via London. I did think it was s
49 RobK : Mali Government B703 TZ-TAC is enroute from Europe. Just heard it on HF off the coast of Ireland routing NAT track C. Will exit oceanic airspace over
50 CXA330300 : Now that is one aircraft I'd like to see!
51 Post contains links and images RobK : She's a beauty! View Large View MediumPhoto © Martin Bogdan R
52 B6JFKH81 : Anyone know if the Turkish ACJ went into FRG this year. It was there last year. If it is...I need to take a different way to work tomorrow to see it
53 Post contains links and images Mirrodie : Unfortunate but perhaps smart, as someone noted, in this economic climate. El Al's PM did the same. He arrived in a EL AL bird that was put right int
54 GCT64 : A7-HJJ A330 Amiri 7 is just going past LHR (1830L 25 Sep 09) at FL390 heading SE. Presumably on its way back from NYC.
55 B6JFKH81 : Thanks! She wasn't at FRG yesterday when I came to or left my second job, but today there she was sitting at Sheltair at FRG! TC-ANA!
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