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Spotter Alert: SriLankan A340 In St. Kitts  
User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

A special SriLankan Airbus A340 to bring home the Commonwealth Games bidding team arrives in St. Kitts (SKB) today. The flight, UL1205 via LHR is likely to arrive in SKB at around 1740 and will likely stay there till the following afternoon. Any chance to get any pics?


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User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 857 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3488 times:

Just spotted off the coast of Portugal on its way to LHR right now. Saw the flight and was wondering what on earth a Sri Lankan 340 would be doing where it is!

User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Here's a video of the 343 leaving St. Kitts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Eo--KVvkc



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

I'm impressed they could slide an A340 into SKB at all, the runway at Golden Rock never seemed that long to me. CMM 752s seemed to use most of it.


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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

connies4ever, I guess that's why SriLankan pilots are so reputed and are in such high demand. I heard that they underwent special training to land at SKB.


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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 3):
I'm impressed they could slide an A340 into SKB at all, the runway at Golden Rock never seemed that long to me. CMM 752s seemed to use most of it.

The runway at SKB is 7598 × 148 ft (2316 × 45 m). That's plenty for landing, but for takeoff a longer runway would be better. Still more than adequate for a lightly-loaded A340. Don't forget, BA fly B772s to SKB on a regular basis, from LGW via ANU. Twice weekly I think - can't be bothered to look up their schedule right now.



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6341 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Quoting flyingalex (Reply 5):
Don't forget, BA fly B772s to SKB on a regular basis

In fact, there is one in the video...approximately at the 2:53 mark in the background is a BA 767 or 777


User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3045 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Semi related, what's with the red nose on this BA 777 landing at St. Kitts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFbJryfUgfI&feature=related


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 2):
Here's a video of the 343 leaving St. Kitts

Yet another A343 saved by the curvature of the earth  


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 7):

Perhaps a loner radome from another airline?



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User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2171 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 7):
Semi related, what's with the red nose on this BA 777 landing at St. Kitts?

A few BA aircraft were painted with a red nose in support of "red nose day", a day in aid of raising money for various charities in Britain.


User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1721 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 2):
Here's a video of the 343 leaving St. Kitts

Well... Not quite as smoky as a DC-8, but still, I had never observed that CFM56 would smoke so much...

Very nice plane, though!



(edit: spelling)

[Edited 2011-11-15 08:03:42]

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3045 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 10):
A few BA aircraft were painted with a red nose in support of "red nose day", a day in aid of raising money for various charities in Britain.

Aha, that explains it then. Thanks!


User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 11):

Well... Not quite as smoky as a DC-8, but still, I had never observed that CFM56 would smoke so much...

I too was surprised to see it. It is the newest 343 in UL's fleet and joined only in mid this year.

The following video shows some other a/cs at SKB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoLOkEzphA4



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