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Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today  
User currently offlineSpacemanuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9400 times:

Hi all, I'm just wondering if anyone knows why there are 2 B744 Japanese Air Force frames at hr today. It's lovely to see them here, but it's a rarity ??
Many thanks Tony

2 JAF B744's at Lhr


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User currently onlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2808 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9368 times:
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Emperor among the guests meeting Queenie for jubilee !

User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12033 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9349 times:
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There was a lot of high-end stuff in when I flew out of Heathrow on Friday:
2 x Japan 747
Brunei 747
Bahrain 747
Qatar A340



Hey AA, the 1960s called. They want their planes back!
User currently offlineSpacemanuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9289 times:

Ahh....of course, Jubilee stuff....it's nice to see some different birds there. I do see the Royal Oman aircraft there sometimes. It's madness that he has a "WEATHER" plane that flies in front of him just in case they hit bad turbulence haha Excellent.
Thanks
Tony


User currently offlineaffirmative From France, joined Jul 2009, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9211 times:

Maybe has something to do with the diamond celebration of the queen.. just a guess..


I love the smell of Jet-A1 in the morning...
User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9105 times:

Quoting scbriml (Reply 2):
Brunei 747
Bahrain 747
Qatar A340

Which from recent indications might be replaced with its successor.....wonder if they would form a 748i Club?   To think they were once subjects of the celebrant who goes on merrily in this other four-holer.....

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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8090 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8505 times:
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The 2 744 are from the Japan Self Defense Force, they fly all Government VIP's. I wish the UK had such a VIP plane.

User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8090 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8420 times:
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The 2 744 are from the Japan Self Defense Force, they fly all Government VIP's. I wish the UK had such a VIP plane.

User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7842 times:

I'm always surprised where all these VIP flights get their slots from. There's a handful of them everyday and much more than that during events of note.


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User currently offlineqantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5760 times:

they always travel together because if one goes U/S the other is always on hand.


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User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5563 times:
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Quoting something (Reply 8):
I'm always surprised where all these VIP flights get their slots from.

I think that they don't use slots they just comes there and the rest of the traffic gives them the room they need.  



Flying high and low
User currently offlinebthebest From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5337 times:

With these two aircraft here, I guess the PM will have to settle for the G4 for the NATO summit

User currently offlineba1978 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

This thread may help you a little further

Monarchs From Around The World Flying Into UK



There are other ways and there's British Airways
User currently offlinesandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1039 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
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Quoting Spacemanuk (Reply 3):
It's madness that he has a "WEATHER" plane that flies in front of him just in case they hit bad turbulence haha Excellent.

Seriously? That is bonkers!

Quoting bthebest (Reply 11):
With these two aircraft here, I guess the PM will have to settle for the G4 for the NATO summit

How horrible  

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