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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1715 times:

Gulf Air 747 ! Don't those colors look brilliant.

How come GF operated the 747, I never knew they operated one. Which destinations did they use them for ? Anyone know.

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User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1616 times:

This is the only Gulf 747 pic in the A.Net archives to date (I'm guessing it's a 747-200 model)........

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Photo © Bimbo

User currently offlineGOOFY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

I knew about their ex 747 10 years ago! My best bet will be to Europe, and North America and South East Asia. All I know is that their 747 was the work horse of their fleet and was rarely seen at airports.

User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Looks like a 747-100 to me!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Look at those 3 windows on the top deck, 747-200's don't have those. Am i right?

Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Yes you are right. It looks like a 747-100. As judged by the top three windows.

User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

they operated 2 a/c with 3 reg's

21098 / 747-2B4B as N203AE and OD-AGI

20120 / 747-283B as LN-AET


User currently offlineA40-TY From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Gulf Air leased two 747-200's, the first was N203AE (Leased from MEA), from 1985-1986, the second aircraft LN-AET (Leased from SAS) was used from 1986-1987.
These aircraft were operated on the Bahrain-Bangkok service aswell as flights to India and Sri Lanka.
In 1985 I was due to fly Bahrain-Abu Dhabi on the GF 747, but the aircraft was changed at the last minute to a 737, for some reason. I believe the 747's were leased in to provide additional capacity to the L-1011's, which were the airlines long-haul aircraft at the time.
Both 747's were returned to their owners after their short spell with Gulf Air, I think that N203AE is now a freighter, but not entirely sure.
Interestingly I have a T-Shirt that was specially designed when the 747 LN-AET was in service, it has a 747 caricature on the front, with the tagline 'I flew ET' on the back.

I love it when a plan comes together
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