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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5549 posts, RR: 10
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

For those who are interested I just thought I would let you guys know that there is now 2 Virgin 744's sitting in the maintenance area G-VGAL has been there a couple of weeks and now G-VLIP has recently arrived.
Anyone know when G-VGAL goes.

Also Air Canada 744 C-GAGM is now here but unfortunatly is out of sight in the 747 hanger.

NZ762 ZK-NBJ is painted all white and is going to Air Atlanta Iceland unsure for how long. It's along side the VS 744's.

Also today Corsair 747SP F-GTOM operated for Air Tahiti Nui, that was a nice surprize.

Anyone know what happened to QF115 because it taxied to rwy23 and then rolled back down the rwy to the terminal most likely a technical fault?
Aircraft was 744 VH-OJF operating to EZE.


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User currently offlineCatpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Well it looks like Virgin is close to commencing business here in NZ with all these aircraft coming to AKL,...maybe sometime with somethign smaller

take it easy

User currently offlineLemur2 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1478 times:

I think VS are using Auckland only for the refit/repaint, and there's been no word of them operating flights to Australia (at least not in the latest FC literature).

Although I stand ready to be corrected!

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8312 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

VGAL leaves today officially, but VROS left late so expect it to do the same....VLIP was supposed to arrive tomorrow(20th)

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Well, both 747s were there as of 2pm this afternoon. I got up to the fence and got a few nice photos (beware those of you wanting to do this - the long grass hides some big puddles!). G-VGAL had most of its doors open, I am not sure what this means. I just hope they closed them soon enough, it poured with rain a couple of hours later! I would be most apreciative of a definitve date/time of departure for G-VGAL



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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8312 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

I did exactly what you did VirginFlyer, and stood in a big puddle, but hey this is what you have to put up with to get decent pics.

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